402. Aspen Achievement Academy

Aspen Achievement Academy was a so-called wilderness therapy program operating from an office in Loa, Utah. Professional youth transporters took teenagers to the program in handcuffs and legirons if neccesary from all over the United States with the parents permission.

They were known in the public when the third version of the UK-based reality show “Brat Camp” was filmed there.

Locally the authorities were concerned what would happen if teenagers who ran from the program might run into tourists. The escapes – some involving use of violence – could have turned out badly.

It didn’t seem like a fun place to be as a teenager.


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About udstationeredebetina

Jeg er en unge kvinde med en fortid. For nogle år siden ville min far arbejde i USA. Min ene blog blev lavet i den periode. Senere bestod jeg gymnasiet uden at have planer for hvad skulle bruge uddannelsen til, men min mor insisterede fordi jeg med hvilken som helst anden uddannelse ikke ville kunne få forsikringserstatning, der vil kunne dække mig rimeligt. Så nu arbejder jeg i en butik indtil jeg ved hvad jeg vil bruge mit liv på.

One response to “402. Aspen Achievement Academy”

  1. August qualmann says :

    I spent 10 weeks in the camping/hiking part of the program and then lived on the ranch for about 16 months, saw some crazy stuff. Some of it was fun some of it was bullshirt.

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