820. Camp E-Kel-Etu

Camp E-Kel-Etu was a wilderness program operating under the ownership of Eckerd Youth Alternatives. The company was founded by Jack and Ruth Eckerd.
In year 2000 a 12 year old boy died crushed to death by a 270 pound so-called counselor trying to restrain the boy. Legal loop holes cleared the employee of possible charges.
Years later not able to live on with the death of her son, the mother died.
In 2011 the camp closed.
It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.

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About Rotsne

Danish immigrant, but very integrated. After having worked for another research center, I have recently started working for International Culture Exchange where I serve the youth and their families wanting to become an exchange student.

One response to “820. Camp E-Kel-Etu”

  1. coryvclarkphotography says :

    I had been sexually abused by several of the older kids. I was 12-13, no one ever believed me and nothing was ever dine to the boys who did it nor the counselors who let it happen. I tried to run away several times they just didn’t care. I spent a long time fucking up before I finally got the help I needed. No kid should ever be in a place like this again, thankfully no one will have to go though the shit I did here again.

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