Extreme Brat Camp

Extreme Brat Camp



The American `child intervention industry' is worth in excess of $2billion, with more than 1,000 private facilities devoted to turning troubled kids' lives around. But while the idea of sending misbehaving youngsters to a residential facility where they will be instilled with a sense of discipline may sound appealing to frazzled parents, the system does have its critics. This True Stories documentary takes a look at the beliefs and ambitions behind these camps, and discovers their ideologies could come as a shock to British parents. The programme also finds that while many courses are well-run, there are also fears that with no federal body to regulate and monitor the industry, some could potentially be open to poor standards and even abuse.

Cast & Crew

Director Andrew Parkin
Executive Producer Dinah Lord