Brat Camp (US)

Season 1 Episode 1

Episode 101

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jul 13, 2005 on ABC
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Episode 101
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This episode focused on meeting with the children and with them realizing there is no way out from this harsh environment, they then realize the only way out is to confront their fears head-on. In this episode they realize that this isn't just going to be a walk in the park, they are going to have to work and overcome to get out of this situation which they put themselves in.moreless

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  • In the special two-hour premiere we meet the teens as they arrive at SageWalk and we learn about their behavioral issues that brought them here. The kids have to hike 10 miles through the wilderness with loaded 40-pound packs and celebrate Thanksgiving.moreless

    9.7
    This is a great show for teens to watch. It can teach them not to do drug or lie or disobey your parents or else they will send you to Brat Camp. This is an inspiring show for teens. It show the troubles of the teens today. It is a great show and I hope a lot of people will watch the show.
  • I'm OK; Your a BRAT!!! This is a show that families need to watch together.

    9.8
    WOW...I love this show already. Having worked as a clinician and MHT at various inpatient and out patient facilities, in the adolescent unit, I have seem MANY kids JUST like the ones in this show. (And some who are worse and better- runaways/ suicidal teens who were upset because "daddy too the the cell phone away" or "mom won't let me have the keys to the SUV anymore"). And let me tell you, I have seen the work of organizations like the one in this show- and they work. (For most...for some, it can also be a case of a medical condition as well).



    I watched the pilot with my father and he kept on asking me "is she for real?" or "did you have any like that?" And I had to say yeah. We had the compulsive liar, who would break down in tears went confronted with the harsh reality of a therapeutic setting. I have worked with (and a few cases, had to duck and restrain) the angry, impulsive teen who thinks that he can take on the world. So watching this show was, for once, a real glance into a reality show that I know something about.



    Sure, some of the show was a bit predictable- the one girl getting confronted by the counselers/ peers about lying about her cocaine use; the anger management teen who keeps lashing out and having to isolate himself (good first step; I LOVED how he kept having to put rocks in his pockets!!); the respondible party for the phantom dookie; and the deep, dark secret of one of the girls. But that could be a case of having seen so much of it and experienced it first hand.



    And I am so looking forward to some of the future episodes of the show- during the previews of future shows, I LOVED the one where the teens are put on a solo night, and one of them (not sure which on), was in their sleeping bag and sits up and keeps saying "I want my mommy...I want my mommy..." PRICELESS!!!



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Cindy Fogel

Cindy Fogel

Mother Raven

Scott Fitzwater

Scott Fitzwater

Fire Bear

Tony Randazzo

Tony Randazzo

Glacier Mountain Wolf / Narrator

Isaiah Alarcon

Isaiah Alarcon

Himself

Jada Chabot

Jada Chabot

Herself

J. Huffine

J. Huffine

Himself Aka. Flying Eagle

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    • While this series took place at Sage Walk Wilderness School, ABC Family also aired a simular show about teens from Brittain who went to Redcliff Ascent in Utah.

    • Camper introduction: Heather. although her birth mother found herself in a drug-induced coma Heather pays no attention that the same thing could happen to her, Although she use to be an athlete and very innocent she started to hang out with the wrong crowd which could have changed her life forever. Now being very rebellious she messes around with all different types of drugs and runs away from the house for days at a time. She is also adopted and that might be another reason why she is very rebellious.

    • Camper introduction: Shawn. Admitting to stealing from his own mother, struggling with drug abuse for many years and being constantly taunted in school is not an example of a child who is under control of his life. His parents think that this was triggered from him being adopted and they wanted him to go to Sagewalk because they want him to be able to face his abandonment problems and they just want him to be happy and again some self-esteem.

    • Camper introduction: Nick. Being dyslexic always has a toll on nick in many ways. Yelling at his mother and disrespecting his father is almost ritual for nick, he fights with his whole family as well. He isn't violent just with words though, he once put a knife to his twin brothers neck. His parents could not deal with this behavior any longer so they decided to send him to Sagewalk so he can clean up his act.

    • Camper introduction: Jada. Not only does she refuse to go to school but she has dropped out of two boarding schools and nine private schools, and this was only in a time period of six years. Parties and experimenting with sex are some major problems with Joda because no schooling and experimenting with sex is not a good thing ever. Joda uses excuses such as she is going to be a famous singer so she doesn't need school. She always knows how to get out of trouble because Joda is what you could say a "good liar" she uses compulsive lying to get what she wants, when she wants it. Her parents want her to go to Sagewalk so she can make a solid foundation and will be able to live a more healthy life.

    • Camper introduction: Lauren. As a parent passed away Lauren no longer could get those straight A's or be as good of a student as she once was. She did not know how to deal with all the pain and anxiety that she was feeling, the only way that she thought that she could cope with her pain was with drugs. She turned into smoking pot every day and she stopped at nothing to get that daily fix. Her mother then decided that she was out of control and sent her to Sagewalk so she would finally be able to realize drugs aren't how you cope with grief.

    • The students were blindfolded and put in a car in order to get the base camp. The camp guides say this is necessary so the students don't runaway and find their way back to main roads.

    • The students are expected to hike 100 miles before they leave SageWalk. In this episode they hiked 7 miles to a new camp and 7 miles back to the base camp.

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