Rigorous Training and Correctional Facilities in a Boot Camp

Boot camps are facilities set up for “state correction” or “outdoor behavioral health care. These facilities are private or run by the state though the latter types of camps are not as popular due to the unfortunate incidents that have taken place recently. These types of camps are run by federal as well as state governments and were initially set up as alternatives to jails for juvenile delinquents. All juvenile children are put in these facilities when they are reprimanded by the courts. Some teenagers are also inducted and placed in these camps when they commit crimes and felonies.These boot camps ensure strict discipline as part of the regime. The military set up is a hard one for the youth camps. They wake the youth up at 5 am and conduct different drills for exercises, hiking, running etc. They do not tolerate indiscipline of any kind and the treatment is harsh when children continue to misbehave. They are handcuffed and shackles are used to kick them. The people running these camps exercise their authority and ensure that their commands are respected and that the staff is able to handle the errant children and control them.Some of the staff members take their roles very seriously. Some of them even go to the extent of assaulting these teenagers brutally. Most of them are charged with criminal actions. The facilities provided by some of these correctional camps are not enough at times to help the staff handle some of the inmates and they turn abusive and angry.The children sent to these juvenile correctional camps generally have to complete a period four to six weeks. These camps are open to children who require learning how to inculcate good habits such as exercise etc. It is also recommended for teenagers who have to learn how to lose their addiction to drugs. Many children become smarter once they enroll at these types of camps.These types of camps are regarded as correctional behavior centers for the main part. However, it is difficult for children to change their behavior in a couple of weeks. Some even learn bad habits from the children in the camp during their stay there. This sort of facility requires a continuous follow up once they complete the recommended period of stay. There are no lasting effects noticed as a result though the children may exhibit initial stages of reformation. They cannot reform in a short time and the chancing of relapsing again to their former behavior is very high (nearly 80%).The cost of sending a child to these types of care centers ranges from $5,000 to $18,000 for a month. Parents are willing to pay such phenomenal prices in the hope of reforming their children. It is less expensive if the children are sent to state-run camps rather than the private ones.Therapeutic programs are available where children learn many survival skills and this proves a better option than boot camps. They are taught to survive in their surroundings and live healthy clean lives.