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Urban Camp

The male and female residents at the Urban Camp are committed to the Camp by the Superior Court.  Males receive a commitment length of 85, 130, or 240 days.  Females receive a commitment length of 120 days.  The age range for the youth is 13-18 years old.  The Camp operates four living dorms, and the male and female populations reside separately, and receive distinct programming.

  • Base Camp Dorm:  This Dorm houses the youngest male youth, generally between the ages of 13 to 16 years old.
  • Ascent Dorm: This Dorm houses male youth 16 to 17 years old. 
  • Summit Dorm: This Dorm houses the oldest male youth, ages 17 to 18 years old.
  • Girls Rehabilitation Facility: This dorm houses the female population.

The goal of the Urban Camp is to provide the youth with the training and skills necessary for successful transition and reintegration into society.

General Information about Urban Camp (UC):

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  • Release Information

    Two to three weeks prior to the youths scheduled release, her Probation Officer is notified and all the necessary paperwork is initiated. The parent or guardian will be contacted by probation staff the day prior to the youth’s release. The parents will be instructed to bring clean clothes and shoes for the youth. The parent will also need to provide identification for the youth to be released to them.

  • Treatment Components

    Each youth is assigned to an officer who is responsible for ensuring that the youth participates in the various programs which address their treatment needs.

  • Spiritual Programs

    Visits by various church groups are available to interested youth.  Youth may request to speak to a clergy person of any  faith. Probation staff will make every effort to arrange positive visits with appropriate clergy person(s).


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