Daniel Fincke put this video on his blog and it’s stunning. It’s the trailer to a documentary about a Christian camp in the Dominican Republic where wealthy American evangelicals send their kids. It’s called Escuela Caribe and this is how it describes itself:
Escuela Caribe is a year round, fully accredited Christian therapeutic boarding school for high school students. Its mission is to assist parents whose children have high potential but are underachievers to train their child in the way he or she should go. Escuela Caribe provides a nurturing environment to train struggling adolescents through a quality educational experience that is challenging and encourages application of biblical principles that impact their spiritual, mental, and emotional character. Our goal is to cultivate a lifetime desire for service and excellence through Christian character enrichment. We attempt to impact the lives of the youth through intensive physical labor coupled with intense relational experiences. Our school has been serving families and teens for over 30 years.
That just sends chills down my spine. This is all a project of New Horizons Youth Ministries and they have a school in Indiana and one in Canada too. Some of their “alumni” — more accurately victims — have put up a website to tell the truth about what goes on there. Here’s the trailer for Kidnapped for Christ.