P.Y.C. is the youth camp of Philadelphia Church of God. Patterned after Herbert Armstrong’s Summer Educational Program (S.E.P.), it is structured in military fashion with control and manipulation.  While the camp is purported to “build godly character,” the techniques used are seen as emotionally, physically, spiritually and psychologically abusive and aimed at molding the teens into becoming “obedient, passive members” of the PCG.

P.Y.C is located in Edmond, Oklahoma, but there are also camps in Australia and the Philippines.

Also read: Stories About Summer Educational Program [all names changed]

Letter: “Brad Macdonald Writes Propaganda Article About Philadelphia Youth Camp” (August 23, 2020)


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