Summer Educational Program used methods of control and manipulation. This was manifested through emotional, physical, spiritual and psychologically abusive tactics on innocent youth in order to break them down and mold them into becoming “obedient, passive members” of the Worldwide Church of God and all in the name of “building character.” Countless individuals have suffered needlessly, even to this day.

Also read: Stories About Philadelphia Youth Camp [all names changed]

History: In 1996, because of the small number of applications for S.E.P., the program was canceled and applicants were being referred to S.E.P. in Orr, Minnesota. In 2002 WCG sold the camp in Orr and closed it the same year. By 2005 WCG had 8 local S.E.P camps in the United States (and some in Canada). By 2012 there were “pre-teen camps” for children as young as seven and eight. In 2019 GCI cancelled all future SEP regional camps.



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