1270 North Ephrata Street
Connell, WA 99326
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Camp Outlook, Washington State’s Juvenile Offender Basic Training Camp, provides a chance for change to youth trying to overcome the challenges of their current life situation. Funded by the state Department of Social and Health Services, Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration (JRA), the 16-bed Camp offers a safe, secure, treatment-oriented and disciplined military environment. The four-month intensive program centers around three key components: military structure, treatment and education.
Camp Outlook follows the U.S. Marine Corps recruit training model and uses an integrated treatment approach for the behavioral therapy component. In addition to the core educational program, other programs offered include vocational education, food handler certification, CPR/First Aid and job readiness skills.
Camp Outlook has been in operation since April 1997 and is proud of the positive outcomes. A study published in 2004 by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy noted that participation in the program significantly reduced recidivism. We continue to have the lowest recidivism rate of any juvenile institution in the State of Washington.
Read about Camp Outlook in the June 8, 2013 edition of the Tri-City Herald newspaper – Juvenile offenders go from Outlook to opportunity in Connell program.
“Camp Outlook has been a life changing experience in a positive way. Not only did you break my old habits and destructive ways, but you helped me to build a relationship with my family.”
Who is eligible
Camp Outlook is for male and female offenders between the ages of 14 and 19. We accept private placements into the program, although the majority of participants have been court ordered. Youth who are sex offenders, arsonists, or serious violent offenders will not be accepted.
How to apply
If you are interested in placing a youth at Camp Outlook, please contact us by phone 509-234-5200 or e-mail and we will be happy to send you an informational DVD and enrollment packet. You may also download and complete the admission application , medical history , financial disclosure and information release forms.