Brat Camp

Thursday 29 January, 9.30pm

In the final episode of Brat Camp, mother Del Wardman and daughter Laura Wardman are taken to the Arizona Desert to mend their broken relationship with the help of the Anasazi programme.

Throughout the series, each episode has concentrated solely on just one feuding family, following their story from the moment they leave the UK to the time they return, hopefully transformed.

Both mum and daughter are dropped in the middle of the wilderness, hundreds of miles from anywhere, forced to live in Stone Age conditions and hike until they drop! Can Del and Laura battle through the course and work out their differences at the new mother/daughter Brat Camp?

Thursday 8 January, 9.30pm on TV2

Popular reality show Brat Camp returns to TV2 on Thursday nights, but with a twist this time. The families featured in this new series are being destroyed because mum and daughter are at each others throats.

Brat Camp takes both family members and drops them at the Anasazi Foundation in the middle of the Arizona desert. Hundreds of miles from anywhere, the mums and daughters are forced to live in Stone Age conditions and hike until they drop!

The Anasazi Foundation offers a unique wilderness course designed to help families rebuild their shattered relationships. Based on Native-American philosophy, they’re not trying to fix behaviour; they want to change the soul.

Anasazi clinical director, Fred Dondini, comments, “The wilderness builds character, because you can’t fake it out here, you can’t pretend. You can’t manipulate the wilderness. You either work with it and accept its challenges and limitations and do it patiently, or life is pretty uncomfortable out here.”

For the first time, each Brat Camp episode concentrates solely on just one family, following their story from the moment they leave the UK to the time they return, hopefully transformed.

This week, Brat Camp features a daughter who thinks she’s the centre of the universe, and the mum who indulges her every whim.

Natasha Whitlock is a spoiled princess who does whatever she wants – which includes bunking off school and binge drinking. But it’s her behaviour at home which is driving her mother, Montana Whitlock, to despair.

“Life at home is horrible,” says Montana. “Natasha is loud, aggressive and rude. She doesn’t want to speak to me in a civil tone – it’s like I’m her biggest enemy.”

But Natasha feels that Montana has never really been there for her, and has always put her business before Natasha.

“Basically, I go to my Dad for love, and go to my Mum for money,” says Natasha of the situation.

Montana admits she does focus a lot of her time on her business and consequently is not as strict as she should be with Natasha. “I always give her the money because otherwise I feel guilty that she didn’t have it,” she says. “I take her breakfast in bed every morning because otherwise she wouldn’t eat any breakfast.”

It would seem both family members desperately need help. Tune in to TV2 on Thursday to see if there is any hope for the Whitlocks after their experience at the new mother / daughter Brat Camp.

 

Thursday 8 January, 9.30pm on TV2

Popular reality show Brat Camp returns to TV2 on Thursday nights, but with a twist this time. The families featured in this new series are being destroyed because mum and daughter are at each others throats.

Brat Camp takes both family members and drops them at the Anasazi Foundation in the middle of the Arizona desert. Hundreds of miles from anywhere, the mums and daughters are forced to live in Stone Age conditions and hike until they drop!

The Anasazi Foundation offers a unique wilderness course designed to help families rebuild their shattered relationships. Based on Native-American philosophy, they’re not trying to fix behaviour; they want to change the soul.

Anasazi clinical director, Fred Dondini, comments, “The wilderness builds character, because you can’t fake it out here, you can’t pretend. You can’t manipulate the wilderness. You either work with it and accept its challenges and limitations and do it patiently, or life is pretty uncomfortable out here.”

For the first time, each Brat Camp episode concentrates solely on just one family, following their story from the moment they leave the UK to the time they return, hopefully transformed.

This week, Brat Camp features a daughter who thinks she’s the centre of the universe, and the mum who indulges her every whim.

Natasha Whitlock is a spoiled princess who does whatever she wants – which includes bunking off school and binge drinking. But it’s her behaviour at home which is driving her mother, Montana Whitlock, to despair.

“Life at home is horrible,” says Montana. “Natasha is loud, aggressive and rude. She doesn’t want to speak to me in a civil tone – it’s like I’m her biggest enemy.”

But Natasha feels that Montana has never really been there for her, and has always put her business before Natasha.

“Basically, I go to my Dad for love, and go to my Mum for money,” says Natasha of the situation.

Montana admits she does focus a lot of her time on her business and consequently is not as strict as she should be with Natasha. “I always give her the money because otherwise I feel guilty that she didn’t have it,” she says. “I take her breakfast in bed every morning because otherwise she wouldn’t eat any breakfast.”

It would seem both family members desperately need help. Tune in to TV2 on Thursday to see if there is any hope for the Whitlocks after their experience at the new mother / daughter Brat Camp.

 

Thursday 8 January, 9.30pm on TV2

Popular reality show Brat Camp returns to TV2 on Thursday nights, but with a twist this time. The families featured in this new series are being destroyed because mum and daughter are at each others throats.

Brat Camp takes both family members and drops them at the Anasazi Foundation in the middle of the Arizona desert. Hundreds of miles from anywhere, the mums and daughters are forced to live in Stone Age conditions and hike until they drop!

The Anasazi Foundation offers a unique wilderness course designed to help families rebuild their shattered relationships. Based on Native-American philosophy, they’re not trying to fix behaviour; they want to change the soul.

Anasazi clinical director, Fred Dondini, comments, “The wilderness builds character, because you can’t fake it out here, you can’t pretend. You can’t manipulate the wilderness. You either work with it and accept its challenges and limitations and do it patiently, or life is pretty uncomfortable out here.”

For the first time, each Brat Camp episode concentrates solely on just one family, following their story from the moment they leave the UK to the time they return, hopefully transformed.

This week, Brat Camp features a daughter who thinks she’s the centre of the universe, and the mum who indulges her every whim.

Natasha Whitlock is a spoiled princess who does whatever she wants – which includes bunking off school and binge drinking. But it’s her behaviour at home which is driving her mother, Montana Whitlock, to despair.

“Life at home is horrible,” says Montana. “Natasha is loud, aggressive and rude. She doesn’t want to speak to me in a civil tone – it’s like I’m her biggest enemy.”

But Natasha feels that Montana has never really been there for her, and has always put her business before Natasha.

“Basically, I go to my Dad for love, and go to my Mum for money,” says Natasha of the situation.

Montana admits she does focus a lot of her time on her business and consequently is not as strict as she should be with Natasha. “I always give her the money because otherwise I feel guilty that she didn’t have it,” she says. “I take her breakfast in bed every morning because otherwise she wouldn’t eat any breakfast.”

It would seem both family members desperately need help. Tune in to TV2 on Thursday to see if there is any hope for the Whitlocks after their experience at the new mother / daughter Brat Camp.

 

Brat Camp is back – and this time, it’s a girls-only affair. In the opening episode of the third season, seven British teenage girls arrive at a leading American wilderness programme for out-of-control teens.

This is no boot camp. However the girls behave, the course instructors do not believe in shouting at them – the camp’s secret weapon is a mild-mannered, softly-spoken Buddhist named Norman, for whom not raising his voice is not just a rule, but a religion. Stripped of their clothes and possessions, the girls are dropped in the middle of the wilderness in the dead of night. It’s here, in 10,000 square miles of wilderness, the girls must live throughout their stay. The conditions are stone-age, the daily hiking with heavy packs is compulsory, and the agenda is simple: to change the behaviours that brought them here. But not all of the girls want to get with the programme – and instead, hatch a daring plan to get out…

As Norman describes it, “This is going to be the toughest challenge that these girls have faced up to now in their lives. The wilderness will absolutely disorientate them, the weather is going to challenge them, the physical tasks of actually staying alive out here will break them down.”

Middle-class tearaway, Georgie, 16, has been arrested 10 times. Expelled from school, and is a heavy drug-user, Georgie summarises her life, saying: “I just eat, sleep, spend [my mum’s] money on drugs.”

Lucy, 15, terrorises her family with her violent rages. Home video shows her mother cowering as she kicks her father. Her parents admit that they don’t know what the solution is.

Posh, spoilt brat, Poppy, 15 has got her own way since the day she was born. “The person in control of this house is Poppy,” says her mother, Jane. Rosie has been having sex since she turned 13. Now 15, she seems to have lost all direction and purpose in life, and refuses to go to school.

Middle-class Lydia, 16, left school without qualifications, and lives a drop-out lifestyle; while Julia, 16, expelled from two boarding schools, smokes 20 spliffs a day.

Danni, 15, regularly runs away from home to pursue her party lifestyle. Her parents have had to report her missing 70 times in the last year.

Brat Camp follows these seven troubled teens throughout their time at the camp, and checks in with their parents back in the UK – whose only contact with their daughters is by letter, and phone calls with the camp’s therapist.

Brat Camp screens at 8.30pm on Thursday, December 21, on TV2.

As a special addition to series three of Brat Camp, a special sister-series packed with extra footage and features – Brat Camp Unseen – will screen on TV2 on Thursday, December 21, at 11.30pm.