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My Last Post On This……………Updated

This will be the last time I post on Camp Birchwood for Boys.

Since last summer I have really struggled with everything that has come from this, it’s such a horrible thing to happen to a person and what happened to me was extremely unfair and I’ve never really had any proper answers into why this has happened. I most likely wont get any answers either.

The fact is I don’t understand anything about this and I could be wrong but I just can’t see past the fact that the director knew I hadn’t done anything.

This was something I wanted to do for ages and now I will never get the chance to do it again and all because of some horrible lies.

I have done so much to try and make things right here and get to the bottom as to why this has happened to me but what I have been doing isn’t ever going to help me. I just don’t feel like I’m ever going to get passed this, it’s honestly the worst feeling out the lot.

When this all started I got told I had 3 options; to contact the hiring organisation (CCUSA), to take legal action or to contact the camp.

I contacted CCUSA but they chose not to help me. I got legal advise but found out it would cost me a lot more money than I even have to take legal action against the camp. I never considered contacting the camp because I believed it would be a waste of time.

However today I made contact with the camp, I messaged the other director ‘Melissa’ 

It was quite a short message considering everything that has happened over the year but it is the only thing I haven’t actually done to try and get some answers and it is probably something I should have done when CCUSA first sent me that report back in July.

I know that I might not get a reply but at least I have tried absolutely everything now to get some sort of explanation as to why this happened and I don’t think I can do anything more.

Hopefully things will get better soon and maybe with me not posting on here anymore might help with that.

…………….Update.15.March.2014…………….

I’ve received some questions asking if I’m actually giving up on getting justice and answers for what happened to me.This is definitely not the case.

The fact of the matter is it was the director of Camp Birchwood for Boys ‘Daniel Bredemus’ that has done this to me, there is nobody else to blame apart from him and I have said everything I need to on this matter and unless something new, something substantial comes to my attention I will not be posting on here again.

I contacted the other director ‘Melissa’ knowing that I was most likely never to get an answer but that is OK. I have given them the chance to be honest for once and they didn’t take it. But I gave them the chance nonetheless. 

I will continue to fight this and I will find a way get justice for this eventually and with the amount of people I get viewing on here daily (Mostly from the USA) and some of the message of support I have gotten from people that don’t even know me shows to me that ‘Daniel Bredemus’ will not get away with this.

I believe it is ‘Daniel Bredemus’ that makes Camp Birchwood for Boys a bad place to be, just look what he did to me. Every bad thing I have said about this place such as the broken tent is true. However the majority of people I have met at this camp are good people and that is something I need to make clearer and these people I haven’t and would never involve in any of this. The only people I would involve are the people I know or believe to have been involved in what happened to me that day.

One more thing and everyone involved in this whole mess including the director ‘Daniel Bredemus’ knows that in everything I have mentioned, whether it’s opinion or facts, that I have been 100% Honest in all of this. That is something that nobody else involved in any of this can say. So ‘Daniel Bredemus will be found out for what he has done, it is only a matter of time.

My Last Post On This

This will be the last time I post on Camp Birchwood for Boys.

Since last summer I have really struggled with everything that has come from this, it’s such a horrible thing to happen to a person and what happened to me was extremely unfair and I’ve never really had any proper answers into why this has happened. I most likely wont get any answers either.

The fact is I don’t understand anything about this and I could be wrong but I just can’t see past the fact that the director knew I hadn’t done anything.

This was something I wanted to do for ages and now I will never get the chance to do it again and all because of some horrible lies.

I have done so much to try and make things right here and get to the bottom as to why this has happened to me but what I have been doing isn’t ever going to help me. I just don’t feel like I’m ever going to get passed this, it’s honestly the worst feeling out the lot.

When this all started I got told I had 3 options; to contact the hiring organisation (CCUSA), to take legal action or to contact the camp.

I contacted CCUSA but they chose not to help me. I got legal advise but found out it would cost me a lot more money than I even have to take legal action against the camp. I never considered contacting the camp because I believed it would be a waste of time.

However today I made contact with the camp, I messaged the other director ‘Melissa’ 

It was quite a short message considering everything that has happened over the year but it is the only thing I haven’t actually done to try and get some answers and it is probably something I should have done when CCUSA first sent me that report back in July.

I know that I might not get a reply but at least I have tried absolutely everything now to get some sort of explanation as to why this happened and I don’t think I can do anything more.

Hopefully things will get better soon and maybe with me not posting on here anymore might help with that.

My Horrible Experience With Camp Birchwood for Boys - What Actually Happened

For the majority of what I was accused of by the director of Camp Birchwood for Boys didn’t happen at all.

However the director did accuse me of something another counselor did and I have never mentioned everything that happened actually happened here apart from in an email to CCUSA about 6 months ago.

First is the report that the director ‘Daniel Bredemus’ sent CCUSA

- Being cruel to one camper in particular.  Stuart would yell obscenities at him and tell him to stop paddling and then he would yell at him to start paddling again over and over again.  The camper was confused and scared of Stuart Moran.  This camper was also making shadow puppets in the cabin while Stuart was reading a book to the campers, and as a punishment for not paying attention, Stuart forced him to do push ups.  During the push up session, Stuart put his foot on the camper’s back, and caused him to fall over and made him start over again with the push-ups.  Other campers in the cabin confirmed the story.:

- Campers also stated that Stuart screamed obscenities at a homesick camper who cried frequently during the trip.

- Threatening to drag a camper out of his tent if he did not get out, while using obscenities.

In bold is something the other counselor did and I sent a message to CCUSA through email of what actually happened that day. Here it is. (Sorry about the spelling mistakes, its the exact message I sent CCUSA)

What I have highlighted I was not accused of by Birchwood for boys and knew nothing about it until recieving this, it was a canoeing trip and it was me and 2 other campers in one canoe and I did not yell at either of the campers and the other camper in the canoe did not make this complaint so why would I do this to one and not the other.
As for the shadow puppet incident, the camp punishment was 10 push-ups, this for one campers didn’t mind as a punishment and also the director ‘Daniel Bredemus’ was OK with the punishment for push ups. 
What happened in this case was that it was a time called lights out, where we get the campers to quiet down and ready for bed, so when the camper kept on acting out in this way I said that he had 50 push ups in the morning, this is something I always said and had them do no more than 10, the morning came and I got him to do 10 push ups and then what I didn’t expect was the other campers started to complain because of what I said the night before about 50 push ups and I said he would do them later but they were still complaining and that is when my co-counselor got up from his bed and told the camper to do push ups and every time the camper stoped doing it my co-counselor made him start again and my co-counselor never forced him to fall over but he did put his foot on his back as the other campers were complaining that he wasn’t doing them properly. i had no idea what to do here and it took until my fellow counselor asked me if he had done the correct amount of push ups (where I said yes) for him to stop. I can see why the camper wouldn’t be happy with me here but why I got accused of something my co-counselor did(although exsaggerated by the camper) I still don’t understand.
I also don’t understand why the director failed to mention this to me, as it seems that this is easily the worst thing in the report. I feel it may be because had the director mentioned this to me before I left I would have been able to answer this, as I have already stated I feel he may have had his own personal reasons for letting me go.

I have already provided enough proof that the homesick camper had lied and that also my co-counselor was accused of the same thing here.

Both of the directors themselves could tell you that the senior camper had a troulesome attitude and also that my co - counselor could tell you that I didn’t threaten him.
So hopefully this can be the extra information needed to get my situationlooked at properly.

The first part where I’m accused of shouting and swearing at a camper in my canoe! It didn’t happen at all and from what I remember the director only accused me of shouting and swearing at the homesick camper. The camper that was involved in the push-up situation was not the homesick camper and the homesick camper was never in my canoe or tent as he was in the other counselor’s group. So as I have said in previous posts the lies actually implicate the other counselor and not myself. So this is something that doesn’t make sense.

Now what I have put in bold is what actually happened with the push-up incident. This is 100% fact!

As you can see from the message I sent CCUSA I can understand why the camper would be unhappy with me and I do take some of the blame for what happened and I also could have stopped it earlier than I did, But I did stop the other counselor who actually did this and I made sure that it never happened again, which it never did.

I was a bit of an idiot in this. I didn’t expect this to happen and I didn’t expect the other counselor to do what he did although as I said in the message to CCUSA the camper exaggerated what happened, however since the report was written by the director of Camp Birchwood for Boys, I believe that he has purposely made it look worse than it was.

This incident also happened almost 2 weeks before I got fired, so that is another unanswered question.

Everything I have said on this matter is 100% true and I still don’t understand the majority of this as the lies implicate somebody else, i’m getting accused of something another counselor has done and the director accused me of something different in person from what he told CCUSA.

I don’t know what I’m more disgusted about from that day, the fact that the director seemed a little too happy about what he was doing to me or the fact that nobody else seemed to do anything to prevent it from happening.

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My Horrible Camp Birchwood for Boys Experience - Why I’m Doing This

Since I was unfairly let go from Camp Birchwood for Boys, I have gotten a lot of replies from people offering there advice and help and to them I want to thank you. You have understood the situation that I am in and I have even heard similar stories to my own.

Some of you have tried to help me to get past this whole situation and I fully respect what you are trying to do. However right now I am just not there.

Also CCUSA have asked me before and more than once about why I am doing this(trying to clear my name), I’ve answered them and the reason is quite simply the fact that there has been no justice whatsoever, the director of Camp Birchwood for Boys fired me for something I didn’t do and it is clear to me that he knew this, the director has shown himself to me to be a horrible person and yet someone like that can just get away with something as horrible as this, whereas with me I have always tried to do the right thing and yet I’m the one that is getting punished; I was wrongly accused of something horrible by in my opinion a petty self absorbed man, I was forced to travel halfway across America alone, lost, confused and scared, Also when eventually got home I found that I wouldn’t be able to pay small bills, which would never have happened had it not been for the directors lies and I am now struggling to stay at University. There has been no justice in this whatsoever.

So to CCUSA, I came to you for help and you did nothing to help me in this situation, even though it is clear that the director is in the wrong here. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

Also to everyone who is reading from Camp Birchwood for Boys, whether its Dan, Melissa or anyone else. Everyone in the room that day knows I didn’t do this and my fellow counselor also knows I didn’t do this. Also for everyone else as well, the director ‘Dan’ sent CCUSA a report, which CCUSA sent to me and as I have mentioned in previous post there was something in the report that the director failed to mention to me before I left (easily the worst thing in the report). This was in fact my fellow counselor that had done this, although it was definitely over exaggerated by the camper or the director given that its the report I’m going by. I did feel me and my fellow counselor had dealt with what happened here but obviously I was wrong.

The fact that this was never mentioned to me shows me that the director knew I hadn’t done this but most likely that he knew that it was my fellow counselor who had done this, I have been told that I could have been a scapegoat here as my fellow counselor wasn’t just a returning counselor but he was a previous camper and it wouldn’t look good for the director or the camp.

Also the fact that the director lied about another camp making complaints about this and also that I was told by another counselor that the homesick camper was going to lie about me and the other trip counselor. It makes this whole thing disgusting.

So whether the directors reason for letting me go was to use me as a scapegoat, or because I wouldn’t turn a blind eye on the camps infractions, or if it was just the personal problem the director seemed to have with me. It is clear that there has been no justice here.

I am sorry to the people that have tried to get me past this but nobody should get away with something as horrible as this.

I will not stop with this until I have achieved at least some justice on the matter and to the director ‘Dan’ if you do read this of course, what you have done here is horrible, I really hope you can change and learn from this for your daughters sake especially. Anytime you want to give me an honest answer of what happened as well, considering it is the very least that I deserve.

So to everyone the reason I am doing this is for justice and CCUSA the reason you can’t see that will make anyone question what type of organisation you are.

My Horrible Camp Birchwood for Boys Experience

A summed up version of my horrible experience with Camp Birchwood for Boys.

Why I am doing this: http://swsm31591.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/camp-birchwood-for-boys-worst-summer-camp-why-i-am-doing-this/

Horrible Experience at Camp Birchwood for Boys - CCUSA Emails

After being unfairly let go from Camp Birchwood for Boys on 19 July 2013, I got in contact with CCUSA originally by phone when I was still in Minneapolis and that’s when CCUSA told me to wait until I was in the UK and send my complaint in an email.

The email below, which was sent on the 23 July 2013 shows the worst thing that I was originally accused of before being fired and after this all CCUSA did was email Camp Birchwood for Boys asking for their reasoning and the director Daniel Bredemus sent them the report and that is where it ended with CCUSA.

I was let go by Camp Birchwood unfairly as what I have been accused of just didn’t happen.

I was accused of screaming and shouting at the children, which I know that I will never do this and being accused of this makes me feel really down about myself and I know I wouldn’t do this as I have based my self on not being like that as I know exactly how it feels and would never do that to another person nevermind another child. Also Dan has fired me for this reason yet he has previously said that I am one of the campers favourite counselors. He also said he would hire me again next year and that he would give me a good reference if I was to go to another camp.

None of the reasoning behind this makes sense and to me it show that either he has lied as well or he has been incompetent in all of this. Therefore I am looking to clear my name of any wrongdoing and although the is no black mark against my record, I was still accused of something horrible and it needs to be cleared up. Also I wasn’t even given the correct wages for the 7 week period that I worked there for, and I will be looking to claim my full contracted wages as I was let go unfairly.

This situation that has been created has messed with my life both in the long term and the short term and I will be doing all I can to fix this.

Below is the report that Camp Birchwood for Boys had sent to CCUSA on 24 July 2013. The report is horrible and I hate reading it as it is just awful that someone would wrongly accuse someone of something as horrible as this.

Now what I have put in bold is what the director failed to mention to me before I left camp and yet it is included in the report to CCUSA and it is easily the worst thing that is in the report and I don’t believe for a second that the director just forgot to mention this to me. What has been put in bold was in fact another counselor that had done this and I know this because I witnessed it, after it happened I made sure that it never happened again, although the director has over done it (most likely to make me look as bad as possible). This is the reason the director didn’t mention this to me was because he knew I hadn’t done it and also knew it was another counselor, so he has most likely used me as a scapegoat for not just a returning counselor but a previous camper, and how would it look on the director that he would hire and re-hire a person like this.

We received a formal write up of complaints lodged against you during your time at camp.  Many of the complaints revolve around your 3 day camping trip to Lake Saganaga.  2 campers initially complained and their story was further corroborated by others who say the witnessed your behavior.  Their complaints include:
- Being cruel to one camper in particular.  Stuart would yell obscenities at him and tell him to stop paddling and then he would yell at him to start paddling again over and over again.  The camper was confused and scared of Stuart Moran.  This camper was also making shadow puppets in the cabin while Stuart was reading a book to the campers, and as a punishment for not paying attention, Stuart forced him to do push ups.  During the push up session, Stuart put his foot on the camper’s back, and caused him to fall over and made him start over again with the push-ups.  Other campers in the cabin confirmed the story.:
- Campers also stated that Stuart screamed obscenities at a homesick camper who cried frequently during the trip.
- Threatening to drag a camper out of his tent if he did not get out, while using obscenities.



Also in the report there is no mention of another camp making complaints about screaming and shouting at campers. Yet the director told me that another camp had made these complaints and that was his main back up for firing me, yet this is not mentioned in the report. He obviously couldn’t risk CCUSA or anyone else contacting the camp in question as he would have been found out for his lies.

The other things in the report I have already mentioned about how I did not do it and there has been proof of this including another counselor overhearing that the homesick camper was out to get me and my fellow trip counselor for not letting him go back to camp during a trip, which we were unable to do due to it being a one-way trip. So not only did I get accused of something another counselor did but there is also proof that shows that I didn’t do what else I was accused of and that another counselor (same as the one above) was also accused of this and yet I was the only one fired as the other counselor kept his job.

So looking at this it is clear to me that the director has lied and in my opinion has purposely fired me for something I didn’t do, It is also clear to me that CCUSA also knows this as you just have to look at the facts:

- Me being accused of something another counselor did and the director not mentioning this to me on the day I was fired.
- Another counselor being proof that the homesick camper had lied and that another counselor was also accused, yet only I was fired.
- The fact that the director said that another camp had made these complaints and yet this was another lie by the director.
-The director offered to hire me again next year as well as offering to give me a good reference. Most likely in hope that I wouldn’t put a complaint against him.
-Also as I’ve mentioned before the director seemed to have a personal problem with me, as for why this occurred. I don’t know what could have made this happen.
-Also there was only ever me and one other counselor present during what I was accused off in the report and yet the director says more than one person backs this up. Yet ANOTHER lie from the director.

What I can tell from this is if the director truly believed that I had done something wrong then there would be no need for him to lie and yet he lied countless amount of times, which shows to me he has done this on purpose and makes the whole matter even more disgusting and pathetic and the fact is, is that this is the only thing that makes this situation make sense.

I will post other emails with CCUSA which shows them trying and failing to cover their tracks, which is why I should be able to get a full refund from them when I take this matter to the small claims court. Also I am confident that I will at least get some justice for what happened at Camp Birchwood for Boys, even though it has taken its time.

Below is the last part of the email that CCUSA sent to me.

I hope that life settles down for you soon and you can find a way to appreciate the good parts of your summer.  Even those these campers complained, I’m sure you must have made a positive impact on many other campers.  Try to focus on remembering those campers.  Hopefully this report can lead to some closure for you.

In bold is the last thing they said in this email to me and I thought this was a horrible way to end an email. How they could say that the false report from Camp Birchwood for Boys could give me closure, but seeing the report is what fully convinced me that the director had knowingly fired me for something I did not do and I will not stop until I get some just some justice for what has happened, which should hopefully be soon enough.

CCUSA and Camp Birchwood for Boys! The Horrible Experience

CCUSA are a horrible summer camp organisation.

CCUSA overcharged me and lied to me about this and I have proof of this and when I showed this to CCUSA and they would reply to me when they ran out of excuses.

I was treated horribly by Camp Birchwood for Boys and the director fired me for something I didn’t do and I went to CCUSA for help on this and CCUSA did nothing to help me even though I provided them with so much that the director of Camp Birchwood for Boys had treated me horribly and yet CCUSA did nothing to help me.

I have been looking to take legal action against CCUSA and Camp Birchwood for Boys.  I recently went and got advice about what to do in terms of CCUSA and was advised to go to small claims court to get the original fees I paid for the program as CCUSA have went against the program agreement. I will also post the proof of this soon as well.  Y5B6XH3QN247

When I soon return to Dundee I will look to take action against CCUSA through the small claims court. I have the original contract/program agreement with CCUSA as well as proof of them lying to me and their bad attitude towards the situation through emails with them. With all I have against CCUSA, I should ideally have this all sorted as soon as possible. 

The director of Camp Birchwood for Boys and with Camp Birchwood for Boys, I got treated me horribly and it has had severe implication on my life back home which has included money problems among many other things and because Camp Birchwood for Boys is a small summer camp in America it would cost me a lot more money than I have to take legal action against them, but if I did have the money I would take legal action against amp Birchwood for Boys without a seconds thought as there needs to be justice for this and the director is not fit to be in charge of children or staff. However very recently and on advice I have been given previously there is another way I could get justice for what happened to me at Camp Birchwood for Boys, not a legal route but depending on how long it will take this would hopefully get the whole horrible situation with Camp Birchwood for Boys sorted out once and for all.

I believe I can get this whole mess sorted out soon, and has had a horrible impact on my life and at least some justice needs to be done and before something like this happens again. Although I believe if the director of Camp Birchwood for Boys was to do it again, he would never get away with it as at the very least I have got what happened to me at Camp Birchwood for Boys out there and it would be too risky and stupid for the director to even attempt this again but having met the director and seen the exact type of person he is, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if he was to try it again and justice still needs to be done as the director of Camp Birchwood for Boys should not be allowed to get away with this.

ccusaworstsummercamporganisation:

Originally posted this on December 23rd 2013

The summer camp organisation that I applied through last year was CCUSA.

On paper CCUSA seemed like a good choice but this wasn’t to be the case.

Firstly CCUSA overcharged me for the overall fees I was to pay, the only way I could have got the money…

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