©2011 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS
David Wood, pastor and director of Fort Hope, which is located near the Cocke County-
Jefferson County line, watches as a young "cadet" in the program successfully climbs
a wall made of logs held together, part of an obstacle course on the property.
|Published: 8:59 AM, 10/25/2011
||Last updated: 9:03 AM, 10/25/2011
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
DANDRIDGE-Is your child disobedient,
getting in trouble,or out of control?
If you answered yes to any of those
questions, than DavidWood has a place for them, at Fort Hope, a U.S. Army-style boot camp
tailoredfor children in 4th grade up through 12th grade. It is located just across theCocke
County/Jefferson County line, on Beecarter Road, in Dandridge.
principle (at Fort Hope) is to teachthese kids acceptability, that they are here because of the
choices theymade," Wood, a pastor and director of Fort Hope, said.
continued, "They have got to be responsible forthe choices they made, and will make. They will be
held accountable for theiractions."
The camp is open four hours on each
of five days,Monday-Friday. Kids in the 4th-8th grade attend Tuesdays and Thursdays. Olderkids in
the 9th-12th grade attend Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
"We've had a
little over 50 kids go through ourprogram, with a very high success rate," Wood said. Fort Hope
willcelebrate its first year anniversary on Nov. 1.
Wood is asking people
in the community to please stepforward and support the Fort Hope ministry financially, for the sake
of thekids' futures.
Fort Hope lives off donations, Wood
For more details, see Tuesday's edition of The Newport Plain Talk.
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