Channel 2 Investigation: Boy sexually abused at Texas camp

HOUSTON – It is one of the most popular sleep away camps in Texas. Camp La Junta in the Hill Country town of Hunt.

In 2009, a young boy attending the camp was sexually abused by a counselor. The counselor went to prison. But the story does not end there.

Channel 2 Investigates spent months looking into the case. We went undercover and discovered staff isn't telling parents the whole truth.

Click/tap here to see our interactive investigative report.

So what can you do about your child's summer camps?

Here's more about how to check the safety of your child's summer camps.

KPRC was recently forwarded a copy of letter a parent told us was sent by Camp La Junta shortly before our initial investigation aired.

WATCH: Camp sends letter to parents

After reading the letter we again contacted Praesidium for a response.

“Praesidium cannot comment on the specifics of La Junta. As a general practice, we clearly communicate to our clients our standards for Accreditation and stay in frequent contact to help organizations implement best practice standards to become Accredited.   We are no longer working with Camp La Junta,” Praesidium’s vice president of Youth Development Services, Britt Darwin-Looney wrote in an email to KPRC. 

About the Authors:

Award winning investigative journalist who joined KPRC 2 in July 2000. Husband and father of the Master of Disaster and Chaos Gremlin. “I don’t drink coffee to wake up, I wake up to drink coffee.”

Award-winning broadcast journalist covering local, regional, national and international stories. Recognized in the industry for subject matter expertise including: Legal/Court Research, the Space Industry, Education, Environmental Issues, Underserved Populations and Data Visualization.