Dr. Johnson joins The Camp with over 30 years of healthcare experience, including his most recent position as Executive Director of a residential treatment facility in Hawaii, where he was responsible for executive, fiscal and clinical management. Simultaneously, he served as an adjunct professor in the Sociology and Psychology Department at Hawaii Pacific University. In addition to his experience, Dr. Johnson also spent two years in community health outreach work to prevent AIDS. He has led state-licensed community mental health agencies, residential and outpatient treatment facilities, methadone programs and psychiatric/chemical dependency treatment hospitals. He has co-authored a training manual for the U.S. Department of Justice on inhalant abuse and has provided drug and alcohol prevention and treatment training on an international level. He received his Ph.D. in Health Services Administration from Walden University.
The Camp Recovery Center
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
Located in the tranquility of the Santa Cruz redwoods, The Camp Recovery Center provides highly structured treatment for adults and adolescents who are struggling with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. The motto here is “recovery means life.” The goal for this holistic, multi-modality treatment program is to help clients regain an appreciation for the pleasures of a healthy lifestyle, free from the restraints of chemical dependency.
The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.
Reviews at a Glance
I hate having to resort to leaving a bad review. I sent my adult daughter here in June. We did not go through insurance because the time it would take to get authorized would limit my daughters accept...
The Camp was great for my daughter's recovery. The only issues were hassles with getting Optum to cover the treatment fully, and the Camp did not help that much; it took me more than a year to get rei...
This was one of the biggest scams I've ever experienced. My son went there, he was treated with total disdain and contemp. I had numerous conversation with the camp's councilors, They were almost all ...
I loved the Camp, I had to come off Alcohol, Opiates, Barbs and pot. The nurses are the best! I would recommend the Camp to anyone who is struggling. You might not dig it when your going through it ...
Strength: pretty setting Fend for yourself! My benzo treatment was inappropriate, I was very sick and still forced to go to meetings. Etc
My partner spent time at The Camp 20 years ago. Yup, it\'s rehab. No way to make it a walk in the park. But that stay did turn his life around. He passed from liver disease 4 years ago, but he was cle...
Caring staff but nurses are rude
The employees are always optimistic and help you greatly, never looking at the negative
The Camp addresses the total needs of each individual. They rebuild people and set them up for success before they are released. I am happy to say that I finally have ALL the tools I need to stay cle...
Helpful naturul relaxng setting ...Brother went here, and has applied what he learned to his evryday life and is still clean.
Kind staff, empowering activites...it's not very affordable. Great place
My husband received recovery and made wonderful connections with people there. He has been sober almost ten years. I didn't stay there myself so i wouldn't know weaknesses I enjoyed the family group t...
The area was too close to all familiar drug usage places in my life. Meetings were as long as you wanted to attend. I relapsed after 3 months but did not wish to re-enter the facility.
The location was great; however, I was not fond of the facility size.
The staff was good. However, their maintenance was not good and they need more activities.
I thought Camp Recovery Center was an overall great facility.
Nice location and good food. However, they do not push individuals to complete assignments or do inner work to support recovery once they leave. My boyfriend attended this facility and although he rem...
Excellent Family Program and aftercare....Still clean and sober 4+ years later. Beautiful location, Excellent staff, Natural environment, Awesome food....
This facility saved my life.
I think the facility was a bit lax on patient outings..found out later spouse used them to drink.
It's minimalist, strict, bare bones, no nonsense TREATMENT. And it's what I needed. I am 6 years sober.
They taught me a new way of life. I was able to take the teachings and grow. Almost 17 years sober now. I would consider re-entering if I ever relapsed.
Everyone at The Camp was very kind and understanding. I am thankful for the tools and what I was given- a second chance and forgiveness by my family. I relapsed after 3 months. However, it was defini...
- Detoxification Programs
At The Camp, during the admissions process, there will be a thorough screening to analyze how acute the chemical dependency is. Often, the first step on the road to recovery may be to begin a drug or alcohol detoxification process. The primary goal of detoxification is physical stabilization and comfort under the supervision of our staff.
Michael Johnson, PhD. - Executive Director
Leslie L., LAADC, CADC-II - Intensive Outpatient Coordinator
Leslie joined The Camp in 2005 after earning her certification in counseling at Bethany College (CPAC). She began her career as a Clinical Tech, where she was quickly promoted to Case Manager. From there, she moved up the ranks to Assistant Program Coordinator, which was followed shortly after by her promotion to Adult Program Coordinator. At this present time, Leslie serves as The Camp’s Intensive Outpatient Coordinator.
This Center is Known For...
- Holistic Drug Rehabilitation
- Family Programs
- Yes Detox Services
- No Behavioral Disorder Treatment
- Yes Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
- Yes Outpatient Services
- No Sober Living Home
- No Day School
- No Private Rooms
- No Pet Friendly
- No Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
- No Men Only
- No Women Only
Licensing & Memberships
How Our Helpline Works
For those seeking addiction treatment for themselves or a loved one, the Recovery.org helpline is a private and convenient solution.
Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by American Addiction Centers (AAC).
We are standing by 24/7 to discuss your treatment options. Our representatives work solely for AAC and will discuss whether an AAC facility may be an option for you.
Our helpline is offered at no cost to you and with no obligation to enter into treatment. Neither Recovery.org nor AAC receives any commission or other fee that is dependent upon which treatment provider a visitor may ultimately choose.
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