FALL CREEK, TN - Jeremy Camp says he owes his success to God and his devoted Christian fans, and now he wants to give something back. Camp announced Thursday that he's opening a camp for underprivileged kids. There's just one catch, though: all kids who attend the camp must be named Jeremy. The name of the camp, of course, is Jeremy Camp.
"If you're a kid named Jeremy, you're welcome here at Jeremy Camp," said Jeremy Camp. "No one named Jerome, or Jennifer, or Justin will be allowed."
"Chads are right out." Camp says he will strictly enforce the rule, personally patrolling the campgrounds and tossing out anyone not named Jeremy.
Activities will include Capture the Jeremy, Smear the Jeremy, and a class where Camp teaches them how to sing like Eddie Vedder. "The trick is to down an entire bowl of gravel every morning," he remarked. "At Jeremy Camp, we'll be raising a whole new generation of Jeremys to emulate me, Jeremy Camp."
The Jeremy Camp camp said they've been camping on this idea for years and finally decided to give it s'more thought. "We know we're not out of the woods yet until this thing gets off the ground, but we're definitely not missing the forest for the trees here. This is a great, in-tents idea, and we should be able to pull it off without any tuition hikes."
Many have criticized the camp, saying it should be open to all kids, but Camp stood strong. "I still believe there will be a day when my desire to minister to Jeremys is finally vindicated," he said.