Posts Tagged ‘Matthew Bovee’

Camp la Junta Has Admitted Matthew Bovee Molested Camper 7 Years Ago

July 13th, 2017 - Comments »

Although Matthew Bovee admitted sexually assaulting his young victim in May of 2011 and has been incarcerated since 2011,  Camp la Junta recently sent letters to their camp families admitting that they are completely certain that the camper was molested.   In the attached letter sent to camp families on November 2, 2016, Camp la Junta apologizes for any incorrect and derogatory statements that have been made towards the victim and his family.  The letter was sent to camp families 7 years after Matthew Bovee admitted the crime.  La Junta apology letter 11-2-16.jpg

Summer Camp Background Checks Not Nationwide

June 18th, 2014 - Comments Off

News Video AUSTIN (KXAN) – According to the American Camp Association, state background checks are mandatory for anyone dealing with children in summer camps, but federal background checks are not. That’s including a tightening of the rules in an effort to make it safer to send kids to camp.

Some organizations still take additional measures to ensure safety. The YMCA runs 20 summer camps in Travis and Hays counties.

Spokesman Andrew Wiggins with the YMCA told KXAN it goes a step further.

Parents Never Dreamed Sending Their Kid to Camp La Junta Would Turn into a Sexual Abuse Nightmare

February 23rd, 2014 - Comments Off

http://www.houstonpress.com/2014-02-20/news/camp-la-junta-abuse/

Parents Never Dreamed Sending Their Kid to Camp La Junta Would Turn into a Sexual Abuse Nightmare

February 23rd, 2014 - Comments Off

An 11-year-old sent to summer camp returns to his family with a horrible
secret.

By Dianna Wray

Mark smashed his ear to the phone. Even in the crowded cafeteria, he didn’t want
anyone else to hear what his mom was asking. Phone calls between parents and
campers weren’t allowed, but Mark had sent a letter to his mom saying he wanted
to come home and she’d told Click|keyword[Blake+Smith]“>Blake Smith, the owner
of Camp La Junta, that she would speak to her son or he would be withdrawn
immediately. On the other end of the line, Kelly tried to make out Mark’s voice
over the clatter in the Camp La Junta cafeteria. She was across the state in
Houston, but she was ready to get in the car — she wouldn’t even stop to pack a
bag — if her 11-year-old son confirmed her suspicion.

September 9th, 2011 - Comments Off

Former Counselor Back in Kerr Jail

By Zeke MacCormack
zeke@express-news.net

Published 12:25 p.m., Thursday, September 8, 2011

KERRVILLE — Matthew S. Bovee, the former Camp LaJunta counselor accused of sexually abusing a boy there in 2009, is back in the Kerr County Jail, accused of violating the terms of the deal he struck during his May trial on sex charges.

He was initially charged with indecency and aggravated sexual assault of a child, to which he pleaded not guilty. As the jury deliberated his fate at trial, he pleaded guilty to injury to a child under a deal that resulted in a sentence of 10 years probation.

Former Camp Counselor Back in Jail

September 8th, 2011 - Comments Off