Dad Camp is a docureality show that attempts to transform 6 irresponsible soon-to-be dads into respectable fathers.
Each couple at "Dad Camp" has a major dilemma: she's pregnant... but he's not ready or willing to accept the duties of fatherhood. Dealing with guys who drink, smoke, and don't have jobs (but do have anger issues), Dad Camp takes on one of our nations greatest concerns. In June 2009, father of two Barack Obama issued a call to the nation's dads to "step up" and take responsibility...VH1, 3 Ball Productions, and Dr. Jeff Gardere have answered the call.
Dr. Jeff Gardere, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist, famed relationship expert, and a hard-core therapist who accepts no less than the truth. Over the course of 8 intense episodes, Dr. Jeff guided these unprepared boys - and their very pregnant girlfriends - through transformational group therapy, activities, and private consultations to get them ready for fatherhood. Dr. Jeff challenged these would-be deadbeat dads to man-up to their responsibility and prepare for their future and, more importantly, the future of their unborn child. The men can choose to leave at anytime. But ultimately, it will be the pregnant women - not Dr. Jeff - who will decide if these expecting fathers are fit to raise their children.