Archive for May 2015

YEA Camper Reviews and Interviews the Author of New Book “Persimmon Takes On Humanity”

There’s a fabulous new book that impressed our director and one of our campers enough that we wanted to share a review of it here. The book is called Persimmon Takes On Humanity, by Christopher Locke, whom we are thrilled to have interviewed here. The story follows Persimmon, a clever and compassionate raccoon, who teams up with her loyal…

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Sacramento Vegetarian Society Sponsors Scholarship for YEA Campers

One of the organizations that has been most supportive of YEA Camp has been the Sacramento Vegetarian Society (SVS), which, for the second year in a row, is sponsoring a scholarship program to enable low-income Sacramento-area campers to attend YEA Camp. See the scholarship announcement and requirements here and apply for the scholarship here. Do you know any…

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Is YEA Camp Right for You? If You Want to Make a Difference, Yes!

Summer is almost here and so is YEA Camp! Now in its 7th year, Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp is a unique week-long overnight camp with sessions in California, Oregon, and New York for youth who want to change the world! Campers ages 12-17 choose a social issue they want to work on, like the environment, gay rights,…

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YEA Camp Animal Advocates Speak Up by Taping Their Mouths Shut

As part of Mercy For Animals‘ campaign to inform people about where their food comes from, and the cruel treatment of animals on factory farms and slaughterhouses, YEA Campers from all over the country are participating in the #noaggag campaign. After  dozens of undercover investigations  exposing horrific animal abuse and resulting in consumer outrage, instead of trying to…

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Meet These Inspiring Young Leaders Fundraising to Attend YEA Camp!

We know we’re biased, but we’re pretty sure the best teenagers in the world attend YEA Camp! We say this because Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp is a leadership camp for teens who want to make our world a better place, and, well, let’s just say not every teenager wants to spend their summer this way. Our campers do! Learn…

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