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Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp was founded in 2009 and leads inspiring week-long overnight summer camps for teens who care about community service, activism, and social justice. YEA Camp currently offers summer sessions in California, Oregon, and Massachusetts for 12 to 17-year-olds who want to make a difference in the world. YEA Camp is a life-changing camp for world-changing teens.

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YEA Camp was founded by Nora Kramer. Nora has worked as an educator and activist since 2001, teaching high school English, environmental education, at after-school programs, and working at camps, as well as working on numerous campaigns for social justice issues that she cares about deeply.  To see a detailed bio about Nora or our other staff, please click here. Nora is available for interviews about YEA Camp.


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We are pleased to be getting some attention for our innovative camp!