Overview

DSC_0213 (1)You might have noticed that there are a lot of problems in our world.

We believe there’s a lot we can all do to make a difference on them. That’s why YEA Camp exists. We work with young people like you who want to help the environment, care about animals, believe in human rights, and want to meet other young people who care about making the world better, too.

Whether you’ve already done a lot to fix a problem you see or you don’t even know where to start, as long as you know you want to do something to make the world a better place, you’ll fit right in.

You will leave your week at YEA Camp with new skills, a plan to make an impact on issues you care about, self-confidence through the roof, and an awesome community of new friends and mentors to support you for years to come!

How do we make this happen?

YEA Camp is designed so that each and every camper develops the knowledge, skills, confidence, and community to take effective, inspired action on the issues that matter most to them.

And how do we do that? You can take a look at a sample daily schedule and some of our activities to get an idea of what we do at camp.

Post-Camp Mentorship Program

YEA recognizes theĀ power of staying connected as a community long beyond our time at camp.

At camp, each participant will work with an adult mentor staff member who has expertise in the issue of importance (IOI) that the camper chooses. Our excellent staff-camper ratio of less than 1-3 enables close attention and relationships that extend throughout the year so that campers can get help they need fulfilling their project goals.

After camp, YEA staff will be available to work with campers to follow up on the camper’s progress, as well as to provide ideas, support, and a helping hand when needed. We will also make sure campers are connected with local or national organizations focused on their issues so they can become connected to that movement. YEA Camp also hosts regular group conference calls for campers to connect and share ideas, and hosts fun reunions to reconnect as well as to inspire and support each another with our activism. We also have a camp email list and alumni Facebook group to stay in contact.