Who We Are

Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp is a not-for-profit organization started in 2009 that has been running innovative, life-changing camps for progressive teens who want to make our world a better place.

YEA Camp is run by a dedicated team of experienced activists, credentialed teachers, and community organizers with nonviolent, positive activist experience on causes from climate change to racism, gay rights to animal rights. YEA Camp is committed to a world in which people, animals, and the planet are treated with respect, and where everyone is empowered to take action to bring about the change they wish to see in the world.

The safety of our participants is our top priority, and we take our in loco parentis responsibility very seriously. Every staff member is thoroughly vetted, including a full criminal background check. To learn more about our individual staff members past and present, visit our Staff Bios page.

YEA has fiscal sponsorship as a 501(c)3 non-profit through the Earth Island Institute.