YEA Camp

YEA Camp

A Life-Changing Camp for World-Changing Teens

 

 

Help YEA Camp Say YES!

Dec 29, 2015 | Comments Off on Help YEA Camp Say YES!

Happy holidays, all! This time of year, as we’ve just announced our dates for next summer, we are already getting scholarship requests from amazing teens around the country, and we want to say YES to all of them. We are working on an online course for youth activists, teaching a mini course on activism at…

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Teen Changemakers: Get Ready For Summer Camp and Upping Your Game

Dec 23, 2015 | Comments Off on Teen Changemakers: Get Ready For Summer Camp and Upping Your Game

YEA Camp, a summer camp for social change, is announcing the dates and opening registration for summer 2016.

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So much to be thankful for and inspired by!

Dec 2, 2015 | Comments Off on So much to be thankful for and inspired by!

So many current happenings in the world and stories in the mainstream media instill hopelessness, fear, and anger. Yet, there is so much positivity happening as well. Our inspiring campers — and the amazing things you have helped make possible through supporting them — are telling a different story. SO MUCH ACTIVISM! In the months since YEA Camp, our…

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All We Can Say Is WOW!

Sep 9, 2015 | Comments Off on All We Can Say Is WOW!

WOW! What an incredible summer! We say it every year, and every year it is true! This was our best summer yet! With Labor Day gone and, with it, the symbolic end to summer, we are still basking in the accomplishments of our seventh(!) year of epic, life-changing summer camps. It is impossible to capture…

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Disney Star Calum Worthy Is YEA Camp’s New Celebrity Spokesperson!

Jun 24, 2015 | Comments Off on Disney Star Calum Worthy Is YEA Camp’s New Celebrity Spokesperson!

Big news! Calum Worthy, best known from Disney Channel’s hit show “Austin & Ally,” is YEA Camp’s new celebrity spokesperson!

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Camper Interview: “I probably would have just been in the crowd with everyone else complaining.”

Jun 18, 2015 | Comments Off on Camper Interview: “I probably would have just been in the crowd with everyone else complaining.”

At YEA Camp, we urge campers to get active on social justice causes that they are passionate about, whether it be the environment, human rights, animals rights, or another important cause. Recently one of our campers, Kakari Boateng, 16, of Sacramento, who cares about many different causes, launched an online petition on Change.org about an issue at…

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6 Teens Who Will Bust Stereotypes and Inspire You to Change the World

Jun 9, 2015 | Comments Off on 6 Teens Who Will Bust Stereotypes and Inspire You to Change the World

Quick. Word association. When you think of teenagers, what do you think of? If the words “inspiring,” “motivated,” “dedicated,” “compassionate,” and “changemaker” don’t immediately spring to mind, read on, because those are the exact words we use to describe the teens who attend YEA Camp, including some of the ones we’re highlighting below. (And if…

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

May 29, 2015 | Comments Off on 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

May 26, 2015 | Comments Off on 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!

May 25, 2015 | Comments Off on 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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