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YEA Camp Hero Day 9: Leah CAREs About Animals!

Happy Day 9 of our 12 Days of YEA Camp Heroes campaign! If you haven’t heard, 12 Days of YEA Camp Heroes is part of our end-of-year fundraising campaign, If Not for YEA Camp… to look at how our campers are making a difference that, according to them, they would not have done if they hadn’t attended. Today’s featured camper, 16-year-0ld…

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YEA Camp Hero Day 7: Jia Hui Advocating for Animals!

Happy Christmas Eve! We are so excited to bring you Day 7 of 12 Days of YEA Camp Heroes – a heartwarming showcase of our amazing campers and the ways they say YEA Camp helped them make a difference. The campaign is part of our end-of-year fundraising camp-aign, If Not for YEA Camp… to support youth activists. You can contribute here!…

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YEA Camp Hero Day 6: Ana – Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Advocating for Change

Happy Day 6 of 12 Days of YEA Camp Heroes, a heartwarming showcase that is part of our end-of-year fundraising camp-aign, If Not for YEA Camp. We hope if you are as inspired as we are, you will contribute to help us grow! Today’s YEA Camp Hero is Ana. There’s not really much to say about Ana except that…

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YEA Camp Hero Day 5: Roberto – Having the Courage to Speak Up

Hello and welcome to Day 5 of 12 Days of YEA Camp Heroes! If you have been inspired by the 12 Days of YEA Camp Heroes campaign thus far, we hope you will donate here to help more youth activists make an even bigger difference on a cause they care about.   Today’s YEA Camp Hero is Roberto, a passionate 17-year-old advocate…

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YEA Camp Hero Day 4: Lia – Changing the Stigma of Mental Illness

Greetings! Welcome to Day 4 of 12 Days of YEA Camp Heroes! Who are the bee’s knees/the cat’s pajamas? YEA campers! Thus, we bring you 12 Days of YEA Camp Heroes as part of our end-of-year fundraising camp-aign, If Not for YEA Camp… Your donation to YEA Camp helps passionate young people to develop the skills, confidence and…

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YEA Camp Hero Day 3: Maddie – A Voice for the Voiceless

Welcome to Day 3 of 12 Days of YEA Camp Heroes! We hope you feel as inspired reading their stories as we feel posting them. The 12 Days of YEA Camp Heroes is part of our end-of-year fundraising campaign, If Not for YEA Camp… to support youth activists developing the skills, confidence and community they need to…

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YEA Camp Hero Day 2 – Joyce: Standing Up to Bullying

Welcome to Day 2 of 12 Days of YEA Camp Heroes! Our 12 Days of YEA Camp Heroes is part of our end-of-year fundraising campaign, If Not for YEA Camp… When you donate to YEA Camp, your generous contribution enables youth activists to develop the skills, confidence and community they need to make a difference.…

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YEA Camp Hero Day 1: Megan – A Helping Hand for the Homeless

Welcome to Day 1 of 12 Days of YEA Camp Heroes! In yesterday’s post we announced that for the next 12 days, instead of a partridge and a pear tree, we will feature a camper who is doing amazing things to make a difference, and how they say YEA Camp has helped them with their efforts.…

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We asked our campers to finish the sentence, “If Not For YEA Camp…”

As 2014 comes to a close and summer is at its farthest away, we are reflecting back and are so proud of YEA Campers for all they have accomplished this year. From launching anti-bullying initiatives at school to attending their first protest, starting a school club to having the courage to speak up for a…

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A Reflection on Life-Changing Experiences at YEA Camp

By Monica Carr, YEA Camp counselor at Massachusetts camp  “Would anyone else like to share what they got out of camp this week?” asked Nora Kramer, founder and executive director of YEA Camp. A handful of inspiring and motivated campers had already stepped to the front of the crowded room, filled with smiling parents, siblings…

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