Posts Tagged ‘leadership summer camp’

My Experience at the First Ever YEA Camp FOR ADULTS!

By Liz Hixon I’d left Columbus, Ohio, for YEA Camp on the Saturday before check-in day on a nine-hour drive to Woodstock Farm Sanctuary in New York. I was screaming in excitement through my open windows on highway 90. Seriously. I was beyond energized for the week and my first time attending a summer camp,…

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YEA Camper Activist Spotlight: Lauren Scheller-Wolfe Is a Star

When we first met Lauren Scheller-Wolf at YEA Camp, she was a little bit reserved, but we have learned over the years that sometimes our quieter campers do the most activism! Lauren shows that activists can make a difference while working to address several different causes and pursuing multiple passions. Not only does Lauren volunteer…

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How YEA Camp Helped Me Help Haiti

By Erin Manuel, YEA Camper On January 12th, 2010, a terrible earthquake hit the island of Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands of people. Seven-year-old me saw the photos of tumbled buildings and crying children all over the internet, and my very first thought was that I needed to help. Seeing children just like me suddenly…

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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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#ThankfulThursdays: YEA Camp Is Thankful for Sophie O’Shaugnessy

Sophie O’Shaugnessy loves YEA Camp about as much as YEA Camp loves her – which is to say A LOT! As a friend of YEA Camp’s founder Nora Kramer since the days when Nora was still working out the plans and developing the courage to launch, Sophie has championed YEA Camp since before it even existed –…

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YEA Camp is Hiring Summer Camp Staff!

Want an opportunity to work with an incredible team of youth and adults to bring about a more peaceful, compassionate world? YEA Camp is hiring for summer camp jobs at each of our camp sessions, in CA, OR, and  MA. Interested or know someone who might be? Our staff have told us that working at…

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The Impact of YEA Camp

We are excited to share that we have recently developed a report that summarizes the outcomes and impact of YEA Camp! For a PDF, click here to access our YEA Impact Report. Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp is an overnight teen summer camp with sessions near Portland, OR, Santa Cruz, CA and Boston, MA designed to…

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YEA Camper Interview: Sky Talks About Her Experience at YEA!

YEA volunteer Erica recently sat down with one of our campers, Sky, in New Jersey to ask about her time at camp and what she got out of her experience. It has been seven months since YEA Camp 2012 ended, but we love to hear that the impact is still evident today! YEA Camp! Sky’s eyes…

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