Last summer, in honor of July 4, YEA Camp held a special mock election, preceded by mock debates, with each major candidate portrayed by campers making their pitch for voters. The camper portraying now-President Trump issued a disclaimer apologizing for what she was about to say, stating that she believed it to be highly offensive…Read More
Thanksgiving is often happily referred to as “Turkey Day,” but many people have never actually considered the turkey. Turkeys are much more complex animals than most people give them credit for. They are friendly, loving animals and of comparable intelligence to the dogs and cats so many of us care about. Unfortunately, though, they…Read More
At YEA Camp, we specialize in empowering children and teenagers to make the world a better place. That’s why we’ve devised a helpful list so parents can nurture their courageous child activists.Read More
Sixteen-year-old Katy Foley describes her inspiring work with the group Youth Ending Slavery.
Many people don’t realize that slavery still exists and is a far too prevalent injustice in our world today. This is an atrocity not to be misconstrued as solely an issue of the past or a crime of developing countries.Read More
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.…Read More
Friends, Each year of YEA Camp — and this is our SIXTH, OMG! — feels like the best. Maybe that’s because it’s closest in our memory, but it’s probably because the camp just gets better and better every year… which we didn’t actually think was possible!! It’s tough to describe 3 epic life-changing, world-changing weeks…Read More
As we celebrate our 5th summer of YEA Camp, we are proud that each session just gets better and better. Our first session of Summer 2013, in the gorgeous Santa Cruz, CA, Redwoods, was a huge success and, even if we didn’t have two other sessions this summer, made all of our efforts to prepare for…Read More