Posts Tagged ‘social justice summer camp’

A Twelve-Year Old Explains How YEA Camp Changed His Life

By Noam Cohen-Weinberg I came to YEA Camp because I wanted to find a community of people who were as ambitious and open-minded as me and to learn how to become a more effective activist. It was so inspiring to be surrounded by such a forward-thinking and open-minded group of young people aspiring to make…

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Our Favorite YEA Camp Memories of 2017

by former YEA Campers Danielle Holtz and Ananya Singh The ninth summer of Youth Empowered Action Camp was one for the books! From reaching more campers than ever before, to new workshops, to eating incredible food from our YEA Camp chefs, summer 2017 was spent having lots of laughs, honing new skills in activism, and…

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YEA Camp Animal Advocates Speak Up by Taping Their Mouths Shut

As part of Mercy For Animals‘ campaign to inform people about where their food comes from, and the cruel treatment of animals on factory farms and slaughterhouses, YEA Campers from all over the country are participating in the #noaggag campaign. After  dozens of undercover investigations  exposing horrific animal abuse and resulting in consumer outrage, instead of trying to…

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Announcing Our First Ever YEA Camp for Animal Advocates!

From our first ever YEA Camp in 2009 to the 16(!) more sessions we have held since, YEA Camp has never been about one particular issue. We recognize the interconnectedness of social justice issues ranging from racism to climate change, poverty to war, and support campers in choosing an Issue of Importance (IOI) to them that they…

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Interview with YEA Camp founder Nora Kramer

This blog post is taken from an interview Massmoms.com conducted with YEA Camp founder and Executive Director Nora Kramer. What is YEA Camp, and what’s your role there? Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp is a unique, week-long overnight summer camp for teens who want to make a difference in the world. The focus of the…

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