Posts Tagged ‘vegetarian camp’

Sixteen-Year-Old Vegan Regains Faith in Humanity After YEA Camp

By Eden Curtiss I’ve always loved animals, but until two years ago, I was part of the reason why they were tortured and slaughtered. After finding out about the horrors of animal agriculture, I cut animal products out of my life completely, and as most new vegans tend to be, I was angry and passionate:…

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This Summer Camp Helps Aspiring Activists Make a Bigger Difference

The rise in youth activism since the 2016 presidential election has been taken to even greater heights recently with the mass movement for gun control, sparked by the incredibly courageous students of Parkland, Florida. The school walkout, national March For Our Lives, and the daily actions young people are taking to bring about change on…

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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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World-Changing Summer Camp Hiring Superstar Vegan Chefs

Are you a talented vegan chef who wouldn’t mind spending some time this summer having one of the most inspiring experiences of your life with some of the best people on the planet? Then this post is for you. Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp is an incredible week-long overnight social justice summer camp for 12-17 year-olds who…

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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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