YEA Camp

A Life-Changing Camp for World-Changing Teens

My Experience at the First Ever YEA Camp FOR ADULTS!

Sep 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

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,…

Click to Read More

In Honor of Gay Pride, Trans Teen Remembers the 17-Year-Old Activist Who Put the T in LGBT+

Jun 10, 2018 | Comments Off on In Honor of Gay Pride, Trans Teen Remembers the 17-Year-Old Activist Who Put the T in LGBT+

We were thrilled when, in honor of Gay Pride week, 2x YEA Camper Aine Violet Pipe wanted to share a post to remember and educate us about one of the most influential transgender activists in US history: 17-year-old Sylvia Rivera. From Stonewall to Breaking Down Walls: A Thank-you to Sylvia Rivera by Aine Violet Pipe…

Click to Read More

YEA Camper Activist Spotlight: Charlotte Chambers’ Journey Towards a Better World

May 23, 2018 | Comments Off on YEA Camper Activist Spotlight: Charlotte Chambers’ Journey Towards a Better World

In our 10 years of YEA Camp, we have been fortunate enough to have campers attend from a dozen(!) different countries — but none came from as far away as Charlotte Chambers, and she did it twice! Charlotte is a committed animal advocate and vegan, and she traveled all the way from Australia(!) at age…

Click to Read More

YEA Camper Activist Spotlight: Paula Orrego’s Activism Journey

May 15, 2018 | Comments Off on YEA Camper Activist Spotlight: Paula Orrego’s Activism Journey

Paula Orrego was a YEA Camper all the way back in 2011, but it’s kind of like she never left! Paula became a counselor in training (CIT) the next summer, when she turned 18, and she has stayed in touch with us ever since. She’s also been doing activism ever since! Paula even blogged for…

Click to Read More

BUZZFEED Video About YEA Camp Already Has 75,000+ Views!

Apr 25, 2018 | Comments Off on BUZZFEED Video About YEA Camp Already Has 75,000+ Views!

This week the massively popular digital media company Buzzfeed released a video about YEA Camp! Buzzfeed’s huge reach meant that the one-minute video got more than 15,000 views in its first hour of posting and over 75,000 views in the first 48 hours! If you click on the video below, your like, comment, or share will…

Click to Read More

This High School Sophomore Is Urging You to Get Serious On Earth Day

Apr 22, 2018 | Comments Off on This High School Sophomore Is Urging You to Get Serious On Earth Day

By Ananya Singh Happy Earth Day! Each year, as this time rolls around, people gather to celebrate the beauty of nature and our environment. It is the perfect time to learn more about the biggest environmental issues that we are facing and work on taking action! I’ve gone vegan, learned about climate change, joined organizations…

Click to Read More

YEA Camper Activist Profile: Noor Aldayeh Reaches Thousands Through Social Media

Apr 11, 2018 | Comments Off on YEA Camper Activist Profile: Noor Aldayeh Reaches Thousands Through Social Media
There are so many ways to do activism!

Former YEA Camper Noor Aldayeh has highlighted her passions for years on social media and has been a major advocate for mental health awareness. Her activism after camp has left us speechless and we can’t wait to see where her passion for social justice takes her! We are so excited to share Noor’s journey with…

Click to Read More

YEA Camper Activist Spotlight: Claire Tamburello’s Activism Matures As She Does

Apr 2, 2018 | Comments Off on YEA Camper Activist Spotlight: Claire Tamburello’s Activism Matures As She Does

Former YEA Camper Claire Tamburello has been impressing us since the beginning. As soon as she got home from camp 3 years ago, we saw her share one story after another on social media about all the activism she was doing at school and in her community. We were so blown away that we invited…

Click to Read More

YEA Campers Speaking Out and Walking Out Against Gun Violence

Mar 30, 2018 | Comments Off on YEA Campers Speaking Out and Walking Out Against Gun Violence

Like much of the country, we’ve been so inspired by the activism spearheaded by youth advocating for gun control since the tragic Parkland shooting. We were less surprised than most, though, because we see the activism young people do every day and their passion and ability to make a difference on the causes they care about.…

Click to Read More

This Summer Camp Helps Aspiring Activists Make a Bigger Difference

Mar 25, 2018 | Comments Off on 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…

Click to Read More