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How to Create a Great Donor Page for the YEA Camp Volunteer-a-Thon

Nov 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Hey Hey YEA Camp! Have you heard about our first ever YEA Camp Volunteer-a-Thon? It’s a fundraiser we are launching that will support YEA Camp AND help our community get more involved in activism while making a bigger difference!  We are here to set you up for success so that you can create an awesome…

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YEA Camp Volunteer-a-Thon Pays Forward Community Service

Nov 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Join the First Ever YEA Camp Volunteer-a-Thon! The Girl Scouts sell cookies. Many organizations urge their volunteers to participate in runs, walks, or bike rides. There are lots of creative ways nonprofits can raise needed funds. We at YEA Camp wanted to do something different. We wanted to create a fundraiser that would not only…

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Reflections from the New York City Climate Strike

Oct 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Maggie Berke I began September’s Climate Strike at a church packed with teenagers and their chaperones, and wondered if I was the only non-religious person there. St. Paul’s Chapel of Trinity, a quick walk from Foley Square, opened their space, gave free breakfast and paint and cardboard to all of us. I met up…

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These Generous Companies Make YEA Camp’s Food Even More Delicious

Sep 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

As another summer draws to a close and the leaves begin to fall, it’s time to extend another “thank you!” This time, we want to recognize all the people that made camp possible. That means it’s time to feature our amazing food donors! From fruit smoothies to warm chocolate chip cookies to pizzas with more…

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Meet Some of the Youth Leading #ClimateStrikes in the US

Sep 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

We were so inspired by the massive outpouring of climate strikes and environmental activism throughout the world this past Friday, sparked by the comitted action of one person, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, launching a school strike all the way across the world in Sweden. The whole phenomenon reminds us and probably many YEA Campers of a…

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A Renewed Sense of Purpose and Hope from Working at YEA Camp

Sep 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Martina Gauderer July of 2019 will go down in my personal history as one of the most dynamic, immersive, joyous, challenging and inspiring summer adventures of my life. It was the month I spent on staff with Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp for both an adult and youth camp session, and I will treasure…

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Finding My Voice at YEA Camp — a Summer Camp for Social Change

Sep 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Finding My Voice at YEA Camp — a Summer Camp for Social Change

By Audrey Watson This past summer I had the opportunity to enjoy one of the best experiences of my life. I attended YEA Camp, a camp for social change. The camp trains young people like myself to be more effective activists and help change the world for the better. But even though I read every…

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YEA Camp Helped Me Develop the Confidence to Be an Activist

Sep 3, 2019 | Comments Off on YEA Camp Helped Me Develop the Confidence to Be an Activist

By Hannah White This summer, I was able to go to the truly life-changing place that is YEA Camp. At camp, I met so many young people with the same passion as me. This made it easy to make lots of friends that helped me expand my knowledge and encouraged me to make change in…

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Finding Out What It Is To Be An Activist at YEA Camp

Aug 31, 2019 | Comments Off on Finding Out What It Is To Be An Activist at YEA Camp

By Chloe Howe Climate change, war, hunger, animal abuse, racism. When I was younger, I always felt these were major problems. Things I wanted to end. But ending even one of them seemed impossible. I thought about it in the same way I thought about being struck by lightning or having a super power. It…

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Saying Yes To YEA Summer Camp for Adults

Aug 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Saying Yes To YEA Summer Camp for Adults

By Maggie Berke I had never been to sleep-away camp. Even as a child, the thought of spending a week with strangers in an environment tailor-made for sharing and vulnerability made me nervous and fearful. But I’ve spent this past year trying to reorient my life towards service and acts of good. I became involved…

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