YEA Camp

A Life-Changing Camp for World-Changing Teens

Volunteer Opportunities for Teens: Where to Find Them and Why

Feb 5, 2013 | Comments Off on Volunteer Opportunities for Teens: Where to Find Them and Why

In honor of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., many people have chosen to celebrate his birthday each year by volunteering for a good cause or doing community service, which we love. But most of the problems we are facing — from racism to pollution, bullying to animal cruelty — will take more than…

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Longtime YEA Camper Receives 2012 Humane Student of the Year Award

Dec 26, 2012 | Comments Off on Longtime YEA Camper Receives 2012 Humane Student of the Year Award

We are so excited and proud that longtime YEA Camper Jasmine Caruk has been recognized by the nonprofit organization AnimaLearn for her outstanding efforts to speak up for animals used for dissection. Jasmine was selected as the recipient of the 2012 Humane Student of the Year Award in part as a result of her testimony…

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Longtime YEA Camper Recognized by The Oregonian for Her Activism

Dec 18, 2012 | Comments Off on Longtime YEA Camper Recognized by The Oregonian for Her Activism

We were thrilled to see YEA Camper Tegan Waring get well-deserved media attention from The Oregonian — the largest newspaper in the state — for the inspiring activism she has been doing! Tegan, who was a camper at the Oregon YEA Camp in 2010 and 2011 and a counselor in training in 2012, is one of…

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Inspiring YEA Camper Updates!

Dec 6, 2012 | Comments Off on Inspiring YEA Camper Updates!

There are many ways we measure the success of YEA Camp. We look at testimonials, evaluations, and other factors, but ultimately YEA Camp is really all about what our campers do after camp is over. After all, our goal is to turn campers’ passion into action to make a better world. Every month, our campers update…

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Where are they now? Jaliessa is helping animals every chance she gets

Oct 15, 2012 | Comments Off on Where are they now? Jaliessa is helping animals every chance she gets

Blog post by Oregon YEA Camper Jaliessa S. Since attending YEA Camp, I have not only kept in touch with an amazing community of people, but been more active than ever. I have participated in protests, volunteered with organizations, met new activists, attended talks and workshops, joined book groups around social issues, and have been…

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YEA Camp 2012: Our Best Year Yet!

Oct 9, 2012 | Comments Off on YEA Camp 2012: Our Best Year Yet!

There are a lot of things about the work of putting YEA Camp on that can be challenging, but every year maybe the hardest thing about it is finding the words to communicate in just a few paragraphs what the experience of our camps was like, and to even remotely do justice to the inspiration,…

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A Dose of Inspiration: What our campers have been up to since camp ended

Sep 20, 2012 | Comments Off on A Dose of Inspiration: What our campers have been up to since camp ended

The problems of the world can sometimes feel overwhelming, but it can help to recognize that there are many people doing so much to make the world better. For those needing a dose of inspiration, you need look no further than the amazing work our campers have been doing since YEA camp. Take a look: Isabele…

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First YEA Camp on the East Coast a Huge Success!

Sep 12, 2012 | Comments Off on First YEA Camp on the East Coast a Huge Success!

Blog post written by Nicole Green, Director of Animalearn, the education division of the American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS) and YEA Camp Counselor. Youth Empowered Action Camp, which was held for the first time on the east coast in Lanoka Harbor, NJ, was a life changing experience for me.  As an educational facilitator at YEA NJ,…

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Oregon Camp Session 2!

Jul 18, 2012 | Comments Off on Oregon Camp Session 2!

We have 20 new campers here at our lovely spot in Corbett, OR for session two, where a mama deer and her fawn are seen, and though the weather has oscillated from hot to rainy, we have remained steadfast in our goals to equip campers with the skills, knowledge, confidence and community to make a difference!…

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Update on YEA Camp Oregon Session 1!

Jul 11, 2012 | Comments Off on Update on YEA Camp Oregon Session 1!

Hello family and friends of Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp! We are having a rich week of learning how to be effective change-makers. At YEA we say that camp does not end on Friday, but that we are building knowledge, skills, confidence and community for the rest of our lives. There are intentions for each…

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