YEA Camp

A Life-Changing Camp for World-Changing Teens

Youth Activists Declare Rio+20 Conference on Climate Change a Failure

Jun 27, 2012 | Comments Off on Youth Activists Declare Rio+20 Conference on Climate Change a Failure

In 1992, a courageous 12 year old girl named Severn Suzuki gave a speech addressing the United Nations Earth Summit. Her astonishing speech has been called “The Girl who Silenced the World for Five Minutes”. She called for  world leadership to  address the serious problems we face, and to remind them that they decide the…

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YEA Camp Takes Manhattan!

Jun 21, 2012 | Comments Off on YEA Camp Takes Manhattan!

Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp founder and executive director Nora Kramer has been spending the last few weeks before camp starts in New York City, where she has been exposing a whole new group of people to YEA Camp, which is expanding to the east coast with a camp in New Jersey for the first time…

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YEA Announces Launch of New Grant Program for All Campers!

Jun 7, 2012 | Comments Off on YEA Announces Launch of New Grant Program for All Campers!

Youth Empowered Action Camp is thrilled to announce the launch of a new kickstarter grant program to help fund inspiring camper projects to make a difference in their community. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ4T15gx_UU&w=560&h=315] YEA Camp is a week-long summer camp for youth 12-17 who are passionate about activism and social change, and by the end of the…

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YEA Camp Hiring Staff for Our Camps!

May 24, 2012 | Comments Off on YEA Camp Hiring Staff for Our Camps!

Want an opportunity to work with an incredible team of youth and adults to bring about a more peaceful, compassionate world? YEA Camp is filling final staff spots in each of our camp sessions, in CA, OR, and  NJ. Interested or know someone who might be? We’re hiring for the following open spots: Oregon: -Head chef…

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A Huge Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Apr 27, 2012 | Comments Off on A Huge Thank You to Our Sponsors!

We want to acknowledge and appreciate all the sponsors and donors who make YEA Camp possible and have already pledged to contribute food and donations to our growing camp program! Please give your support and business to these sustainable and compassionate companies and organizations. Nature’s Path Organics NW Veg Food Fight Grocery Turtle Island Foods/Tofurky Turtle…

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Activist Profile: Clayton D. Advocating for Environmental Sustainability

Apr 10, 2012 | Comments Off on Activist Profile: Clayton D. Advocating for Environmental Sustainability

Clayton, from Vancouver, WA, attended YEA Camp Oregon in 2010 and 2011, where he inspired all of us with his passion for environmental protection. Since camp, Clayton has spoken out publicly multiple times to advocate for sustainability. This fall, Clayton gave a moving speech at 350.org‘s Moving Planet Day of Action event, where he talked about…

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YEA Camper applications are so inspiring!

Apr 7, 2012 | Comments Off on YEA Camper applications are so inspiring!

One of our favorite parts of getting ready for YEA Camp is reading our campers’ applications. We keep the application process pretty simple, but we do ask each prospective camper why they want to attend, what they care about, and what they hope to accomplish out of being there. Check out just a few of their…

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YEA Overnight Is a Huge Success!

Apr 4, 2012 | Comments Off on YEA Overnight Is a Huge Success!

The Youth Empowered Action overnight last weekend was a huge success! We had 21 teens attend the event, which included YEA workshops as well as some swimming and late night roller skating! Youth who came to the event were interested in making a difference on a lot of different issues. Many campers were interested in…

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This Weekend’s YEA Overnight in Portland Is a Preview of YEA Camp!

Mar 30, 2012 | Comments Off on This Weekend’s YEA Overnight in Portland Is a Preview of YEA Camp!

We are very excited about our first-ever YEA Academy overnight this weekend in Portland – a condensed version of YEA Camp that we have been looking forward to for months! This year, Youth Empowered Action launched a new program called the YEA Academy, a monthly program on Saturdays for teens taking action for a better…

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Activist Tip: Use Social Media as a Tool for Activism

Mar 28, 2012 | Comments Off on Activist Tip: Use Social Media as a Tool for Activism

We just discovered this new website called Facebook. Have you heard of it? We think it’s gonna catch on. Just kidding! But do you know what an amazing tool it is for activists? Activists can use it to: -learn about important events happening right now -follow organizations we support -share news articles, pictures, and videos…

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