Teen Changemakers: Get Ready For Summer Camp and Upping Your Game

11834743_10153198212076843_4330414582553376277_o (1)Summer may seem far away, if you’re studying for midterms or bundled up from the cold, but registration for YEA Camp is now open and we are offering an early-bird special until Valentine’s Day!

We don’t care how cold it is, we here at YEA Camp Central have our minds (as always!) on summer. And by that we mean camp! But not just any old camp.

mr rogers helpersQuestion for you: Have you noticed any problems in the world? Between racist presidential candidates, police brutality, mass shooting sprees, polluted water, women’s health care in jeopardy, bullying in schools, everyday poverty and cruelty to animals, homophobia, and on and on, our world is crying out for people of all ages to make a difference. And that’s what YEA Camp is for!

YEA Camp is a summer camp for social change.

For the past 7 years, our life-changing camps for 12-17 year-olds have trained hundreds of young leaders to get active on important social justice causes that teens just don’t learn how to address in school.

10464207_520584424775359_2747208919127751828_nEver feel like we have too many problems and you don’t know where to start? Well, start here. Now.

Think you’re too young to make a difference? No way!  Or that you’re the only one who cares? You’re not! There is so much you can do, and we all need to up our game to bring about a better world.

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Want to develop the confidence to speak more effectively about a cause you care about, especially when talking to people who disagree? Done.

How bout learning how to run an effective school club, get other people interested in your cause, and find your passion for making a difference? You got it.
11870785_10154178483769698_6430121044206390574_nOK. How would you like to become BFFs with some of the most inspiring like-minded young people and adult mentors you are ever likely to meet — people as nice as you are and who care just as much as you do about making a difference?

We even have an incredible session at an animal sanctuary especially for youth who want to help make the world a kinder place for all beings.

Teens from over 20 states and 5 countries have experienced the unique combination of inspiration, training, love, and ridiculous fun that happens at each YEA Camp, and now you can too!

Because the world needs YOU to spend a week of your summer learning how you can make a huge difference on the causes you care most about.

12346297_1228421993839795_5213586417371298222_nAnd so now we eagerly announce our sessions for the summer of 2016 and are open for registration.

PrintJuly 2-9: Charlton, Massachusetts – an hour from Boston
July 17-24: High Falls, New York – less than 2 hours from NYC – for a special session for animal advocates held at the incredible Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary!
August 6-13: Pescadero, CA – 1 hour from San Francisco

11041189_838430909607828_8922973544538266148_nAfter 6 years, we are sad that as of now we are not planning to hold a YEA Camp in Oregon this summer. We have loved our summers in Oregon and may still add a session there in 2016 or beyond, but there is simply more demand for YEA Camp on the east coast. And Oregonians can come to California!
11796288_10153131841656843_3937833421251234867_nEach session of YEA Camp is small, and space is limited and first-come, first-served. We are also offering last year’s pricing as a significant early bird discount until February 1, so check out the details and register for the session that work best for you at YEACamp.org.

We expect all sessions to sell out, so please share with the most amazing teenagers you know right away.

Looking forward to another amazing summer that makes a difference for years to come! We hope to meet you there.