Phoebe Collver-Freeland has been an incredible advocate for animals since she was 11 years old. When we first met Phoebe, when she attended YEA Camp for the first time in 2013, she was very quiet, but every day of camp she wore a t-shirt that had a powerful message about compassion for animals. Throughout the…Read More
Let’s forget everything we thought we knew about what teens do in their free time.
It’s officially 2016 and our New Year’s resolution is to turn that stereotype around.Read More
WOW! What an incredible summer! We say it every year, and every year it is true! This was our best summer yet! With Labor Day gone and, with it, the symbolic end to summer, we are still basking in the accomplishments of our seventh(!) year of epic, life-changing summer camps. It is impossible to capture…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Organization to Know PETA2 is the largest youth animal rights group in the world, and it provides practical resources on everything from getting more vegetarian options in your cafeteria to cutting out dissection to fun contests, games, and t shirts, to interviews with your favorite bands and celebrities. We love that PETA2 also provides students with resources…Read More
Note: Many of the links in this post show graphic cruelty to animals. Even more disturbing than watching this footage is that this rampant mistreatment is happening in the first place, and making you aware is one way we can do something about it. For more than a decade, animal advocacy organizations such as Compassion Over…Read More