Posts Tagged ‘social justice camp’

What Summer Camp for Adults Really Looks Like

“I wish this camp had existed when I was a kid,” lament parents every summer as they drop their kids off at specialty summer camps. Summer camp is a way to make new friends, learn useful skills, and leap out of comfort zones. Don’t adults deserve those same benefits? Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp was…

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How 1 Random Email Turned Into an Unexpected Miracle

YEA Camp may be celebrating the ten year anniversary of hosting life-changing camps for world-changing teens but that doesn’t mean we forgot about the 18+ crowd. After years of adults asking us to create camp for them, we listened. In 2018, we launched the first ever session of YEA Camp for Adults. YEA Camp for…

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Celebrating 10 Years of YEA Camp!

By YEA Camp Founder and Director Nora Kramer Hello YEA Family, Ten years! This year, this month, today, we are celebrating 10 years of YEA Camp! I can’t believe it. It was 10 years ago in April that I put a $2,000 check in the mail, pulled from my savings, to pay the deposit on…

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10 Reasons Adults Should Go To Summer Camp Too

When someone says “summer camp,” images of campfires, marshmallows, and scary ghost stories dance in our heads. We think about the way summer camp helps young people gain independence, make new friends, explore nature, gain valuable skills, and get out of the house during the long summer break. For most “grown-ups,” summer camp is a…

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What Does It Mean To Be An Activist?

YEA Camp is a social justice leadership camp that trains aspiring teen and adult activists to make a bigger difference on the causes they care about. But not everybody feels completely comfortable taking on the title of “activist.” Sometimes our campers even insist that they’re not activists — even though they have done all kinds of…

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How Doing Activism Can Help Teens Get Into a Better College

The college admissions process was recently thrust into the spotlight when dozens of wealthy parents were accused of bribing test administrators and college admissions staff to help their children get into top universities. While some people are looking for illegal ways to boost their chances of admission to their dream school, we have a much…

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How Our Campers Helped Pay Forward Their YEA Camp Experience

By YEA Camp Director Nora Kramer December is a key fundraising month for most nonprofits, and YEA Camp is no different. We rely on donations to bolster our scholarship fund so that we can accept many amazing campers whose families don’t have the funds to pay the full price to attend YEA Camp. This year,…

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Finding the Motivation for My Activism at YEA Camp

By Elyanna Calle There is a reason why we care. There is an event or a person that has enlightened us, who has taught us to care. I sat down at YEA Camp trying to remember, and I knew right away. My brother was the kindest person I ever knew. His smile lit up the…

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Finding a Sense of Belonging at Activism Summer Camp

By Sana Doctor I remember when my mom came up to me, talking about a camp for activism she had found. She encouraged me to attend. I planned to go with people I know, and I’m active in community service, so I said yes. After I filled out the application, the doubt set in. I…

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