Posts Tagged ‘yea camp’

The Impact of YEA Camp

We are excited to share that we have recently developed a report that summarizes the outcomes and impact of YEA Camp! For a PDF, click here to access our YEA Impact Report. Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp is an overnight teen summer camp with sessions near Portland, OR, Santa Cruz, CA and Boston, MA designed to…

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A Reflection on Life-Changing Experiences at YEA Camp

By Monica Carr, YEA Camp counselor at Massachusetts camp  “Would anyone else like to share what they got out of camp this week?” asked Nora Kramer, founder and executive director of YEA Camp. A handful of inspiring and motivated campers had already stepped to the front of the crowded room, filled with smiling parents, siblings…

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First Session of YEA Camp 2013 a Huge Success!

As we celebrate our 5th summer of YEA Camp, we are proud that each session just gets better and better. Our first session of Summer 2013, in the gorgeous Santa Cruz, CA, Redwoods, was a huge success and, even if we didn’t have two other sessions this summer, made all of our efforts to prepare for…

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Day 2 at YEA Camp: Inspiration and exploration!

This session of YEA Camp is already going so great! We started off Day 2 of camp with Activism 101, where campers looked at the important role activism plays in bringing about a better world. We looked at the issue of diffusion of responsibility, and the ability we have to make a difference just by…

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Awesome First Day at YEA Camp!

Yesterday was our first day of YEA Camp California, and it went so great! We have 28 campers, all from different parts of California except for 2 who flew in from Massachusetts and Kansas! Our amazing staff of 13 is coming from California, Oregon, Colorado, and Florida. Right from the start, the campers were very…

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Interview with YEA Camp founder Nora Kramer

This blog post is taken from an interview Massmoms.com conducted with YEA Camp founder and Executive Director Nora Kramer. What is YEA Camp, and what’s your role there? Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp is a unique, week-long overnight summer camp for teens who want to make a difference in the world. The focus of the…

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Our Favorite Part of Gearing Up For Camp…

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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Help These Inspiring Teens Come to YEA Camp!

This is the time of year at YEA Camp when we take care of things we need to do to help YEA Camp run, before it gets too close to the summer. At the end of 2012, we asked for your support in growing YEA Camp in 2013 and beyond. We set an ambitious goal of…

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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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