Posts Tagged ‘youth leadership camp’

What Difference Does YEA Camp Make? Take a Look!

When we asked our campers what difference YEA Camp made for them, we got so many amazing, inspiring answers! We turned some of them into blog posts for our 12 Days of YEA Camp Heroes campaign, and we made some visuals to tell the story quickly. Take a look! We hope you’re as inspired as…

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YEA Camp Hero Day 11 Bernie: Stepping Up to Make a Difference

Welcome to Day 11(!) of our 12 Days of YEA Camp Heroes campaign – our way of showing off how amazing our campers are and reflecting on how, according to them, YEA Camp has helped them make a difference. Today’s YEA Camp Hero is 15-year-old Bernie from Oregon, who has been with us the past two summers. Bernie is…

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YEA Camp Hero Day 7: Jia Hui Advocating for Animals!

Happy Christmas Eve! We are so excited to bring you Day 7 of 12 Days of YEA Camp Heroes – a heartwarming showcase of our amazing campers and the ways they say YEA Camp helped them make a difference. The campaign is part of our end-of-year fundraising camp-aign, If Not for YEA Camp… to support youth activists. You can contribute here!…

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Announcing Our First Ever YEA Camp for Animal Advocates!

From our first ever YEA Camp in 2009 to the 16(!) more sessions we have held since, YEA Camp has never been about one particular issue. We recognize the interconnectedness of social justice issues ranging from racism to climate change, poverty to war, and support campers in choosing an Issue of Importance (IOI) to them that they…

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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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Top 10 Reasons 2013 Was Our Best Summer Yet!

Every summer of YEA Camp feels like our best yet, but this year we REALLY think this was our best ever! The inspiration was through the roof, the curriculum was outstanding (if we do say so ourselves), the staff was amazing, the venues were beautiful, and the campers were absolutely incredible. Thank you so much…

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What it Means to be an Activist at YEA Camp

By YEA Camper Andrew Puccetti When I first heard about Youth Empowered Action Camp, I thought it was too good to be true. According to the website, this was a camp that teaches campers how they can make a difference in the world, and all the food is vegan. How perfect can this camp get?…

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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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