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Finding My Voice at YEA Camp — a Summer Camp for Social Change

Sep 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Audrey Watson This past summer I had the opportunity to enjoy one of the best experiences of my life. I attended YEA Camp, a camp for social change. The camp trains young people like myself to be more effective activists and help change the world for the better. But even though I read every…

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YEA Camp Helped Me Develop the Confidence to Be an Activist

Sep 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Hannah White This summer, I was able to go to the truly life-changing place that is YEA Camp. At camp, I met so many young people with the same passion as me. This made it easy to make lots of friends that helped me expand my knowledge and encouraged me to make change in…

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Finding Out What It Is To Be An Activist at YEA Camp

Aug 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Chloe Howe Climate change, war, hunger, animal abuse, racism. When I was younger, I always felt these were major problems. Things I wanted to end. But ending even one of them seemed impossible. I thought about it in the same way I thought about being struck by lightning or having a super power. It…

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Saying Yes To YEA Summer Camp for Adults

Aug 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Maggie Berke I had never been to sleep-away camp. Even as a child, the thought of spending a week with strangers in an environment tailor-made for sharing and vulnerability made me nervous and fearful. But I’ve spent this past year trying to reorient my life towards service and acts of good. I became involved…

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Netflix and Activate: Pose

Jun 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Netflix and Activate: Pose

By: Camilla Rubis The category is…activism. Set in a gritty 1987 New York, Pose depicts the LGBTQ world of balls, the competitive pageantry scene that allowed a marginalized group to shine, be seen, and garner credibility within the community. The show’s characters are all a part of houses, a family system formed because often trans…

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A Different Approach to Self-Care for Activists in the Age of Trump

May 30, 2019 | Comments Off on A Different Approach to Self-Care for Activists in the Age of Trump

By Nora Kramer Even if you’re lucky enough not to be targeted directly, just watching the news or even our social media feeds these days bring a daily assault on so many issues progressives care about: human rights and equality, environmental protection, animal welfare, and the state of our democracy and our discourse, for starters.…

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How Following Your Inner Activist Makes You a Happier Person

May 28, 2019 | Comments Off on How Following Your Inner Activist Makes You a Happier Person

By Camilla Rubis Today, there are a million reasons to unleash your inner activist: combating injustice, educating people on issues you care about, fighting for those without a voice, and the general state of our planet (i.e. THE WORLD DESPERATELY NEEDS HELP) are some that come to mind. But did you know that the pursuit…

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What Summer Camp for Adults Really Looks Like

May 6, 2019 | Comments Off on 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

May 1, 2019 | Comments Off on 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!

Apr 20, 2019 | Comments Off on 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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