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Meet Our Amazing YEA Camp Staff!

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One of the many things that makes YEA Camp so special is our amazing staff! Several of our staff this summer have been with us before, while others are with us for the first time! So many of our campers have said that YEA Camp was one of the best experiences of their life, and…

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How to Get Started as an Activist — Follow these 5 Steps

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With so many problems in our world, thankfully there a lot of people who want to take action to make a difference and who care about changing the world. But many people really have no idea how to be an activist or what to do to get started. Social issues like climate change, racism, poverty,…

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Another Amazing YEA Camp Summer Training Young Activists Online

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We’re so proud to share that another amazing summer of YEA Camp is in the (history) books! Given the continued uncertainty and risks of Covid, and how great Virtual YEA Camp was last  year, we felt good about our choice to hold YEA Camp virtually again — and it turned out great! All in all,…

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Virtual YEA Camp Trains Aspiring Activists to Make a Bigger Difference

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We are so excited to share some great news! And some not-so-great news. The great news is that we will be holding another summer of Virtual YEA Camp again this year! Our virtual camp was so fun and impactful last summer, we are thrilled to be able to hold it again this year! We’ll have…

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Virtual Winter Camp Officially Gets a 10 Out of 10 Recommendation for Changemakers

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Hello! My name is Phoenix Turner, and I am 12 years old. I went to the first ever virtual winter YEA Camp.  My IOI was anti-racism. Through camp I was taught so many ways to be a better activist and changemaker. The workshops this week were not just factual, but also fun. This camp has…

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Meet Our Staff at Virtual YEA Camp’s Upcoming Winter Session

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What will you (or the 10-17 year-old changemaker in your life) be doing over winter break this year? If the agenda was mostly to sit around bored at home, well, change of plans! Following the success of our first-ever virtual sessions this summer, we are launching our first ever Winter YEA Camp! One of the things…

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YEA Camp Continues to Adapt to Changing Times

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When we launched YEA Camp in 2009, piloting our leadership training with 15 teens for 5 days in the Redwoods to help them to make a bigger difference in the world, we couldn’t have predicted so much of what’s followed since! We mean that both from the perspective of all our campers have accomplished and…

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Youth Activists Make a Big Impact at Virtual YEA Camp

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The summer of 2020 in the US will be remembered for the massive protests against racism and the continued adjustment to life during Covid 19. Hopefully, for many people, it will be remembered as the summer when they became activists. When we at YEA Camp recognized that we would need to cancel our in-person camps,…

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Virtual YEA Camp Is Officially a Success!

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After more than a decade of running in-person overnight camps for aspiring changemakers, we at YEA Camp were pretty heartbroken when we recognized the need to cancel our camps this summer. Back in March, we had no concept or plan yet of what we might create instead. In fact, we were googling “virtual camp” to…

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Actions We Can Take for Earth Day Any Day

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Happy Earth Day! Today is the 50th anniversary! We shouldn’t need Valentine’s Day to show our special someone how much we love them, but it can be a nice extra push and opportunity to connect. Likewise, even if some of us have been taking our environment for granted for the past 364 days, Earth Day…

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