YEA Camp

A Life-Changing Camp for World-Changing Teens

What Summer Camp for Adults Really Looks Like

May 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

“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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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

Apr 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

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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YEA Camp for Adults: A Leadership Training Retreat for Aspiring Social Justice Activists

Apr 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

By YEA Camp Founder and Director Nora Kramer As we prepare for our second year of YEA Camp for Adults, we wanted to share more about its purpose, ways it’s similar but also different from a typical leadership or activism conference or training or retreat, and how it might be the most fun you’ve ever…

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YEA Camp Celebrates 10 Years of Tofurky Sandwiches

Apr 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

As a summer camp for social change, we at YEA Camp recognize the huge impact of our food choices on the planet, other species, workers, global food access, and our own health. While we have always had many campers and staff who aren’t vegetarian or vegan, an important feature of YEA Camp since the beginning…

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What Does It Mean To Be An Activist?

Apr 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

Mar 19, 2019 | Comments Off on 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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Student Activism On a (Time) Budget

Mar 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Student Activism On a (Time) Budget

By Aine Pipe From honors classes to soccer practices and everything in between, the lives of most students can be incredibly busy. With school responsibilities like getting good grades, getting into a good college (if that’s one’s plan) and responsibilities at home, like chores or babysitting siblings, or even an after-school job, activism often gets…

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How Our Campers Helped Pay Forward Their YEA Camp Experience

Jan 11, 2019 | Comments Off on 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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