YEA Camp

A Life-Changing Camp for World-Changing Teens

YEA Camp Is Reinventing Itself

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By YEA Camp Founder + Director Nora Kramer For the past 15 years, YEA Camp has run life-changing overnight in-person camps for teens and adults who want to make a bigger difference in the world. We’ve trained thousands of up-and-coming changemakers to get started or get serious on the social justice causes they care about.…

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My Experience of a Lifetime at YEA Camp

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By Cynthia Sewell My time at YEA Camp was an experience like no other. On the plane ride there, I had no idea what would happen and how I’d feel after the 9 days. I was surprised in the best possible way. There is so much to learn at YEA Camp. I went there with…

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What to Expect at YEA Camp

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Not sure what to expect at YEA Camp? Well, we can hardly believe it, but Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp is preparing for its 15th (!) summer training aspiring activists! (Two of those were virtual because of the Covid pandemic, but they still count in our book!) So. after 32 in-person camps, 12 virtual sessions,…

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First In-Person YEA Camp in 3 Years Was a Success!

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Campers at the Yea Camp 2022

Don’t get us wrong.  We loved Virtual YEA Camp the past 2 years, and so did our campers! But there is nothing like being back at YEA Camp in person! This year we moved to a beautiful new location in western Massachusetts. For the first time ever, we were on a lake with not only…

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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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Changing the world

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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