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Virtual YEA Camp Trains Aspiring Activists to Make a Bigger Difference

Mar 23, 2021 | Comments Off on Virtual YEA Camp Trains Aspiring Activists to Make a Bigger Difference

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

Jan 3, 2021 | Comments Off on Virtual Winter Camp Officially Gets a 10 Out of 10 Recommendation for Changemakers

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

Dec 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Meet Our Staff at Virtual YEA Camp’s Upcoming Winter Session

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

Nov 12, 2020 | Comments Off on YEA Camp Continues to Adapt to Changing Times

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

Aug 19, 2020 | Comments Off on Youth Activists Make a Big Impact at Virtual YEA Camp

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!

Jul 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Virtual YEA Camp Is Officially a Success!

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

Apr 22, 2020 | Comments Off on Actions We Can Take for Earth Day Any Day

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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YEA Camp Celebrates Success with First Ever Volunteer-a-Thon

Jan 6, 2020 | Comments Off on YEA Camp Celebrates Success with First Ever Volunteer-a-Thon

Since YEA Camp was founded in 2009, we’ve been fortunate to work with some seriously talented young people (and, since 2018, seriously talented adults)! We are so proud when former campers write us, sharing stories of their activism and the ways they are making a difference in their communities and we are so proud of…

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Thank You for Another Great Year of YEA

Dec 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Thank You for Another Great Year of YEA

As year-end specials begin to flood our television programming and 2020 calendars stock the shelves at our local bookstores, we once more find ourselves reflecting on another incredible year with YEA Camp.  Here are some of the highlights from YEA Camp 2019. Our 11th Summer This was our 11th summer hosting YEA Camp for teens…

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Looking Back at YEA Camp 5 Years Later

Dec 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Looking Back at YEA Camp 5 Years Later
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By Leah Kelly As the decade comes to a close, I reflect on the experiences that got me where I am today, as an activist and as a person. Five and a half years ago, as a 15-year-old, I attended Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp for the first time and my life was changed immeasurably.…

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