YEA Camp

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Help These Inspiring Teens Come to YEA Camp!

Feb 20, 2013 | Comments Off on Help These Inspiring Teens Come to YEA Camp!

This is the time of year at YEA Camp when we take care of things we need to do to help YEA Camp run, before it gets too close to the summer. At the end of 2012, we asked for your support in growing YEA Camp in 2013 and beyond. We set an ambitious goal of…

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This Valentine’s Day, Take a Stand Against Bullying

Feb 14, 2013 | Comments Off on This Valentine’s Day, Take a Stand Against Bullying

Valentine’s Day is a great time to show people we love how much they mean to us. But flowers wilt, candies go stale, and stuffed animals gather dust in the corners of our rooms. As an alternative to engaging in the commercialism of the holiday, you could use the inspiration of Valentine’s Day to create…

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Activist Tip Tuesdays: Student Activism

Feb 12, 2013 | Comments Off on Activist Tip Tuesdays: Student Activism

The term “student activism” might make some think about being on student council or running a school club, which are both great. But student activism can look lots of different ways, and can be integrated into the assignments you already have for school. Doing a school paper or project about a topic you aren’t passionate…

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Volunteer Opportunities for Teens: Where to Find Them and Why

Feb 5, 2013 | Comments Off on Volunteer Opportunities for Teens: Where to Find Them and Why

In honor of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., many people have chosen to celebrate his birthday each year by volunteering for a good cause or doing community service, which we love. But most of the problems we are facing — from racism to pollution, bullying to animal cruelty — will take more than…

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Longtime YEA Camper Receives 2012 Humane Student of the Year Award

Dec 26, 2012 | Comments Off on Longtime YEA Camper Receives 2012 Humane Student of the Year Award

We are so excited and proud that longtime YEA Camper Jasmine Caruk has been recognized by the nonprofit organization AnimaLearn for her outstanding efforts to speak up for animals used for dissection. Jasmine was selected as the recipient of the 2012 Humane Student of the Year Award in part as a result of her testimony…

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Longtime YEA Camper Recognized by The Oregonian for Her Activism

Dec 18, 2012 | Comments Off on Longtime YEA Camper Recognized by The Oregonian for Her Activism

We were thrilled to see YEA Camper Tegan Waring get well-deserved media attention from The Oregonian — the largest newspaper in the state — for the inspiring activism she has been doing! Tegan, who was a camper at the Oregon YEA Camp in 2010 and 2011 and a counselor in training in 2012, is one of…

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Inspiring YEA Camper Updates!

Dec 6, 2012 | Comments Off on Inspiring YEA Camper Updates!

There are many ways we measure the success of YEA Camp. We look at testimonials, evaluations, and other factors, but ultimately YEA Camp is really all about what our campers do after camp is over. After all, our goal is to turn campers’ passion into action to make a better world. Every month, our campers update…

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Where are they now? Jaliessa is helping animals every chance she gets

Oct 15, 2012 | Comments Off on Where are they now? Jaliessa is helping animals every chance she gets

Blog post by Oregon YEA Camper Jaliessa S. Since attending YEA Camp, I have not only kept in touch with an amazing community of people, but been more active than ever. I have participated in protests, volunteered with organizations, met new activists, attended talks and workshops, joined book groups around social issues, and have been…

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YEA Camp 2012: Our Best Year Yet!

Oct 9, 2012 | Comments Off on YEA Camp 2012: Our Best Year Yet!

There are a lot of things about the work of putting YEA Camp on that can be challenging, but every year maybe the hardest thing about it is finding the words to communicate in just a few paragraphs what the experience of our camps was like, and to even remotely do justice to the inspiration,…

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A Dose of Inspiration: What our campers have been up to since camp ended

Sep 20, 2012 | Comments Off on A Dose of Inspiration: What our campers have been up to since camp ended

The problems of the world can sometimes feel overwhelming, but it can help to recognize that there are many people doing so much to make the world better. For those needing a dose of inspiration, you need look no further than the amazing work our campers have been doing since YEA camp. Take a look: Isabele…

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