YEA Camp

A Life-Changing Camp for World-Changing Teens

A Huge Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Apr 27, 2012 | Comments Off on A Huge Thank You to Our Sponsors!

We want to acknowledge and appreciate all the sponsors and donors who make YEA Camp possible and have already pledged to contribute food and donations to our growing camp program! Please give your support and business to these sustainable and compassionate companies and organizations. Nature’s Path Organics NW Veg Food Fight Grocery Turtle Island Foods/Tofurky Turtle…

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Activist Profile: Clayton D. Advocating for Environmental Sustainability

Apr 10, 2012 | Comments Off on Activist Profile: Clayton D. Advocating for Environmental Sustainability

Clayton, from Vancouver, WA, attended YEA Camp Oregon in 2010 and 2011, where he inspired all of us with his passion for environmental protection. Since camp, Clayton has spoken out publicly multiple times to advocate for sustainability. This fall, Clayton gave a moving speech at 350.org‘s Moving Planet Day of Action event, where he talked about…

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YEA Camper applications are so inspiring!

Apr 7, 2012 | Comments Off on YEA Camper applications are so inspiring!

One of our favorite parts of getting ready for YEA Camp is reading our campers’ applications. We keep the application process pretty simple, but we do ask each prospective camper why they want to attend, what they care about, and what they hope to accomplish out of being there. Check out just a few of their…

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YEA Overnight Is a Huge Success!

Apr 4, 2012 | Comments Off on YEA Overnight Is a Huge Success!

The Youth Empowered Action overnight last weekend was a huge success! We had 21 teens attend the event, which included YEA workshops as well as some swimming and late night roller skating! Youth who came to the event were interested in making a difference on a lot of different issues. Many campers were interested in…

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This Weekend’s YEA Overnight in Portland Is a Preview of YEA Camp!

Mar 30, 2012 | Comments Off on This Weekend’s YEA Overnight in Portland Is a Preview of YEA Camp!

We are very excited about our first-ever YEA Academy overnight this weekend in Portland – a condensed version of YEA Camp that we have been looking forward to for months! This year, Youth Empowered Action launched a new program called the YEA Academy, a monthly program on Saturdays for teens taking action for a better…

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Activist Tip: Use Social Media as a Tool for Activism

Mar 28, 2012 | Comments Off on Activist Tip: Use Social Media as a Tool for Activism

We just discovered this new website called Facebook. Have you heard of it? We think it’s gonna catch on. Just kidding! But do you know what an amazing tool it is for activists? Activists can use it to: -learn about important events happening right now -follow organizations we support -share news articles, pictures, and videos…

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Activist Profile: Jasmine C. Advocates for Dissection Choice in CT

Mar 17, 2012 | Comments Off on Activist Profile: Jasmine C. Advocates for Dissection Choice in CT

Jasmine, who flew all the way from Connecticut to attend YEA Camp in California in 2010, is a dedicated and articulate advocate for a better world for all. In addition to working to get delicious vegetarian food options in her school cafeteria and interning with Compassion Over Killing in Washington, DC, last summer, among other…

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YEA Campers Making a Difference for Women

Mar 15, 2012 | Comments Off on YEA Campers Making a Difference for Women

International Women’s Day, March 8, is a day which celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women. Violence against women and girls continues to be one of the world’s most widespread human rights violations and is a result of deeply embedded cultural values, social attitudes and unequal power relations, which both lead to violence…

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Organization to know: Peta2

Mar 13, 2012 | Comments Off on Organization to know: Peta2

Organization to Know PETA2 is the largest youth animal rights group in the world, and it provides practical resources on everything from getting more vegetarian options in your cafeteria to cutting out dissection to fun contests, games, and t shirts, to interviews with your favorite bands and celebrities. We love that PETA2 also provides students with resources…

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Activist Profile: Bianca V., Animal Advocate Extraordinaire

Mar 6, 2012 | 14 Comments

Bianca of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, attended YEA Camp in 2010 at the age of 14. She has accomplished so much in the past year and a half for animals, we are blown away. Right after YEA Camp, she started a school club called Hearts for Animals. Their first year, they raised over $1000 for their…

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