YEA Camp

A Life-Changing Camp for World-Changing Teens

We Asked Our Campers to Finish This Sentence

Dec 11, 2019 | Comments Off on We Asked Our Campers to Finish This Sentence

For over a decade, YEA Camp has been training aspiring activists to make a bigger difference in the world. At this time of year, when we are fundraising in order to be able to continue doing this work, we asked some of our campers and staff to reflect on what difference YEA Camp really made…

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Youth Activists Make a Difference Through Volunteer-a-Thon

Dec 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Youth Activists Make a Difference Through Volunteer-a-Thon

Last month, YEA Camp launched its first ever Volunteer-a-Thon, as a way to encourage people to get more involved in community service and activism while raising money for the YEA Camp Scholarship Fund. Thanks to the support of two generous donors, all donations raised through the end of the year are being TRIPLED. This is…

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YEA Campers Triple Impact through Volunteer-a-Thon

Nov 26, 2019 | Comments Off on YEA Campers Triple Impact through Volunteer-a-Thon

Earlier this month, YEA Camp launched the first ever Volunteer-a-Thon, an online fundraising campaign that encourages people to get more involved in community service and activism all while raising awareness for a cause they care about.  By having friends and family sponsor them in this activism, participants are raising money for the YEA Camp Scholarship…

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How to Create a Great Donor Page for the YEA Camp Volunteer-a-Thon

Nov 6, 2019 | Comments Off on How to Create a Great Donor Page for the YEA Camp Volunteer-a-Thon

Hey Hey YEA Camp! Have you heard about our first ever YEA Camp Volunteer-a-Thon? It’s a fundraiser we are launching that will support YEA Camp AND help our community get more involved in activism while making a bigger difference!  We are here to set you up for success so that you can create an awesome…

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YEA Camp Volunteer-a-Thon Pays Forward Community Service

Nov 1, 2019 | Comments Off on YEA Camp Volunteer-a-Thon Pays Forward Community Service

Join the First Ever YEA Camp Volunteer-a-Thon! The Girl Scouts sell cookies. Many organizations urge their volunteers to participate in runs, walks, or bike rides. There are lots of creative ways nonprofits can raise needed funds. We at YEA Camp wanted to do something different. We wanted to create a fundraiser that would not only…

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Reflections from the New York City Climate Strike

Oct 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Reflections from the New York City Climate Strike

By Maggie Berke I began September’s Climate Strike at a church packed with teenagers and their chaperones, and wondered if I was the only non-religious person there. St. Paul’s Chapel of Trinity, a quick walk from Foley Square, opened their space, gave free breakfast and paint and cardboard to all of us. I met up…

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These Generous Companies Make YEA Camp’s Food Even More Delicious

Sep 30, 2019 | Comments Off on These Generous Companies Make YEA Camp’s Food Even More Delicious

As another summer draws to a close and the leaves begin to fall, it’s time to extend another “thank you!” This time, we want to recognize all the people that made camp possible. That means it’s time to feature our amazing food donors! From fruit smoothies to warm chocolate chip cookies to pizzas with more…

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Meet Some of the Youth Leading #ClimateStrikes in the US

Sep 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Meet Some of the Youth Leading #ClimateStrikes in the US

We were so inspired by the massive outpouring of climate strikes and environmental activism throughout the world this past Friday, sparked by the comitted action of one person, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, launching a school strike all the way across the world in Sweden. The whole phenomenon reminds us and probably many YEA Campers of a…

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A Renewed Sense of Purpose and Hope from Working at YEA Camp

Sep 16, 2019 | Comments Off on A Renewed Sense of Purpose and Hope from Working at YEA Camp

By Martina Gauderer July of 2019 will go down in my personal history as one of the most dynamic, immersive, joyous, challenging and inspiring summer adventures of my life. It was the month I spent on staff with Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp for both an adult and youth camp session, and I will treasure…

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Finding My Voice at YEA Camp — a Summer Camp for Social Change

Sep 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Finding My Voice at YEA Camp — a Summer Camp for Social Change

By Audrey Watson This past summer I had the opportunity to enjoy one of the best experiences of my life. I attended YEA Camp, a camp for social change. The camp trains young people like myself to be more effective activists and help change the world for the better. But even though I read every…

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