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Vegan Leadership Summer Camp for Teens
by Karen Rudy
Friday Mar 1st, 2013 10:35 AM
Unique leadership summer camp teaches teens how to change the world.

Life-Changing Summer Camp for Youth Making a Difference!

YEA Camp is a unique and inspiring leadership summer camp for youth 12-17 who care about community service, activism and social justice. A week-long sleep-away program in a beautiful camp location, YEA is designed to be a fun and transformative experience that builds life-long friendships between youth with similar interests. Our program also provides a meaningful opportunity for campers to learn more about some of the issues facing our planet and to get inspired and empowered to take action on those issues. Campers choose an issue of importance to them (for example, some have chosen climate change, racism, homophobia, homelessness, animal rights) and at YEA they build the knowledge, skills, confidence, and community to take action on that issue long after camp is over. Youth who have participated in our programs report that the camp was one of the most fun, rewarding and life-changing experiences they have had, and, with YEA's community support, have gone on to start school clubs, plan fundraisers for nonprofits, organize community clean-ups, and attend hearings to comment about important community issues. For more information, visit our website http://www.yeacamp.org.

"This camp has truly changed my life. You have inspired me to do so much with my life and to make the world a truly better place. You have inspired me to believe in myself and to not just say 'I'm just a kid, what can I do?' Because of you, I have been able to actually make a difference." -Bianca, Age 15

http://www.yeacamp.org for more information or to register

When: July 14-21, 2013
Where: Quaker Center, Ben Lomond, CA (Santa Cruz Redwoods)
Contact: info [at] yeacamp.org or 503-347-0223

See a You Tube video about our program: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ4T15gx_UU
§Activism Summer Camp for Teens
by Karen Rudy Wednesday Mar 6th, 2013 10:10 AM

Unique leadership summer camp teaches teens how to change the world.

Life-Changing Summer Camp for Youth Making a Difference!

YEA Camp is a unique and inspiring leadership summer camp for youth 12-17 who care about community service, activism and social justice. A week-long sleep-away program in a beautiful camp location, YEA is designed to be a fun and transformative experience that builds life-long friendships between youth with similar interests. Our program also provides a meaningful opportunity for campers to learn more about some of the issues facing our planet and to get inspired and empowered to take action on those issues. Campers choose an issue of importance to them (for example, some have chosen climate change, racism, homophobia, homelessness, animal rights) and at YEA they build the knowledge, skills, confidence, and community to take action on that issue long after camp is over. Youth who have participated in our programs report that the camp was one of the most fun, rewarding and life-changing experiences they have had, and, with YEA's community support, have gone on to start school clubs, plan fundraisers for nonprofits, organize community clean-ups, and attend hearings to comment about important community issues. For more information, visit our website http://www.yeacamp.org.

"This camp has truly changed my life. You have inspired me to do so much with my life and to make the world a truly better place. You have inspired me to believe in myself and to not just say 'I'm just a kid, what can I do?' Because of you, I have been able to actually make a difference." -Bianca, Age 15

http://www.yeacamp.org for more information or to register

When: July 14-21, 2013
Where: Quaker Center, Ben Lomond, CA (Santa Cruz Redwoods)
Contact: info [at] yeacamp.org or 503-347-0223

See a You Tube video about our program: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ4T15gx_UU