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Youth Leadership/Activist Summer Camp
Date Saturday July 30
Time 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Location Details
Ben Lomond, CA, Santa Cruz Mountains
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorNora Kramer
Life-Changing Summer Camp Opportunity for Youth Making a Difference!

Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp is a unique and inspiring summer leadership program for youth 12-17 who want to make a difference in the world. 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 in bettering their community and society. At YEA, campers choose an issue of importance to them (for example, some have chosen climate change, racism, homophobia, homelessness, or animal rights) and they build the knowledge, skills, confidence, and community to take action on that issue once they get home. Youth who have participated in our programs report that the camp was one of the most fun, memorable and life-changing experiences they have had, and, with YEA's support, many have gone on to start school clubs, plan fundraisers for nonprofits, organize a call-in to Congress, and attend hearings to comment about important community issues. Check out our short video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeMzDpjZzuM) or website (http://www.yeacamp.org) to learn more about this unique program.

"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, San Bernardino, CA

When: Session 1: from July 23-29, 2011 OR Session 2: July 30 - August 5, 2011
Where: Ben Lomond, CA, Santa Cruz Mountains
OR
When: August 7-14, 2011
Where: Corbett, OR just outside Portland
$925; some scholarships may be available

Contact: Nora Kramer, Camp Director, 415-710-7351, nora [at] yeacamp.org http://www.yeacamp.org
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