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Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp

Posted on April 03, 2012 by Nina Casalena, The VRG Blog Editor

Youth Empowered Action Camp is accepting applications for their summer programs (youth ages 12-17). If you are interested, contact details are below.

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. During a week-long sleep-away program in a beautiful camp setting, 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. They also build life-long friendships between youth with similar interests in bettering their community and society. 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.

For more information, see their website (www.yeacamp.org), video (http://youtu.be/rJ4T15gx_UU), and facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/YEACamp).

When: Session 1: July 7-13, 2012.
Session 2: July 14-20, 2012.
Where: Corbett, OR, just outside of Gresham.

When: July 21-28, 2012.
Where: Pescadero, CA, about one hour from San Francisco.

When: August 5-12, 2012.
Where: Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey.

Contact: Laura Carver
Assistant Director Youth Empowered Action
www.yeacamp.org
503-347-0223

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