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Youth Empowered Action Camp

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April 26, 2012

Still wondering where to send the kids for camp this summer? Consider Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp. Laura Carver, Portland Area Director for YEA, tells us more about what makes this camp so special.

Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp is a residential summer camp for youth 12-17 years old who want to make a difference in the world. YEA's mission is to provide youth with a fun and educational experience that empowers them with knowledge, skills, confidence and community for a lifetime of bold leadership for social change. YEA Camp is first and foremost about youth activism. Campers at YEA work on issues ranging from animal rights to climate change, from LGBTQ rights to racism, and YEA Campers go on after camp to get involved in community organizations, starting school clubs, raising money for nonprofits, and more.

2012 marks YEA Camp's fourth summer overall, and our third in Oregon, as well as an expansion at the Corbett, OR location to two sessions, so that we can accommodate up to 55 campers. YEA has also grown this year to include a session in New Jersey, adding to the west coast camps we have in Oregon and California.

One of the things that makes YEA Camp so unique is that it is the only camp in the Pacific Northwest that serves all-vegan food! Some campers attend because of the vegan food, while others have their first experience with vegan cuisine at the camp.

YEA Camp is proud to be sponsored by NW VEG and grateful for all the support NW VEG has provided to us since our founding in Oregon three years ago! Mention NW Veg when you register for YEA camp and receive a $50 discount off the full tuition AND NW Veg will receive a $100 donation from YEA!

We have spots available for this summer, and we encourage campers to apply soon to our camps. Session 1 is July 7-13th, and session 2 is July 14-20th in Corbett, OR. To learn more, or to register, visit our website,, email us at or call 503-347-0223.

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