This Summer Camp Serves Vegan Food to Change-Making Teens

Sarah Von Alt|
March 28, 2017

This summer, while millions of kids are off at science,
sports, or dance camps, an ambitious group of young activists will take the opportunity to gain training and support to make an even greater difference.
At Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp, a weeklong overnight camp, youth aged 12–17 learn important activist skills, such as starting a school club, fundraising, using art and social media for social change, and communicating effectively (especially with people who disagree).

Inspired youth who are determined to make a difference enjoy a unique chance to learn how to advance social issues they care about.
YEA Camp has offered weeklong overnight sessions for young social justice advocates since 2009. Camps are held in July and August in California, Massachusetts, and New York. This year, for the very first time, the California camp will be near Los Angeles!
Because YEA Camp aims to model sustainability and compassion, all the food served is vegan.
Campers don’t have to be vegetarian to attend, but with a personal vegan chef as the camp cook, many are impressed enough with the food that they go veg after camp!
Campers working on animal issues have gone on to volunteer or fundraise for Mercy For Animals,
start school veg clubs, get vegan options in their cafeterias, and do so many other inspiring things to make the world a more compassionate place.
To learn more about YEA Camp, click here.

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