(510) 922-8556 info@yesworld.org

Youth Camps

Encampment for Citizenship

Marion Silverbear – efcyouthprogram@gmail.com

The Encampment for Citizenship (EFC) is a summer leadership program with year-round follow up for youth ages 16-17. People very different from one another will come together and grapple with the challenging and messy issues of creating a community where everyone has a voice and decisions are made collectively.  They will  investigate the context of larger social issues and the relationship between the internal community issues and these larger issues. This is the power of the Encampment: You know a better world is possible because you lived it, and you go out into the world finding ways to take your Encampment experience and translate it into working for a more just and equitable world wherever you go.


The Chewonki Foundation

485 Chewonki Neck Road

Wiscasset, Maine 04578-4822

(207) 882-7323


A camp for boys age 8-15, and various nature programs for older teenagers.


The Power of Hope

PO Box 57

Clinton, WA 98236

(360) 341-4828


Power of Hope does outstanding camps in the Northwestern US that use the arts and creative expression as tools for building community and helping diverse young people (ages 14-18) to find their voice and change the world. They generate outstanding responses, and although their program are almost always full, they are highly recommended.


Summer Camp at Hidden Villa

26870 Moody Road

Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

(650) 949-8641

Hidden Villa has for more than 50 years held outstanding multicultural environmental stewardship camps for young people who want to change the world. We have heard wonderful things about their work, and feel that it is deeply aligned with YES!’s. Programs include day camps and overnight camps.


Farm & Wilderness

263 Farm & Wilderness Road

Plymouth, VT 05056


Runs many camps in order to teach skills for outdoor living, increase self-confidence, give an appreciation for a connection to the natural world, practice nonviolence, experience a multicultural community, and enjoy the satisfaction of physical work.



Vermont Audubon Camps

65 Millet St

Richmond, VT 05477

(802) 434-4300


Runs camps for kids anywhere from 10-18 to explore the natural world, repair damage to ecosystems, and make a difference in conservation research.


Global Youth Village

An international summer camp in Virginia for youth ages 11-18 from all over the planet. Lifelong friendships, practical skills, new perspectives, and personal triumphs are hallmarks of the program, which serves all vegetarian food.


Challenge Day

PO Box 220

Martinez, CA 94553



Runs Challenge Day and a Challenge Mentorship program in schools; a series of one day workshops that build the foundation for a year-round mentorship program within a school or community center. A fabulous resource for making a difference in your schools.


Womanhood Inspirations


Womanhood Inspirations is a program inspired to offer teen girls and young women activities and workshops which inspire confidence and self-esteem while offering tools for healthy choices and problem-solving for a lifetime.