June 22

Program for June 22

Developing Leaders through the Power of Nature

Since its inception in 1999, YES has brought 5,300 Richmond and surrounding West Contra Costa County youth to weeklong, residential summer camps and more than 1,000 families to weekend Family Camps in the Redwoods. Each summer we aim to send nearly 300 youth, who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to attend camp, to one of seven different residential and day camps around the region. While early on in YES’s history, our goal was to send as many youth as possible to camp one time a year, now our goal and purpose have deepened to ensure the hundreds of young people we send each summer are retained in the program and given the opportunity to engage in our 10-year YLP that combines outdoor experience with leadership development.