Conferences & Seminars

YAF C.A.M.P. at the Reagan Ranch

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Event Overview

AGES:  12 to 18 years old

March 18      12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
March 19      8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
March 20      8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

DETAILS:  Please click here for all the frequently asked questions.

Follow in the footsteps of Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States, and visit his beloved home of 25 years, Rancho del Cielo, in the mountains above Santa Barbara. The “Western White House” played a historically significant role throughout the entirety of Ronald Reagan’s Presidency. A visit to the Ranch provides a window into the soul of Ronald Reagan. President Reagan once remarked, “No place before or since has ever given Nancy and me the joy and serenity it does.”

Young America’s Foundation stepped forward to save President Reagan’s Western White House, Rancho del Cielo, in the spring of 1998, preserving and protecting the Ranch and using it as a tool to pass on his ideas to future generations.

YOU will have an opportunity to tour this historic Presidential property!

This three-day camp is a unique gathering designed specifically for high school students and framed as a “crash course” in conservative thought.

This educational camp will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday with a full line-up of engaging speakers, including Governor Scott Walker, YAF’s CEO and president-elect. Speakers will be listed as they are confirmed.

Throughout the program, students will learn conservative ideas and effective activism, meet and network with like-minded students, improve their critical thinking and debate skills, learn how to become young leaders in the Conservative Movement, and tour the Reagan Ranch—a right of passage for all young conservatives.

Engaging instructors will provide an unforgettable educational experience during these three days. We will list each instructor below, along with their biography, when they are confirmed.

TUITION: The $100 conference fee includes tuition, materials, and lunch each day at the C.A.M.P.

COVID-19: Please note, campers must wear a mask for the duration of the program. If you are sick or have recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19, please stay home.

YAF will follow the California Department of Public Health's COVID-19 Interim Guidance for Day Camps.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS: Please click here for all the frequently asked questions.

APPLICATION TO ATTEND: This conference is sold-out.

Sign up on the wait list below. If spots open, we will notify you.

The Reagan Ranch Center
217 State Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101

Governor Scott Walker

President of Young America’s Foundation and 45th Governor of Wisconsin

Governor Scott Walker was elected president of Young America's Foundation on February 1, 2021. Governor Walker was raised with a heart for public service, patriotism, and hard work. He moved to the small town of Delavan, Wisconsin, when he was in third grade. There, his father was a minister and his mother worked part time as a bookkeeper and secretary.…

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Anna Strasburg

Founder of Project If Life

Anna Strasburg is a pro-life activist who ran and biked 3,000 miles across America. On her journey, she spoke at various venues to educate and activate people into the pro-life movement. She is now married and a mother of one. Today Strasburg continues to speak promoting the pro-life message.

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Mike Garcia

House of Representatives ( CA 25th District)

A first-generation American citizen, Congressman Mike Garcia, was a highly decorated United States Naval Officer and businessman before serving in the United States House of Representatives. His superb flying performance earned him the honor of becoming one of the first F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighter pilots in the Navy. While on active duty, Congressman Garcia…

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Burt Folsom

Distinguished Fellow at Hillsdale College, Historian and Author

“Free markets are in short supply. I enjoy studying free markets and how they work.” Burt Folsom has been a college professor at many places, especially Hillsdale College in Michigan, where he still serves as distinguished fellow. He has written ten books. These books include The Myth of the Robber Barons, which is published by…

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Kyle Ferrebee

Executive Director, Young Americans for Freedom

Kyle Ferrebee is the Executive Director of Young Americans for Freedom. Kyle directly oversees the development of Young America’s Foundation’s chapter affiliate, Young Americans for Freedom. He works with hundreds of chapters on high schools and colleges campuses nationwide to help chapters advance conservative principles amongst their peers and within their community. He graduated Magna…

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