Conferences & Seminars

YAF C.A.M.P. JUNE 24-26

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YAF Conservative
Activism Motivation Program (YAF C.A.M.P.)

AGES:  12 to 18 years old

June 24      12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
June 25      8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
June 26      8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

DETAILS: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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TUITION: The $100 C.A.M.P. fee includes tuition, materials, round-trip transportation for the tour of Rancho del Cielo, and lunch each day.


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 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. Scott was active in school, sports, church, Scouts, and American Legion’s Badger Boys State and Boys…

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Jason Mattera

Author, Activist, Radio Host and Journalist

JASON MATTERA is the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of three books and an Emmy-nominated journalist for the hit program CRIME WATCH DAILY, a daily syndicated TV show, produced by Warner Bros., which covers murder mysteries, shocking crimes, undercover investigations, and confronts crooks and criminals of all varieties. His latest book, CRAPITALISM: Liberals Who Make Millions Swiping…

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Alex Marlow

Editor-in-Chief, Breitbart News

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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.” Historian Burt Folsom is the longest serving faculty member of Young America’s Foundation’s student programs, where he consistently receives top ratings from the young people he reaches at each YAF event. Burton Folsom, Jr. is an economic historian, which means…

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Antonia Okafor

EMPOWERED, Founder & President

Project 21 member Antonia Okafor is the founder and president of EMPOWERED, a nonprofit group designed to educate, train and equip young women in the use of firearms for protection on college campuses. The group also helps women advocate for their Second Amendment rights. Formerly the southwest regional director for Students for Concealed Carry on…

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