Event Overview

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

AGES:  12 to 18 years old

CAMP DATES:
October 22      12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
October 23      8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
October 24      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.

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.

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.

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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Governor Scott Walker

President-Elect of Young America’s Foundation

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…

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Michael Reagan

Author, Speaker, Radio Talk Show Host and Chairman of The Reagan Group

Son of President Ronald Reagan NYT’s Bestselling Author Syndicated Columnist President of The Reagan Legacy Foundation Michael Reagan is the eldest son of former President Ronald Reagan and one of the most DYNAMIC and sought after public speakers in the public arena today.  His commitments to public service and the conservative vision his father championed…

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Elisha Krauss

Contributor and host of The Daily Wire

Elisha Krauss is a conservative commentator, writer and podcaster. Currently, she is a host and contributor at Ben Shapiro's Daily Wire. Krauss previously hosted a morning show in Los Angeles with Shapiro for four years and produced the syndicated Sean Hannity Radio Show for seven years. She has also worked with Truth Revolt, PragerU and…

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Rear Admiral JJ Quinn

Reagan Ranch Board of Governors and Vice President, Northrop Grumman Space Technology

Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., and raised in the small town of Imperial nearby, Rear Admiral JJ Quinn graduated from the United States Naval Academy in June 1974 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. He received his wings and was designated a Naval Flight Officer at NAS Pensacola in September 1975. Rear Admiral Quinn's…

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Ron Robinson

President of Young America's Foundation, Trustee of The Phillips Foundation, Author, Director of Citizen's United and American Conservative Union

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Kassy Dillon

Founder of Lone Conservative

Kassy Dillon is a graduate student, commentator, and the founder of Lone Conservative. While attending a liberal women's college in Western Massachusetts, she founded Lone Conservative, a group blog created to give a voice to conservative college students. She also hosts a podcast, The Kassy Dillon Show. She previously worked at The Daily Wire as…

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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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Jorge Galicia

Christian, attorney, and freedom fighter

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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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