‘Austin & Ally’ star named celebrity spokesman for summer camp

Austin & Ally star Calum Worthy has been named celebrity spokesman for a summer camp for youth activists.

The 24-year-old Canadian actor who plays the character Dez on the Disney Channel sitcom that’s been running for four seasons is championing Youth Empowered Action Camp, aka YEA Camp. The camp, founded in 2009, is for youth ages 12-17.

“I’m thrilled to work with YEA Camp to let young people know that they can make a difference on the environment, bullying, human rights, animals rights, and so many other important causes,” Calum Worthy said in a release. “There’s so much we can all do to make our world a better place.”

YEA Camp will offer four week-long overnight sessions in three states: California, Oregon, and New York this year.  The camp will be held July 12-19 at Quaker Center in Santa Cruz, Calif., July 25-August 1  at Camp Adams in Mollala, Oregon and August 9-16 at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary in High Falls, New York.

YEA Camp isn’t the first camp he’s lent his celebrity voice to promote. He attended a Halloween Carnival for Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times in 2012 and noted in this interview that a friend of his worked as a counselor at a Good Times camp in Canada.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at Tangzine.com and MatthewRalph.com. I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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