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Youth for Environment Summer (YES) Camp

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Special Concerns Office-Youth Desk (DENR-SCO-Youth Desk) and the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Climate Change (OPACC), in cooperation with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Manila Bay Coordinating Office (DENR-MBCO), Kabataang Sama-Samang Maglilingkod (KASAMA), Inc., Miriam Public Education and Awareness Campaign for the Environment (PEACE) and the Department of Education-Center for Students and Co-Curricular Affairs (DepEd-CSCA), will conduct the Youth for Environment Summer (YES) Camp on April 9-12, 2013 at the Teachers Camp and Baguio Country Club Multi-Purpose Hall, Baguio City.

Update: Details about the YES CAMP 2013 has been posted here: "YES CAMP 2013".


With its theme, "Handa Ka Na Ba?" (Climate Change Adaptation: The Next Level)," the YES Camp emphasizes the significance of climate change adaptation and steps up awareness and action to achieve a level of preparedness among individuals, schools and communities nationwide. It is anchored on Republic Act (RA) No. 9512 (Environmental Awareness and Education Act of 2008) and Republic Act (RA) No. 9729 (Climate Change Act of 2009).
It seeks to achieve the following objectives:
  1. learn about the science of Climate Change and its effects in the country;
  2. inculcate among pupils, students and teachers the importance and relevance of Climate Change Adaptation and Preparedness;
  3. develop pupils and students' deeper awareness on the state of the environment, focusing on significant issues and concerns;
  4. encourage pupils and students' active participation and determined concrete action in the protection, preservation and rehabilitation of the environment;
  5. instill environmental values in every pupil and student to motivate actual involvement in worthwhile programs, projects and activities for the environment; and
  6. strengthen the implementation of the YES Program pursuant to DepEd Order No. 52, s. 2011 (Strengthening Environmental Education in Public and Private Schools) and DepEd Order No. 93, s. 2011 (Mandated Programs, Projects and Activities, Various Forms, and Targets Pertinent to the Youth for Environment in Schools Program).
Activities during the YES Camp include interactive and fun plenary sessions, break-out sessions, panel discussions, action planning, outdoor activities and contests such as Speech Choir, Environmental Quiz, Debate, Sayaw at Awit sa Kalikasan (SAYAWIT), On-the-Spot Poster-Making, Search for the Lakambini and Lakan ng Kalikasan, YES-O Exhibit and Spotlight featuring YES-O success stories on environmental action and initiative. The Camp also features the Kabataang Bayani ng Kalikasan Awards and YES Program Awards. Guidelines for the YES Program Awards shall be contained in a separate DepEd Memorandum.

Participants to the camp are the officers, members and teacher-advisers of the YES-0, Supreme Pupil Government (SPG) and Supreme Student Government (SSG), other interested pupils, students and teacher-advisers of other school-based organizations implementing environmental programs, projects and activities in both public and private elementary and secondary schools nationwide, including school heads (SHs) and supervisors handling Science.

Participation and any award received in this camp shall be credited to the co-curricular points of the pupils/students for School Year (SY) 2012-2013.

Travel of participants shall be on official business. A registration fee of Four Thousand Eight Hundred Pesos (PhP4,800.00) shall be charged to each participant to cover accommodation and meals from dinner of Day 1 to breakfast of Day 5, use of venue, lights and sound services, training kits, certificates, reproduction of modules, environmental magazines, trophies, cash prizes, transportation, honoraria of speakers, facilitators, guests, and entertainers, T-shirts and bags, supplies and materials, and other incidental expenses of the Camp, chargeable to local funds/local school board funds, or sourced from the Parents-Teachers Associations (PTAs) and private organizations.

Regional directors (RDs), schools division/city superintendents (SDSs) and school heads are encouraged to send participants to the YES Camp.

The Schedule of Activities and Contest Guidelines are enclosed as Enclosure Nos. 1 and 2.

For more information, all concerned may contact:
Ms. Maria Magnolia Q. Danganan
DENR-Special Concerns Office-Youth Desk
Telephone Nos.: (02) 926-8346; (02) 927-6336; (02) 929-6626 local 2036 E-Mail Addresses: youthdesk@denr.gov.ph or yescampofficial@gmail.com
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68 ivhu madrigal   (07 March 2014 5:59 PM)
can i ask or can i have a favor what is the best name for a yes-o organization for school base

67 maricar cabasis   (18 May 2013 11:02 AM)
cnu poh ba ung winners sa lahat ng activity this yes camp 2013.sana naman po mai post nyo kaagad madami po kc may kailangan nun.

66 Eulaine Crispino   (12 April 2013 4:23 PM)
Just asking Lang po Kung sino yung winners this yes camp 2013 sa speech choir .. Thank you po!

65 Lydia Marquez   (10 April 2013 4:07 PM)
Just want to report what is happening now at the venue of the YES Camp in Baguio. It takes about more than 3 hours for a participant to get his lunch/meal due to a very bad system of distribution of meals. Instead of staying at the session hall to hear lectures, their time are wasted waiting for their turn to get the foods. Please fix the system. The participants are not adults; they are in their teens.

64 roziel v. montalban   (06 April 2013 7:27 PM)
kindly accommodate us... we are 4 participants from BOGNUYAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, marinduque namely:
1. ZAIRA LYN D. ADONIS
2. ARLENE JANE S. SALVACION
3. MA. CONCEPCION SANCHEZ
4. ROZIEL V. MONTALBAN- TEACHER

63 roziel v. montalban   (06 April 2013 7:24 PM)
from marinduque here. we will join the yes o summer camp

62 Leizel T. Manlangit   (05 April 2013 10:51 AM)
Hello..I just want to confirm the participation of the following SK chairmen from San Miguel, Catanduanes for the yes camp on April 8-12, 2013:
1. Ruby Ann Balbeja
2. Leizel T. Manlangit

Thank you...

61 Jonathan N. Carrasco   (04 April 2013 8:37 PM)
Good evening! May I register the following students of Divina Pastora College under the Division of Gapan City, Region III for the YES Camp on April 19-12, 2013:
1. Rodrigo Cuevas
2. John Roizel Diez
3. Jerome Nituda
4. Ian Ver Santiago
5. Jonathan N. Carrasco-Teacher

60 Maria Theresa Sembrano   (04 April 2013 6:32 PM)
please register the following from Don Felix Serra National High School,San Joaquin , Iloilo.
1.Maria Theresa Sembrano- Teacher
2.Paul Arean Sanapo Student

59 Ma. Socorro Hilario   (04 April 2013 6:13 PM)
from Pavia National High School
Pavia, Iloilo, 5001

58 Ma. Socorro Hilario   (04 April 2013 6:08 PM)
Good day! may i register the following for the YES camp this coming April 9 -12, 2013
1. Charity Joy Zulla
2. Queancy Joy Hilario
3. Shelly Vei Herbuela
4. Ma. Socorro Hilario - YES-O Adviser
The following students listed above will register also in Environmental Quiz.
Please accommodate us.

Thank very much.

56 LORENA B. LACAR   (04 April 2013 11:59 AM)
Good day. May I ask that the participants of Calanigan National High School be accommodated within the Camp site or nearby it.
Thank you.

55 LORENA B. LACAR   (04 April 2013 11:55 AM)
Good day. May I register the participants of CALANIGAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL-Calanigan Norte, Sto.Tomas,Isabela Region 02.They are as follows:

1. Jhon Cristofer Ramiscal- YES-O Pres.
2. Bryan James Rivera- YES-O Vice Pres.
3. Divine Grace Pagurayan -SSG Pres.
4. Ayra V. Gataggatan- YES-O PIO
5. Rhea Joy Lopez- YES-O member
6.Joylyn M. Mallanao- YES-O member
7. Shanice Camille Eda- YES-O member
8. Carol Jane Villa- YES-OProject Coordinator
9. Jonalyn M. Mallanao- YES-O member
10.Irish Jane Valdez- YES-O member
11. Mrs. Lorena B. Lacar- YES-OAdviser
12. Mrs. Editha U. Viernes- YES-O Co- Adviser
13. Mrs. Bernadette R. Magauay- YES-O Co-Adviser
Thank you very much and God bless.

57 lorenlacar   (04 April 2013 12:16 PM)
How will I know that we are already registered?

54 WILFREDO B. CHENTES JR.   (03 April 2013 9:20 PM)
how can we get the pre-registration form.thank you.

53 WILFREDO B. CHENTES JR.   (03 April 2013 9:18 PM)
Good evening.may i just on how can i get a copy of the pre-registration form for this 2013 YES Camp at Baguio City.we have already the travel order.i am the supreme student government adviser.thank you

52 christine   (03 April 2013 3:45 PM)
check hr youthdesk@denr.gov.ph or yescampofficial@gmail.com

51 erick selda   (03 April 2013 8:46 AM)
where can we download the pre registration form?

50 MARITES ESCAROS   (02 April 2013 9:03 PM)
good pm. how can we file a pre registration? We will be joining the 2013 YES-Camp, we are 36 in all.we're from one district only in the division of sorsogon. ( Elementary)

49 elaine p. binasoy   (02 April 2013 7:53 PM)
gud eve mam.this is the YES-O ADVISER of Lemu National HS.Ms. Elaine P. Binasoy,Division of Cagayan, Cagayan Valley, Region 2..We would like to inform you mam that we will be attending the Summer Camp with 22 students n 2 Advisers..thank you mam a lot...more power en godbless mam.

48 ROSARIO C. BARRAMEDA   (02 April 2013 3:27 PM)
Good pm po mam.We have an approved authority to travel from the DepEd-Division of Albay and by the Regional Director-Region V and the LGU -Tiwi in Albay approved our registration fee of 4,000.00 each(4 participants) but they told me that a cheque will be released in the name of the organizer. My question is who will be the right person in the organization to be written in the cheque?Is it ok f we pay the registration of P16,000.00 for the (4) participants? Kindly reply po asap.Thanks a lot.

Fr. ROSARIO C. BARRAMEDA
SSG Adviser
Naga National High School
Naga, Tiwi, Albay
Albay Division

46 Danica de Jesus   (26 March 2013 9:43 PM)
..hi po ulet...ask ko lng po kung san po gaganapin yung yes-camp????Aklan po ba o Baguio???

47 admin   (26 March 2013 9:45 PM)
Danica de Jesus, Baguio po. More details has been posted at "YES CAMP 2013".

44 Danica de Jesus   (26 March 2013 9:24 PM)
hi po.....ask ko lang po kung ano ang theme ngayon 2013 yes-camp??iiinform ko na po kasi mga friends ko...may ,mga events po kasi silang sasalihan pati po ako..ty po

45 admin   (26 March 2013 9:26 PM)
Danica de Jesus, the theme for 2013 YES-CAMP is "Reducing Our Carbon Footprint."

43 mollyn j.perlas   (25 March 2013 1:37 PM)
good day! how can we get the pre-registration form for the YES camp 2013? thank you.

42 may   (17 March 2013 9:17 PM)
Good day! How can we get the registration form for the YES camp 2013? Thanks po!

41 Roda May   (17 March 2013 8:35 AM)
Hello po. Bakit hindi parin po kami nakakatanggap ng memo? From Iloilo po ako. Pls. respond. Thanks.

40 Roda May   (17 March 2013 8:33 AM)
Hello po. Bakit di pa po kami nakakatanggap ng memo? From Iloilo po ako. Pls. respond. Thanks.

39 emma   (05 March 2013 9:36 AM)
YES Camp 2013 will be from April 9-12 at the Teachers Camp in Baguio City

38 Kinneth Dangcolos   (04 March 2013 8:09 PM)
salamat po sa response, pero kailan po kau magbibigay ng mga communication para yes o camp, mga sk chairman po dito davao gustong sumali..salamt

36 Kinneth Dangcolos   (04 March 2013 10:42 AM)
meron po bang YES o camp ngayon MAY?? pls response kong sino man ang admin nito pls..we need immediate response

37 admin   (04 March 2013 11:33 AM)
Kinneth Dangcolos, meron po.

35 Marina Panerio Conoman   (25 February 2013 8:04 PM)
Our school is very much eager to participate this 2013 YES-O summer camp. ask lang when will be the exact date and venue...

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