... a summer experience where you live what you learn, make new friends from across the nation, and expand your view of the world.
... year-round opportunities for leadership development, building community, and learning.
... a nation-wide network of committed alumni and partners, working for positive change in their home communities. Read on!
Encampers were exposed to the victories and hope in the struggle for justice, and encouraged to embrace the ongoing work for a better world.More »
Deanna Marie Mousseau explains how the Encampment has influenced her life. Check out her alum story and others.
“many religious, racial, social, and national backgrounds” came to the Encampment to “make democracy work” by living it. Read more »
Each year, the Encampment for Citizenship (EFC) runs a summer program that empowers young people aged 15–18 to tackle social injustice and make a positive difference in their communities and the world.
Nothing Can Stop Me Now song recorded at 2018 EFC InterGen(erational) Weekend (by Eagle Eye Imaging Solutions).
Created in the 2017 Encampment Digital Stories workshop. View all »
Hampshire College -- Encampment 2016, Amherst, Massachusetts.
Jon Kerner, Ph.D, (EFC 1965 CA) describes his Encampment experience.
Take a brief look inside the 2019 Encampment: Working Toward True Democracy.
The Encampment for grownups and young leaders!
Registration is closed for the 2019 InterGen but you can still share the excitement by attending our multi-media community celebration, July 20, 7-9 p.m. at Oxnard Community College. See the flyer for more information »
The Encampment prepares young people to put their passion for justice to work. Give to EFC to invest in social justice leaders.
Ayana had a life-changing experience -- not just by learning history and meeting organizers working toward equity today--but being moved by her own cultural heritage and learning ways to work for justice in her community. Read more »
Arrow came to the Encampment to learn skills to strengthen his leadership in his tribal community. "Every day, the Encampment taught me more about Mississippi, and myself, and how I can make a difference in my community." Read more »
And, as part of the EFC’s Get-Out-the-Vote campaign, Encampers are taking action in different ways: Samara and her mother are helping to get out the vote in Springfield, Massachusetts; Isaiah registered to vote for the first time in Oakland, California; and Bernice and her mother are starting a nonprofit, Freedom 2.0, in New Jersey, to educate younger voters and encourage them to vote.
EFC can continue to prepare these young leaders to take thoughtful action for social justice. DONATE »
The VCU Archives have the latest state-of-the-art scanners, which can provide giant, high-resolution copies of your prized photos and other documents! It also has 3-D and other printers that can replicate some of your other cherished items for the Encampment archival collection.You don’t have to surrender your mementos. You simply loan them to us for just long enough for us to make high-tech copies and we send them right back to you. Read more »