Recent Programs


2017 summer program update coming soon! Please contact us for more information.



During recent summer programs, Encampers:

  • Lived in their Encampment community with youth and adults from many cultures and backgrounds.
  • Connected important historical and contemporary issues.
  • Explored the relationship between art and politics.
  • Developed their leadership potential.
  • Visited spectacular natural environments and famous cultural institutions.
  • Engaged in service learning activities.
  • Met with members of national and local organizations.
  • Helped govern their Encampment community.

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2016 Encampment
The 2016 Encampment at Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, demonstrated the power of the EFC’s unique educational methodology, which integrates a social justice curriculum with an in-depth experience of building community. Read more ...

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2015 Encampment
The 2015 Encampment was a powerful experience where Encampers explored the roots of the civil rights movement and collaborated with non-profit organizations that are currently organizing in the South. Read more »

2014 Encampment
The July 2014 program expanded the Encampment experience with workshops on a number of topics, youth leadership teams, and creative arts activities. Read more »

2013 Encampment
The July 2013 program was the first Encampment of the 21st century. Read More »

2015 Intergenerational Weekend

2014 Encampers