The Encampment prepares young people to be informed, responsible and effective global citizens through experiential learning and through living in a diverse, democratic community.

encampers meet Martin Luther King

Encampers visit the United Nations.

The Encampment for Citizenship (EFC) is a non-profit organization that conducts residential summer programs with year-round follow-up for young people of widely diverse backgrounds and nations. It provides youth with a compelling experience in democratic living, with emphasis on critical thinking and social action. Through this transformative experience, young people become more informed and sensitive about the key issues of our time and committed to active citizenship and involvement in their community as justice seekers.

For Further Reading

Algernon D. Black, The Young Citizens: The Story of the Encampment for Citizenship (New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., 1962).

Clyde Hart, “Applications of Methods of Evaluation: Four Studies of the Encampment for Citizenship,” Public Opinion Quarterly, volume 27.

The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers. “Encampment for Citizenship.” Teaching Eleanor Roosevelt, ed. by Allida Black, June Hopkins, et al. (Hyde Park, New York: Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, 2003).