Participate in a program that will change your life

2022 Encampment: July 5 – 27, Cal Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA

take a deeper look at social justice issues • form an inclusive multicultural community • learn more about your own community and share with peers across the nation

Support the EFC's Work with Youth Leaders

75th Anniversary: Why the EFC is important to me.

2019 Encampers and Staff.

Pesticide-Free Soil Project Compost Tea Party.

The 2022 Encampment is

July 5-27, Thousand Oaks, CA

Young people ages 15-18




Countdown to the 2022 Application Deadline—Apply Early!








The Encampment is …

a summer experience to live what you learn, make friends from across the nation, and expand your worldview.
year-round opportunities for leadership development, building community, and learning.
a nationwide network of committed alumni and partners, working for social justice in their home communities.

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Support EFC on Giving Tuesday

Support EFC on Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday is a global movement that reimagines a world built upon shared humanity and radical generosity. It’s Giving Tuesday, and one way to bring those words “shared humanity and radical generosity” alive is by giving to support the EFC’s work.

The 2021 InterGen: The Power of Community

The 2021 InterGen: The Power of Community

The EFC’s annual InterGen is a great way to share what the latest Encampers are learning. It brings together alums, parents and supporters of different ages and backgrounds from all over the country — and beyond — for several hours of thought-provoking, creative and...

Alum Network


Are you an Encampment Alum? Reach out to old friends and make new ones »

Democracy Is in Danger and We Youth Have to Act

Encampment: 2021 Virtual
Residence at time of Encampment:
Rondonia, Brasil
Lives in: Rondonia, Brasil

“We the People” — Jean Mitchell McGuire on her EFC experience

Encampment: 1948 Fieldston
Residence at time of Encampment:
Washington, DC
Lives in: Roxbury, MA

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