EFC is:

  • Life-changing experiences with local and indigenous communities
  • Developing activism skills
  • Using the arts to make change
  • Lifting up diverse voices
  • College readiness
  • and so much more!

Want to hear more? The video above is excerpted from this longer version.

The most recent Encampers have added their voices. Add your voice today by making a donation. You can also tell us what the EFC means to you in your donation note or by emailing. We are asking those of us who believe in the Encampment’s work to make a commitment to keep the EFC’s work available to today’s youth.

A long-term commitment (monthly or annual) makes a real difference in our ability to develop programming that provides the kind of support young activists need to be effective leaders. If enough of us make that commitment, we have a pool that creates stability that can grow the organization. The online form offers some options for sustainable giving.

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Or send a check to EFC, P.O. Box 1210, Aptos, CA 95001

All donations are tax-deductible. Our federal EIN is 30-0694938.

2024 Encampment: Civil and Voting Rights in Montgomery Alabama

The 2024 Encampment (July 2–23) will be in Montgomery, Alabama, focused on civil and voting rights. We will engage with the community of Montgomery to learn about the struggle for fair housing, equity in education, clean water access, voting rights, and resistance to Jim Crow. With help from our guest experts, museums, and community organizers, we will analyze strategies from the Civil Rights Movement and discuss how we can find inspiration to battle the current attack on civil rights. As always, we will also examine the role of culture in social justice movements.To apply: http://tinyurl.com/2024EFCapply

Help the EFC reach more young people and supporters — share the Encampment’s work to your network.

Related links:

EFC’s website

What is the Encampment?

  • Young people ages 15–18, from the U.S. and beyond, living and learning together for three-plus weeks in a summer program focused on experiential learning, critical thinking, community, and social justice in action
  • A follow-up program that supports them to take action when they go home
  • A nationwide network of committed alums and partner organizations, working for social justice in their home communities.
  • An option for local Ventura County alums to intern with our year-round Pesticide-Free Soil Project

Have questions? Ask us at Contact EFC.