Alum Network

Welcome to the Alum Network!

Encampers from all over the United States – and beyond – are making connections and sharing their experiences. If you are an alum, please use this space to catch up with alum news, read stories and fill out our survey* to get more involved in EFC activities. If you are not on our mailing list, use the Contact Form to sign up or send a quick update or news item.

*If you do not have a gmail address, or if you do not get a reply within 10 days, please contact us directly at

Take the Alum Survey

Are you reconnecting with the Encampment? To get started, complete the alum survey

To just update your contact information, fill out our contact form.

Use the Alum Directory

We envision a listing of alums and staff of all ages who have completed the survey. When it is complete, it will be a powerful intergenerational networking tool. Help us by filling out the Alum Survey

Each One Finds One

Help the EFC get in contact with more alums! Send us contact info for one or more of your fellow alums.

Interview with Eleyna Fugman — Building Relationships Across Class and Race

Encampment: 1991 CA
Residence at time of Encampment:
Covelo, CA
Lives in: Portland, OR.


2020 Online Encampment
2019 Intergen.

Send us news!

Do you have Encampment alum news to share? Use our contact form to send all the details to us »

Tell us your story

Would you like to be interviewed about your Encampment story? Use our contact form to send all the details on to us »

Alum News

Graduating? Got into a program you are excited about? Working for a social justice project you want to share? Write to us and we’ll share your news here.

Ada Deer

1956 Encamper, New York

Ada Deer has written a memoir, published in 2021, that includes sections on her Encampment experiences. Read more »

Remembering our EFC Community Members

If you know of an alum or community member who has died, please share that information with us and we will post it here.

  • Isaac Ben Ezra, 1946 NY
  • Ed Peeples, 1957 NY
  • Bob Young, 1953 NY, Staff 1965 CA
  • Bill Shannon, Executive Director, 1952–58

The whole EFC experience has been empowering, …

and has helped me see that I have the ability to make a difference. It’s also helped me understand my ability to connect with people from totally different backgrounds to mine.


2018 Encamper, Washington, DC

We are strengthening democracy by creating community.