Alum Stories

The Encampment Has Changed Me Entirely

The Encampment Has Changed Me Entirely

Encampments: 2015 Jackson, Mississippi; 2016 Amherst, Massachusetts; 2017 Intern, Amherst, Massachusetts
Residence at time of Encampment: Pine Ridge, SD
Lives in: Spearfish, SD

Alum: Jason Neal

Alum: Jason Neal

Encampments: California, 1989
Residence at time of Encampment: Long Island, New York
Lives in: Long Island, New York

Alum: Ada Deer

Alum: Ada Deer

Encampments: New York, 1956
Residence at time of Encampment: Wisconsin, on the Menominee Indian Reservation
Lives in: Wisconsin


2020 Online Encampment

1966 DC with David Sandoval and Vivian Calderon and Congressman Roybal.

Videos from the 75th Anniversary

As part of our 75th Anniversary activities, alums from the 1940-present talked about their EFC experiences. Click links for:

Short Excerpts From All Years





75th Anniversary Celebration

Click image for our 75th Anniversary Celebration video (October 16, 2021).


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 »

The Encampment has pushed me to reach my growing edge this summer.

… I performed an original piece on a stage, I hiked a mountain and I learned so much about cultures other than my own. I will continue to commit my voice to the Encampment and spread the word to everyone I know. I want more youth to have the same opportunity and experience that I did.


2019 Encamper, Jackson, MS

We are strengthening democracy by creating community.