Your support for the Encampment Strengthens Democracy

 by Developing Youth Leaders



What I learned at the 2022 Encampment: Xola talks about the need for youth leadership, indigenous culture, and the history that is not taught in school.

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Democracy and the EFC: Steve Leibman, 1969 alum, longtime social justice activist, and founding board member, talks about why EFC is so important now.

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You are the key to the success of the Encampment’s work with young leaders. Help us to reach our year-end fundraising goal of $50,000 by donating generously. Your support means that the Encampment is here for this generation of youth leaders — and future generations. Thank you.

DONATE ONLINE or send a check to EFC, P.O. Box 1210, Aptos, CA 95001. All donations are tax-deductible. Our Federal EIN is 30-0694938.

What is Giving TuesdayGiving Tuesday is a global movement that encourages people to give on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (and every Tuesday). It’s a movement to support all the organizations that are working to make the world a better place. You can join the movement by giving to the Encampment today — or any day. Add your voice to the worldwide movement of generosity that sustains the work of social justice.

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 to local Ventura County alums to intern with our year-round  Pesticide-Free Soil Project

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Have questions? Ask us at Contact EFC.