We are offering a special information session on Zoom for young people

interested in participating in EFC’s life-changing program:

Saturday, January 13, at 2 p.m. ET/ 1 p.m. CT/ 12 p.m. MT/ 11 a.m PT.

Why Attend?
The Encampment is not just a program; it’s an opportunity for youth leaders to deepen their understanding of social justice issues, engage in meaningful conversations, and develop the skills needed to be effective advocates for change. The EFC’s summer program offers a unique blend of workshops, field trips, and hands-on projects that aim to inspire and empower young activists.

What to Expect:

  1. Introduction to the EFC and its mission.
  2. Highlights of the summer curriculum, location, workshops, and activities.
  3. Insights from past participants who share their transformative experiences.
  4. Q&A session — an opportunity to learn more about the program.

How to Join: 
To secure your spot at the virtual recruitment session, RSVP by Friday, January 12, using this link. Once registered, you will receive the virtual meeting link.

Can’t make it? No worries, we have another on Wednesday, January 24th at 6  p.m. ET/5  p.m.CT/ 4 p.m. MT/ 3  p.m. PT. Register for this session by Tuesday January 23 by clicking here.

Help the EFC reach more young people and supporters

— share the Encampment’s work with your network.

Feel free to share this invitation with friends, family, and anyone who might be interested in coming to the 2024 Encampment.

Together, we are creating a community of young changemakers committed to making a difference!



A Quick Look at the 2024 Encampment: The 2024 Encampment (July 2–23) will be in Montgomery, Alabama, and focused on civil and voting rights. We will engage with the community of Montgomery to learn about the current and past struggles for fair housing, equity in education, clean water access, voting rights, and more. With help from our guest experts, museums, and community organizers, we will analyze strategies from the Civil Rights Movement and what organizers are doing today to address the current attack on civil rights and democracy. We will also examine the role of culture in social justice movements and find inspiration to continue working together to make our world more equitable and just for us all. Apply here.

Priority will be given to applications received by February 1. The application deadline is February 15.

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? EFC’s website or ask us at Contact EFC.