How to Apply
Want to make a difference in your community and learn how to become a stronger agent of change?
The 2022 Encampment will be
July 5 – 27 at Cal Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA
Are you a young person (age 15-18) who wants to make a difference in your community? With EFC’s community-based and arts-as-activism approach, you will:
- Get a deeper perspective on social justice issues.
- Meet activists and civic leaders.
- Learn more about how your community works and how you can make change where you are.
- Participate in a multicultural community of peers from across the nation who will share their communities with you.
- Use arts to express your perspective on social justice concerns.
- Receive four months of follow-up support to develop an action plan.
Participants will learn and practice the powerful strategies of critical thinking, action planning, and using creativity and the arts in working for social justice.
*There will be a virtual pre-Encampment orientation in June and four months of follow-up programming in the fall. The 2022 orientation dates are:
The 2022 Encampment application is open. Apply early as space is limited. If you would like printed flyers or applications for distribution, please contact the office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Power of Creative Collaboration
Check out this music video re gentrification created by Hosea and Carter at the 2020 virtual Encampment.
“…they give me tools that I didn’t realize I needed, to make an impact larger than myself.”
Lilia is both an alum of the 2020 virtual Encampment and a Pesticide-Free Soil Project (PFSP) intern.
Contact us for more information about applying for the 2022 EFC program.
Click image for Maribel & John’s fun video about the Encampment.
2018-20 Encampers creating change in their home communities.
Fee waiver application (if needed)
I am Native American and I’ve had a life-changing experience at the Encampment.
Youth from all over the country, (along with) people from different countries, created a space in which we were comfortable to grow. Through this growing, we learned how to accept diversity, view a variety of perspectives, gain strategies to develop change and have our eyes opened to the world. I cannot express myself enough to show grateful I am to be a part of the Encampment community; it has given me my voice. I come from a place where I am silenced and my people are challenged with obstacles created through oppression. Now, I will tell you that I am no longer silent and I will speak up and out about social issues. This family we create here has given me the tools, guidance, connections and motivation to be a community leader and activist.