The Encampment prepares young people to be informed, responsible and effective global citizens through experiential learning and through living in a diverse, democratic community.

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Encampers with Cici Battle of Young People For, after her workshop outlining voting challenges and strategies at the 2018 Encampment.

The Encampment for Citizenship (EFC) is a non-profit organization that conducts residential summer programs with year-round follow-up for young people of widely diverse backgrounds and nations.

It provides youth with a compelling experience in democratic living, with emphasis on critical thinking and social action.

Through this transformative experience, young people become more informed and sensitive about the key issues of our time and committed to active citizenship and involvement in their community as justice seekers.

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“The Encampment is important because youth have so many ideas — the potential to be the great change that our society needs and the whole world needs. It's is a place where young people can come to develop their ideas, connect with people who can help them, hear from peers and lift each other up to be that change.”

— Emily (2017), Princeton, NJ,

“The Encampment changed the course of my life. I became conscious of social justice issues through the curriculum and through my fellow Encampers who became like family to me. I realized the importance of my voice, and the power of my generation to make change. It was also a great addition to my college application.”

– K.C. (2014), Woodside, CT