Category: EEFC News


Recent Posts

2022 Workshops – Our Decision To Cancel
East Coast Virtual Camp 2021 Teacher Highlights
Our Year in Review: 2021
Our Year in Review: 2020
Fall 2020 Letter to the Community
Mid-Year Report: 2020
Our Year in Review: 2019
FY2019 Financials – Income & Expense charts
Meet Our Newest Board Member
Membership FAQs
Strategic Vision 2019
Camp Cabins Are Not Just Where We Sleep
Tips for Scholarship Applicants
Meet Our Newest Board Members
The Final Survey
FY2018 Financials – Income & Expense charts
Our Year in Review: 2018
Special Thanks: 2018
Summary: Spring 2018 Board Meeting
Tips & Tricks: Financing Your Trip to Balkan Camp
Growing Live Music
Volunteer Spotlight: Camille Holmes
FY2017 Financials – Income & Expenses
Post Balkan Camp Disorder (PBCD)
Running Sound at Balkan Camp: Tips and Tricks
Jamming at Camp – Your Opinions Wanted!
EEFC 2017 Spring Board Meeting Message from the President
FY2016 Financials – Income & Expenses
Spread the Word
EEFC 2016 Fall Board Meeting Report
Macedonian Čalgija Musicians at Mendocino
Get the Official Registration Badge
Social Media 101: Youth to the Rescue or How to Promote the EEFC on Facebook
A Good Year for Giving!
FY2015 Financials – Income & Expenses
Just What Does the EEFC Board Do?
Supporting the Čoček Nation Youth Scholarship
FY2014 Financials – Income & Expenses
Fall 2015 Board Meeting Summary Letter
EEFC 2015 Fall Board Meeting Report
A Few Changes to Membership
2015-2016 Fundraising Appeal
Bay Area EEFC Scholarship Created
EEFC Donation Stores
Party on at Balkan Camp in Mendocino!
So Many Great Reasons…
EEFC and the Great Ripple Effect
A Banner Year for Scholarships
Kukeri in the Woodlands—Become a Magical Beast of the Forest
The 2014 Iroquois Springs Photo DVD from Margaret Loomis
Meet Volunteer Jenna Shearer, Marketing & Communications Committee
Spring 2015 Board Meeting Summary Letter
EEFC 2015 Spring Board Meeting Report
Letters to the Community — from the Board of Directors and Rachel MacFarlane
East Coast EEFC Community Forum in Boston
Message from Amy Mills on Behalf of the Board
Yes, you’re in the right place!
Earl Galitz
EEFC 2015 Community Forums
Share Camp. Spread the Word.
Balkan Music and Dance Workshops 2015
West Coast EEFC Community Forums Announced
Richard Herbert “Dick” Forsyth
Update from Executive Director Jay House
Fall 2013 Board Meeting Summary
Six-Month Update from Executive Director, Jay House Samios
Meet & Greet Events in NYC, Bay Area, Seattle, Chicago & Boston
Top 10 Misconceptions about Camp
ED Selection
Comments on ED Role May 2012
Board & Program Committee Update Feb. 2012
EEFC Board Meeting Notes: 1994 —2014

Membership FAQs

What are the benefits of membership? The primary benefit of membership is that it helps the organization offer discounted tuition at $950 to all adult campers, even steeper tuition discounts to youth campers, and covers our incredible team of work exchange recipients. The true cost per camper, regardless of age or work exchange status, is around $1,200 per person. As an organization, we want to ensure that our workshops remain accessible, so we make up the difference through fundraising and membership. Through the combined efforts of individuals, families, bands, choruses, dance groups, corporations, and matching funds, we’re able to hold the line at $950, and we plan to continue doing so for as long as we responsibly can.

There are some additional perks, too. When you become a member, you get your name on the EEFC website. Individual Members get a $10 Kafana card. Households of note or higher get a $20 Kafana card, and Group Members are eligible for the fiscal sponsorship through the EEFC on mission-aligned and approved projects. But our favorite perk is the warm, fuzzy feeling you get from supporting the music, dance, songs, and community you love.


When is the best time to become a member/renew my membership? January and February! This is when the organizations puts down payments on a lot of the hard costs associated with our workshops, and funds are tightest. 


How long does my membership last? Unless you are a Lifetime Member, your membership ends with the calendar year. In other words, regardless of when you join, your membership will end on December 31st of that year. For example, if you renew your membership for 2019 on December 30th, your membership will end on December 31st, 2019 at midnight. This is why we encourage donors to join/renew in January and February. However, your membership is most welcome at any time of year. 


Which membership is most helpful to the EEFC? Sustaining members are the lifeblood of our organization. Thanks to the financial predictability they provide, we’re able to plan ahead, pay our staff and bills on time, and stay focused on what really matters–promoting, celebrating, and educating the public about Balkan music, dance, and cultures. 


I can’t afford the Individual Subsidized membership level. Are there other ways for me to contribute? Yes! Membership levels are just suggestions. You can donate at any amount at any time. Even $1 is meaningful to us. If financial support isn’t an option, consider donating your time or expertise. You can join a committee, host a fundraising event, or promote our workshops by passing out flyers and sending email invitations to friends. If you need organizational support for your fundraising ideas, please reach out to 


I donated $75 or more to the EEFC via the auction at one of your workshops. Am I a member? Auction donations, although very much appreciated, do not count toward membership, because you are purchasing goods and services.