Hosting a Tent Encampment

If your university or church community is considering — or has decided — to host a homeless encampment, these tips, suggestions, and ideas can help you plan for a successful event.

Before a Tent Encampment Arrives

Planning begins one to two years before an encampment arrives. Here is information to help you prepare for an encampment.

During an Encampment

Discover ways that individuals in a homeless encampment and members of your community can learn together while you’re hosting an encampment.

After an Encampment

Your university or church community will still want to take these steps after an encampment leaves

Student speaking in front of a crowd
“The first time you host (an encampment) it is charity, the second time is to break down stereotypes, and the third time is for social change.”
Former TC3 resident