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Phone: 310-208-8252
900 Hilgard Ave
Ste 301

Los Angeles
California 90024
USA
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Target demographics: UCLA UniCamp serves low -income and foster care youth throughout Los Angeles.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 1,000 Campers per year

Geographic areas served: Los Angeles

Programs: W.A.L.L. is a co-ed group of diverse teenagers from highly urban areas of Los Angeles, led by an Outdoor Recreation Specialist/Guide, and 2 UniCamp W.A.L.L. Counselors who have each completed over 100 hours of training each. It teaches participants teamwork and perseverance throughout a physically and mentally demanding 4 day, 26 mile hike to the peak of San Gorgonio in the San Bernardino Mountains. Participants are given responsibilities during the hike that help them build leadership and outdoor survival skills, in addition to an overarching theme of environmental awareness and conservation. Upon returning from the hike, W.A.L.L. campers use their newly acquired skills to mentor and serve as role models to the younger campers.

Mission:
UCLA UniCamp is the official student charity of the University of California, Los Angeles. UniCamp operates as an independently funded, secular, non-profit organization linking today''s University students with the Los Angeles community. Each year, UniCamp inspires approximately 1,000 children from low-income families to envision brighter futures by sending them, along with 350 Student Volunteers, to its residential outdoor summer camp. UCLA UniCamp establishes a continuum of care - a structure in which children in need are given the opportunity to become a productive member of the community.
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09/14/10
UniCamp has been the defining experience of my entire 4 years at UCLA. This organization is truly dedicated to servicing the underserved youth of LA. Not only does this organization try to help these kids realize their potential, the camp is run in such a fashion that judgment is not passed upon the... more »
09/12/10
UCLA's Unicamp provides underserved children from the inner city an opportunity to see a life outside of their environment. They are part of bonding activities with their peers, are given positive role models and are able to participate in outdoor activities not available to them in their own ... more »
09/06/10
UCLA UniCamp is one of the few unique opportunities that bring UCLA students and alumni of diverse backgrounds and experiences together for one common cause. How else would I have been able to meet and know people outside of my major, my niche, and common interests? When people say the camp is for ... more »
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