September 3, 2010
Without a doubt, UniCamp was the formative experience of college, and quite possibly my life. Whether camper or counselor, there is something about this organization and this experience that just brings people together. UCLA UniCamp is a place where people can feel free to be who they truly are and want to be. It is a place where people can learn from themselves and from each other, and it is a place for people to grow in an entirely safe and welcoming environment.
UniCamp is a bridge between people and between worlds. It is a place where college students, many of whom have never ventured into the more impoverished areas of Los Angeles, or have never had a conversation with anyone from the "underserved community," can meet and come to see everyone for who they really are, and not as society's archetypes and stereotypes deem them to be. UniCamp breaks down these barriers between people.
Most importantly, UniCamp is a place for kids to be kids, and for young adults and adults to rediscover their inner child. It is refreshing, inspiring, renewing, and fun. If nothing else, then it is this last word that makes UniCamp the great organization that it is.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
11 weeks over 4 years during the summer, and nearly three whole years on the UCLA campus.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
working with the campers and other counselors.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
the best people I have ever come across.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Run summer camps for all children in Los Angeles.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I was a counselor, head counselor, program director, board member, and a WOODSEY!.