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University Camps
September 5, 2010

UCLA UniCamp is simply an amazing organization that changes lives. Nothing in my life has helped me grow more than UniCamp. After training for 100 hours, I had the opportunity to volunteer for a week in the San Bernardino Mountains working with youth from the greater Los Angeles area. Interacting with these campers, many of whom opened up about their life experiences, served to broaden my understanding of the world and has inspired me to continue to work with youth in the future. Though UCLA UniCamp has everything a traditional summer camp has--archery, swimming, arts&crafts;--it also has something much greater: the Woodsey Magic. It's hard to explain unless you've spent a week with those campers, but it's life-changing. Each time I go to camp I discover more about myself and others and leave, hopefully, as a slightly better person.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing my own personal growth even in just a week up at camp as well as seeing my fellow counselors and the campers make similar changes. It's nothing short of life-changing.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

having the time of my life while growing tremendously at the same time!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

compassionate, dedicated, and the best friends I've made in my life.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach even more deserving yet under-served youth in the great L.A. region.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I led activities and served as a counselor for a unit of boys.