Sing songs. Play games. Change minds.
Be part of UCLA’s official student charity, a student tradition since 1934, and apply to volunteer as a UCLA UniCamp counselor for our 2019 camp season! Mentor and inspire kids from underserved communities and give back for one week this summer, all while making new friends throughout the school year and having fun!
Volunteer Application is online at unicamp.org/apply. Applications due January 18 by 11:59 p.m.
— WHAT IS UCLA UNICAMP? —
The mission of UCLA UniCamp is to engage, educate, and empower youth from underserved communities in the Greater Los Angeles area while developing today’s UCLA students into tomorrow’s community leaders. At our summer camps, we focus on different initiatives that help drive our programming. Across all sessions, we promote caring and the development of our campers at our campsite in the San Bernardino Forest, away from pressures campers may face down the mountain. Our volunteers are passionate about service leadership and making a real impact on these youth, and we are looking for passionate people who want to join our UniCamp family!
Learn more about is at unicamp.org
— FAQs —
What is the time commitment for UniCamp?
During the school year: roughly 2 hours per week plus two all-day weekend events. Events are not held during finals week. You will attend your one week of camp during summer.
What if I am unsure of what session I’m most interested in?
In the application, you will rate each session based on your interest in the initiative and your availability for training and summer.
What if I am unsure of my summer plans?
Don’t worry! It’s early on in the school year and we know you may still be thinking about internships, jobs, or summer school. Many internships can work with you, especially for the first few sessions of the summer. Just write a note on your application about your summer plans and we can work with you.
Do I need experience as a camp counselor?
Nope! We provide all the training needed, based on American Camp Association standards. Depending on the roles you select, you can also learn about lifeguarding, archery, mountain biking, belaying, and more. You will also learn from professionals about topics specific to your session’s population. At camp, you will work in teams others close by if you need help.
What if I have more questions?
If you have any further questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, come to an info session, or stop by on Bruinwalk during weeks 1–2!
Pick from one of our seven sessions this summer:
• Transitional Youth Empowerment: June 22–28
• Camp Comforting Hearts (Bereavement): June 28 – July 3
• The Village Session (African American Youth Empowerment): July 8–14
• Leadership Development & Life Skills: July 14-21
• Health, Nutrition, & Fitness: July 21–28
• AcademiCamp (Social Justice Education: July 28 – August 3
• Outdoor Environmental Education: August 3–9
Each has on-campus weekly trainings winter and spring quarters starting Winter Week 5. Days/times vary by session but are generally Tuesday, Wednesday, OR Thursday evenings.
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