Calling all Woodseys! We are digging up those old song books, and hoping to bring back camp songs you all know and love. We will post the song titles and lyrics on here, and if you know the song, please help us out by sending a recording/video of you singing it! We will then re-introduce it to our volunteers this year, and keep on adding and adding to our Woodsey traditions.
Lyrics by Marilyn “Pro” Provisor SollThe trees try to tell us The winds whisper too Of fun we’ve had together Of friendships we’ve made so true Oh College Camp we’ll cherish Our memories are fond of you The embers of campfire The stars in the sky The winding road that beckons The stream that meanders by Oh UniCamp we’ll cherish Our memories will never die Come we all Say “goodnight” As the shadows still cling to the end of the night With each burning, dying ember There are friendships to remember As we sing one last (Sing and hold from a high pitch to a medium pitch to a lower pitch) Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
Bob ( Rusty Nail ) Nale
January 23, 2013 at 3:04 pm
I remember learning this song when I was a camper at Diabetic Session in 1957. Thank you ” Pro ” for reviving it!
All of us old woodsies, or as Pops calls us , “Petrified Woodsies” , have a multitude of the old songs stored in our memories, I’m sure. How can we share them with you on line?
Joan Phebus Biles
January 23, 2013 at 3:35 pm
I’m delighted that you are reinstating songs to UniCamp. Memories are made of this.
January 24, 2013 at 2:20 pm
Thank you! And if you have any other things that you think can be reinstated to UniCamp, such as stories, Woodsey bling, etc., let us know. 🙂 MWL, Biffebreeze
Rey (Gobble) Cano
January 23, 2013 at 4:58 pm
Hey Rusty Nail, good to see your post. Wondering if you have list of songs or is it all in the memory bank.? Would love to get those down on paper some how. Here’s hoping to see you sometime up at camp this next year. Stay healthy my friend, and hope we can hear some of your groups banjo pickin’ soon.
Jean "Kiwi" Chang
January 23, 2013 at 7:03 pm
I can’t sing well enough to want to create an audio file but the tune to the first two stanzas is roughly “Patriots of Micronesia” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriots_of_Micronesia),
The third stanza starts off using the tune to Taps (but not as slow as Taps is traditionally played) then… Hm, hard to explain. I guess I’d have to create an audio file after all. If I figure out how, I’ll post a link as a comment.
FYI, I have a copy of the UCLA UniCamp Song Book circa 1990 If you want me to scan it and send it along, let me know.
January 24, 2013 at 2:18 pm
Hi Kiwi! Thank you for the explanation! If you can create an audio file, that will be great! We might have a old song book around that time, we will let you know if we can’t find it though. MWL, Biffebreeze
January 26, 2013 at 6:24 pm
The melody is from Brahms “Academic Festival Overture in C Minor Op. 80
Google it on YouTube, and go 1minute and 35 seconds into the piece. This is the UniCamp Theme song melody.
February 4, 2013 at 4:54 pm
Nice to see a post from Andy Cooper. I was a freshman at UCLA in the spring of 1967 walking on Bruin Walk on organization day. Andy was manning the Unicamp table and I signed up on the spot. I do have a song book from the 60’s and will have to find it. My brother and I both worked at camp as did my wife, and have fond memories.
February 19, 2013 at 4:55 pm
I don’t remember that last verse using those words for the song to the taps tune, but the rest of it I remember well. Any other songs that need words to them?
BTW, Hi Dave Hammons! Remember me?
March 7, 2018 at 7:20 pm
I was looking for the words to a beautiful song written by Sheila Kuehl (“Sam”) about Unicamp. I think it was called Thursday’s Child, or maybe Wednesday’s Child. She was Program Director when I was a counselor. If anyone has them (especially Sam), please email them to me. I have fond memories of Unicamp.
Andrea Alfred, Woodsey summer of ’71
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