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Humans of UniCamp: Red

I joined UniCamp when I was 16, pulmonologist and  never expected my involvement to go as far as it has gone today. The year I did UniCamp as a camper I was also participating in another summer program led by Project GRAD Los Angeles. I have been through camp as a volunteer counselor for two years. I then became a Head Counselor Assistant and now a Head Counselor this year.

It is funny how things work out because this is the second year I get to lead an initiative that directly works with Project GRAD. Being able to work with kids that come from my high school and community drives me to create an unforgettable week of camp. I was once in their shoes, tuberculosis and I see myself in each and every one of them. Up at camp I see the potential and the incredible things all campers are capable of, and there is no doubt in my mind that they will succeed in anything they do. It is an amazing opportunity to be able to be on all sides of camp, but it has felt even better knowing I am directly impacting kids just like me.

Red is a fourth-year political science major/education minor and Head Counselor of Session 2 (2016).

Compiled by: Viridiana “Chancla” Flores – UCLA ’16

Red will be working with Project GRAD Los Angeles as Head Counselor of Session 2, an organization he attended camp with as a high school student.

Red will be working with Project GRAD Los Angeles as Head Counselor of Session 2, an organization he attended camp with as a high school student.

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Humans of UniCamp: Fawn

In the summer of 1979, overweight my dad, anesthetist whose camp name was Trout, volunteered at UniCamp as a counselor with his two best friends, Tree and Big Foot. He loved everything about camp including the outdoors, his unit of young campers and especially the relationships he developed with his fellow counselors. My dad enjoyed UniCamp so much that he returned the following year as a head counselor. That summer at camp, he met the love of his life.

My mom, whose camp name was Fawn, was a volunteer counselor of the older boys’ unit in my dad’s session. My parents first became good friends up on the mountain at UniCamp. They then fell in love in the city when they returned to UCLA. Even though they both attended UCLA, my parents tell me that they would have never met if not for UniCamp.

Their experience inspired me to volunteer for camp because I saw firsthand the lasting friendships that form through UniCamp. My mom is still friends with many of her fellow UniCamp counselors. My dad asked Tree to be his best man at my parent’s wedding and Big Foot is my godfather. With so many lasting friendships and treasured memories, my parents say that UniCamp was one of their most amazing and valuable experiences at UCLA. Even before I joined UniCamp, I knew that Woodsey magic was real.

Compiled by: Amanat “Chewie” Bal – UCLA ’18

Fawn's parents met at UniCamp and say that it was their most valuable experience at UCLA.

Fawn’s parents met at UniCamp and say that it was their most valuable experience at UCLA.

 

Human Interest

When Camp Inspires Campers to Give Back

Water TowerUCLA UniCamp Water Tower Update

UCLA UniCamp is thankful to be able to say that in just over 1 weeks time, more info
the supporters of UCLA UniCamp donated enough for us to move forward with repairs on the water tower. A crew has been working hard for the last two weeks so they could finish before Session 2. They start their mornings at 4 a.m. by driving from Big Bear to Camp River Glen. Start working on the tower by 5 a.m. and have to stop working by 1 p.m. because the heat in the water tower makes the cracked lining too gummy to remove.

After the lining was removed they sandblasted the interior, medicine patched any cracks they found in the tank and as of today, 6/20/2014 at 1pm, the crew has applied their final layer of liner. The liner will take one week to cure and by next Friday we will be filling the tower with water. This could not have been accomplished without the generous support of the UCLA UniCamp family. Thank you for your support and come visit us at camp this summer, after all, we owe you a drink!

 

The Repair Crew

The Repair Crew

Interior prior to sanding
Interior prior to sanding

Removing cracked lining from tank.
Removing cracked lining from tank.

Removing Lining 2

Removing Lining 2

After sanding, before sandblasting

After sanding, before sandblasting

 

 
Water TowerUCLA UniCamp Water Tower Update

UCLA UniCamp is thankful to be able to say that in just over 1 weeks time, about it
the supporters of UCLA UniCamp donated enough for us to move forward with repairs on the water tower. A crew has been working hard for the last two weeks so they could finish before Session 2. They start their mornings at 4 a.m. by driving from Big Bear to Camp River Glen. Start working on the tower by 5 a.m. and have to stop working by 1 p.m. because the heat in the water tower makes the cracked lining too gummy to remove.

After the lining was removed they sandblasted the interior, patched any cracks they found in the tank and as of today, 6/20/2014 at 1pm, the crew has applied their final layer of liner. The liner will take one week to cure and by next Friday we will be filling the tower with water. This could not have been accomplished without the generous support of the UCLA UniCamp family. Thank you for your support and come visit us at camp this summer, after all, we owe you a drink!

 

The Repair Crew

The Repair Crew

Interior prior to sanding
Interior prior to sanding

Removing cracked lining from tank.
Removing cracked lining from tank.

Removing Lining 2

Removing Lining 2

After sanding, before sandblasting

After sanding, before sandblasting

 

 
Water TowerUCLA UniCamp Water Tower Update

UCLA UniCamp is thankful to be able to say that in just over 1 weeks time, find the supporters of UCLA UniCamp donated enough for us to move forward with repairs on the water tower. A crew has been working hard for the last two weeks so they could finish before Session 2. They start their mornings at 4 a.m. by driving from Big Bear to Camp River Glen. Start working on the tower by 5 a.m. and have to stop working by 1 p.m. because the heat in the water tower makes the cracked lining too gummy to remove.

After the lining was removed they sandblasted the interior, phlebologist
patched any cracks they found in the tank and as of today, viagra sale
6/20/2014 at 1pm, the crew has applied their final layer of liner. The liner will take one week to cure and by next Friday we will be filling the tower with water. This could not have been accomplished without the generous support of the UCLA UniCamp family. Thank you for your support and come visit us at camp this summer, after all, we owe you a drink!

 

The Repair Crew

The Repair Crew

Interior prior to sanding
Interior prior to sanding

Removing cracked lining from tank.
Removing cracked lining from tank.

Removing Lining 2

Removing Lining 2

After sanding, before sandblasting

After sanding, before sandblasting

 

 
A few months ago we received an email from Daniel Kleckner, price
a young man about to turn 13 who was studying for his Bar Mitzvah. Most emails we receive from people in this age group are emails asking about attending camp but this email was different. Daniel told us: “Sleep away camp is something that I look forward to all year, and I would like to share that experience with others.. Everyone deserves sleep away camp, and I think that UCLA UniCamp is a great way to make it happen for kids.” After a short conversation with Daniel he told us that his goal was to send at least one camper to camp this summer and that he would be in contact with us when the task was complete. The next time we heard from Daniel he informed us that through a garage sale, restoring cars, organizing and cleaning a client’s home, and through some of his own funds, he was able to raise $1,000! Enough money to send 2 campers to camp this summer. Daniel Kleckner

Daniel is a reminder of how camp can inspire others to give back to the community and how much of an impact a single individual can have. UCLA UniCamp, all of its volunteers and all of its campers want to thank Daniel for his inspiration and kindness and we want to congratulate you on your Bar Mitzvah.

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Water Tower Updates

Water TowerRED ALERT! RED ALERT! MAYDAY!                                Houston, ambulance
we have a problem!

We have a water issue that threatens our camp season.

The water tower has failed and repairs are needed NOW! 

Without these repairs UniCamp CAN NOT operate.  We have no time.  As it stands, prescription
we have to reschedule the first session of the 2014 season, and if we don’t find some help to fund this unbudgeted emergency, other sessions could be in jeopardy.

We need your help and we need it NOW.  

The repairs will cost $36,350.00.  Work can start on Thursday and we’ll be back in operation with enough time to open camp before Session 2, but only with YOUR help and support.  No amount is too big.  Your contribution of any size will help.

Here’s the link to help us fix this water tower and still operate a full season of UCLA UniCamp.

Thank you in advance for your continued support of UCLA UniCamp!

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S.O.S. – UniCamp Needs Your Help!

Dear Woodseys, public health Alumni, urologist & Supporters,

Thank you for your continued support of UCLA UniCamp. Without your help, this program would not be where it is today. This time last year, we sent out a questionnaire asking for feedback. We had just learned that 20% of our annual support was being redirected to other causes. It was a good time for UniCamp to question how we were addressing our mission. The questionnaire sought feedback on the direction we should take in light of a reduction in foundation support. Some suggested we shrink until we could find other funding sources, others suggested hiring more people to raise funds, but an overwhelming majority of people suggested we fight. Fight, be scrappy, and do whatever was needed to keep UCLA UniCamp as one of the best camps in Los Angeles.

Facing what seemed like an impossible hurdle, not only did we stand up to the challenge; we embraced it whole heartedly and began to see an upside to everything. This was an opportunity to push UniCamp further than it has ever been. It gave us creative license to diversify our contributed support efforts but more importantly, it allowed us to create additional, and/or alter existing program offerings, as long as we didn’t abandon the traditional “UCLA UniCamp” experience. A famous philosopher and former Yankee catcher is quoted as saying:

“If you come to a fork in the road, take it” – Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra More

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Changing Stars

Dear Woodseys, malady Alumni, & Supporters,

Thank you for your continued support of UCLA UniCamp. Without your help, this program would not be where it is today. This time last year, we sent out a questionnaire asking for feedback. We had just learned that 20% of our annual support was being redirected to other causes. It was a good time for UniCamp to question how we were addressing our mission. The questionnaire sought feedback on the direction we should take in light of a reduction in foundation support. Some suggested we shrink until we could find other funding sources, others suggested hiring more people to raise funds, but an overwhelming majority of people suggested we fight. Fight, be scrappy, and do whatever was needed to keep UCLA UniCamp as one of the best camps in Los Angeles.

Facing what seemed like an impossible hurdle, not only did we stand up to the challenge; we embraced it whole heartedly and began to see an upside to everything. This was an opportunity to push UniCamp further than it has ever been. It gave us creative license to diversify our contributed support efforts but more importantly, it allowed us to create additional, and/or alter existing program offerings, as long as we didn’t abandon the traditional “UCLA UniCamp” experience. A famous philosopher and former Yankee catcher is quoted as saying:

“If you come to a fork in the road, take it” – Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra More

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Why Should YOU Apply for WALL?

Should you apply for SAIL?Are you awesome? If so, approved then yes.”Why?”, you may ask?

Let us tell you….

This year SAIL is undergoing through a huge makeover this year, and it’s going to be AWESOME! (So only awesome people allowed).

The UCLA community school will be teaching a seminar class called STEM to Stern. Using a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) based curriculum provided by REACH, the US Sailing’s STEM education program, there will be a classroom filled of knowledgeable high school aged sailors ready for the summer. More

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Why Should You Apply for Sail?

Should you apply for SAIL?Are you awesome? If so, price then yes.

“Why?”, plague you may ask?

Let us tell you….

This year SAIL is undergoing through a huge makeover this year, and it’s going to be AWESOME! (So only awesome people allowed).

The UCLA community school will be teaching a seminar class called STEM to Stern. Using a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) based curriculum provided by REACH, the US Sailing’s STEM education program, there will be a classroom filled of knowledgeable high school aged sailors ready for the summer. More

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Why Should YOU Apply for UniCorps?

“If you knew Yuli directly or not, sildenafil you knew the loving soul she possessed and the many lives she was able to impact. She leaves behind nothing but amazing memories full of happiness and laughter, of smiles and hugs, of tears and pick-me-ups…These treasures will live with us forever. ”

“To my dearest Junebug, you will forever be in our hearts, memories & prayers. Yuli, such an amazing person with a huge heart and always brought smiles and laughter to everyone surrounding her. I know she had a tremendous impact to her UniCamp campers with her optimism and enthusiastic personality! God has gained a beautiful soul and angel! RIP my Yuli! Forever in my heart, Lindsey “Tiger-Lily”

“During my camp session with Junebug, I could tell her heart was in the right place. She had a contagious enthusiasm and energy that made everyone smile, especially the kids.” – Martin “Sky”

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Remembering Yuli “Junebug” Guiterrez

“If you knew Yuli directly or not, dentist you knew the loving soul she possessed and the many lives she was able to impact. She leaves behind nothing but amazing memories full of happiness and laughter, advice of smiles and hugs, of tears and pick-me-ups…These treasures will live with us forever. ”

“To my dearest Junebug, you will forever be in our hearts, memories & prayers. Yuli, such an amazing person with a huge heart and always brought smiles and laughter to everyone surrounding her. I know she had a tremendous impact to her UniCamp campers with her optimism and enthusiastic personality! God has gained a beautiful soul and angel! RIP my Yuli! Forever in my heart, Lindsey “Tiger-Lily”

“During my camp session with Junebug, I could tell her heart was in the right place. She had a contagious enthusiasm and energy that made everyone smile, especially the kids.” – Martin “Sky”

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