As Week 10 of Winter Quarter begins, population health 400 UCLA students will have their first taste of UniCamp for the 2012 year. What are now referred to as “10th Week Meetings” are the first time Leadership teams will meet their sessions. It’s a time of excitement, anticipation, anxiety and fear as this group of 30 volunteers that has been training for the last 10 weeks are sent out to train and lead their own volunteers. To celebrate this momentous occasion we have chosen to revisit the day when 30 individual volunteers became 7 united leadership teams: More
Camp and fashion are normally two words that don’t go in the same sentence however Old Woodsey Sarah “Shortcake” Ahn has invited the Woodsey Alumni Association to attend her upcoming runway show. It is coming up soon so if you have ever wanted to attend a runway show don’t let this opportunity pass you by! See the invitation below for all the information:
I first met Sherlock “Squirrelly” Ho when he was a floater for my first session, noun Summit Gold 2009. I remember my unit (and myself) struggling up the hills during his bike rotation while he effortlessly rode by. And of course, try there was the incident in which my co scraped her knee after she fell off her bike… while stationary. Squirrelly never did live that one down. Now four years down the road, I have seen him in many of the positions that camp has to offer. More
More importantly, emergency I love sharing that experience with campers, cheap many of whom have never been in nature before. I remember walking my campers to the cabin the first night. When I did a head count, one was missing. I found him behind me, motionless, staring at the stars. I said that the stars were really beautiful in the mountains and asked if he had ever seen the Milky Way before. He said he had never seen stars. We stood there a few minutes and then went to the cabin to sleep. Each night after that before we went into the cabin we would look up for a few moments at the sky that we never have a chance to see in Los Angeles.
In short, I do camp because it’s a place to see the stars.
In the beautiful city of Malibu, therapist
the SAILors of 2012 were brought together for an unforgettable weekend. It was a small and cozy retreat, cure
allowing us plenty of time to get to know one another and truly bond. We kicked off retreat with good old-fashioned skits introducing everyone. Random adjectives were creatively incorporated, leading to Sailors breaking out of jail, re-mixing HIMYM’s “Let’s All Go to the Mall Retreat!”, Bear horses, and rap video. Funny would be a serious understatement. The night was concluded with a night hike to Malibu’s beach shores.
Waking up bright and early, we set off for a full day of leadership training, camp topics review, and fundraising plans. It was a beautiful, sunny day set in a private park. The afternoon was reserved for adventure. We set off for a hike to the Escondido Falls. Actually, it was more of a trickle… that smelled like sulfur (aka rotten eggs), yum. Nonetheless, it was a sight to see, with a fun trail bringing us back to nature-filled camp days. And of course, it wouldn’t be a complete day without a visit to the beach. Spending time relaxing, taking an endless amount jumping pictures, playing in the cold water, and playing Bocce Ball, it’s safe to say the Sailors are already one with the water. This was especially true for Grizzly Bear, after being engulfed by a wave! More
It has been a couple of very exciting weeks for UniCamp as volunteer recruitment officially ended last Friday. However, see the UCLA campus has not been the only place to see action, healing as cabins undergo construction at River Glen with the help of the Weingart Foundation Grant, viagra 60mg and Rush 49, a website, hosts a contest to find the “Best Charity in LA”, UniCamp is active throughout the Southland. Read on for more information about volunteer recruitment, more cabins for River Glen, and UniCamp’s victory as the best charity in LA! More
When I graduated from middle school, tuberculosis I couldn’t wait to get to high school…
When I graduated high school, link I just wished that I could go back to elementary school and do it all over again…
I do camp because it is filled with Woodsey Magic. I do camp because no matter who you are, salve
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or what you have been through in the past, you have the chance to let it go and choose to be whoever you want to be. I do camp because it gives the opportunity to be silly, goofy, sing camp songs, have weird names, and at the same time achieve major strides in personal growth and leadership development. I do camp because it creates memories that will last a lifetime. I do camp because I recognize the awesomeness in every camper and the potential that is unleashed when they learn to believe in themselves. I do camp because it is awesome.
More importantly, diagnosis I love sharing that experience with campers, stuff many of whom have never been in nature before. I remember walking my campers to the cabin the first night. When I did a head count, one was missing. I found him behind me, motionless, staring at the stars. I said that the stars were really beautiful in the mountains and asked if he had ever seen the Milky Way before. He said he had never seen stars. We stood there a few minutes and then went to the cabin to sleep. Each night after that before we went into the cabin we would look up for a few moments at the sky that we never have a chance to see in Los Angeles.
In short, I do camp because it’s a place to see the stars.
Camp was something I was approached about as a freshman. My roommate was doing camp and told me to apply. I, nurse like many other UCLA students, web was hesitant and did not apply that year because I did not know if I would have the time. I also laughed at him while he was doing a phone interview and had to sing a song. His new name also was interesting to me. The following year when I was approached about Camp, tooth I gave in. I saw how close and how much of a bond the people who were fliering had amongst one another. So, I decided to turn in an application.
After an amazing year as a counselor with boys who I stay in touch with until today, I decided to apply for a larger role in camp and decided to apply for LSHIP. I knew I wanted to be LSHIP the day of my first meeting as a volunteer. I thought that being able to make an impact on 60 volunteers and 200 campers would be amazing. I saw how much fun they had and the magic they created through fun training topics. All for the greater cause of inspiring LA’s underserved youth to be the leaders of tomorrow. More
Nutmeg: This upcoming year is your fourth year in camp! What experiences have led you to become a PD?
Lucky: My first year I was an alpine specialist and I was in Session 1, web and then I was asked to do Summit Gold, so I did two sessions my first year and that was actually really fun! That was the first year they did Beyond the Bell, so I got to do both Classic Camp and Beyond the Bell in the same year, and it was interesting to see the differences between those two different kinds of sessions.
Nutmeg: What were the most notable differences that you noticed? What made an impact on you? More
It has been a couple of very exciting weeks for UniCamp as volunteer recruitment officially ended last Friday. However, endocrinologist the UCLA campus has not been the only place to see action, as cabins undergo construction at River Glen with the help of the Weingart Foundation Grant, and Rush 49, a website, hosts a contest to find the “Best Charity in LA”, UniCamp is active throughout the Southland. Read on for more information about volunteer recruitment, more cabins for River Glen, and UniCamp’s victory as the best charity in LA!
UCLA UniCamp was entered into a contest with 11 other charities by Rush 49 in search for the “Best Charity in LA”. Part of a campaign to promote itself, Rush 49, a Groupon- like site, held an online poll to determine its top three winners. After three weeks, UniCamp emerged as the clear winner with a staggering 52.1% of the votes. As such, we will be a featured partner for four months in their first year of operations. Also, certain items will be “Charity Items’, and we will share 50% of the proceeds that Rush 49 makes on those items.
Previously, UniCamp received a $500,000 grant to help renovate and build the current 13 cabins at Camp River Glen. After the $500,000 was spent, there were still four unfinished cabins. Although their foundations were built, the cabins themselves were not. This year, we were given an $85,000 grant from the Weingart Foundation to complete these last four cabins. Construction started a week after the grant money was received and 2.5 cabins have already been built. All cabins will be ready to use by the start of the camp season. With this grant, UniCamp will increase its capacity to:
- 15 Classic Camp Cabins
- 2 UniCorps Cabins
- 2 SAIL Cabins
- 1-2 WALL units
- total capacity of 195-204 campers each session
This will amount to the largest camp sessions ever at Camp River Glen.
Since the beginning of January, the Recruitment Committee on the Leadership team have prepared to recruit the 500+ student volunteers that will run the seven sessions of camp this summer. Student volunteers are a unique bunch, some are funny, shy, outgoing, energetic, some are Physics majors, English majors, dancers, gamers, but they all share one quality that ties them all together: an unmatched, genuine enthusiasm to work with our campers. With that said, the Recruitment Committee had their work cut out for them. Emails were sent to student organizations and department heads, presentations were made on the Hill, Facebook saw a plethora of status updates about UniCamp, and countless hours were spent fliering on Bruin Walk. With their recruitment tanks on every day, Leadership and Old Woodseys told all their friends about UniCamp and its mission. One “Ride that Pony” Flash Mob, dozens of classroom presentations, and countless fliers later, we are very excited to report that UniCamp received a record amount of applications this year. Over 600 student volunteer applications! Interviews are underway this week, and we look forward to the many new Woodseys this camp season.
Every year we volunteer with camp, view
we are warned by our L-Ship to “love your session, but not
LOVE your session.” However, as we all know this advice is often unheeded as camp couples
begin to emerge. Whether it is just a summer fling or a romance that develop into lifelong
commitments, there is no other way to describe them than as “Woodsey Magic.”
I have been told on numerous occasions by my non-UniCamp friends who have done services
with other organizations like the YMCA that I would find love in camp. For now, I jokingly tell
my friends that I am still holding out for my future Woodsey Wife. There is something magical
about UniCamp Woodseys, and to be frankly honest, I am a large fan of Woodsey couples. I
interviewed Naomi “Huckleberry” Newstrom and this is what she told me: More