Camper Registration for children with LA County DCFS Cases

Register online for UCLA UniCamp for free for children with active LA County DCFS cases

To register, select a program below, then input your DCFS case number where prompted. At the “payment” step, you’ll see an option to complete your registration at no cost. Contact us if you don’t see that option!

Camperships are provided by DCFS and are subject to their approval. Only one program is allowed per child per summer (UniCamp or otherwise). Children who are in an STRTP do not qualify.

Session dates:
Session 1: June 19-25
Session 2: June 25 – July 1
Session 3: July 10-17
Session 4: July 17-24
Session 5: July 24-31
Session 6: July 31 – August 7

Classic Camp Program (ages 10-14)

Classic UniCamp is our most traditional residential camp program. Campers have the opportunity to explore the outdoors and participate in traditional camp programs such as: archery, arts & crafts, or rec. and also have the chance to push themselves with programs such as: the alpine climbing tower, swimming, and mountain biking.

Older Camper Programs (ages 15-17)


Core Lessons in Mind & Body is an Older Camper Program that offers an opportunity for Older Campers to learn about the fundamentals and safety of rock climbing as a platform to experience self-growth. It focuses around the 5 pillars of rock climbing to teach campers responsibility, trust, and mindfulness. Along with learning how to climb, campers will exercise new skills in leadership and communication as they teach the basics of climbing to younger campers at the Alpine Tower. The CLIMB program culminates with an off-site, outdoor climb which allows them to fully appreciate and utilize everything they have learned through the program.


UniCorps is an Older Camper Program that focuses on leadership and service learning. Campers will engage in community service projects that will improve upon the natural beauty and aesthetic of the UniCamp campsite. Campers who complete this program earn 30 hours of community service towards their high school graduation requirement. Led by UCLA students and alumni, UniCorps provides the perfect opportunity for your child to learn how to get to college from those who have already made it.


Wilderness Adventures in Leadership and Learning is an Older Camper Program that takes Older Campers on a multi-day overnight 28 mile backpacking trip in the San Gorgonio Mountains. Campers learn about outdoor survival skills, human impact on the environment, and the value of teamwork and perseverance. Backpacking specific-equipment will be provided for campers by UniCamp.

Questions? Email us at or call/text us at (310)208-8252