Classic UniCamp

Classic UniCamp serves campers ages 10 - 14 and 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, sailing, or mountain biking.

In addition to the traditional camp experience, each Classic UniCamp session partners with a Los Angeles area nonprofit or after-school program to address a specific social initiative. Throughout each camp session there will be special programs to address that week’s initiative.

Initiative Sessions

In 2011 UCLA UniCamp began partnering with local nonprofits and after school programs to expand UniCamp’s impact beyond a week over the summer. By working with other agencies UCLA UniCamp has been able to see how we impact our campers beyond the week of camp as agencies relay the impact they see in the campers throughout the year.

Session 1: Mental Health Awareness
Project GRAD
Session 2: College Readiness
Project GRAD
Session 3: Community Building/Activism
The Village Nation
Session 4: Academic Enrichment
LA Times & McCormick Fund
Session 5: Leadership Development for Urban Youth
Determined to Succeed
Session 6: Healthy Lifestyles
Session 7: Empowerment Through Art

Older Camper Programs

Speciality camps are available for campers ages 15 - 17 and are designed to push campers out of their comfort zone and challenge them to become leaders within UniCamp. Participants are taught program specific skills and asked to take more leadership responsibilities around the campsite.


Wilderness Adventures in Leadership and Learning

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WALL is an Older Camper Program that stands for Wilderness Adventures in Leadership and Learning. Our campers embark along with their volunteer advisors on a journey to summit Mount San Gorgonio, the tallest peak in Southern California. Through WALL, we embrace the beauty of nature, the skills needed for survival in the wilderness, and the challenges that come with the journey. At the end of their long journey, the WALL participants leave with a newfound appreciation for the environment, stronger leadership skills, and mindfulness for how they live.


Service Learning & Leadership Development

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UniCorps is an Older Camper Program that focuses on leadership, service learning, and educational awareness. Campers will engage in community service projects that will improve upon the natural beauty and aesthetic of the UniCamp campsite. Campers also lead younger campers in outcome based programs. Campers who complete this program earn 40 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.


Core Lessons in Mind & Body

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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 C.L.I.M.B. program culminates with an off-site, outdoor climb which allows them to fully appreciate and utilize everything they have learned through the program.