17th Annual UCLA UniCamp Camp-A-Thon!

17th Annual UCLA UniCamp Camp-A-Thon!

About This Campaign

In the midst of our UCLA UniCamp Student Volunteer's nearly 100 hours of training, they somehow manage to find time to fundraise at least $450 each with fellow UCLA UniCamp Student Volunteers. Please join us in sponsoring these students. All proceeds from this event go towards sending under-served youth to camp this summer. The student’s goal this year is to raise $150,000. This will help UCLA UniCamp give over 1,000 campers a summer camping experience. Join us in this great cause. UCLA UniCamp is a tradition at UCLA that is entering its 83rd summer of camp. Every year there are hundreds of underserved children that may not be dreaming of a bright future. Help us provide these kids with the tools to change their stars and give them the chance to dream big and succeed. Thank you in advance for your interest and your generosity!
UCLA UniCamp

Campaign to Support UCLA UniCamp

UCLA UniCamp is the official student charity of the University of California, Los Angeles. UniCamp operates as an independently funded non-profit organization linking the University with the community. Each year, UniCamp inspires nearly 1,200 children from low-income families to envision brighter futures by sending them, along with 400 student volunteers, to its residential outdoor summer camp.

Fundraising Participant Personal Goal Amount Raised
Shweta "Bananas" Chawla
Shweta "Bananas" Chawla
34860
$348.6 of $1,200 (29%)
34860
$348.6
Michael Dong
Michael Dong
23262
$232.62 of $1,200 (19%)
23262
$232.62
Anna Moreno-Takegami
Anna Moreno-Takegami
21745
$217.45 of $450 (48%)
21745
$217.45
Irene Quach
Irene Quach
16320
$163.2 of $1,200 (13%)
16320
$163.2
Shaneli "Wookie" Mirpuri
Shaneli "Wookie" Mirpuri
14689
$146.89 of $450 (32%)
14689
$146.89
Alex Nguyen
Alex Nguyen
14044
$140.44 of $1,200 (11%)
14044
$140.44
Kyle "Crafts" Pascual
Kyle "Crafts" Pascual
7881
$78.81 of $1,200 (6%)
7881
$78.81
"Shamrock" Woodsey
"Shamrock" Woodsey
5244
$52.44 of $500 (10%)
5244
$52.44
Helen Bui
Helen Bui
3428
$34.28 of $450 (7%)
3428
$34.28
RYAN GERCHICK
RYAN GERCHICK
0
$0 of $1,200 (0%)
0
$0
Sidney (Turtle) Ortega
Sidney (Turtle) Ortega
0
$0 of $1,200 (0%)
0
$0
"Leprechaun" Gonzalez
"Leprechaun" Gonzalez
0
$0 of $450 (0%)
0
$0
Eggo Woodsey
Eggo Woodsey
0
$0 of $450 (0%)
0
$0
Jake Ren
Jake Ren
0
$0 of $1,400 (0%)
0
$0
Erick Hernandez
Erick Hernandez
0
$0 of $450 (0%)
0
$0
Paloma “Cherry” Ferrer
Paloma “Cherry” Ferrer
0
$0 of $1,200 (0%)
0
$0
Lauren Gray
Lauren Gray
0
$0 of $1,400 (0%)
0
$0
Franklin Pandoy
Franklin Pandoy
0
$0 of $450 (0%)
0
$0
Nathan Fernandez
Nathan Fernandez
0
$0 of $450 (0%)
0
$0
Hot Dog Woodsey
Hot Dog Woodsey
0
$0 of $450 (0%)
0
$0
Daniel Silva
Daniel Silva
0
$0 of $450 (0%)
0
$0
Dobby Woodsey
Dobby Woodsey
0
$0 of $1,000 (0%)
0
$0
Julie Grassian
Julie Grassian
0
$0 of $450 (0%)
0
$0
Maninder "Blossom" Kaur
Maninder "Blossom" Kaur
0
$0 of $1,200 (0%)
0
$0
Charlene "Charcoal" Ngo
Charlene "Charcoal" Ngo
0
$0 of $450 (0%)
0
$0
Alexander Phu
Alexander Phu
0
$0 of $450 (0%)
0
$0
Shweta "Bananas" Chawla
Shweta "Bananas" Chawla
0
$0 of $450 (0%)
0
$0
Caren "Nugget" Nicdao
Caren "Nugget" Nicdao
0
$0 of $1,200 (0%)
0
$0
Heidi Choi
Heidi Choi
0
$0 of $450 (0%)
0
$0
Marmot Woodsey
Marmot Woodsey
0
$0 of $450 (0%)
0
$0
Karina Sanchez
Karina Sanchez
0
$0 of $1,200 (0%)
0
$0
Alana Canann
Alana Canann
0
$0 of $450 (0%)
0
$0
Parth (Crisp) Prashar
Parth (Crisp) Prashar
0
$0 of $1,200 (0%)
0
$0
Victoria Tonascia
Victoria Tonascia
0
$0 of $450 (0%)
0
$0
Rochelle "Little Rock" Bitolas
Rochelle "Little Rock" Bitolas
0
$0 of $450 (0%)
0
$0
Kenneth "Chip" Chiep
Kenneth "Chip" Chiep
0
$0 of $450 (0%)
0
$0
Jessica "Nyx" Hernandez
Jessica "Nyx" Hernandez
0
$0 of $450 (0%)
0
$0
Emily Nguyen
Emily Nguyen
0
$0 of $1,400 (0%)
0
$0
Megan Le
Megan Le
0
$0 of $450 (0%)
0
$0
Amanda Garza
Amanda Garza
0
$0 of $1,200 (0%)
0
$0
Megan Tobias
Megan Tobias
0
$0 of $1,200 (0%)
0
$0
Jesse Jimenez
Jesse Jimenez
0
$0 of $1,400 (0%)
0
$0
Daniel Wang
Daniel Wang
0
$0 of $1,400 (0%)
0
$0
Regina Mae Francia
Regina Mae Francia
0
$0 of $450 (0%)
0
$0
Justin Shinn
Justin Shinn
0
$0 of $1,400 (0%)
0
$0
Truong Ly
Truong Ly
0
$0 of $1,400 (0%)
0
$0
Antoine Rajkovic
Antoine Rajkovic
0
$0 of $1,400 (0%)
0
$0
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Fundraising Teams

UniCorps 2019

UniCorps is an Older Camper Program (OCP) that encourages teens from the greater Los Angeles area to be leaders at camp and within their own communities. Through a combination of outcome-based programming and community service, campers develop and strengthen their leadership skills, bui...

$963.67 raised (3%)
15
Participants

Leadership

$398.62 raised (1%)
19
Participants

The Village Session

The Afrikan proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child," is the guiding principle of The Village Session, where campers celebrate Afrikan American heritage, history, and culture in a safe space that is affirming, appreciative, and nurtures their personal assets. Village elders create...

$52.44 raised (0%)
5
Participants

CLIMB 2019

C.L.I.M.B., Core Lessons in Mind and Body, is a program geared towards high-school aged teens. During this exciting week, campers will have the opportunity to safely push their mental and physical limits through lessons built around the 5 pillars of rock climbing. Not only will they get...

$0 raised (0%)
8
Participants
  1. LUAT NGUYEN
    LUAT NGUYEN gave a donation to support Alex Nguyen to support UniCorps 2019
    Dedication In Honor of: ALEX NGUYEN
    3 days ago · Like
  2. Lisa Henderson
    Lisa Henderson gave a $10.73 donation to support Irene Quach to support UniCorps 2019
    Good luck Irene!
    3 days ago · Like
  3. Juice
    Juice gave a $21.16 donation to support Michael Dong to support UniCorps 2019
    5 days ago · Like
  4. Anthony Trinh
    Anthony Trinh gave a $10.73 donation to support Michael Dong to support UniCorps 2019
    5 days ago · Like
  5. Jessica Quach
    Jessica Quach gave a $10 donation to support Michael Dong to support UniCorps 2019
    Dedication In Memory of: Daniel Zhang
    $10 so u don’t refrigerate my fruit snacks
    7 days ago · Like
  6. Janet  Dong
    Janet Dong gave a $180 donation to support Michael Dong to support UniCorps 2019
    7 days ago · Like
  7. Daniel Zhang
    Daniel Zhang gave a donation to support Michael Dong to support UniCorps 2019
    You will go on to do great things Mr. Dong.
    7 days ago · Like
  8. Urmi  Mustafi
    Urmi Mustafi gave a $20 donation to support Shweta "Bananas" Chawla to support UniCorps 2019
    You're such an inspiring individual Shweter! Glad UniCamp has someone like you supporting it <3 Happy bday!
    8 days ago · Like
  9. An anonymous donation of $62.87 has been made to support Kyle "Crafts" Pascual
    10 days ago · Like
  10. Simonil Kakalia
    Simonil Kakalia gave a $52.98 donation to support Shweta "Bananas" Chawla to support UniCorps 2019
    You're celebrating in the best way, by giving! Have a wonderful birthday!!
    12 days ago · Like
  11. Raevyn Walker
    Raevyn Walker gave a $5.51 donation to support Irene Quach to support UniCorps 2019
    12 days ago · Like
  12. Jashan Kashyap
    Jashan Kashyap gave a $5.51 donation to support Irene Quach to support UniCorps 2019
    Hi do great things
    12 days ago · Like
  13. Sangita Subramanian
    Sangita Subramanian gave a $6.56 donation to support Irene Quach to support UniCorps 2019
    12 days ago · Like
  14. Aakash Patel
    Aakash Patel gave a $10.73 donation to support Irene Quach to support UniCorps 2019
    Dedication In Memory of: Irene Quach
    This is dedicated to Irene Quach. Loving friend and devoted student. Always contributed new perspectives to everyone's lives. Bright soul.
    12 days ago · Like
  15. An anonymous donation of $10 has been made to support Irene Quach
    12 days ago · Like
  16. Meera and Deepak Chawla
    Meera and Deepak Chawla gave a $208.86 donation to support Shweta "Bananas" Chawla to support UniCorps 2019
    Shweta, Great job in championing and raising awareness for the causes that you are passionate about!
    13 days ago · Like
  17. Mary Byrne
    Mary Byrne gave a $52.44 donation to support "Shamrock" Woodsey to support Leadership
    13 days ago · Like
  18. An anonymous donation of $4 has been made to support Irene Quach
    Jane Lee
    13 days ago · Like
  19. Johnson Thai
    Johnson Thai gave a $4 donation to support Irene Quach to support UniCorps 2019
    Jane Lee
    13 days ago · Like
  20. Johnson Thai
    Johnson Thai gave a $20 donation to support Irene Quach to support UniCorps 2019
    Ai Tran
    14 days ago · Like
  21. An anonymous donation of $10 has been made to support Irene Quach
    Nicholas Wong
    14 days ago · Like
  22. Armadillo Woodsey
    Armadillo Woodsey gave a $15.94 donation to support Kyle "Crafts" Pascual to support UniCorps 2019
    Love you, Crafts <3 Good luck with your fundraising bb
    14 days ago · Like
  23. An anonymous donation of $11 has been made to support Irene Quach
    Andrew Tum
    14 days ago · Like
  24. An anonymous donation of $5 has been made to support Irene Quach
    14 days ago · Like
  25. Johnson Thai
    Johnson Thai gave a $4 donation to support Irene Quach to support UniCorps 2019
    14 days ago · Like
  26. Johnson Thai
    Johnson Thai gave a $10 donation to support Irene Quach to support UniCorps 2019
    14 days ago · Like
  27. Johnson Thai
    Johnson Thai gave a $10 donation to support Irene Quach to support UniCorps 2019
    14 days ago · Like
  28. An anonymous donation of $15 has been made to support Alex Nguyen
    Happy to support uwu
    14 days ago · Like
  29. Alex Nguyen
    Alex Nguyen Alex Nguyen

    Coming into college, I was lost. Going from a high school where I knew mostly everyone from middle school, to UCLA's large campus presented me with a challenge; I was stuck, surrounded by unfamiliar, stranded as I didn't know what direction I was going. The first quarter was one of my roughest ever in school, unable to make friends as I feared I wasn't interesting enough to talk to, or smart enough to provide anything for the others around me. I know that may seem dumb, but the fear of being inadequate just shone through, especially as I faced an environment that I felt was impossible for me to thrive in.

    Having band in high school filled me with a sense of purpose, working together to always improve and deliver a great performance, but more importantly it gave me a space where I could always be myself and grow, unjudged for any of my actions, surrounded by people that care about me. When I got to college, it felt like this space no longer existed, making me a shell of the person I once was, unable to devote myself to people that I care about, unable to express any of my feelings, causing everything to just bottle up inside.

    My second quarter, I found myself standing in a room, full of strangers singing weird songs, screaming at the top of their lungs, and overall just being extra a'f. My first thought was "Why am I here? I'm scared of standing out; I don't have the energy for this." I've always been a little socially awkward, unable to approach others first, barely functioning when I have uncertainty so this new strange setting scared me. Yet as time went by, and I forced myself to try and be involved as to not kill the mood, I realized what I was seeing wasn't people being weird or extra, it was people who exuded pure passion, for an organization that's a huge part of their lives. I will always remain grateful to Michael Scheipe/Dr. Pepper, who radiated excitement and devotion to camp, without whom I would not have made the most important decision I've made at UCLA.

    There's a little something at camp we call "Woodsey Magic." It's something that seems silly, but at this point, I'm definitely sure it exists and it's unique to UniCamp. To me, it has something to do with being surrounded by people who are passionate, putting their all into all they do, even though their efforts only bear fruit some time two quarters later. To me, it has something to do with feeling proud around so many people that care about others, sacrificing their time to become better mentors, to fundraise in order to help provide an experience to a kid they have yet to meet and make their lives a little bit more magical. To me, it has something to do with being around such positive people that it brings out the best in me; I no longer feel like a shell of a person; I finally become able to show every part of me: the fun, the hard-working, the sensitive, the vulnerable, the "weird", the caring.

    This is part of the reason why I am a part of UniCamp, but that's just what it does for me. When we finally go up to camp and our efforts finally come to fruition, there is no other word to describe it than magical. From the very moment the campers unload the buses, the counselors begin to spread the Woodsey Magic, spirits high as everyone just wants to make this week of camp as amazing as possible. Generally from underserved parts of LA, the campers get an experience that typically wouldn't be possible for them: climbing, learning archery, mountain biking, taking hikes through nature. Yet aside from the fun and games, these camp sessions always have a greater motive, from teaching campers about social justice, aiding them with academics, keeping them in touch with their culture, to just providing a safe space for the campers to feel comfortable with themselves.

    At camp, there are amazing campers facing a variety of different struggles; after having found solace with UniCamp at one of the hardest times of my life, I think that it’s important to provide the same for them. Whether it’s by providing a safe space that they’ve never had, guiding them towards becoming better leaders, or just by being another resource that they can look towards, this camp experience really helps the campers move towards being able to achieve their greatest potential and I think it’s so important to give them this opportunity. The impact it makes is so great that some campers graduate, and commute to UCLA just to be a part of this community and give back. Unicamp creates lifelong bonds and uncountable opportunities for growth. To be able to touch another's life in this way, and be able to contribute to another's growth with anything I may have to offer, UniCamp makes this all possible for me.

    If you've made it this far, I just want to let you know I appreciate you, for giving me this chance, for listening to my words. If you're someone I knew or someone who knew me before college, I thank you for taking the time for learning more about me; I was mostly seen as the band geek, the high-achieving nerd, but there's a little more to me than that. If you're someone who never saw that part of me, then thanks for taking the time to learn a little about my past, my present struggles, and about the organization that I see will be a huge part of my future.

    14 days ago · Like
  30. Deepa Sridhar
    Deepa Sridhar gave a $10.73 donation to support Shweta "Bananas" Chawla to support UniCorps 2019
    18 days ago · Like