The Fundraising Page of Marmot Woodsey

Marmot Woodsey

A Message From Marmot Woodsey

When I chose to make UCLA my home for the next four years, I was afraid. Of course, in many ways I was absolutely in love with my new school, but yet I still found myself worried that UCLA didn't fit me. One of my biggest fears was finding friends who would share my love for the outdoors in a school so deep in the city.

So in my first year, when I heard about UniCamp in Fall, I was hooked. I had the opportunity to share my love for the outdoors with the next generation of youth--our future. To my great disappointment, I discovered UniCamp didn't accept applications until Spring, and I was heartbroken. So I waited. Patiently I went through school, but never forgetting camp. When the time finally came, I submitted my application. One part of the application was to order my preferences for the different sessions of camp I might be assigned to. At the time, I didn't really care much about any of the initiatives each session was focused on, and I remember half-heartedly ordering my preferences to finish and submit my application as fast as I could.

I was granted an interview with The Village Session, and as part of my interview I was asked what The Village Nation's mission meant to me. Much to the disappointment of my interviewers, I answered honestly that I had no idea what The Village Nation's mission even was.

Days later I was called and notified that even despite my lackluster answer, I had been accepted into The Village Session. I was overjoyed. Excited. Ready to do what I had waited for a whole year to do.

I clearly remember my first experience with The Village Nation. Sitting on the hard floor of the Pauley Pavilion Club a giant of a man named Look Out Below and a fiery woman named Mardis Gras introduced themselves to us, and more importantly, introduced their passion.

This was my first ever experience with activism for social justice. Slowly but surely, I became convinced of their mission. Their passion starting to become mine.

Camp changed everything for me. It's one thing to talk about empowerment. It is quite another to witness and watch as your very own campers find their internal fire. To see them reject their prior restraints and to truly begin to believe that they are capable and destined for greatness. I came out of camp with much more than I had bargained for. I would have never known going into it that I would find something that I now feel so passionately about.

Naturally, last year I returned to the Village for another season of camp and saw again what The Village makes possible. This year, I'm blessed with the opportunity to devote my efforts as Program Director.

This year it is my goal to make the experience that I have seen over the past two years possible once again for our campers. With the ever-increasing costs of insurance, transportation, food, certifications, and staffing, UniCamp relies more and more on the gifts of donors who share our passion--our goals and their goals being one and the same. I need your help to make camp possible for my campers. Your gift, no matter how large or small, goes to giving a child the opportunity of a lifetime. Help me change lives. Help me make camp happen.

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!
  1. An anonymous donation of $83.72 has been made to support Marmot Woodsey
    ty for taking on my grad photo shoot super last minute!! major clout!!
    about 1 month ago · Like
  2. Tonks
    Tonks gave a $25 donation to support Marmot Woodsey to support The Village Session
    There were wasps by the biffys and you cannot rewrite that history. also, luv u
    about 1 month ago · Like
  3. Sarita Lee
    Sarita Lee gave a $10.73 donation to support Marmot Woodsey to support The Village Session
    This is awesome! Thanks for doing this!
    4 months ago · Like
  4. Kimberlyn Tilley
    Kimberlyn Tilley gave a $20 donation to support Marmot Woodsey to support The Village Session
    Go Jakey!! So proud of you and all you’re doing — kick booty and HBD!!!
    4 months ago · Like
  5. Kaitlyn Moulton
    Kaitlyn Moulton gave a donation to support Marmot Woodsey to support The Village Session
    So proud of my older brother for being a part of this awesome organization!
    4 months ago · Like
  6. Carol Christ
    Carol Christ gave a $78.51 donation to support Marmot Woodsey to support The Village Session
    You will do wonderful things!
    4 months ago · Like
  7. An anonymous donation of $21.16 has been made to support Marmot Woodsey
    Completely in support of you, Marmot! I only wish I could be there with you. I’ll always remember our times spent camping and exploring what nature has to offer and I’m excited for you to be sharing your experiences with the kids. I cannot think of a better leader of such a cause and I know you’re impact will change someone’s life. Keep it up! <3
    4 months ago · Like
  8. Emily Louie
    Emily Louie gave a donation to support Marmot Woodsey to support The Village Session
    So proud of you Jacob and fully supporting you in everything you do in life including your unicamp goals! love, Em
    4 months ago · Like
  9. Asli Pekcan
    Asli Pekcan gave a $52.44 donation to support Marmot Woodsey to support The Village Session
    Wait the brand?
    5 months ago · Like · 1 person likes this.