We aim to perpetuate and spread the model for college student, volunteer led, resident camping opportunities serving and enriching the lives of under-privileged kids everywhere.
Come see how we've done it at UCLA.

Watch the UCLA UniCamp Documentary!

Wonder what it's like to go camping with us? Find out how we change lives!

The Raymond Cardenas Story

With 75 years of our history, Raymond's story shows the impact of camp at a young age.

UCLA UniCamp is turning 75!

UniCamp is turning 75! Come join us for the celebration.


For over 75 years, University Camps Inc. student volunteers have harnessed the healing power of the wilderness to improve their community by providing a unique outdoor camping experience for at-risk children from underserved neighborhoods. Through a creative, well-rounded, and proven program, UniCamp delivers challenging new experiences that foster personal growth and transform lives. Campers and students learn that they can reach their full potential, often beyond what they thought possible, and to make a positive impact in their community. To achieve this result, we emphasize building relationships, leadership and character development, and just plain fun.

“Children the world over have a right to a childhood filled with beauty, joy, adventure, and companionship. They will grow toward ecological literacy if the soil they are nurtured in is rich with experience, love, and good examples.”

-Alan Dyer, “A Sense of Adventure”

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 1,000 children from low-income families to envision brighter futures by sending them, along with 350 student volunteers, to its residential outdoor summer camp.