UCLA Spotlight

Into the Woods: UniCamp

  • Published Jul 28, 2008 2:36 PM

It all began with a Depression-era relief project.

Eleven UCLA students organized a food drive in 1934 to benefit needy children and families living in West Los Angeles. But the student volunteers wanted to do more.

Through the efforts of several students on the board of the University Religious Conference, an outdoor summer camp was organized, and on August 3, 1935, UniCamp welcomed its first official campers.

Read the UCLA Magazine story.