Join us for another unforgettable summer of UCLA UniCamp
The bus will pick up and drop off at Mann UCLA Community School at 7001 St Andrews Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90047. Arrive at 8am on the first day and 4:30pm on the last day. Plan to stay at the check-in site for at least an hour: you can leave once your child boards the bus.
When you come to pick up your camper on the last day, please bring a photo ID. This photo ID must match the name of one of the adults on your camper’s registration before we can release your camper to you.
If someone else will be picking up your child, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or text us at (310)208-8252 to let us know so we can add them to your emergency contact list.
COVID-19 Test & Screening
As an extra layer of precaution, we are requiring a COVID-19 test and screening before campers are allowed into camp.
Test: Once campers arrive at camp, they will do a high-quality PCR test for COVID-19. The test will be billed to your child’s health insurance, but you will not be charged. We highly encourage everyone to do this test, but if you strongly prefer not to do the test, you can opt out with either a negative PCR test result (within 72 hours of the start of camp) or proof of vaccination (received at least 14 days prior to camp). You can send documentation to email@example.com. You may receive an email from Grapefruit Testing to sign up for a telehealth appointment: please follow the directions and do the virtual doctor visit if possible to speed up the check-in process.
Screening: We will take your child’s temperature and do a basic symptom screening. If you have any reason to believe your camper has any infectious disease (including COVID-19), STAY HOME. Call us right away and we can discuss options for a deferral or cancellation.
This is a packing list for an 8-day/7-night session. You may want to adjust the quantities slightly depending on your session length. The temperature at camp can range from 40 degrees at night to over 90 degrees during the day.
- 7 face masks – How to choose a mask (CDC) Face shields (often clear plastic) cannot be used in place of a mask
- 7 pairs of underwear
- 7 pairs of socks
- 3-4 pairs of durable pants
- 3-4 pairs of shorts
- 7 t-shirts
- 1 jacket
- 2 sweatshirts/sweaters
- 1 swim suit
- 1 pair CLOSED TOE shoes
- Lunch (to eat on the way to camp on the first day)
- 2 towels
- 1 water bottle
- 1 cheap/disposable camera (optional)
- Flashlight with extra batteries
- Warm sleeping bag
- Medications in original packaging
- Unscented soap
- Toothbrush & toothpaste
- Comb, brush, or other hair care
- Unscented shampoo
- Unscented deodorant
- Bug spray
- Lip balm
Please limit yourself to 2 pieces of luggage per camper and label your bags and anything else that may get lost (e.g. water bottles, flashlights, etc.). Any medication will be distributed by our medic. Epi-Pens, rescue inhalers, and any other emergency medication will kept near the camper at all times.
What not to bring. Know what your child is bringing! Any of these items may earn them an early trip home.
- Food or things that smell like food. Since we are in the forest, we are very careful about not attracting animals. Except for the first day’s sack lunch, any type of food or food-scented items are not allowed. Campers will have a chance to throw away any leftover food once they arrive.
- Weapons, fireworks, drugs, alcohol, controlled substances, tobacco, smoking/vaping products, matches, lighters, etc. Even if legal, these are not appropriate for our camp environment and some have the potential to cause forest fires.
- Toys. Small stuffed friends are okay, but there is enough activity going on each day that toys aren’t necessary and can be distracting.
- Video games, music players, cell phones, and other expensive items. These items take away from the camp experience and may be damaged by the active, outdoor nature of camp. Cell phones will be collected on the first day and stored safely until the end of the session.
- Markers or marking pens. Any supplies for arts & crafts or journaling activities will be available at camp.
- Revealing clothing, clothing with profanity, clothing with drug/alcohol references, etc. If a camper is seen wearing anything inappropriate, they will be asked to change. Appropriate dress helps us maintain a positive, encouraging environment at camp.
- Pets. Please contact us if the camper needs to bring a service animal so we can ensure the safety of the animal and the other campers.
Sign Up for UCLA UniCamp – Deadline July 15, 2021
Every summer Mann UCLA students have the opportunity to spend a week in the great outdoors with mentors from UCLA. It is an amazing opportunity for students to build their leadership skills, experience the wonders of nature, and make unforgettable memories with their fellow Mann Panthers!
Students get to spend a week at a beautiful campsite that is bordered by a peaceful river near Big Bear. UCLA students have developed a program especially for our Mann students, filled with activities such as hiking, mountain biking, arts & crafts, swimming, rock climbing, and so much more.
This is an unbelievable opportunity for our students, and its no wonder that Mann Panthers look forward to our week of camp year after year!
For more information, please click here: https://manncs.gseis.ucla.edu/unicamp2021/
To register, please click here: http://unicamp.org/uclacs
Also, please join our very own Mann UCLA teachers and UCLA UniCamp alumni, Mr. Delgadillo and Ms. Tieu for a Zoom info session on Tuesday, June 1.