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What is Cal Aggie Camp? ⛺️

Cal Aggie Camp was founded in 1961 at UC Davis in an effort to give back to the local Davis community. The chancellor at the time decided that all the money raised from the annual bike auction should be reinvested into the neighborhood since it was collected from students. The camp’s original mission was to provide enriching summer camp experiences, free of charge, to near-by underprivileged youth. We are still committed to this mission as we serve campers ages 6-17 in the greater Davis and Sacramento areas. The spirit of Cal Aggie Camp is alive and well today thanks to the amazing UC Davis undergraduates who volunteer their time to positively impact the campers’ lives.

Who are the staff? 💪

All of our counselors are undergraduate students or recent graduates of UC Davis. Our counselors are passionate about serving underprivileged youth and making a difference in their community. Cal Aggie Camp is a volunteer-based organization, so every counselor donates their time to participate in camp. 

Cal Aggie Camp counselors are selected after completion of our application process that includes written responses, group interviews, and thorough criminal background checks. Once selected, our staff are all required to be first-aid and CPR certified prior to starting work. In addition, all staff are required to enroll in our ten-week, two-unit internship training course for staff. The class includes topics required by the American Camp Association, including, but not limited to: camp purpose and outcomes, risk management, behavior management, and responding to emergency situations. All staff are trained on their responsibilities as a mandated reporter, and we continue to make this one of our top training priorities.