The Fundraising Page of Jessica Fernandez

Jessica Fernandez

A Message From Jessica Fernandez

My most memorable experience at camp was during my first year when I served as a Mountain Biking Specialist. There was a 14 year old boy that came to the rotation, and he didn't look like he wanted to be there. When it was time to go bike riding, he refused to ride with everyone else. I stayed behind with him and that's when he told me that he didn't know how to ride a bike. He had never even been on a bike as large as the bikes we had there. He told me that he had taught himself to ride in one direction, by using his older sister's boyfriend's BMX-style bike. Because of his neighborhood, he couldn't take the bike outside of the apartment complex. He would take the bike out to the hallway and pedal forward, reach the end of the hallway, get off, turn the bike, and pedal forward again. He asked if I could teach him how to turn. I was so moved by his story and determination. My goal that week was to teach him how to ride a bike and by the end of the week, he learned how to ride completely.

Every year there's 5-10 kids who have never learned how to ride a bike in a given session. There's SEVEN separate sessions we carry during each camp season so we are helping A LOT of kids.

The camp session I am volunteering for this summer focuses on proper fitness, eating habits, and body image to address childhood obesity and associated preventable diseases. The program will provide campers with challenging new experiences in order to foster personal growth and development of skills necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • UCLA Sunset Canyon Recreation Center
  • Los Angeles 90024
  • USA
  • Time:
  • May 17, 2015 07:00 am to
  • Mar 05, 2015 11:00 pm
13th 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 a day to meet on campus and continue training and bonding 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 $290,000. This will help UCLA UniCamp give over 1,300 campers a summer camping experience.

Join us in this great cause. UCLA UniCamp is a tradition at UCLA that is entering its 80th summer of camp. Every year there are hundreds of under-served 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 contribution.
  1. Imelda Delherra
    Imelda Delherra gave a $60 donation to support Jessica Fernandez to support Session 6 (Health, Nutrition & Fitness)
    about 3 years ago · Like
  2. Carlos delherra
    Carlos delherra gave a $60 donation to support Jessica Fernandez to support Session 6 (Health, Nutrition & Fitness)
    about 3 years ago · Like
  3. Erika Pedroza
    Erika Pedroza gave a $50 donation to support Jessica Fernandez to support Session 6 (Health, Nutrition & Fitness)
    Never underestimate the difference you make in the lives of these kids. You make even your family in Texas proud! Hugs!
    about 3 years ago · Like
  4. Oscar Luevanos
    Oscar Luevanos gave a $20 donation to support Jessica Fernandez to support Session 6 (Health, Nutrition & Fitness)
    about 3 years ago · Like
  5. Alfredo Fernandez
    Alfredo Fernandez gave a $100 donation to support Jessica Fernandez to support Session 6 (Health, Nutrition & Fitness)
    Hope you reach your goal. Proud of you!
    about 3 years ago · Like
  6. Alex Soto
    Alex Soto gave a $20 donation to support Jessica Fernandez to support Session 6 (Health, Nutrition & Fitness)
    about 3 years ago · Like
  7. An anonymous donation of $75 has been made to support Jessica Fernandez
    about 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  8. Jonathan Martinez
    Jonathan Martinez gave a $20 donation to support Jessica Fernandez to support Session 6 (Health, Nutrition & Fitness)
    A peanut sat on a railroad track...
    about 3 years ago · Like
  9. An anonymous donation of $5 has been made to support Jessica Fernandez
    about 3 years ago · Like
  10. Gisele ochoa
    Gisele ochoa gave a $100 donation to support Jessica Fernandez to support Session 6 (Health, Nutrition & Fitness)
    Always happy to help!
    about 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  11. Izamar Duenas
    Izamar Duenas gave a $15 donation to support Jessica Fernandez to support Session 6 (Health, Nutrition & Fitness)
    Hope you reach your goal! Glad to know you are helping the community -Izamar Duenas
    about 3 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  12. Justin Hernandez
    Justin Hernandez gave a $5 donation to support Jessica Fernandez to support Session 6 (Health, Nutrition & Fitness)
    about 3 years ago · Like