Make a contribution and make a difference. Your generosity will promote the fitness and health, self-esteem, and social development of our young people, thereby helping to strengthen our entire community. The program was previously known as Bear Backer Youth.

Donate a minimum of $100, and become a Camp Scholarship Donor and Teammate for Life! Enjoy exclusive Priority Registration December 1-15, extra savings on one or multiple camps, and for every donation of $100 or more, a stuffed Cal Golden Bear will be donated in your name to the Oakland Children’s Hospital. This program was previously known as Bear Backer Youth.

Our department does not receive any state funding and receives only limited central campus support. Your gifts are important and needed, and support the following:

Youth scholarships that enable children of economically disadvantaged families to attend summer programs. Over 50 scholarships were granted last year for more than 70 weeks of camp and we’d like to offer more.
Members with disabilities will have special equipment and access to classes and training through our Cal STAR program.

Memberships for financially challenged Cal students (Pell Grant recipients).Last year over 7,000 Cal students benefited from fee waivers.

Program funding that offsets various annual expenses and makes possible enhancements for youth and student programs.

Training for Cal Recreational Sports volunteers and student staff.

Facility funding that offsets costs of ongoing renewal and expansion of Cal Recreational Sports facilities.

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