Get Involved

Gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations are critical to supporting the mission of the Valentine Camp and work in partnership with funding from the University. This public-private partnership plays a significant role not only in maintaining the Natural Reserve System but also in building the University of California’s reputation. Gifts in any amount are welcome for programs that benefit all of our reserves: in education, in research and in public outreach.

Projects for which we seek funding include our K-12 outdoor science education program, graduate student fellowships, facilities enhancements and replacements, technology improvements, environmental monitoring, resource inventories, distinguished lecturer support and staff positions that provide technical support to our reserves.

Supporting Valentine Camp

Valentine Camp are one of the 41 reserves in the University of California’s Natural Reserve System. Valentine Camp provides state-of-the-art programs and facilities to support research, teaching and outreach in a part of the state far from any university campus.

Ways to Give to Valentine Camp

To ensure that Valentine Camp will always have the resources it needs, we encourage you to consider extending your generosity beyond your lifetime by naming UC Santa Barbara Foundation in your will for the benefit of the Valentine Reserves.


Our volunteers are the heartbeat of our programs.  Volunteers teach in our Outdoor Science Education Program, help with resource management, and lead tours of the reserves.