Entries by Scott Gelfand

Get Rejuvenated with some Camp Spirit this Summer!

Camp Traditions Continue! Join the Friends Weekend at beautiful Echo Lake Camp! Friday Sept 1st – 4th Grab your book and have a seat in the Green Chairs Circle! Extend your summertime with a fun-filled weekend in the mountains! Reservations are now available! Click Here to sign up for Friends Labor Day Weekend! The activities […]

FOBTC donates $50,000 towards Rebuilding Camp!

The 4th annual Camp Tuolumne Night at the Freight & Salvage was a huge hit! Almost 200 people came to support camp, meet The Mayor of Berkeley Jesse Arreguin, hear about the plans for camp, and sing our songs and celebrate the rebirth of Camp! Thanks to everyone who came out to the Freight on […]

City Council Votes YES for Rebuilding Camp Tuolumne!

Announcements, announcements, announcements! “There’s No Place Like Camp Tuolumne” Tonight, The Berkeley City Council voted to approve the funds needed from the city’s catastrophic fund to continue down the path to rebuild Camp Tuolumne! Thank you to everyone who wrote letters, called their council person, and especially came out tonight! It made all the difference! […]

Calling All Campers! Its a Friend-Raiser!

It’s a FRIEND-RAISER! We need your Help! We are trying to connect with any and all campers to be able to update, activate and mobilize our community as the City of Berkeley will be voting in June on their next 2 years’ budget… which is crucial for camp’s rebuilding process. We know YOU are getting […]

FOBTC at The City of Berkeley Council Meeting

Hi Campers, Staff and Friends!  On Tues Nov 29th, 2016, the Parks, Recreation, and Waterfront division gave the City of Berkeley Council Members a full report on the progress and current status of their Camps division, as the City Council and Mayor get ready to make important decisions on the allocation of funds towards various […]

Tues Nov 29th 5:30pm City Council Meeting

Save this Date and PLEASE come to this important meeting: When: Tuesday, Nov 29th, 2016, from 5:30pm – 6:30pm Where: Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley Soon the Berkeley City Council will start making some critical decisions about rebuilding camp. At this work session, the City Council will get a report from […]

August 25th – the 3rd Anniversary of The Rim Fire

To commemorate the 3rd year anniversary of the Rim Fire and to bring campers together, we honor this date of Aug 25th. Come out and join family, friends and former staff at Live Oak Park in Berkeley for a campfire and s’mores. Led by former Nature Center founder and Campfire Leader Janet Sowers, along with […]

Summer 2016 Begins!

Echo Lake Family Camp began last Saturday and is off and running with 80 degree sunshine and amazingly beautiful days! This year’s staff is AMAZING! A great balance of long time staff leaders and some great, new people just starting their staff experience – and everyone is having a blast together. They carry the Camp […]