Entries by Scott Gelfand

2021 – a great year ahead

Hi friends… we hope this finds you safe and healthy in this pandemic, and at the start of this new year! We have high hopes for the year ahead.. and here at FOBTC, it is really the next 18 months we’re focused on. With Camp still on schedule to open June 2022, there is an […]

It’s Time – our Third Bell CAMPaign begins!

Hi campers and staff!!! In this summer of Covid 19, we pray your families and loved ones are safe and healthy. We are ALL missing our usual lives, and especially our glorious summers at Camp! But we do have some good news to share – we can almost hear the Third Bell! The rebuilding of […]

Thank you, Marcie Holmes!

A Fond Farewell! It is with mixed emotions (very happy for her, very sad for us!) that we announce that our remarkable Development Director, Marcie Holmes, has accepted a tremendous new job at UC Berkeley! We knew this day would come, as she is extremely talented. She’ll be joining the Student Experience and Diversity Scholarship […]

May 2019: The Future of Camp Tuolumne

The Future of Camp Tuolumne A historic evening to celebrate the rebirth of Camp Tuolumne was held at The Berkeley Repertory Theater on May 13th, as the Friends hosted “The Future of Camp Tuolumne!” Mayor Jesse Arreguin, the City Council, City Staff, Capital Improvement Program Manager Liza McNulty, and the design team of Siegel and […]

2019 Labor Day Friends Weekend – Register here!

Registration is officially open for Echo Lake Camp 2019! Last year we sold out the Friends Labor Day weekend and had one of the best weekends ever! The weather and beauty of that time of year was spectacular! Sign up early and reserve your spot! https://www.fobtc.com/labor-day-weekend/

1,000 trees were planted by more than 125 volunteers!

The 4th Annual Tree Replanting Party was a HUGE Success! Over 125 people came out to plant over 1,000 trees in a day! The Tuolumne Spirit was strong – families, friends, Berkeley Rotarians and former staff had a great time bringing back the forest! 25 UC Cal students from the Epsilon ETA Environmental Service Fraternity […]

December 2018 Update on Rebuilding Camp Tuolumne

Rebuilding Update & Timeline The City staff and Camp architects Siegel & Strain are now working on the Basis of Design, the final project drawings, which determines what companies bid on to rebuild camp. The City is working with the USFS and FEMA to complete hazardous tree removals, environmental analyses and documentation required to permit […]