Entries by Scott Gelfand

2018 Staff Reunion at Cornerstone Brewery in Berkeley!

The 2nd annual Staff Reunion took place on November 23, the Friday after Thanksgiving, with over 50 current and nostalgic former Staff members ranging all the way back to the 50’s gathering at Cornerstone Brewery in Downtown Berkeley! FOBTC bought the first round, gathered around the fire pit, and gave staff an update and a chance […]

2018 Update and Newsletter – The Tuolumne Spirit

Hi campers, staff and friends! In case we do not have your home address and couldn’t send this to you via the mail, here’s the end of year newsletter and latest on camp, including important dates to note in your calendar. If you’d prefer to have us mail you this, please do email scott@fobtc.com your […]

Echo Lake Camp is looking for their new Camp Manager!

The City of Berkeley is recruiting for a new Camp Manager for Echo Lake Camp.  This position was posted on Monday, October 29, and the recruitment closes on Monday, November 19 at 5:00pm. Please feel free to pass along the attached brochure and job announcement to anyone that may be interested in this position.  In […]

FOBTC Moves the Rebuilding Process Forward!

Last April 2017, as the Berkeley City Council was getting ready to vote for or against the rebuilding of Camp, The Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp committed a $50,000 contribution from the camper community IF the Council voted YES for rebuilding Camp. City Council needs to see community fundraising when it commits to funding city […]

Camp Tuolumne in the movies!

Following the Rim Fire tragedy of 2013, two local documentary filmmakers have been tracking Mega-Fires and the change of our landscapes due to climate change. They wanted to tell the story of Camp Tuolumne as the biggest human loss in the Rim Fire, and interviewed FOBTC Executive Director Scott Gelfand for their documentary at camp. […]

Upcoming 2018 Events! Plant Trees near Camp, Summer 2018!

Announcements, announcements.. announcements! Great news campers – we have the green light from The US Forest Service to come back for the 3rd Annual Tree Replanting Party near Camp Tuolumne! Saturday March 10, 2018 9am – 4pm at Rush Creek Lodge We stayed at the beautiful Rush Creek Lodge just outside Yosemite on Friday and […]

2017 Gala: a sold-out memorable event!

For the first time in its history, FOBTC created “An Evening Under the Tuolumne Stars”, a Gala dinner and auction to celebrate the success of the past 4 years and the rebirthing of camp. It was a magical evening, as the tickets all sold out, every auction item was bid on, campers were thrilled to […]