Entries by Scott Gelfand

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 […]

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! […]