Entries by Scott Gelfand

In the Spirit of Thanks-Giving… an amazing letter about what “Camp” means!

“…when a Summer Camp Bums Down” By Stephen Fay (Photos by Tim Messick  – http://www.timmessick.com/store-btc) Somebody’s going to say that the destruction, by fire, of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp out near Yosemite is an indescribable loss. It isn’t. It’s very describable: infinitely. Everyone who ever went there can tell you what the loss means. They just […]

The Fall/Winter Report from The USFS!

Hi dear Campers!! Here is the latest report about the Rim Fire Recovery from our friends at The US Forest Service. Our goal is to keep everyone informed about the latest news regarding our precious Camp and forest, and the surrounding area. Click Here for the USFS Final Fall Winter report  

Register for Sierra Family Camp 2015!

Register for next Summer! a message from Craig our Camp Manager! I want to share that summer 2015 Echo Lake Family Camp registration opens for Berkeley residents on Monday, November 17, 2014.  Non-resident registration begins Friday, November 21, 2014. We have updated our Echo Lake Camp Website with 2015 calendars, program information, registration forms, and […]

Join us next Thursday Oct 9th to celebrate The Tuolumne River’s 30th anniversary of Wild and Scenic Status!

  Dearest Campers! Thirty years ago Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp played a key role in securing Wild and Scenic status for 83 miles of the Tuolumne River. On Thursday October 9th 6pm – 9pm, at Jack London Square in Oakland, we are attending the Tuolumne River Trust’s Wild and Scenic anniversary celebration and annual […]

Great News on the Rim Fire Recovery Plan

Dear Campers, As you may have already read in the papers, the Stanislaus National Forest has announced its plans for salvage logging in the Rim Fire Area. In May and June, FOBTC worked closely with the Tuolumne River Trust and Yosemite-Stanislaus Solutions to understand the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and lead our letter-writing efforts. We […]

Rebuild the Green Chair Circle

Missing Work Weekend at Camp this year?? Well, we have your solution! One of the most important things at Camp for campers was the circle of green chairs. At the request of the City of Berkeley, the Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp (FOBTC) has volunteered to create Adirondack chairs for this summer’s camp at Sierra Family […]

Tuolumne River Trust Event

From the TRT, our partner in preserving the Tuolumne River and restoring the forest from Rim Fire damage: The Tuolumne River needs us today more than ever. The drought is putting tremendous pressure on government agencies to relax protections for water quality and endangered species.  We need to make sure our hard-won victories are preserved. […]

The Event at Freight and Salvage

Tuolumne Spirit gathering at Freight and Salvage on Monday, April 28, 2014 Scott Gelfand and the Events committee of FOBTC organized an information/Table Night event at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley. Over 350 tickets were purchased and an excited group of campers arrived to see traditional Table Night skits and to hear about the […]