New Board Members and Executive Committee

On April 10, 2014 the Board of FOBTC welcomed new members Scott Gelfand and Richard Sheng. David Newell and Chris Ahlstrand, long time Board members, are both becoming Board Members Emeritus. New Board President, Steve Geahry, is excited to be leading the new team into this new era of “re-building BTC” in the tradition of the founders of FOBTC.

When the organization was founded, it was in response the threat of flooding the area for a new dam/reservoir. Joining forces with other organizations, FOBTC was a strong advocate for the area that was preserved from flooding. As wee continue to be a voice for campers, our efforts now are focused on the the camper experience at the temporary family camp at Echo Lake and the re-build of the site in Tuolumne.

The 2014 Board of Directors for FOBTC is excited to be working together as well as with other organizations and the City of Berkeley in this time of transition, planning and building the new future of Camp.

The Ahwahnee Staff Dinner

The Ahwahnee Dinner

Every year, camper donations and FOBTC send the staffers for an end of the season celebratory dinner at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite. This year’s staff did not have the opportunity to go to the Ahwahnee but we wanted them to have a special dinner, not only for their own enjoyment but as a thank you for their hard work and efforts during those last days and minutes at BTC.

This year the staff dinner was at the Brazilian Room in Tilden Park. About 20 alumni staff showed up at the beginning of the evening to present the 2013 staff with a commemorative plaque and offer their heartfelt thanks. The evening included dinner and dancing and ended with a closing circle.

Many thanks to our camper volunteer, Katie Whitty, for the planning, time and energy she put into making this an exceptional event.

We also want to acknowledge and thank Campers & Friends who assisted in making this night happen.


Donations were made by:
Flowerland – Forest of trees
Lisa Kirkby- Desserts
Lisa and Rick Kirkby- Acme Bread
Ceci Bowman-Tuolumne cards
Valerie Kratzer- luminarias

Set up crew and creative team:

Katie Whitty, Jason
Mike Frauenfelder and Tricia O’Regan
Michael Baum and Tim Veness
Locke Jaeger

The caterers, Serves You Right Catering, were fantastic and we appreciate all of their hard work and great food.

David Maldonado rocked the house as DJ!

FOBTC greatly appreciates your help and vision to make the “Ahwahnee” night a memorable one.  The 2013 Staff raved about it and cheered us in song as we wrapped up the dinner.