Great news campers!
The Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp has been awarded a $20,000 grant from The University of California Chancellor’s Office for the summer of 2019!
The grant has 3 objectives:
1. Provide more Outdoor Engagement opportunities for Berkeley youth who don’t know about Camp or cannot afford to attend camp as campers.
2. Open up teen CIT opportunities to Berkeley teens who cannot afford the program to create more diversity in the staff of the future and have them come from different parts of Berkeley.
3. Fund UC Berkeley students to come to The Rim Fire Recovery Zone and area surrounding Camp Tuolumne to plant trees next March, paying for their weekend expenses and involving them in the replanting efforts with the Forest Service, and with the future of Camp Tuolumne.
How we will accomplish these objectives:
A. We will be working with Berkeley schools and City staff to promote their programs to a wider audience of Berkeley youth, and provide 100% scholarships for more youth and teens to experience a week at Camp next summer!
B. We have partnered with The California Coalition of Outdoor Engagement at UC Berkeley to bring Cal students to the Stanislaus National Forest next Spring!