Gala 2020 - Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp Gala 2020 - Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp


5:00pm – 8:00pm

Adult Social Hour
and a Virtual Dinner in the Dining Hall

FOBTC is excited to announce its 5th annual gala!

A once-in-a-pandemic virtual event, Friendsgiving will be an opportunity for you and your beloved Camp family and friends to experience camp and dinner TOGETHER with a D-Hall server in your own group virtual room, from the comfort of your own home.

Think of it as eating on the back porch at your own table with your best camp family, and a D-Hall server to sing to!

Adult Social Hour: we have a very special add-on event, with Bethel Rd. Distillery, owned by the family of former staffer Max Udsen. You can choose either their special Camp Cocktail “The Tuolumne Spirit” (serves 4) or a Wine package from their website, and they will mail it to your door.

In this event, we will meet the owners, have a wine tasting and have a cocktail-making special time with them.  Cost of attending this includes the delivery and cost of your choice of drinks, as well as the main event and dinner rooms.

Dinner – Virtual seating chart: Just as if you were attending an in-person dinner at Camp, you will be able to choose the dining companions you wish to be “seated with” at your group dinner table.

Get together with friends/family, give your group table a special name or number, register and let us know that special break out room name or number (Table #9, the Happy Mama’s etc..).

After cocktails and our Main Event presentation, you’ll ‘breakout’ to your own private dining table with your group and stay as long as you want – laughing, singing, dining, and replenishing your Camp Spirit. (note: if you are just joining as one or two families, no worries, we’ll have a seat in a room for your family with other campers – just like Camp!)


5:00pm – 5:45pm Adult Social Hour at Lower Beach
(requires a special add-on ticket).

Join us for a special ‘Tuolumne Spirit’  Camp Cocktail or wine tasting, all delivered to your door from Bethel Rd Distillery & Castoro Vineyards! We’ll meet the owners (family of former staffer Max Udsen!), and enjoy learning about the distillery and vineyard, while mingling with fellow campers!

6:00pm – 6:30pm Announcements!  Main Event Presentation

  • Welcoming & Update from FOBTC President Steve Geahry
  • FOBTC Friend of the Year Award
  • Premiere of “Rising from the Ashes”  – a short video update to inspire you! Watch the rebuilding of Camp from the ground up!
  • Third Bell CAMPaign – a short Fund-a-Need to help FOBTC steward nature and replant main camp, bring back the camp culture and traditions, support staff training, and help create more opportunities for a diverse staff and camper community.

6:30pm – 8:00pm  Dinner in the D-Hall with our Virtual Seating Chart!

After staff sings “Please Check the Seating Chart”, everyone will go to their own Break Out Rooms to join their camp friends/family for dinner, hosted by a former staff person, who will greet and welcome you just like at camp!

Raise your dish when you need more from the kitchen! Watch your elbows on the table, and feel free to enjoy all the classic traditions. We’ll have roving staff to sing songs to your room, and say hi!

Decorate your own table with a Camp-inspired theme – a special award for the break-out room with the most camp-spirit decorations on their tables!

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