Keep your family camping! Plan a summer get-a-way!

Hi dear campers…  we know you love Tuolumne Camp and Family Camping, so as we continue supporting the rebuilding of Tuolumne at Harden Flat Road, we wanted to encourage you to continue to keep your family camping, somewhere, somehow, so that the best memories of being in nature and having fun as a family continue uninterrupted.

To make that a little easier, here are 2 choices that are near and dear to Berkeley/East Bay families. We obviously want to support Sierra Family Camp first and foremost, as that is the home of our beloved Camp and its traditions. But some people like trying new areas, so we thought to introduce you to our friends at Lair of the Golden Bear. In any case, we hope you go Family Camping!

1.  Sierra Family Camp

The temporary home of Tuolumne Camp, and City of Berkeley’s beautiful Camp since 1922. It sits just down the road from Echo Lake, and hovers above Lake Tahoe with a dramatic view. It is smaller, and cozy, and gorgeous. And there is boating on Echo Lake!!

Tents with a view

Tents with a view



The pool is fixed, the staff will be larger and there will be 5 weeks of family camp. We want to fill every space!

Here’s the web site link:

Sierra Family Camp at Echo Lake!

Here is their tent availability:

Calendar of Availability

We LOVE this camp! Check them out and reserve today. Steve and I are working on this year’s Staff Show already, and there will be great, returning staff who cannot wait to get back up there.


2. The Lair of the Golden Bear

The famous Lair of the Bear Camp invites Berkeley Tuolumne Family Campers to join them at their family camp this summer in Pinecrest, CA. They offer a full schedule of activities for the week, 3 hearty meals a day, and the beauty of the Sierra. You don’t need to be a Cal alum to camp at the Lair.

Check out their video:

Lair of the Bear Camp Video

SPECIAL:  They’re offering a 15% discount off their regular rates to BTC families for this summer’s Week 2 (June 20 – 27) or Week 3 (June 27 – July 4), so go make a mountain of memories at the Lair.

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Please visit their website for more information, or give them a call if they can answer any questions or help you book a tent:  510.900.8255.

We hope this helps keep your family CAMPING this summer, and for summers to come. In the end, that’s what we all love to do..


Executive Director

Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp



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