Rebuilding Campaign - Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp Rebuilding Campaign - Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp

Rebuilding Camp Tuolumne for the next 100 years

The Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp are raising $1 million or more to revive the natural cornerstone of Camp Tuolumne.

The rebuilding of our beloved Berkeley Tuolumne Family Camp is underway. Click here to view the design and drawings of Camp Tuolumne or read about the latest updates here on the City of Berkeley’s website.

This $60 million dollar project, funded by Insurance, FEMA and the City of Berkeley, covers as-was replacement of all previous infrastructure plus code requirements. However, the fire has drastically changed the landscape in and around Camp – we have lost more than 6,000 trees! Without a forest, we will need shade and mature trees planted to keep us cool in the green chair circle. These critical features, however, will not be covered by the project’s budget. Our Rebuilding CAMPaign is raising that support needed to install shade, plant mature trees and restore the trails around Camp.

For generations, Camp Tuolumne has ignited us all with the Camp Spirit. It’s been a place for families to reunite, friendships to grow, and communities built. It’s a place everyone can connect with nature, explore and be their best self. Now, it is our time to honor Camp and ensure that future generations can receive these same gifts. Join your fellow campers, former staff and Tuolumne community with a gift to rebuild and strengthen Camp Tuolumne for the next 100 years.


Our goal is to raise $1 million or more by October 31, 2019, so that shade can be installed, mature trees planted and trails restored by the time we return in Summer 2022. So far, we have raised over $725,000 with the help from generous campers, former staff, 100% of our Board members and the greater Tuolumne community. We are over halfway there, but we need your help to rebuild and restore Camp!

The Friends have worked with City of Berkeley officials to ensure that all Rebuilding Campaign donations are ONLY used for the rebuilding of Camp Tuolumne and cannot be used for any other purpose.

100% of your donations to the Rebuilding Campaign will support rebuilding projects at Camp Tuolumne. 

The Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization and your donations are tax deductible. Our federal tax ID is 94-2976224.


Thank you to campers, former staff and the entire Tuolumne community for your contributions to the Rebuilding CAMPaign. Click here for our donor list.

Rebuilding CAMPaign donors will also be recognized at Camp:

  • Stewardship donors ($1,000 – $9,999) will be named on a beautiful donor tree mounted in the Dining Hall
  • Green Chair Circle donors ($10,000 – $24,999) will be named on a green chair
  • Leadership donors ($25,000+) will be named on a plaque near the fireplace or the donor’s favorite place in Camp (upon approval)

More Ways to Give

We invite everyone to participate in the rebuilding of Camp Tuolumne, whether that’s making a gift, sharing this story, hosting a gathering or attending our events. Let us know how you want to be part of this special moment in Camp’s history.

Pledge your gift over 3 years

Make a larger investment in Camp Tuolumne than you perhaps imagined by pledging your gift. A pledge is a commitment to give, but you schedule the gift installments as you wish over time. We accept pledges for up to three years. To make a commitment, download our Campaign Pledge Form.

Questions? Connect with us:

Scott Gelfand (510) 685-7185

Marcie Holmes (209) 471-7176

Create a Family or Group Gift so that your family & friends can be remembered at Camp for generations to come! 

Double your impact with a Matching Gift from your company or employer. Ask your employer if they have a program to match your tax-deductible donation!

Join the Tuolumne Legacy Society and make a long-lasting impact on Camp Tuolumne through a Planned or Estate Gift.

Donations of Stock allow some donors to make a bigger investment than they once imagined. Talk to your financial advisor today to see if this option is right for you!

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