As Berkeley Tuolumne Camp reopens, the city’s cherished rustic retreats are facing growing threats from wildfires and landslides.
One firefighter was injured during operations Tuesday but is recovering. Crews are planning to return to Berkeley soon.
Buildings have burned and been crushed by snow but there has never been a threat as large as the Caldor Fire.
Berkeley fire crews are still working to protect the facility as the Caldor Fire burns nearby and sends spot fires onto the property, Scott Ferris said late Tuesday.
Mara Melandry’s book, ‘Our Paradise: Berkeley’s Fabulous Family Camps,’ tells the history of the city’s three camps.
The city will contribute $3.3 million to the $54 million it will cost to rebuild the popular family camp.
Camp, as proposed. The city will be seeking feedback during a series of community meetings over the next few months. Note: Sun City will be off-limits under the current understanding with the forest service. New parking areas (in green crosshatch) appear next to areas A (staff and maintenance areas) and B (camper tent cabins). (View a […]
Tuolumne Camp. Photo: City of Berkeley April may be the biggest month in quite some time for those interested in the fate of the popular Berkeley Tuolumne Camp. A public process focused on how Berkeley may one day rebuild its Tuolumne Family Camp is expected to kick off in the next few weeks, according to city staff. There’s […]
The view from Echo Lake camp. Photo: Mary Flaherty After the Berkeley Tuolumne Camp was destroyed in the August 2013 Rim Fire, the city created a “new” family camp at its Echo Lake camp. Families who had spent summers up near Yosemite have had to adjust to the new camp high in the Sierra Nevada […]