The new camp, which welcomes families back this summer, was built to be more accessible and better protected from wildfire.
As Berkeley Tuolumne Camp reopens, the city’s cherished rustic retreats are facing growing threats from wildfires and landslides.
The rebuilt camp outside Yosemite National Park will reopen in June, nine years after it was destroyed in a wildfire.
Buildings have burned and been crushed by snow but there has never been a threat as large as the Caldor Fire.
Roy Doolan, 85, was forced with his parents into Santo Tomas Internment Camp from ages 5 to 8.
The plan is for a fully accessible camp to reopen in 2022, its 100th anniversary.
Mara Melandry’s book, ‘Our Paradise: Berkeley’s Fabulous Family Camps,’ tells the history of the city’s three camps.
Destroyed in the 2013 Rim Fire, plans for the reconstruction of the camp near Yosemite are reaching fruition
Tuolumne camp is a positive, often transformative, experience but it must serve a more diverse population.
The city will contribute $3.3 million to the $54 million it will cost to rebuild the popular family camp.
The annual Solano Stroll will be on Sunday, Sept. 13. Visit the Berkeleyside booth near Peet’s. Photo: Neil Mishalov SOLANO STROLL The forecast is for a break in the heatwave this weekend, so it should be pleasant to amble down Solano Avenue with tens of thousands of others on Sunday at the annual Solano Stroll. As always, […]
Berkeley Family Camp on the Tuolumne River before it was destroyed by the Rim Fire in 2013. Photo: Sonny Abesamis/Flickr The effort to rebuild Berkeley’s favorite family camp is well underway and, if the optimism on display at a recent meeting of those involved in planning its Phoenix-like rising from the ashes is indicative, the goal of a […]