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
The city will contribute $3.3 million to the $54 million it will cost to rebuild the popular family camp.