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 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 […]
A photograph taken at the Berkeley Tuolumne Camp in August days after the devastating Rim Fire swept through it. Photo: U.S. Forest Service A photograph taken at the Berkeley Tuolumne Camp in August days after the devastating Rim Fire swept through it. Photo: U.S. Forest Service “The dogwoods are in bloom.” After last August’s Rim Fire wiped […]
Eli Baum’s watch, which was salvaged from the ruins of Tuolumne Family camp: “They knew it was mine because I had listed it along with other items I’d lost in the fire,” he said. “You can still see the logo of the watch company.” Photo: Michael Baum Eli Baum’s watch, which was salvaged from the […]
The Gore Gore Luchadores wrestled at The World Famous Milestone Club in North Carolina for the Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp on New Year’s Eve. Photo: Grant Baldwin Photography A Berkeley Tuolumne Camp supporter in North Carolina whose uncle ran the camp for decades helped organize a creative fund-raising event involving volunteer women’s wrestlers on […]
Berkeley Tuolumne Family Camp. Photo posted on the Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Family Camp on Dec. 17. Visiting the remains of Berkeley’s Tuolomne Family Camp near Yosemite after the summer’s Rim Fire was apparently a big draw over the Indigenous People’s Day weekend in October. About 40 people dropped in on the camp just on […]
The Berkeley-run Tuolumne Family Camp in more halcyon times. Photo: Sonny Abesamis/Creative Commons. While the Rim Fire in central California continues to rage out of control, the Berkeley Tuolomne Family camp appears to be safe for now, according to the tweets of San Francisco Chronicle reporter Vivian Ho. Ho, who covers crime for the daily, […]
Pinecrest Lake at the Lair of the Golden Bear on the morning of Thursday Aug. 22. Photo: Nancy Rubin Pinecrest Lake before the Rim Fire took hold and engulfed more than 60,000 acres of forest and hills. Photo: Nancy Rubin The Cal Alumni Association’s Lair of the Golden Bear camp evacuated campers and staff on Thursday due to […]