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ECHO LAKE CAMP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Be Part of Nearly a Century of Berkeley Tradition

Berkeley, California (Friday, December 02, 2016) - Berkeley residents can start registering Monday December 5 for Echo Lake family camp, which continues traditions built through generations of campers amidst the beauty of the High Sierras.

The six weeks of 2017 family camp, which blends camp culture of both Echo Lake and Berkeley Tuolumne family camps, are from June 17 to July 16 and from July 21 to July 31.  The registration form, registration schedules, the calendar, and program fees are on the Family Camp website. For more information see the family camp welcome packet or the page about all camps at Echo Lake.Pink Sunset

Other camps at Echo Lake include Fish Camp, Work Weekend, Youth Residential Camp, Counselor-In-Training (CIT) programs, and 50+ camps. There will also be the return of our Artist-In-Residence and Guest Chef programs. 

Berkeley residents can start to register for Family and Fish camps at 9am at the Willard Recreation Office, a location at 2701 Telegraph Ave. Non-Berkeley residents registration begins December 9 at 9am.

  • 50+ Camp registration will open Monday, Lake PanoramaDecember 19, 2016, and be held at our Willard Recreation Office.
  • Online Youth Camp and CIT registration will open in mid-February, 2017.

Schedules, rates, and new program information are now available on the City of Berkeley Echo Lake Camp Website. You can call the Recreation Office at 981-5140 or visit us online.  

Straddling the Pacific Crest Trail and just Chair Viewminutes from Echo Lake and Desolation Wilderness, campers will be treated to an amazing alpine camping experience. Echo Lake Camp boasts incredible views and excellent outdoor recreation opportunities.  Echo Lake Family Camp offers a regular daily activity schedule, including basketball, volleyball, bocce ball, disc-golf, canoeing, archery, and swimming.  Camp facilities include a nature center, recreation lodge, built in 1922, a dining hall where campers can enjoy excellent company and delicious meals, and of course, a green chair circle with an incredible view of the Lake Tahoe Basin.  

Echo Lake Family Camp is a wonderful family camping experience for all ages.  Whether exploring the beautiful environment at Echo Lake or taking part in traditional programs, songs, and activities, family campers will continue nearly a century of Berkeley family camp tradition.

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