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2020 Availability Calendar

Family Camp at Echo Lake BELC: 2015_Ranger and Pioneer Hats 

Most recreation programs, including Family Camp at Echo Lake, are canceled. You can register online to be on a wait list for the Summer 2020 Berkeley Fun Camp.

Customers with reservations, program or activity registrations, or permits that have been cancelled will automatically be issued a refund. Please note that current processing times for refunds may exceed eight weeks due to staff limitations. If you would like to donate a portion of your registration fee, you may do so by sending an email to recreation@cityofberkeley.info including the amount they would like to donate.

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Program Dates: Saturday, June 20 (first meal is lunch) – Friday, July 17 (last meal is breakfast)

Dear Berkeley Family Camper,

We are excited to offer an incredible variety of programs at Echo Lake Camp in Summer 2020, including our full-service family camp program from June 20th to July 17th, 2020. Join us for just a day, or for the whole week!  You and your family can choose your own custom length of stay, making our program one of the most flexible vacation options available. 

This webpage includes important information specifically related to the Echo Lake Family Camp program, including how to register, our registration policy, and our refund policy. To find additional information about all of the programs offered at Echo Lake Camp this summer, visit the main Echo Lake Camp page. In addition to Family Camp, Summer 2020 programs include five weeks of Youth Camp, our Counselor-In-Training Program, our pre and post season High Sierra Camp, three unique sessions of adult programs, and several private group rentals.  

 This summer, Camp will once again be filled with great activities and incredible outdoor opportunities! Our family camp traditions include the green chair circle, quiet hours, canoeing, the staff show, table night, theme days, tie-dye, campfires, and excellent swimming and hiking. Of course, people make up the heart and soul of camp, and some of your favorite BTC staff-- full of Camp Spirit -- will be there to greet you.  And you—the campers—help keep the traditions, customs, and fun alive for generations of Berkeley campers to come. 

Family Camp Registration 2020

  • Berkeley resident priority registration opens Monday, January 13, 2020.
  • Non-resident registration opens Friday, January 17, 2020.  

IMPORTANT!  Camps Registrations are processed by our Recreation Administration Office located on the corner of Telegraph Ave. and Derby: 

 
City of Berkeley Recreation Office
c/o: Echo Lake Camp
2701 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
Phone: (510) 981-5140
Fax: (510) 981-5160
camps@cityofberkeley.info 
 
To register:
At this point in time, online registration is not available for the Echo Lake Family Camp program.  To register for this program, campers must complete a Family Camp Registration Form and either drop off, mail, or scan and send as a .pdf attachment to the above listed address.  Please note that we process registration forms on a first come, first served basis, in the order received, and we prioritize walk-in registrations.  

For more information about Family Camp Programs and all of our 2020 programs at Echo Lake Camp, visit the main Echo Lake Camp page here: Echo Lake Camp Website   

2020 Availability Calendar

Family Camp Resource Guide and Information Packet

ECHO LAKE FAMILY CAMP REGISTRATION POLICIES:   

Priority Registration Policy     

  • Berkeley residents are required to show proof of residency with a current utility bill and photo ID.
  • Proof of residency is required to receive the Berkeley resident rate. 
  • Walk-in registrations will be processed before registrations received via mail, fax, e-mail, or dropped off by a third party. 
  • Registrations received via mail, e-mail, fax, or dropped off by a third party will be processed in the order they are received, following completion of daily walk-in registrations.  
  • The registered Head of Household is financially responsible for all payments, change requests and cancellation requests for each registration. 
  • Registration payments will only be accepted from the registered Head of Household. 
  • A 25% deposit is required to hold each reservation. 
  • During priority registration, a Berkeley resident Head of Household may include non-resident campers in their tent, however non-resident rates apply. 
  • Non-Resident Head of Household registrations will not be accepted or processed until January 17, 2020.

Multiple Cabin Policy 

  • During priority registration, each adult (18+ years) Berkeley resident can reserve a maximum of two (2) cabins. 
  • A separate registration form must be used for each cabin, including the same Berkeley resident Head of Household account information on both forms. 
  • The registered Head of Household is responsible for all payments, change requests and cancellation requests for each cabin.  

Family Camp Refund Policy

All refund, change, and cancellation requests must be made in writing and sent to the City Of Berkeley Recreation Office, 2701 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705.  

All requests for refund must be directed to the Recreation & Youth Services Manager. The original receipt must be submitted with a written request for refund. The request must state the reason for refund, date, time, and location of program.  

Refund Policy: All refund requests are subject to a 25% administrative fee, not to exceed $150.00. Requests made less than 30 days prior to scheduled arrival are not eligible for a refund.  

Changing Reservations: Changes resulting in a reduction of the reservation are subject to a $100 administrative service fee. No charges will be incurred for registration additions or extensions to your stay. Requests to reduce your stay or change your camp dates must be made at least 30 days prior to arrival date. Change requests made less than 30 days prior to arrival date are not eligible for a refund. Additions may be made less than 30 days in advance as space allows. Only the Head of Household may request a reservation change.  

Cancellation policy: Cancellations are subject to a 25% administrative fee, not to exceed $150.00. Cancellation requests made less than 30 days prior to scheduled arrival are not eligible for refund. Cancellation requests due to medical emergency or illness must be submitted in writing, accompanied by a doctor’s note, and received no later than 30 days following the scheduled date of attendance.  

Late Fee: Reservations with unpaid balances at close of business day May 1, 2020 are subject to a $75.00 late fee.

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