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Berkeley Tuolumne Camp

Berkeley Tuolumne Camp, in operation since 1922, has been a highly regarded summer tradition for generations of campers. More than 4,000 individuals annually enjoyed fun-filled activities and heartfelt traditions at Tuolumne Camp. On August 25, 2013, Berkeley Tuolumne Camp was largely destroyed by the Rim Fire, one of the largest and most damaging wildfires in California’s history. This was a devastating setback for the City of Berkeley and generations of staff and campers. Of the 138 total structures at the Camp, only 18 tent cabins and the restroom near Sun City survived the fire.  

Reconstruction Update

The Berkeley Tuolumne Camp Reconstruction Project is in the final design stages.  Construction of the Project is expected to begin in Spring, 2020, and last approximately two years.  City staff provided a Project update to the public on May 13, 2019, which is available here:

City of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp Update, May13, 2019

Please continue to check this page for updates and information about the Berkeley Tuolumne Camp rebuild process. 

Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration

The Berkeley City Council adopted the Berkeley Tuolumne Camp Permit (46690) Mitigated Negative Declaration and MMRP on January 22, 2019 at its regular City Council Meeting. 

Berkeley Tuolumne Camp Draft Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration

BerkeleyTuolumne Camp Final Response to Comments, MND/IS and MMRP 

  Berkeley Tuolumne Camp General Information

Berkeley Tuolumne Family Camp, a residential summer family camp operating since 1922, serves an average of 250 campers a day, and serves over 4,000 visitors each summer. Located just 7 miles west of the entrance to Yosemite National Park, the camp offers excellent hiking, biking and swimming opportunities for the whole family. The camp runs a full recreation and outdoor education program, and provides activities all day long that are perfect for any age group: the Kiddie Kamp serves 2-5 year olds; for ages six and up, daily activities include arts & crafts, archery, and swimming; the teen special events include pizza parties, movie nights, and other social events; and all ages enjoy special evening activities and the main campfire. Each summer, the camp staff come together to create an atmosphere of fun and relaxation that touches the lives of campers that visit from all over the country. 

Berkeley Tuolumne Camp Post-Rim Fire Information and Past Updates:






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