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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.  


The City of Berkeley issued a  Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration/Initial Study (Draft MND/IS) for the Project on September 1, 2018 for a 30-day review period which concluded on October 1, 2018. The Draft MND/IS was sent to responsible agencies, organizations and individuals; and was posted on the City’s website.  Preparation of the Responses to Comments has been overseen by the City’s Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Department and the conclusions and recommendations made in the document represent the independent views and recommendations of the City.   The Responses to Comments and Final MND/IS and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan (MMRP) can be found here:

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

The review period for the Final MND/IS begins December 11, 2018 and ends on December 21, 2018. All comments  must be received by 5 pm on December 21, 2018 and sent to:

Liza McNulty, Program Manager
City of Berkeley
Parks, Recreation & Waterfront
2180 Milvia Street, 3rd Floor
Berkeley, CA  94704

The Berkeley City Council will consider adopting the Berkeley Tuolumne Camp Permit (46690) Mitigated Negative Declaration and MMRP on January 22, 2019 at its regular City Council Meeting held at 1231 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94702.  

Draft Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration:

Berkeley Tuolumne Camp Draft Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration

The United States Forest Service (USFS) has also published an Environmental Assessment (EA) for review and comment for this Project pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act.  Information regarding accessing and commenting on the USFS EA can be found here:  USFS Notice of Availability of the City of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp Permit Environmental Assessment

Technical Supporting Files:

Aquatics Biological Assessment / Biological Evaluation

Terrestrial Wildlife Biological Assessment / Biological Evaluation

Botany Report 

Design Narrative / Built Environmental Image Guidelines

 Society, Culture and Economy Report 

Potential Waters of the United States Report

Migratory Landbird Conservation Report

Management Indicator Species Report

Noxious Weed Risk Assessment Report

Biological Evaluation for Sensitive Plants

Watershed Management Report

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

 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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