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Recreation Division
Recreation Division

Most recreation programs 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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Camps Unit, 2701 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705
TEL: (510) 981-5140, TDD: (510) 981-6903, FAX: (510) 981-5160
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm
Email:recreation@cityofberkeley.info
See Holiday and Reduced Service Day Schedule

Webpage Titles: Residential Camps


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Echo Lake Camp  |  ALL AGES

 

Berkeley Echo Lake Camp sits on top of a 7400 ft. Sierra Nevada ridge, which overlooks the Tahoe Basin. Camp is located 15 minutes away from South Lake Tahoe. Echo Lake Camp is approximately a 3-hour drive from Berkeley. Campers stay in rustic tent cabins and enjoy three hot meals per day, along with hiking, canoeing, sports, arts and crafts and special evening activities. The Pacific Crest Trail, the Tahoe Rim Trail, Desolation Wilderness and Echo Lake are all within a half mile from camp.
 

 


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Tuolumne Camp  |  ALL AGES

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 remain.

 

On March 2, 2015, a conceptual proposal was accepted which both the City and the Stanislaus National Forest believe will be a road map for the successful redevelopment of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp. The Master Development Plan guidelines will allow the City to keep many of the existing elements of BTC, but also includes some changes to the physical nature of camp that will protect both the environment and the historic nature of the site moving forward. Much of the heart of camp, including the Dining Hall, Recreation Hall, green chair circle, store, sport courts, amphitheater, Kiddie Kamp, playground, and many of the family tent cabins and related facilities may be rebuilt essentially in place.Spend your family vacation in this peaceful northern California mountain site located in the Stanislaus National Forest. Explore the beautiful nearby forests and streams, participate in a variety of activities, meet new friends and renew old acquaintances, or simply relax!  There is something for everyone at Tuolumne Camp.
 
More Information about Berkeley Tuolumne Camp, including the conceptual plans and information about the rebuild.

 

 
*(pdf) This is a pdf format, if you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, please download from City's download site. If you are unable to access this information online, please participate by contacting us via email recreation@cityofberkeley.info, (510) 981-5150, or TDD (510) 981-6903.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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