Family Camp (All Ages)
Berkeley Tuolumne Family Camp, in operation since 1922, serves an average of 250 campers a day, and brings over 4,000 visitors each summer. Located just 7 miles west of the entrance to Yosemite National Park, there is excellent hiking, biking and swimming opportunities. The camp runs a full recreation and outdoor education program, and provides activities morning, noon and night throughout the summer that are perfect for any age group. Kiddie Kamp serves the 2-5 year old community three times a day. Slightly older kids enjoy children’s hours, daily arts & crafts, archery and swimming. Teens have special activities such as pizza parties or special teen sauna sessions and all ages enjoy special evening activities. Each summer, a group of staff members come together to create an atmosphere of fun and relaxation that touches the lives of campers from all over the country.
Fish Camp (All Ages)
If a slower pace at beautiful Tuolumne Camp is what you are looking for, Fish Camp is perfect for you. No programs are offered during Fish Camp, but the abundant meals, beautiful scenery, and reduced pricing makes this an attractive alternative for many of our participants.
Counselor-In-Training (C.I.T) (Ages 14-15) FULL
At Tuolumne, Counselors-In-Training (CITs) have a chance to impact campers’ vacations by providing great customer service, helping to run activities for children and adults, keeping camp clean and safe, and helping with a number of other activities that are part of an intensive two-week training program.
The CIT program is designed to provide 14 and 15 year olds a chance to be at Tuolumne and learn all the aspects or working at camp, under appropriate supervision.
Application Process: The City will be accepting CIT applications beginning on October 3. Applications received before 5:00pm on October 7 will be chosen at random in a lottery-style drawing. Applications submitted after the drawing will be accepted in the order received, as space allows. CITs are only allowed to attend one session per summer.
50+ Camp (Ages 50 and up)
Adults 50 years and older are invited to explore Berkeley’s Tuolumne Camp without the hustle and bustle of regular family camp participants. This is the perfect place to relax, breathe deeply and enjoy nature.
The June camp emphasizes hiking. Picture yourself in your hiking boots and Bermuda shorts enjoying the sunshine. Pack your own lunch and join an organized hike or explore trails with a smaller group. June wildflowers are blooming, rivers are roaring and waterfalls are spectacular. It is the perfect time to visit Yosemite National Park.
Hikers camp begins at dinner on June 4, and ends after Breakfast on June 8. If you want to come a little early, sign up for Fish Camp, and stay for Hikers Camp!
End of Summer Camp
In August, enjoy the lazy days of summer in the mountains. Stay put and enjoy camp-centered activities, hike to a nearby waterfall with a group, or go and explore magnificent Yosemite Park. Swim in the river, hike the Sierras or participate in a craft class - it’s your choice. All activities are based on the interests of campers and are camper-led.
End of Summer Camp begins at dinner on August 27, and ends after Breakfast on August 31.
A Very Special Camp (All Ages)
Join us for a weekend at beautiful Berkeley Tuolumne Camp for our annual camp for families and friends with disabilities.
Tuolumne's AIR program is designed to bring adult oriented Arts & Crafts into our camp setting. While camp staff provides Arts & Crafts to all age groups, we have recognized the need to serve our adult community more directly. As a result, we recruit about 30 artists to instruct our adult campers in a unique craft or art form throughout the summer.
Berkeley City Council provides a limited number of camperships to low-income families (Berkeley residents only). Scholarships are available for all camps. Scholarships will reduce fees by 50%. Please submit the scholarship application prior to submitting the Echo Lake registration form. Please allow five business days for eligibility determination.
All requests for refunds must be directed to the Recreation & Youth Services Manager, Recreation Division, 1947 Center Street, First Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704. The original receipt must be submitted with a written request for a refund. The request must state the reason for the refund, and the date, time and location of the program. The Recreation and Youth Services Manager will render a decision to either: 1) refund the fee; 2) pro-rate the fee; 3) apply the fees to another session or program; or 4) deny the request.
No refunds will be provided if cancellation is made less than 30 days before camp arrival date. A refund will be provided if the entire reservation is cancelled not less than 30 calendar days prior to arrival date, less a 25% administration fee not to exceed $150.
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