Tuolumne camp is a positive, often transformative, experience but it must serve a more diverse population.
The city will contribute $3.3 million to the $54 million it will cost to rebuild the popular family camp.
SOLANO STROLL The forecast is for a break in the heatwave this weekend, so it should be pleasant to amble down Solano Avenue with tens of thousands of others on Sunday at the annual Solano Stroll. As always, Berkeleyside is a media sponsor of the Stroll, and we’ll be there with our booth — conveniently located in front of iScream ice-cream shop at 1819 Solano Ave. Come by and say hello! In addition to Berkeleyside, you can enjoy the parade (which kicks it all off at 10 a.m.), plenty of live music, mechanical rides, juried hand-crafters, food and drink, and hundreds of local organizations in over 1 mile of free family fun. Sunday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (more…)
The effort to rebuild Berkeley’s favorite family camp is well underway and, if the optimism on display at a recent meeting of those involved in planning its Phoenix-like rising from the ashes is indicative, the goal of a new camp by 2018 may be achievable.
April may be the biggest month in quite some time for those interested in the fate of the popular Berkeley Tuolumne Camp.
The Friends of Berkeley Tuolumne Camp group is holding three fundraising events, starting on Friday August 22, to mark the first anniversary of the Rim Fire which effectively destroyed the much-loved, city-run family summer camp.
“The dogwoods are in bloom.”
As summer approaches, scores of Berkeleyans recall the gaping hole in their lives now that the cherished Berkeley Tuolumne Family Camp is gone — razed to the ground in August 2013 by the devastating Rim Fire.
A Berkeley Tuolumne Camp supporter in North Carolina whose uncle ran the camp for decades helped organize a creative fund-raising event involving volunteer women’s wrestlers on New Year’s Eve.
Visiting the remains of Berkeley’s Tuolomne Family Camp near Yosemite after the summer’s Rim Fire was apparently a big draw over the Indigenous People’s Day weekend in October. About 40 people dropped in on the camp just on that one weekend, said Scott Ferris, director of the Berkeley parks department.