Family Camp Availability Calendar (Updated 11.17.14 at 5:30 PM)

Family Camp at Echo Lake

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Summer 2015 Family Camp Dates

Saturday, June 20 (first meal is lunch) – Sunday, July 19 (last meal is breakfast)
Friday, July 24 (first meal is dinner) – Sunday, August 2 (last meal is lunch) 

Dear Berkeley Family Camper,

We are excited to offer a variety of programs at Echo Lake Camp in Summer 2015, including a family camp known as Berkeley Sierra Family Camp. We will also be offering Fish Camps, 50+ Camps, and three Youth Residential Camp sessions.

Like last summer, camp will be filled with great activities and incredible outdoor opportunities.  Our family camp traditions include the green chair circle, quiet hours, canoeing, the staff show, table night, theme days, tie-dye, campfires, and excellent swimming and hiking. This year's new Fish Camp allows campers to enjoy Echo Lake at their own pace.

Of course, people make up the heart and soul of camp, and some of your favorite BTC staff-- full of Camp Spirit -- will be there to greet you.  And you—the campers—help keep the traditions, customs, and fun alive for generations of Berkeley campers to come.

 

Family Camp Registration

Family Camp Registration Begins November 17, 2014.  

  • City of Berkeley residents have the opportunity to register before non-residents beginning Monday, November 17, 2014, at 9:00 AM.
  • Non-resident registration begins Friday, November 21, 2014, at 9:00 AM.

For more information about 2015 Family Camp Registration click the links below:

 Note: The City of Berkeley Recreation Office will open at 8:30 AM, however, camps registration begins at 9:00 AM.

City of Berkeley Recreation Office
1947 Center St. 1st Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704

Registration for other Echo Lake Camp Programs, including Echo Lake 50+ Camp, Fish Camp, Youth Camp, and CIT Sessions will be held at a later date.Contact the City of Berkeley Recreation Office for availability and more information about these programs.

 

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Click the links below to find important Family Camp program information, activity calendars, rate charts, and registration forms:     

BERKELEY RESIDENT PRIORITY REGISTRATION: November 17-20, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

NON-BERKELEY RESIDENTS REGISTRATION BEGINS: November 21, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM 

Priority Registration Policy   

  • Berkeley residents are required to show proof of residency with a current utility bill and photo ID.
  • Proof of residency is required to receive the Berkeley resident rate. 
  • Walk-in registrations will be processed before registrations received via mail, fax, e-mail, or dropped off by a third party. 
  • Registrations received via mail, e-mail, fax, or dropped off by a third party will be processed in the order they are received, following completion of daily walk-in registrations.  
  • The registered Head of Household is financially responsible for all payments, change requests and cancelation requests for each registration. 
  • Registration payments will only be accepted from the registered Head of Household. 
  • A 25% deposit is required to hold each reservation. 
  • During priority registration, a Berkeley resident Head of Household may include non-resident campers in their tent, however non-resident rates apply. 
  • Non-Resident Head of Household registrations will not be accepted or processed until November 21, 2014.

Multiple Cabin Policy

  • During priority registration, each adult (18+ years) Berkeley resident can reserve a maximum of two (2) cabins. 
  • A separate registration form must be used for each cabin, including the same Berkeley resident Head of Household account information on both forms. 
  • The registered Head of Household is responsible for all payments, change requests and cancelation requests for each cabin.

Family Camp Refund Policy

All refund, change, and cancelation requests must be made in writing and sent to the City Of Berkeley Recreation Office, 1947 Center St. 1st Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704.  

All requests for refund must be directed to the Recreation & Youth Services Manager. The original receipt must be submitted with a written request for refund. The request must state the reason for refund, date, time, and location of program.  

Refund Policy: All refund requests are subject to a 25% administrative fee, not to exceed $150.00. Requests made less than 30 days prior to scheduled arrival are not eligible for a refund.  

Changing Reservations: Changes resulting in a reduction of the reservation are subject to a $100 administrative service fee. No charges will be incurred for registration additions or extensions to your stay. Requests to reduce your stay or change your camp dates must be made at least 30 days prior to arrival date. Change requests made less than 30 days prior to arrival date are not eligible for a refund. Additions may be made less than 30 days in advance as space allows. Only the Head of Household may request a reservation change.  

Cancelation policy: Cancelations are subject to a 25% administrative fee, not to exceed $150.00. Cancelation requests made less than 30 days prior to scheduled arrival are not eligible for refund. Cancelation requests due to medical emergency or illness must be submitted in writing, accompanied by a doctor’s note, and received no later than 30 days following the scheduled date of attendance.  

Late Fee: Reservations with unpaid balances at close of business day Friday, May 1, 2015 are subject to a $75.00 late fee.

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