Welcome to the Lair!
Located in Pinecrest, California in the Stanislaus National Forest, the Lair is where you reconnect with family, friends, teammates, co-workers, associates, and nature. We’d love to have you join us in our beautiful mountain setting.
Families enjoy coming to the Lair as we do all the cooking, cleaning, and planning, so families can make memories and enjoy their days to the fullest. We offer a jam-packed schedule of activities for all ages. Our staff leads age-appropriate activities so kids are engaged, which give parents some ‘me’ time to play some pickleball, relax at the pool, or take a yoga class. There is always something to do or explore. We hear often that families count down the days till they return next summer.
Oski Year-Round Cabins
The Lair has fifteen cabins for year-round use at Camp Oski. Each cabin sleeps up to six guests with a queen bed, bunk bed, and two single beds in the loft, and has its own private bathroom, heat, mini-fridge, and more. Join us during one of our Winter at the Lair weekends and enjoy a cozy stay!
Oski Science Camp
During the fall and early spring, the Lair hosts a 3-night science camp for 6th graders. The students learn about thermal energy, astronomy, local fauna, fire science, and also take hikes to the lake, do team building activities, play games at night, and of course, make their own s’mores at evening campfires.
Retreats for Clubs, Organizations, and Athletic Teams
Make your event very special—reserve the entire Lair of the Golden Bear for your corporate retreat, sports team getaway, family reunion, or organization meetings. Our spectacular mountain setting that allows guests to celebrate, recharge, and focus on what’s important.
Our properties include onsite and nearby conference centers, an outdoor amphitheater and stages, indoor dining halls and lodges, wireless internet access, and audiovisual equipment.
Let us host your wedding at one of our three camps. We have beautiful backdrops for your ceremony and reception, with options to incorporate our programs and amenities in a variety of ways. You’ll have exclusive use of one of our properties for your wedding weekend, making it an experience you and your wedding guests won’t forget.
In addition to our family camps, we also curate specialty getaways. Relax and reconnect with friends during the Women’s Wellness Weekend, Sports & Recreation Camp, Lair Food & Wine Experience, and Bear Music Fest.
Lair Virtual Information Session
We're hosting a Virtual Info Session, Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 7:00 p.m.
TAAP Scholars take on the Lair
Last summer, an incoming cohort of The Achievement Award Program (TAAP) Scholars and Alumni Scholars Program staff traveled to Pinecrest for a weekend at the Lair of the Golden Bear. The result—a weekend of bonding, hikes to the lake, sunshine, and of course, s’mores.
Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Lair in the Non-Summer Months
Fall, winter, or spring, Cal alums and friends can stay at the Lair of the Golden Bear at any time of the year to explore nearby nature and enjoy the Lair’s different offerings.
The Lair Auction Returns
The Lair of the Bear online auction is returning this fall. Support the Lair and bid on some fun items from November 8th through November 15th. All proceeds will go towards making improvements in all three camps. There is a wide variety of items to bid on this year. The famous personalized Lair logo signs […]