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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. 

Family Camp

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.

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Lair Jenny and family 2023 Photo by Kevin Kitsuda

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!

Check out the new cabins
2 new winterized cabins at Camp Oski, which are dark brown, covered in snow, and nestled in a backdrop of snowy pine trees and blue skies.

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.

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Students play in the snow during their stay at the Lair for Oski Science Camp. The Lair of the Golden Bear hosted LUSD middle school students at Oski Science Camp in the spring of 2023. / Cal Alumni Association

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.

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Lair special group - The Nature Conservancy The Nature Conservancy at the Lair


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.

Lair weddings

Specialty Camps

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.

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Pickleball players playing in the forest under a blue sky Image by Shoey Sindel

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