Now accepting reservations for summer!
Our online booking system is open and accepting reservations for this summer. New and returning campers should book by our February 28, 2024 deadline for best chance of getting your camping preference. The Lair welcomes all – you do not need to be a Cal alum to camp at the Lair.
This summer discover what’s been known to generations of Lair families: that the Lair is a magical place where you’ll connect and recharge under tall pine trees and gorgeous blue skies. Your whole family will have the week of your lives and make mountains of memories. We’re happy to answer your questions and share more information.
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!
With a backyard of incomparable beauty and stellar staff-led programming for campers of all ages, the Lair of the Golden Bear is the perfect place to make family memories. By the time departure day arrives, you will have fallen in love with our special corner of the Sierra Nevada—and you’ll be counting down the days until you return next summer.
Camps for Adults
In addition to our family-friendly camps, we also curate adult getaways. Relax and reconnect with friends during the Women’s Wellness Weekend, Sports & Recreation Camp, or the Lair Food & Wine Experience.
Bear Music Fest!
Ready to experience a unique, all-inclusive, immersive and soulful weekend of music, nature and community at the Lair? We are ready for you!
College Prep Camp
2024 College Prep Camp is June 8 – 11! Designed for students who will be high school seniors this fall, our program focuses on the application process and essay writing, with some Lair fun too!
Work at the Lair
Lair staff applications for summer 2024 are now live! Working at the Lair, staffers have the opportunity to impact kids and families and by extension make an impact on the world. In addition, they’ll make lifelong friends, and have opportunities to network with our amazing campers.
Lair Virtual Information Session
The Lair hosted a Virtual Information Session to answer questions from new campers, and you can view the recording.
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 […]