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.
Lair Day Tailgate on Sept 30
It’s the return of the Lair Day Tailgate! This year we’re hosting it at Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus, before the Cal vs. Arizona State football game.
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
College Prep Camp is back, June 10 – 13! 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!
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!
Join us for our Work Weekend!
Help us get the Lair ready for campers this summer. Join us at one or both of our Work Weekends: May 19 - 21 and/or June 2 - 4.
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.
Lair Virtual Information Session Video
First-time camper? Tune in for a fun and informative glimpse at what you can expect from a Lair of the Golden Bear vacation.