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Families and friends come together at the Lair’s Camp Oski. / Cal Alumni Association / Suz McFadden
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Building Year-Round Community at the Lair

Reflections from the Lair staff on their connections to the Lair, a home away from home for all who visit.

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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 […]

The Lair of the Golden Bear hosted LUSD middle school students at Oski Science Camp in the spring of 2023. / Cal Alumni Association
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Middle School Students Experience the Lair through Oski Science Camp

The Lair hosted hundreds of middle schoolers at Oski Science Camp over the course of several months, resulting in learning, spreading Cal love, and creating long-lasting memories.

Photo by Shoey Sindel
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Join Us for Work Weekend!

Join us in late May and early June for Work Weekends - a behind the scenes look at the Lair and volunteer weekend to help us get our camps ready for summer.

Mikey Day ’10 and Stephen Saribalis ’10. / Courtesy of Mikey Day.
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Golden Bears in Love: Mikey Day ’10 and Stephen Saribalis ’10

Did you meet your special someone on Sproul during spring semester? In an intro biology course? Or even during move-in?

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Lair Virtual Information Session

First-time camper? Tune in for a fun and informative glimpse at what you can expect from a Lair of the Golden Bear vacation.

Suz McFadden / Cal Alumni Association
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Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Lair in the Non-Summer Months

By Heather Johnson

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.

CJ Poloka
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TAAP Scholars Take on the Lair

By Josephine Thornton

On Friday, August 26, 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.

Suz McFadden / Cal Alumni Association
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7 Things to Know about Camping at the Lair

By Heather Johnson

If you’re ready to take a break from your hectic day-to-day life and breathe in some cool mountain air, you’ll find everything you need at the Lair—a Cal alumni destination since 1949.

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Opening Safely 2022

Learn more about our expected protocols for camping at the Lair this season.

Photo by Kevin Kitsuda
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Highly Recommended: Trip Insurance

While no one plans to cancel their vacation, sometimes unexpected events can throw a wrench in our plans! This is why we highly recommend trip insurance as a way to get reimbursed should you have to cancel.

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New This Summer at the Vista Lounge

Join us on Monday nights for a pop up from Sonora Taqueria with street tacos!