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Lair of the Golden Bear

Family camp in Pinecrest available to CAA members.

A tent at the Lair of the Golden Bear among the trees on a sunny day.

Nestled deep in the Stanislaus National Forest at Pinecrest, California, you’ll find the Lair of the Golden Bear, an unforgettable family summer vacation spot—owned and operated by the Cal Alumni Association since 1949.

A special home-away-from-home for Cal alumni, families and friends, this beautiful mountain retreat allows campers to unwind in the spectacular Sierra Nevada Mountains without worrying about cooking, cleaning, or what to do with the kids. The hardest decision campers face all week is which activity to try next!

A Cal Alumni Association membership is required for at least one attending adult in each individual tent during week long family camp sessions. We welcome all — you need not be a Cal graduate to join the Cal Alumni Association or to camp at the Lair!

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