CAA Membership Policy
Cal Alumni Association (CAA) membership is required for one adult in each tent during our week-long family camp sessions. Sorry, membership to other University of California alumni associations does not qualify for this requirement. You do not need to be a Cal grad to be a CAA member. We welcome all!
To become a member, or to renew your membership, please contact our Membership Services department at 888.225.2586, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please review the updated cancellation and refund policy below for new cancellation deadlines and restrictions. All cancellations must be in writing, such as in an email.
Canceling on or Before March 22, 2017
You may cancel a confirmed reservation on or before March 22, 2017 and receive a full refund of your deposit.
Canceling Between March 23, 2017 and on or Before May 1, 2017
A $250 fee will be charged for all cancellations of confirmed tent reservations if the cancellation occurs on March 23 and on or before May 1, 2017.
Canceling Between May 2, 2017 and Your Lair Arrival Date
All cancellations between May 2, 2017 and 14 days prior to your arrival date will result in forfeiture of the entire deposit ($815/$850 for full week; $250 for getaway weekends; $300 Lair Sports and Recreation Camp; $200 for Women’s Wellness Weekend; $155 for Young Alumni Weekend). Cancellations within 14 days of your arrival result in the forfeiture of your entire camping fee. If an individual who was originally a member of a confirmed reservation cancels on May 2 or later, a $100 fee will be charged per individual who cancels, and a tent fee of $535 may also be invoked, depending on the number of campers remaining in the tent. You may change the campers in your tent without incurring the $100 fee, provided the total number of campers remains the same or higher.
Final Payment is Due May 1 for Family Camp
Final Payment is due May 1 for all family camp reservations, and on July 1 for all adult sessions. Payments received after these dates will incur a minimum $50 late payment fee. Unpaid reservations are subject to cancellation and forfeiture for full deposit..
Canceling Within 14 Days of Your Arrival Date
All cancellations made within 14 days of your arrival date will result in a forfeiture of the entire fee, unless we can fill your space. If we can fill your tent, then only your deposit is retained. No refunds will be given for individuals in a tent who cancel within 14 days of camp.
Partial Stay Campers
No refunds will be given for campers confirmed for the week but who arrive late or leave early, unless we are notified at least 14 days before the start of camp.
If You Don’t Get a Tent Through the Lottery
If you are not assigned a tent through the lottery, we will issue a FULL REFUND of your deposit on request. You may chose to stay on the wait list for however long and incur no penalties until you accept a tent.
Absolutely no refunds will be given for changes in which we are notified after the conclusion of your camp session.
Promotional Media Terms
The Cal Alumni Association (CAA) and the Lair of the Golden Bear may use images of campers and camp activities in promotional materials through various media, and that my image and/or the images of my guest campers may be used for these purposes. If you or any of your guest campers do not wish to appear in any such materials, please contact us prior to your arrival at camp.
Release, Waiver and Indemnity Agreement
In booking a tent at the Lair and before and/or upon arrival, campers will be requested to sign a waiver, stating that in consideration of the Lair of the Bear allowing me and my guests to utilize its campsites, facilities, equipment, services, and programs, and to participate in both on-site activities including swimming, hiking, boating, sports, and arts & crafts, and off-site programs affiliated with the Lair, and/or allowing my child(ren) and other guests to do so, I provide this release, waiver and indemnity agreement (the “Agreement”) on behalf of myself, my personal representatives, heirs, and next of kin, and/or on behalf of the guests and child(ren) who are identified as guest campers in my booking.