Berkeley Tuolumne Camp is a City of Berkeley family camp, located on a 30-acre site along the south fork of the Tuolumne River in the Stanislaus National Forest, just west of Yosemite National Park. In 2013 the Camp was destroyed by the Rim Fire.
The multi-disciplinary Siegel & Strain Architects team was hired by the City of Berkeley to help rebuild camp facilities, including a new dining hall, recreation hall, camper and staff cabins, maintenance structure, pedestrian bridges, parking and loading areas, and infrastructure.
Our first task was to document, for insurance purposes, what was destroyed and what would be required to build those structures to code today. Using this information to determine a construction scope and budget, new infrastructure and buildings were designed to replace what was lost. The new camp buildings and landscape are designed to evoke the rustic spirit of the old camp while using contemporary methods and meeting today’s codes.