Aggies at the Lair of the Golden Bear

Kids playing outside

Announcing a special opportunity for UC Davis alumni and their families and friends this summer! Enjoy the all-inclusive family camp at the Lair of the Golden Bear and make mountain memories to last a lifetime. Come join the camping tradition that is “the Lair” – now in their 71st year of operation.

CAAA is proud to offer summer sessions at the Lair in partnership with the Cal Berkeley Alumni Association’s Lair of the Golden Bear in Pinecrest, Calif.

Lair of the Golden Bear Family Camp

Camp Blue- June 15- 22, 2019
Camp Blue and Gold- August 10- 17, 2019

UC Davis Aggies of all ages—from toddlers to grandparents—can enjoy a fun-filled week of hiking, music, athletics and relaxation while reconnecting with one another and making new friends. Let Lair staff cook, clean, and entertain you and your kids.

New UC Davis Alumni campers get a 15% discount off regular camper rates for the above family camp sessions only. Offer valid only to campers new to the Lair or who camped prior to 2016.

This all-inclusive vacation includes seven nights in a traditional tent cabin, hearty meals and all camp activities, including: 

  • High-Sierra activities 
  • Lake recreation nearby 
  • Campfire shows 
  • Athletic events 
  • Relaxing and socializing with fellow alumni families 
  • Activities for kids (ages 2-17) led by college-student staff, including: arts and crafts, music, swimming, volleyball, softball, BBQs, movies, dances and more!

Women's Wellness Weekend 

August 21- 25, 2019 

The Lair of the Golden Bear hosts an all-inclusive recreation and activities filled getaway weekend for women that’s perfect for mothers, daughters, sisters and circles of friends. You can also come solo and make new friends. 

Sports and Recreation Camp 

August 25- September 1, 2019 

Join us at the Lair of the Golden Bear for an all-inclusive week of professionally led tennis and golf instruction (all levels are welcome!), plus a schedule packed with other activities and recreational opportunities geared for adults. 

People in a classroom looking ahead

College Prep Camp at UC Berkeley’s Alumni House 

June 24- 27, 2019 and August 2- 5, 2019 

Commuter sessions on the UC Berkeley campus for rising high school juniors and seniors. Students will receive personalized instruction on the college search; attend workshops to write their college essays; and learn financial aid strategies and what to expect from the application process. College Prep Camp takes the stress out of what can be a stressful time. 

College Application Weekend at UC Berkeley’s Alumni House 

October 25- 27, 2019 

Commuter session on the UC Berkeley campus for seniors only. This program is designed to allow students to fine-tune essays and finish applications, completing the work in one weekend. 


To make a reservation or for more information, please register online and include “Aggies at the Lair” in your request, or call (510) 900-8255. 

15% off discount applies to NEW UC Davis Alumni campers for these Lair of the Golden Bear Family Camp dates only (Week 2- June 15- 22, 2019 and Week 10- August 10- 17, 2019). 

You do not need to be a Cal graduate to camp at the Lair! 

Questions? Visit the UC Berkeley Cal Alumni Association’s Lair of the Golden Bear website for a complete list of activities, amenities and rates. 

Lair of the Golden Bear 
(510) 900-8255
lair@alumni.berkeley.edu