Since 1949, the Cal Alumni Association’s Lair of the Golden Bear has provided unforgettable summer vacations for generations of Cal alumni families and friends of the University. Located just three hours east of the Bay Area at 5,600 feet in beautiful Pinecrest, CA, the Lair’s fresh air, sunshine, and surrounding natural beauty provide our guests with an amazing mountain playground.
The beauty of the Lair experience is that campers are able to unwind at their own speed. Some choose to dive into camp life—and the entire region—with reckless abandon every day, while others just relax by the pool all week with a good book. No matter how you choose to spend your time, you don’t need to worry about cooking, cleaning, or what to do with the kids—they’ll be happily engaged in their age group programs with our outstanding staff. Your most difficult decision of the week will be what to do next!