We will try to make your stay at camp both educational and enjoyable. To facilitate the smooth running of camp students will be asked to elect a committee which meets weekly with the instructors, cook, and camp manager to discuss any matters of interest.

We expect that the rules noted below will be respected. Living in camp is a privilege. Persons who do not comply with these rules will lose the use of camp facilities.

Attendance: Students are expected to attend all lectures, field exercises, field trips, and officially scheduled evening guest lectures. Absences of up to one full day are to be arranged with the instructor concerned; for absences of a longer period, the student must obtain permission from the Program Director.

Safety Policy: Hard hats, ankle-length pants, and heavy boots are to be worn for protection while in the field during official camp exercises. They are also to be worn in camp by all work parties which are operating outdoors. Safety goggles are to be worn during any operation which involves possible danger to eyes via small flying objects.

Access to Shop: Tools and other equipment stored in the camp shop are issued by the resident manager only. Students may not use the shop for any purpose, except when under direction of the resident manager. Damaged tools should be returned to the shop immediately. Students will be charged for the cost of replacing or repairing equipment that is lost or damaged through negligence or misuse.

Fire Equipment: Students will be trained in the use of fire equipment, which is to be used only in the event of fire, or as otherwise authorized by the camp director or teaching associate.

University Vehicles: University vehicles may be driven only by authorized drivers. Use of these vehicles is limited to official business associated with the instructional program and the administration and maintenance of the camp.

Standard of Conduct: Students enrolling at summer camp assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the University’s function as an educational institution. Shoes and shirts (or equivalent dress) must be worn during meals. Students shall refrain from conduct which significantly interferes with teaching, administration, or other related activities, which endanger the health or safety of members of the camp community, or of visitors to the camp, and from disorderly conduct in the camp area or at camp-related events. The instructor in charge has the authority to suspend students from classes and/or to require the student to meet with the chair of the department division to resolve any problem.

Smoking: Smoking is permitted only in the main camp area centering on the campfire circle and inside the area bounded by a line between the buildings adjacent to this area provided the smoker is within a 3-foot diameter area cleared to mineral soil, is seated over the cleared area, and extinguishes the match and “smoke” in mineral soil. Smoking is not permitted in any of the camp buildings, University vehicles, or in the field.

Visitors: Parents and friends are welcome to visit camp between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and on weekends. Arrangements for visitors at other times must be approved in writing in advance by the instructor in charge or, if the instructor is not available, the teaching associate.

Alcohol: Alcoholic beverages are prohibited at all times in the Dining Hall (including the porch), Fritz Hall, Zivnuska Hall, the Shop, the GSI Office.

Possession of bulk quantities of alcohol is prohibited. Bulk is defined as any amount of alcohol that is unreasonable for the individuals present to consume in a single sitting. An example of bulk alcohol would include, but is not limited to, a keg. Students aged 21 and over may possess alcohol in their bunkhouse rooms or shanties. The inability to exercise care for one’s own safety or the safety of others due in whole or in part to alcohol consumption or the use of controlled substances is considered a violation of policy.

Personal Vehicles: Student-owned automobiles, motorcycles, and other personal vehicles must be parked in the parking area north of camp provided for that purpose. Since the dust created by vehicles in camp can be a real problem, personal vehicles may not be driven into or through camp. Vehicles may be brought to the edge of camp only on: (a) opening day of camp; (b) last day of camp; (c) other times as approved by the instructor-in-charge, teaching associate, or camp manager The speed limit in camp is 5 MPH.


  • Absolutely no pets or firearms
  • Personal stereo units with earphones are OK, but please don’t bring stereos with speakers (trust us, it makes for big problems)

If You Have Questions Contact:

Scott Stephens, Forestry Summer Field Program
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
130 Mulford Hall, MC 3114,
Berkeley, CA 94720-3114