A residential environmental education center for schoolchildren during the school year, and a camp for children with life-threatening illnesses or who are "at risk" during the summer.
On 138-acre site at Del Valle Regional Park south of Livermore. The site is the former location of the Alameda County Tuberculosis Sanitarium, at the end of Arroyo Road.
East Bay Regional Park District will coordinate the residential environmental education program; The Taylor Family Foundation will be responsible for the summer camp program.
Camp Arroyo comprises six 24-person cabins, a dining hall/multi-purpose room, two bathhouses and a pool. These facilities accommodate some 144 campers and staff.
The design is by Siegel and Strain Architects of Emeryville. The environmentally innovative design includes "green" features such as straw bale insulation, solar heating and gunned-earth construction for the pool, metal roofs to catch runoff water for irrigation, and use of recycled materials wherever possible.
The funding total for the two phases is $9.7 million, of which: