News relating to Camp Mather throughout the year.
The Camp Mather General Store manager is recruiting candidates who'd like to serve as store clerks during the Summer 2024 camp season.
Duties include customer service, cashiering, record keeping, inventory tasks from ordering to display, soda fountain tasks, cleaning including janitorial, store opening/closing, and other duties as assigned while maintaining a safe work environment.
Store Clerk positions are seasonal May 15 through mid- September, non-exempt full time (30-40 hrs. a week). The shifts may be up to 6 days a week, day, night, holidays, and weekends. Compensation starts at $18/hour with free room and board at Camp.
Please see the attached job description and application form for full details.
Please email a cover letter, resume, and completed application form attached below to Claudia Reinhart, General Store Manager at email@example.com with a CC to firstname.lastname@example.org. We plan to conduct interviews with candidates in early March. We will accept applications until all roles are filled.
About Camp Mather General Store
Camp Mather General Store is located on-site at Camp Mather at the intersection of Evergreen Road and Hetch Hetchy Road, a one-hour drive to Yosemite Valley. The store stocks a variety of food, drinks, and sundry items the guests and staff may need at camp, as well as serving tourists staying nearby or passing through on their way to Hetch Hetchy. The General Store has a large deck and an active soda fountain featuring ice cream cones, milkshakes, floats, and many other treats.
Store Is Operated by Friends of Camp Mather
Camp Mather General Store is operated by the Friends of Camp Mather, a 501(c)3 non-profit. Its mission is to support the programs and the environment of Camp Mather; all profits go back into camp. The Friends of Camp Mather is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Paul Xavier Spring, who retired six years ago from the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department as Camp Mather’s year-round gardener caretaker, died of natural causes at his home in Vacaville on Nov. 4. He was 68.
Paul was born on May 23, 1955 in San Francisco. At the time, his parents, Jack and Helen Spring, and his older brother, Brian, were living in the Sunset District. His parents later moved to the Westwood Highlands neighborhood of San Francisco near Mt. Davidson and City College, where they raised their four children.
Paul graduated from St. Emydius Grammar School in 1969 and from Riordan High School in 1973.
Paul’s father, Jack Spring, who predeceased him, was the former general manager of the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department from 1975 to 1980.
“He was a great brother,” said his younger sister, Eileen.
“We were all close in age. I remember him walking me home from grammar school when I was little... and riding bikes together and hiking together. We’d walk down the Middle Fork of the Tuolumne River and go fishing. The boys would fish and I would swim.
“He was very generous and kind and funny. He had an amazing sense of humor. And he loved being outdoors.”
Kevin O’Connell, a close childhood friend and classmate of his at St. Emydius, Riordan and City College, noted Paul got his Associate of Science degree in horticulture at City.
“He got along with everyone,” O’Connell said. “He was the type of guy you liked when you met him. He didn’t have a bad bone in his body. “
As the cold and bluster of an early winter storm approaches, a warm summer at Camp Mather can feel a world away. But we need your help today.
The work of Friends of Camp to support and enhance the camp experience includes:
But none of this is possible without the generosity of friends like you, because we rely on donations from campers and the community to do our work. Funds raised by Friends of Camp Mather go right back to Camp — with practically zero overhead and an all-volunteer Board of Directors and staff, your gift will be put to great use.
This Giving Tuesday and beyond, consider making a donation to Friends of Camp Mather. Whether you are able to make a one-time gift of $35, $65, or $125 — or an ongoing pledge every month — your contribution is a vital part of improving the Mather experience for everyone.
Please make a donation today. Your gift will make a difference and enhance every camper’s experience… next summer and in the years to come.
After 20 years of service, Friends of Camp Mather’s Treasurer is retiring from Treasurer duties. She leaves big shoes to fill—are you the person to fill them?
Friends of Camp Mather are seeking a volunteer Treasurer with experience in finance or accounting to join our Board of Directors. This person will be responsible for managing accounts receivable, accounts payable, coordinating insurance, tax filings, payroll, and other needs for our organization and the Camp Mather General Store.
If you love Mather and the General Store, this is a great opportunity to show your support and build connections in the community. If interested, please email email@example.com with a bit of information about your background, and we will be in touch.
Please note that this is a volunteer position. Our board members do not accept compensation, as we want to ensure that all money we raise is put towards supporting and enhancing Camp Mather and the experience of the camper community.