News relating to Camp Mather throughout the year.
On a bright and sunny Independence Day, a crowd gathered to dedicate a plaque and celebrate Stephen Tyng Mather. Mather, the first director of the National Park Service, and namesake of Camp Mather, was born on July 4, 1867.
A tireless advocate for the National Parks when there was no cohesive plan in place, he served for 12 years as director and laid the foundations of the park system. The San Francisco Recreation and Park's department and Friends of Camp Mather chose to formally honor him on the 150th anniversary of his birth and the 100th anniversary of his appointment as Director by placing a plaque on the grounds of Camp Mather.
The plaque is the same one would find in most National Parks. It was created at the same foundry using the same cast as the ones placed in the 1930's. The ceremony included songs from the Mather staff, remarks by Camp Manager Larry McNesby, Friends of Camp Mather Vice President Gus Guibert, San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell, Naturalists Tom Graham and Neil Fahy, and Yosemite National Park Ranger Lisa Murphy. Resolutions from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. California Senate, and California Assembly were presented.
Stephen T Mather was a San Francisco native, Lowell and Cal graduate, and San Francisco's family camp is fortunate to be named for such an outstanding native son. Words barely do justice to his American legacy, but the words inscribed on his plaque are a start:
"He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done."
Special thanks to Tom Graham for all of his extensive efforts in leading the charge to place the plaque in Camp Mather and increase awareness of the Mather legacy.
The view on Evergreen Road has seen many changes over the past several years and this year continues the trend. The big winter we've experienced has left it's mark on this stretch of your journey to Camp and repairs have been underway.
MyMotherload.com has an update on the work and is predicting Evergreen Road will reopen the first week of May.
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( UPDATE 6/2017: ALL POSITIONS FILLED )
If you're the outgoing, hard-working, customer-service type, and looking for a fun summer job; consider working for the Camp Mather General Store. Milk shake making, kid candy advising, free room and board at camp — dream job!
Here're all the details:
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 store is open seven days a week and has a staff of seven.
Camp Mather is owned and operated by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department. The camp staff provide the meals, programs, and maintenance of the camp facilities. The camp hosts approximately 500 guests each week; they arrive on Sunday afternoon and depart Saturday morning. The store is located within the camp and the camp is located at the intersection of Evergreen Road and Hetch Hetchy Road.
The Camp Mather General Store stocks items the guests and staff may need, and to meet the needs of the tourists staying nearby or passing through on their way to Hetch Hetchy.
The General Store has a large deck, an active soda fountain featuring ice cream cones, milkshakes, floats, etc. and many loyal candy counter customers.
Camp Mather General Store Clerks receive FREE room and board, sick pay after 90 days, store discount, free laundry, a great work environment and access to all camp amenities during their time off. A nurse/doctor is on site 24/7. Camp has a pool, lake, sports courts/fields, ropes course, recreation/nature/arts programs, and a horse concession. Camp is located next door to Yosemite National Park and is a 1 hour drive to Yosemite Valley. Housing is a private room with a bed and a dresser; bath houses with toilets, sinks, and showers are a short walk away.
Store Clerk Duties: customer service; cashiering, money handling, record keeping; merchandise ordering, receiving, stocking, displaying, inventorying; making soda fountain products, bagging ice, cleaning including janitorial; store opening/closing, and other duties as assigned while maintaining a safe work environment.
Store Stations which may be rotated/combined throughout each shift: front door cashier, fountain cashier, fountain worker, stocker, ice maker, merchandise order, storage cleaner/organizer, set-up/break-down/customer service at lakeside concession, assistant manager, and others as assigned.
Work Shifts: Store Clerk positions are seasonal non-exempt full time (30-40 hrs a week). The shifts will be 5.5 days a week. Example: Off Sunday, Monday-Friday 8:30 - 3 or 3 - 9:45 (6 hours with a meal break) Saturday 8:30 - 12. Other shifts as assigned. The work week runs Sunday to Saturday to match the weekly guest schedule. Staff meetings are mandatory and will be scheduled during the Saturday morning shift.
Compensation: $13-$17, overtime (1.5) after 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week. Paychecks arrive on the 15th and the last day of the month.
Work Season: Store set-up starts May 13, store opens May 28 / closes August 28, store shut down ends September 10. Earlier/later dates may be available. HS/College students academic schedules may be accommodated. Please do not plan vacations during the season.
APPLY NOW: Applications will be accepted until the jobs are filled.
You may be invited to an initial phone interview. Follow-up interviews may be conducted. Please check your email account once a week after you apply for updates on your status.
This job is an entry level job and will include training in all aspects of the work required.
Age 18 plus and CA Food Handler’s Card. Must be able to handle money, give correct change, and possess simple math skills. Must be able to arrive on time, follow the store policies as well as the camp policies.
Store Clerks must be adept at team work, communication, follow-through, multi-tasking, learning new procedures, customer service, and attention to detail. Store clerks must be friendly, kind, helpful, hard working, mature and honest.
This job requires store clerks to stand, lift and carry products up to 25 pounds, communicate clearly, work indoors and outdoors, walk up stairs, use a cash register and handle money, read/listen and follow instructions, and give good customer service to young children as well as adults.
Store clerks will be required to: wear a clean uniform and a name badge, come to work on time ready to work, be courteous to all staff and customers, learn about all products for customer service purposes, perform all tasks to the best of their ability, stay alert and respond to customer needs or any problems at the store, work with a cooperative/supportive team spirit, and work safely.
Required Certification: CA Food Handlers Card, must have prior to arrival at the job site.
Preferred Experience: cashier, customer service, retail, soda fountain or related work. Volunteer and life experience are valued.
Preferred Certification: Red Cross First Aid/CPR training
Staff must provide own transportation to get to and from the camp.
NO pets, over-night visitors, weapons, illegal drugs, skateboards, or fireworks. Housing and meals are for staff only. All policies of the Camp and Store must be followed.
How to Apply:
DUE DATE: February 20, 2017
Interviews will be conducted February 28 and March 1 (see the application form to request a time slot for the interview)
Email your cover letter, resume and the completed Application Form to:
Claudia Reinhart at firstname.lastname@example.org and to Friends of Camp Mather at email@example.com
Application Form is a PDF. You may print the form out, complete by hand and attach a scan of the form to your email. Alternately, you may use the form fields included in the form to complete the form in your computer's PDF viewer software and then save as a PDF that can be attached to an email. (Downloading the form to your computer before opening it in your PDF viewer may be more successful than attempting to complete the form while it's displayed in your web browser.)
The Friends of Camp Mather is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Please direct questions to Claudia Reinhart at firstname.lastname@example.org