is the San Francisco family camp that was built as a sawmill for the construction of the O'Shaughnessy Dam in the 1920's. 150 miles east of San Francisco near the Hetch Hetchy Valley. The border of Yosemite National Park is a mile up the road, Yosemite Valley is 18 miles south. The camp is beloved by many as an off-the-grid refuge from city life and is a treasure for generations of SF families.
The mission of FRIENDS of CAMP MATHER (FoCM) is to promote, enhance, protect, and support the traditional, recreational, social, environmental and historic aspects of Camp Mather.
This Friends of Camp Mather website provides guidance and information to new and old campers alike. Here you will find news and information on the Camp itself, week specific information as available, background information on Friends of Camp Mather, and much more.
With your support we sold out our 90th anniversary event!
The silent and live auctions were very successful. Rec & Park even added a second "Commissioners Cabin" week to the live auction, our enthusiastic Auctioneer Phil Ginsburg did a great job, and both weeks sold after multiple bids. The SFFD Fireboat Cruise also sold after spirited bidding. Thanks to SFFD, Rec & Park, SFPUC, and to everyone who donated auction lots (all received multiple bids.) This event could not have happened without the support of our event sponsors. Watch your inbox for a special "CAMP MATHER 90th Birthday Party" report coming soon.
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100% of all donations are used directly at camp (examples.)