News relating to Camp Mather throughout the year.
San Francisco Recreation and Parks (SFRPD) has informed us that Camp Mather will be closed Weeks 4 and 5 (June 26–July 9, 2022) due to a Covid-related staff shortage. Campers registered for these weeks will be contacted by the SFRPD management team with options for potential rescheduling or refund.
We are disappointed, but we do hope Camp will reopen for the remaining weeks of summer. Friends of Camp Mather is in touch with SFRPD team and will share any news as we get it.
Please visit the official SFRPD Camp Mather web page for any last-minute updates and news.
It’s mid-June. The days are warming and the summer rhythms at Camp Mather are returning ... dragonflies buzzing, swimmers splashing in Birch Lake, and campers tie-dying t-shirts behind the General Store.
Each year, Friends of Camp Mather releases a unique t-shirt to commemorate our summer at camp. Collecting (and perhaps tie-dying) these unique t-shirts is a beloved tradition among campers.
The 2022 design was created by camper Kevin V. and was the winner of this year’s design contest. Thank you to Kevin and everyone who submitted such great designs! The t-shirts look awesome and are available in a great green color as well as white, suitable for tie-dying. Get yours at the Camp Mather General Store.
Besides t-shirts, hats, and other commemorative Friends of Camp Mather gear, all manner of essential items, from sundries to snacks to wine and beer are available at the Camp Mather General Store. And new this year, the General Store is offering specialty coffee drinks along with ice cream treats and more. The store is operated by the Friends of Camp Mather for the enjoyment of campers. All profits support our mission and the improvement of Camp.
P.S.This summer’s season at Camp Mather is underway! Please be sure to check out the San Francisco Recreation and Parks department web site for any late news and updated information about Camp procedures and policies.
Sports Basement Deal for Campers
Friends of Camp Mather has teamed up with Sports Basement to organize a special shopping event with discounts for campers, June 3–12, 2022.
Simply show the flyer linked below (print-out or via smartphone) at any Sports Basement location, or enter the discount code “2050011931556” when shopping online at sportsbasement.com. The discount is good for 20% off for members of the store’s Basementeers program, while shoppers that are not members will receive 11% off.
By the way, the newly-updated and printable packing list from Friends of Camp Mather is a great resource to take to Sports Basement while you assemble your gear for a week at camp.
A big thank you to Sports Basement for supporting Camp Mather!
The first week of Camp Mather is coming fast! This week’s warm weather in the Bay Area has us daydreaming about a lazy afternoon on the grass lawn or floating in Birch Lake. Oh, wait...! Did we remember to pack the floaties and sunscreen? Fret not. We’ve got you covered with helpful packing advice.
Updated Camp Mather packing list:
Whether you’re an old hand or a first-time camper, it can be a scramble to get ready for a week up at Camp Mather. Fortunately, we’ve assembled a list of suggested items to pack that will help you relax. And this year, it’s all packaged up in a handy, printable Friends of Camp Mather packing list that you can download. Be sure to check it out!
Camp Mather General Store has you covered:
Don't panic if you forget something. All manner of essential items, from sundries to snacks to wine and beer are available at the Camp Mather General Store. The store is operated by the Friends of Camp Mather for the enjoyment of campers. All profits support our mission and the improvement of Camp.
Speaking of being prepared as your week approaches, be sure to check out the San Francisco Recreation and Parks department web site for any late news and updated information about this summer's Camp procedures and policies.