2019 Camp Mather Application Process Update

Applications open on December 10th and close on January 13th for Summer of 2019.

As you have probably heard, we had to close Camp Mather this past summer due to poor air quality created by the Ferguson fire. It was a hard decision but this unforeseen interference to our Camp season was grounded in our efforts to ensure the health and safety of both campers and staff.

This closure forced us to cancel over 400 families’ reservations. As a result of these last-minute cancellations, we offered those families a priority reservation opportunity in October. This has left us with fewer spots available for the regular lottery.

We are also changing the application process for this year. You will now register for the lottery using this link: https://fs7.formsite.com/adonnelly/CampMather2019/index.html

This form includes a requirement that SF Resident applicants upload a copy of their driver’s license and a current property tax bill or utility bill in order to qualify for the resident lottery.

Due to the complexity in providing these guaranteed reservations, and the limited number of available slots this year, we are not able to accommodate group requests. If you want to go the same week as another family, please pick the same week choices in the same order, which will give you a better chance of being placed in the same week.

You will not be required to pay at $100 registration fee at the time of application. However, if you receive a reservation, you will need to pay the $200 deposit to confirm your reservation, no later than April 1. You can view the updated information on applying for the lottery and reservation rules at sfrecpark.org/campmather.