SF Rec and Park to Celebrate Camp Mather’s 90th Anniversary

SF Rec and Park to Celebrate Camp Mather’s 90th Anniversary


SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the 90th Season of Camp Mather family camp.  The Camp will proceed as scheduled and that the camp season will be at full capacity.  In partnership with the SF Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), SF Rec and Park has successfully mitigated the camp operations challenges brought on by the Rim Fire ad ongoing California drought.


“We are so pleased to continue the 90th year of fun at Camp Mather,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager.  “We thank SFPUC for their partnership in ensuring a safe camp season.”


“Camp Mather has been a community treasure that has provided countless hours for generations of San Francisco families,” said Harlan Kelly, SFPUC General Manager. “We’re happy to have worked closely with SF Rec and park to keep it safe during the Rim Fire, and to ensure that it would reopen for the 2014 season.”


While Camp Mather will be at full capacity, the Rim Fire has caused substantial damage to the surrounding Stanislaus National Forest and that wildfire damage will somewhat impact the Camp Mather experience.  The US Forest Service has closed a significant number of the wilderness recreation facilities that they manage such as Carlon Falls, Rainbow Pools, and Cherry Lake.


However, camp amenities such as Birch Lake, archery, horseback riding, table tennis, swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts, sports field – and some additional surprise camp enhancements celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the camp – will be open and ready for campers’ enjoyment.


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