Basil Camp was loosely formed in the last years at Camp Mather by members Janie Beamer, Lee Ann Fox, Jeff Cooper, Mark Fox, Chris Keenan, and Dan and Robin Frenette. We originated in Coyote Meadow. It wasn't util after the move to Grass Valley and Tuolumne that our camp was named. We had been telling people how to find our camp, "Go down the road until you see a wooden chuck box with a basil plant on top." and the name Basil Camp stuck.