"Camp is a safe haven for me. It keeps me healthy, entertained, and it is educational. Camp is a place I’ll never forget and I'll always come back to!" Anonymous 2012 Camper Survey

Summer Camp

Summer 2014 Dates

Session 1 (Project Avary/Project Trailblazer): This session is comprised of two separate groups that are by invitation only

Session 2 (Project Noyo-military exclusive): June 30-July 8

Session 3: July 8-July 17

Session 4: July 19-July 28

Session 5: July 28-August 6

Session 6: August 6-August 14

Camp Mendocino is an outdoor education and environmental awareness program focused on the character and leadership development of kids from disadvantaged circumstances. For over 80 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco has been providing this creative, fun and supportive camping experience for youth ages eight to 18.

Located in a 2,000-acre beautiful redwood forest three and half hours north of San Francisco, Camp Mendocino offers programs that are clearly unique to those offered at our nine Clubhouses in San Francisco.

As with all of our programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, kids learn respect for others and themselves and are given opportunities to learn, grow and succeed. Through our outdoor education programs, like nature, gardening and environmental education, children are taught respect and appreciation for the natural environment.

Campers leave Camp Mendocino with high self-esteem, the result of mastering new skills and overcoming challenges. Campers return home with the confidence that they can meet new challenges, build new skills, and make new friends. But most importantly, Camp Mendocino is a place where kids can be kids again!

For more information about Camp please click here.

Registration for summer 2014 is now available online! Register by clicking here.


Military Session: Project Noyo

Registration is now open! Register online by clicking here and become a Fan on Facebook to keep up with all the latest information.

This year Camp Mendocino, a program of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, is excited to be offering Project Noyo – a nine-day summer session for $200 open exclusively to children of active duty military personnel and veterans of the U.S. Military.

The Project Noyo session (June 30 – July 8) was developed in response to the need for increased support for military children. This session will provide a safe, fun and therapeutic healing environment where these young people can maintain healthy and connected relationships with other military youth and build a sense of community. Plus, they will participate in activities specifically designed for military youth, outdoor education, and have 9 days of fun!

Transportation Information

2014 Changeover day site will be announced soon. All parents/guardians will be emailed with site information as soon as it is available.
During the summer, for updated transportation information (including departure and arrival times), please call the Camp hotline at (415) 445-5455.