"Camp is a place where I can be myself 100% without being judged or looked at in a certain light. It is my sanctuary; a special place that gave me proud moments, fun memories and lifelong friendships." Imani Payton18 years old

About Us

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. We surround our kids with positive role models 24-hours a day to provide the love and encouragement they need to realize their full potential.

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.


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Mission:
To enable and inspire all young people, but especially those from disadvantaged circumstances to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Core belief:
We believe that young people will achieve extraordinary things when they are provided with skilled & caring staff, fun & effective programs and first-class facilities.