Camp Mendocino is part of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF), a 119-year old San Francisco institution. We are 100 percent focused on school-age youth – ages 6 to 18. We understand that hiring, training and retaining the best staff possible is critical to our success with young people.
At Camp Mendocino, we employ approximately 80 adult staff. The following staff characteristics are the most important for success at Camp Mendocino: high energy, a strong work ethic, teamwork, flexibility, patience, strong values, and a passion for serving youth!
Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
Who You Are
We hire 80 professional staff members, including approximately 25 international staff members. Our foreign exchange program is designed to broaden our campers’ understanding of other cultures and backgrounds. Our domestic staff are also very diverse in terms of race, gender, age, place of birth, interests, etc.
For Program Staff: We require previous experience working in a youth development setting. Previous experience working with youth in an overnight camp setting is a big plus.
For any Specialized Positions (Photography, Archery, Ropes Course): Previous experience teaching/working in the field you are applying or have a related degree is required. It is also preferred that you have previous experience with youth.
For Kitchen and Maintenance positions: It is required that you have previous experience in a kitchen or in maintenance. Previous Camp experience is a plus. Experience working with youth is a plus but not required.
All Camp Mendocino staff must be at least 18 years old, CPR and First Aid certified; plus undergo thorough background and reference checks.
By acting as a strong role model and staff member, you can develop our campers’ abilities to make the correct choices. Many of the campers who attend Camp Mendocino come from some of the most challenging neighborhoods in the San Francisco Bay Area. Your influence will inspire and help them become a successful and productive adult.
If you are selected to work at Camp Mendocino, we guarantee that you will change at least one child’s life. But just as importantly, you will likely change your own.