"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 2015 Dates

Session 1*

June 23 - July 2

Session 2

July 2 - July 11

Session 3

July 11 - July 20

Session 4

July 22 - July 31

Session 5

July 31 - August 9

*Project NOYO (Youth from military families only)

Camp Mendocino is an outdoor education and environmental awareness program focused on the character and leadership development of kids from disadvantaged circumstances. For 85 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 eight 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!

Download the Camper Information Sheet for 2015

Military Session: Project Noyo

Again this year Camp Mendocino, a program of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, is excited to be offering Project Noyo – a 10-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 23 – July 2) 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 10 days of fun!

Transportation Information

Transportation to Camp Mendocino is provided to all campers from San Francisco. Upon registering, all parents/guardians will be emailed with transportation information. During the summer, for updated transportation information (including departure and arrival times), please call the Camp hotline at (415) 445-5455.