Camp Mendocino

A program of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco

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Session 1: June 26- July 5th (Military and First Responders ONLY)


Session 2 July 5th- July 13th *11+year-olds only* 

*NEW* Mini Session 2a: July 5th- July 9th *8-10-year-olds only*

*NEW* Mini Session 2b: July 9th- July 13th*8-10-year-olds only*


Session 3: July 13- July 22nd (ages 8-14) 


----------Session Break (all campers return home)-------

Session 4: July 26th- August 3rd (ages 8-14) 

Session 5: August 3rd- August 11th (ages 8-14) 

All Teens Ages 15-17 must apply for the LIT or CIT program

(Applications are now CLOSED, please apply next year!)


Camp Mendocino is an outdoor education and environmental awareness program focused on the character and leadership development of kids from disadvantaged circumstances. Since 1931, 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.

Mission: To enable and inspire all young people 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 high quality programs and facilities in an environment that promotes respect, responsibility and fun.

ACA Accreditation: Camp Mendocino is an Accredited Camp through the American Camp Association (ACA). The ACA accreditation standards focus on health, safety, and risk management. They are widely used as operational benchmarks for the camp industry by local, state, and federal government entities, insurance companies, and courts of law. Through ACA, Camp Mendocino regularly participates in a peer-review process, which includes on-site visits.  ACA collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to ensure that current practices at Camp Mendocino reflect the highest and most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation.

For more information about ACA Accreditation, contact our camp director or visit the American Camp Association website at



In 2022, Camp Mendocino will offer five 10-day sessions for campers ages 8-17 and two 5-day mini-camps ages 8-10.

Hiring, training and retaining the best staff possible is critical to our success with young people.



Camp Mendocino is the perfect venue for your company retreat, school trip, wedding, or adult summer camp.