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March 10, 2021 Update

The Quick Update:

We are spending a lot of time working on scenarios for how to safely open Camp Mendocino—in some form—for summer 2021 and, as you can imagine, camper and staff safety is our #1 priority. We are optimistic that we can give you a meaningful update in early April and will update you via email and through our website as we have more specific information.

How We are Making Decisions:

Earlier this year, we started a Covid-19 Health & Safety Task Force to help us make decisions about our ability to safely open Camp Mendocino this summer. This 20-person task force has been utilizing research and best practices from a variety of sources to think critically about the summer. Taking account of Covid-19 considerations, we have been discussing policies and procedures related to: health and safety, facilities and operations, transportation, family experience and communication, programs/activities, camper experience, and staff experience. 

Who is on the Task Force:

Medical staff

Year-round Camp staff

Seasonal Camp staff


Former campers

What Guides our Decision Making:

Survey Results from over 100 families

BGCSF’s extensive experience operating in person over the past 12 months

State and local government guidance

Available scientific research

Trusted organizations like the American Camp Association 

What Camp Might Look Like:

Fewer Campers

Cohorts of campers

Masks required

Social Distancing required

Testing of campers and staff

Pre-Camp quarantine for campers and staff

Changes to the Camp schedule

Changes to staff expectations

In the meantime, although we may not have the answer to many questions, please contact our Camp office via telephone or email.  We are happy to talk with you.

We know that our campers need us more than ever right at this time. We hope that we can see at least some of the smiling faces we missed in 2020. Again, we hope you all are safe, healthy, and well. 















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