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Camp Mendocino Health Advisory Update—4/03/2020

Dear Camp Mendocino Families, 

With the situation surrounding the impact of COVID-19 developing so quickly, I want to further inform you about the impact of the health crisis on Camp Mendocino and the steps we are taking in response. It has been a tough few weeks, and it seems as though the weeks ahead may be even more difficult. We continue to hope that the situation will change enough in the coming weeks to enable our summer camp sessions to take place as planned, but this remains entirely uncertain. We continue to monitor guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local health departments, and other experts to determine appropriate action. Should we need to make changes to our program for the safety of children and families, we certainly will.

We understand that you may have many questions for us about this summer. To help you access answers to questions you may be asking, we have created a specific FAQ related to COVID-19. You can find answers to these questions below. In this FAQ, we cover a wide range of topics which we hope you will find useful, including additional steps we are taking to combat the spread of COVID-19 now and throughout summer, information about our cancellation policy and more.  Should you have specific questions that are not answered here please contact Camp Mendocino Administration (camperapplication@kidsclub.org) or me (srichardson@kidsclub.org).

We understand that there is a lot of uncertainty at this time, which is challenging for everyone. We will do our best to continue to keep you informed of any further updates or changes to our plans as soon as we can. We will reach out again in a few weeks.

Yours sincerely,
Sara Richardson
Camp Director

Camp Mendocino Health Advisory Update—3/16/2020

Dear Camp Mendocino Families, 


We want to assure you that Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco and Camp Mendocino are closely monitoring and assessing the guidance and recommendations from San Francisco's Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of all of our campers, staff, parents, and community are and will continue to be our top priority. 


We are still accepting applications and are looking forward to enrolling your campers for the summer.  If we must cancel one or all sessions this summer, due to health and safety concerns regarding coronavirus, refunds will be provided to families who have made payments. As we receive more information, we will let families know as soon as possible.


We recommend families, please take measures to continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19: 

  • Wash hands with soap and water 

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick 

  • Stay away from work, school, or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough 

  • Consult your health care provider if you or your camper has special health conditions that put you at increased risk 

  • Follow the mandates issued by your local health authorities regarding non-essential travel and attending large gatherings


Camp Mendocino will continue to rely on the public health professionals in our city, state, and nation for guidance about the right precautions to take. We will continue to assess the situation very closely and will adjust our response accordingly. 


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Camp Director Sara Richardson (srichardson@kidsclub.org) or Camp Mendocino Administration (camperapplication@kidsclub.org). 

While the rapidly changing news is unsettling, we have strong faith in the work of our public health officials here in San Francisco. For now, we encourage you to visit the outdoors with your immediate family, while avoiding contact with others (practicing social distancing).

Additional Resources:

Thank you for your support and understanding during this time. 


Camp Mendocino Administration