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Summer at Camp Mendocino

Session 1: Project Noyo

The Project Noyo session (session 1) was developed years ago 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, typical Camp activities, and have ten days of fun!


2019 Project Noyo session: June 22 - July 1

Camper ages: seven to 17 years old

Criteria: youth with guardians who are active duty, veteran, disabled, or reservist from any branch of the US Military.

Summer 2019 dates

Session 1: Sat, June 22 - Mon, July 1

Session 2: Mon, July 1 - Tuesday, July 9

**note - session break between session 2 & 3 

Session 3: Fri, July 12 - Sun, July 21

Session 4: Sun, July 21 - Tues, July 30

Session 5: Tues, July 30 - Thurs, Aug 8

** There is a three day break between Session 2 and Session 3. All campers return home after Session 2.

Camper ages: eight to 14 years old (15-17? Apply to be a Leader in Training)

Life at Camp

A Typical Day at Camp:

*Actual times and activities vary by day

7:30am    Camper wake-up

8:00am    Breakfast & cabin clean-up

9:30am    Flagpole – all-Camp community gathering

10:00am  Activities

12:00pm  Lunch & Siesta (down time)

2:00pm    Activities

5:00pm    Dinner & camper showers

6:30pm    Flagpole – all-Camp community gathering

7:00pm    Evening Activities

9:30pm    Day debrief & wind-down

10:00pm  Camper lights out


A Typical Session at Camp:

*Actual activities may vary


Day 1: Camp Tour, Welcome Games, Orientation

Day 2: Regular Activities, Staff Talent Show

Day 3: Regular Activities, Village Campfires

Day 4: Some Regular Activities, Boys Overnight Hike, Girls Night in Camp

Day 5: Some Regular Activities, Girls Overnight Hike, Boys Night in Camp

Day 6: Field Day and Camper Talent Show

Day 7: Regular Activities, Multi-Village Campfires and Social Activities

Day 8: Regular Activities, Disco Duck (All-Camp Dance)

Day 9: Regular Activities, Awards Ceremony

Day 10: Pack and Goodbyes



Camp Mendocino is co-ed; boys are located on one side of Camp and girls are on the other. Age groups are separated into different “villages” and each village has four cabins located together with their own bathrooms and showers. Cabins have six bunk beds and are solid wood structures with canvas flaps covering windows and the door.


Please note that age guidelines may vary by session depending on the needs of campers and Camp

Frogs - 8-10 year-old boys

Otters - 8-10 year-old girls

Hawks - 11-12 year-old boys

Stellar Jays - 11-12 year-old girls

Bobcats - 13-14 year-old boys

Coyotes - 13-14 year-old girls




Each village has its own bathrooms and showers (individual stalls). Campers will be required to shower daily, but showers are short in order to conserve water.




Campers, including teens, are supervised 24-hours per day. This includes overnight. Counselors sleep in the cabins with the campers to ensure their safety at all times. Camp Mendocino places a strong emphasis on camper safety. The safety and enjoyment of our campers are the most important things to us.