Camp Mendocino

Camp Mendocino is an American Camp Association accredited summer camp run by the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco.
It is located in Mendocino County, California, along the Skunk Train line between Fort Bragg and Willits. Camp property encompasses approximately of primarily redwood forests and includes a stretch of the Noyo River. Camp Mendocino first began operating in the summer of 1931 as a boys camp.
Camp Mendocino provides a creative, fun and supportive outdoor experience in a safe environment for youth ages 8-14. Program offerings include nature, hiking, L.I.F.E (living in a forest environment), arts and crafts, photography, horseback riding, archery, swimming, boating, biking, a ropes course and zipline, and outdoor games. Campers are divided into units (or "tribes") by age and sex. They sleep on bunk beds in cabins or teepees.
Camp Mendocino has been opening its doors for youth 8-18 for nearly 85 years. In 2015 it had 5 ten-day sessions. The first session, Project Noyo, is specialized for military youth only. All of the other 4 sessions are for any youth to attend.
At Camp Mendocino, campers and LITs (or Leaders in Training) have a very packed schedule. Their day consists of waking up at 7:30 A.M. and going to bed at 10:00 P.M. The campers have a choice of activities that they can pick. One day every session the boys and girls hike up to an overnight landing to cook burgers, hot dogs, and other activities specified by their "Tribe Chief."
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