August 29, 2019

Camp Mendocino is an outdoor education and environmental awareness program focused on the character and leadership development of kids from disadvantaged circumstances. For seven weeks each summer, Camp Mendocino provides a space for hundreds of kids to learn about nature, make new friends and create memories that last a lifetime. Take a look at the impact we made with our outstanding programming:


1092 total participants over five Camp sessions


621 returning campers


69 teens built stronger character through our Leaders-in-Training program


19,795 hours of community service completed by campers (more than 18 hours per-camper!)


Below, we’ve gathered some of our favorite memories from this past summer. If you’ve got others you’d like to share, be sure to tag us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


We repped our village with PRIDE!


Between fun activities, we found some down time to catch up on our favorite books.


We all worked hard to hit a bullseye!


We learned to do things that we’ve never done before, like ride a bike! 


Riding bikes also let us escape the heat under the shade of the redwoods.


We met all kinds of cool people!


We learned where our food comes from and how to take care of ourselves through nutrition.


We built new things and became stronger!


We met teen role models who helped us blossom into the best versions of ourselves.

With another memorable summer at Camp Mendocino in the books, we’d like to thank all the youth who joined us and staff who made a difference. For more information on Camp Mendocino, visit www.CampMendocino.org. Want to make a difference in the lives of youth like in the photos above? Considering volunteering at an upcoming event or donating to support Camp Mendocino.


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