Where is Camp Grounded?

Camp Mendocino – Mendocino, Ca

Where is Camp Grounded?

Camp Mendocino – Mendocino, California

2,000 Acres of Old Growth Redwood Forest
With Secret Rope Swings and Swimming Holes on the Noyo River

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We’re going back to Camp Mendocino for the second year in a row! Tucked deep off-the-grid in the stunning hills of Mendocino, down an 8-mile private road on the edge of Jackson State Forest, 20miles from the Coast of Fort Bragg, you’ll find Camp Mendocino. This recently renovated 1930’s camp has been the home to tens of thousands of campers, and now we have the chance to experience its magic once more.

This private 2,000 acre camp is enchanting. You’ll feel like a kid in this playground of creeks, nature groves, trails, bridges and secret hideaways. Enjoy the shade of some of the largest trees in the world, get lost in the old-growth coastal Redwoods and lush ferns that seem to be taken out of a fairy tale. The Noyo River flows through the gully of camp and provides numerous swimming holes, ‘beach front’ areas to relax, and plenty of special spots to cool off in the summer sun. Rope swings, inner tube river walks, and water sports will keep you entertained all day. With wilderness trails for miles through the woods, you can adventure deep into the forest to discover secret forts and late night live music.

CG2015_2015May30_IMGL0814_ScreenHigh and low ropes courses, slack-lining, archery, a redwood climbing wall and more adventure awaits you. With two basketball courts, a baseball diamond, a huge grass field, an epic outdoor amphitheatre, handfuls of campfire pits and an inspiring arts ‘n crafts barn… you’ll find plenty of space to connect and play. Enjoy the nostalgia of having bunkmates in your cabins, or bring your own tent for that bit of privacy (or to have room to snuggle up with your bffs). You’ll dream deeply under the stars in your new home away from home, as the smell of campfires and sounds of sing-a-longs put you to sleep. Only 150 Miles from the Bay Area, this epic and beautiful drive will take you worlds away from everyday life.

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2,000 Acres of Old Growth Redwood Forest
With Secret Rope Swings and Swimming Holes on the Noyo River

We’re going back to Camp Mendocino for the third year in a row! Tucked deep off-the-grid in the stunning hills of Mendocino, down an 8-mile private road on the edge of Jackson State Forest, 20miles from the Coast of Fort Bragg, you’ll find Camp Mendocino. This recently renovated 1930’s camp has been the home to tens of thousands of campers, and now we have the chance to experience its magic once more.

This private 2,000 acre camp is enchanting. You’ll feel like a kid in this playground of creeks, nature groves, trails, bridges and secret hideaways. Enjoy the shade of some of the largest trees in the world, get lost in the old-growth coastal Redwoods and lush ferns that seem to be taken out of a fairy tale. The Noyo River flows through the gully of camp and provides numerous swimming holes, ‘beach front’ areas to relax, and plenty of special spots to cool off in the summer sun. Rope swings, inner tube river walks, and water sports will keep you entertained all day. With wilderness trails for miles through the woods, you can adventure deep into the forest to discover secret forts and late night live music.

High and low ropes courses, slack-lining, archery, a redwood climbing wall and more adventure awaits you. With two basketball courts, a baseball diamond, a huge grass field, an epic outdoor amphitheatre, handfuls of campfire pits and an inspiring arts ‘n crafts barn… you’ll find plenty of space to connect and play. Enjoy the nostalgia of having bunkmates in your cabins, or bring your own tent for that bit of privacy (or to have room to snuggle up with your bffs). You’ll dream deeply under the stars in your new home away from home, as the smell of campfires and sounds of sing-a-longs put you to sleep. Only 150 Miles from the Bay Area, this epic and beautiful drive will take you worlds away from everyday life.


What are the Accommodations?

Camp Grounded is divided into multiple villages, each represented by a Village Animal. You will be assigned a village and will represent that animal with pride in all that you do. Be it a fox, owl, bobcat, deer, bear, frog, squirrel, hawk… you will be a part of the pack, a tribe of 12-24 campers to call home.


Bunks & Cabins

Each cabin sleeps up to 12 campers. All cabin villages have flush toilets, showers, modern sinks, and mirrors, giving campers a few more of the creature comforts of city life. Campers will be assigned to a village based on availability upon registration (Male, Female & Genderful).

What is the Genderful Village?

Alongside the Male and Female Villages, we have the Genderful Village. By creating this village, we are establishing a home at camp for our campers that don’t identify as male or female, or even for those who do, but appreciate the importance of gender fluid spaces. This is not a radical move, but rather an overdue and common sense decision to step away from a binary system that leaves many members of our community feeling unseen and unwelcome.

Tent Camping: Privacy + Partnered Sleeping + BYOT

Looking for more privacy? Prefer to sleep in your own tent under the stars? Want to camp on the “outskirts” of camp? Are you someone who’s thinking, “but what if I meet someone special at the camp dance?” Or are you someone simply hoping to share your sleeping quarters with your partner (wife/ husband/ bf/ gf/ buddy)? Campers can choose the BYOT (Bring Your Own Tent) tent camping option. We offer mixed gender tent camping villages so you can bring your own gear and create the perfect camp/glamping fort to call home.

Please note that tent camping, as with previous years, is a 10-15 minute walk from the dining hall, parade field and showers.


2017 Registration

Alumni Registration Opens: 1/17/17 @ 11 a.m.
Public Registration Opens: . 1/24/17 @ 11 a.m.

(Choose a Session)

2017 Registration

Alumni Registration Opens: 1/17/17 @ 11 a.m.
Public Registration Opens: . 1/24/17 @ 11 a.m.

(Choose a Session)

CAMP GROUNDED IS ALL INCLUSIVE

All Programming
8 Healthy Gourmet Camp Meals
3 Nights Accommodations in Classic Camp Cabins (or BYOT)
Live Music
Daily Morning Yoga + Meditation + Wellness + Sweatlodge
30+ Playshops & Deep Dive Electives
Late Night Tea Lounge
Rockwall + Archery + Ropes Course
Favorite Camp Games & Activities
Campfires + S’mores
Camp Dance
Much More

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