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Founded in 1891, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) serves over 13,000 youth in nine neighborhood Clubhouses, a residential summer camp, Camp Mendocino, and a high-end summer-school program, Project Discover. Dedicated to helping kids from disadvantaged circumstances, BGCSF provides a broad range of programs to inspire young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

Since 1922, the Rotary Club of San Francisco has been a mainstay of support for BGCSF. In recent years, the Rotary Club has focused its support on Camp Mendocino, which for 75 years has provided a creative, safe, and inspiring outdoor experience for youth ages 8 to 14 - with a teen staff program for youth ages 15 to 17. Camp Mendocino serves over 1,200 youth each year, through six 10-day summer sessions and school groups in early June.

With funds donated by the Rotary Club of San Francisco, BGCSF has been able to build a new laundry facility, install new water tanks and a water filtration system to meet new state codes, and build a 100-foot-long swinging bridge, a new camp office, and the first of five bathroom and shower facilities for campers.

Additionally, individual Rotarians have made countless contributions of time and money to better the lives of members of BGCSF. Rotarians John Dissmeyer, Curtis Burr, and Bob Rorick are members of BGCSF's Board of Governors and Rotarians Michael Davies and Lisa Moscaret-Burr serve on the Camp Committee.

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