San Felipe is a small community and its population base expands and diminishes dependent on the seasons. Interestingly, more than perhaps any of the other northern Baja cities, San Felipe’s cultures — primarily Mexican and American — blend somewhat seamlessly. It is a friendly town, where residents are mutually supportive, hence there are a number of strong community organizations and activities.
- San Felipe AARP, the San Felipe Association of Retired Persons, is an independent, informal, apolitical, non-profit organization open to all San Felipe residents and visitors. Most of the members are retired Americans, Canadians and Europeans who come to this region to escape the harsh winters and frantic pace of life. This group hosts periodic meetings as well as the annual Cancer Walk.
- Club Las Amigas A.C.was founded in 1986, and is a non-profit organization composed of American, Mexican, and Canadian women who are dedicated to helping the youth of San Felipe through education. Meetings second and fourth Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Campo Ocotillo Lodge
- San Felipe’s Rotary Club is a group of business leaders and/or retirees composed of Mexicans, American and Canadians. They take an active role in numerous area projects and events.
- The San Felipe Lions Club works to held charities and causes in the region, and helps stage the renowned spring Blues & Arts Fiesta.
- Desert Mothers: This amazing group of women is guided by Donna Roberts, its founder, whose vision to ‘pay it back’ is helping single Mexican mothers in San Felipe find skills and resources to support their families. The group meets periodically and hosts seminars and workshops.