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White Stag Sierra



Official White Stag Camp of Northern California – Founded in 1958

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Leadership Development By Youth For Youth

Canoeing at White Stag Sierra!

White Stag Sierra is a high-adventure program. This year canoeing is part of challenging fun at summer camp.

Leadership camp for youth 11-16

White Stag Sierra is a fun, high-adventure filled week of teamwork, games, leadership skills-building, songs, campfires, camping, hiking, and more. We believe in learning by doing and we use the outdoors as our extended classroom.

Our leadership development summer camp program is for boys and girls and young men and women who have completed the 5th grade through 17 years old. Our program is for youth and led by youth.

Summer camp 2016

Our next summer camp is set for July 10-16, 2016 at Camp Cole in the Tahoe National Forest. We can only accept 120 candidate participants in 2016. Registration is open now. Want to learn more about leadership? Looking for fun and personal challenges? To sign up, visit Apply for Camp.

Expand your horizons

White Stag leadership camp challenges you to overcome your limitations, to expand your boundaries, to become a better person. It’s not for everyone. When you attend summer camp you’re called a candidate, because you must prove your readiness and ability to accept the challenge to Follow the White Stag.

Learn leadership skills

We help you develop 11 essential leadership skills that you can use to be more effective in your school, at home, and in your community. During summer camp, you get multiple opportunities to learn and practice these leadership skills in small and large group settings. You will also develop plans for applying these skills at home and in your community. We have been helping youth like you learn about leadership since 1958.

Three levels to meet your needs

White Stag leadership development camp offers three programs to meet your needs. If you’re a Boy Scout, you can attend White Stag Sierra before or after NYLT. Choose a level based on your age, Scout rank, experience, physical ability, and grade level.

Camp dates and location

July 10 – 16, 2016
Camp Cole, Tahoe National Forest

Space is limited

We are only accepting 100 candidates in 2016. We expect to fill the open candidate positions quickly.