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White Stag Sierra



Developing leadership in youth since 1958

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Leadership Development By Youth For Youth

Summer camp 2015

Our camp this summer was a great adventure for all participants. As usual, the unpredictable Sierra summer weather kicked up its heels and surprised us with a half-hour of hail on Wednesday night and some heavy rain later that day. Our staff and candidates pulled together and turned the adversity to their advantage. Nothing builds a team like trials and teamwork! Candidates from as far away as Beijing, China and Mexico City attended camp this year.

Want to learn more about leadership? Looking for fun and personal challenges? Mark your calendar now for July 10-16, 2016, our 57th annual White Stag summer camp!

Our leadership summer camp

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.

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.