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White Stag Sierra



Official White Stag Camp of Northern California – Founded in 1958

About Camp Cole

Two buildings in a forest of trees at Camp Cole

Camp Cole administration buildings

Camp Cole is located at 6,700’ elevation in the Tahoe National Forest, 21 miles west of Truckee, California. Distant from the civilized confines of our former locations in the Santa Cruz Mountains and inaccessible terrain of Big Sur, it is bordered on all sides by pristine forest and lakes.

Far from city lights, you enjoy bright, sunny days, cool nights and millions of bright stars. Everyone camps in tents and cooks almost all their meals by patrol. There’s swimming, hiking, campfires, and songfests.

You’ll enjoy sparkling lakes and streams, breathtaking back-country views, and a week of camp filled with fun, leadership, games, and lots more.

Medical facilities

We have dedicated medical facilities with the capability to treat all minor, camp-related injuries. Youth are always accompanied by trained staff and certified medical staff, either an EMT, an accredited and licensed nurse, or an MD. Tahoe Forest Hospital is located 21 miles away in Truckee.

Get directions here.