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White Stag Sierra



Official White Stag Camp of Northern California – Founded in 1958

Leadership can be learned

We believe leadership can be learned. We know youth are more flexible, adaptable, and ready to learn than adults. While there are seminars in hotel ball rooms around the world helping adults learn leadership, we believe, “Why wait?”

Eleven core leadership skills

Our program helps you develop 11 core leadership skills, or competencies. We’ve set it up to help you learn simple ideas about leadership when you’re young and more complex skills as you grow older. This means that you can attend White Stag as a 6th grader and return again and again to learn even more. This plan is made up of three phases.

The leadership skills are a framework containing the essential knowledge a mature teen needs to be a leader. You can apply these competencies anyplace, any time.

  • Getting and Giving Information
  • Understanding Group Needs and Characteristics
  • Knowing and Understanding Group Resources
  • Controlling the Group
  • Counseling
  • Setting the Example
  • Representing the Group
  • Planning
  • Evaluation
  • Sharing Leadership
  • Manager of Learning

A life-long foundation 

The 11 leadership skills:

  • Provide a solid, well-tried and tested basis that helps you learn leadership.
  • Are a foundation to help you learn the best qualities of servant leadership that will last your entire life.
  • Help you mature as a leader over time as you take part in our three phases.

Candidates who successfully graduate from summer camp are eligible to apply to join our youth staff.

For more information, see the External link opens in new window Eleven Skills of Leadership.