White Stag is spelled F U N

Participants come to White Stag for the first time because their friends told them it’s fun. Sure–it’s great that we develop skills like planning, communication, evaluation, and sharing leadership–but without exception, when you ask what…

Developing youth since 1958

Saturday, August 26, 2017 marks the beginning of the 60th year of the White Stag Youth Leadership Development program. In 1968, I attended the program as a nervous, skinny 13 year old. Four days before,…

The Miracle on Maxwell Mesa

National BSA Pilot Test of White Stag Reprinted from Scouting Magazine Copyright 1971 By Dick Pryce On a cool but cloudless evening last July, a select handful of Scouters from all over the country gathered outside the…

Our adult leadership team

The adult leaders of White Stag Sierra are all volunteers. Some attended the program as a child, and some have children attending the program today. Some of their children are in college but they love…

Many friends and memories

So I have attended this camp white stag for 4 years now, making many friends, memories, and personal epiphanies along the way. I’ve seen everyone who attends this camp walk away with some form of…

Candidate graduation ceremony

When you attend White Stag Sierra summer camp, you’re called a candidate. This is because you have yet to prove your readiness and ability to accept the challenge to Follow the White Stag. Celebrating success White Stag…

Why attend White Stag Sierra

Wondering what White Stag Sierra has in store for your youth? White Stag Sierra is a leadership camp led by youth for youth. We offer a fun, high-adventure filled week for all youth 11-17 years…

Preparing for White Stag summer camp

White Stag camp is around the corner! We’re getting excited, how about you? If you’re already registered for camp, here’s a summary that’ll help you get ready. Onsite camp check-in is held at Cisco Grove behind…

Best equipment choices for summer camp

If you haven’t done a lot of camping or especially backpacking, you may be unsure about what equipment to bring to camp. It takes time to build up enough experience to make informed decisions. One…