High Sierra Gallery

The views and scenery never stop in the Tahoe National Forest. There are a dozen nearby lakes within hiking distance. No car caravans to get you there, no cross country through thick bush or high…

Hands-on learning

We believe leadership can be learned. You’re not born with it and you don’t learn it in school. White Stag camp is your chance to practice leadership skills with other kids your age. Outdoor fun…

White Stag is spelled F U N

Participants come to White Stag for the first time because their friends told them it’s fun. Without exception, when you ask what they remember about summer camp, it’s “fun”. High-adventure fun with a purpose High-adventure…

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 trained volunteers. Some first attended the program as a youth, and some have children attending the program today. They all love the impact White Stag has…

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…