Don't train your youth,
develop them as leaders
Are you training or are you developing people? If you're teaching or training people, your attention is focused on the information you present. White Stag develops people, helping them acquire life-long skills and become committed to personal growth. Learn more...
The official White Stag camp in Northern California—Camp Cole, Tahoe National Forest
Make your summer memorable. Make new friends. Learn leadership. Attend the original White Stag Sierra leadership camp. White Stag Sierra camp is set for July 12-18, 2020 at Camp Robert Cole in the Tahoe National Forest, California. Camp fees begin at only $365, almost $150 less than comparable programs. Only 100 candidates are accepted. Apply early to assure yourself a space.
White Stag Sierra at Camp Robert Cole, California, was founded in 1958. It's provided leadership development experiences to thousands of youth from across the world. The camp is located in the wide-open alpine forest of Tahoe National Forest.
Youth Leading Youth
We build trust, confidence and self-esteem. We challenge youth to use their skills, teamwork, and strategy to overcome challenges. Depending on their age, youth gain skills in leadership including planning, communicating, personal interests and abilities, setting achievable goals, time management, negotiating and counselling. White Stag is much more than a camp. It's where future leaders are developed.
White Stag camp is fun with a purpose. Camp outdoors all week, sing your heart out, cook outdoors, go hiking, and learn 11 leadership skills at White Stag Sierra. Choose from any of its three programs:
2020 youth leadership camp dates
White Stag Sierra expects to fill its week-long summer camps again this year. July 12-18, 2020 summer camp at Camp Cole in Tahoe National Forest in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
What makes White Stag distinctive
At White Stag, while playing games, hiking, camping, and cooking outdoors, you learn and practice leadership and problem solving skills, how to make decisions, assess your individual strengths and weaknesses, goal-setting, planning, and self-advocacy. Learn more about what makes White Stag Leadership Camp distinctive.
Mirroring the real world, we offer a coeducational learning opportunity. Youth are fully supervised at all times. We take a holistic approach to learning, giving participants an experience that affects their hands via outdoor skills, head via leadership skills, and heart via our spirit and traditions.
Leadership skills for youth
We believe in leadership development by design. We know that good leaders never stop learning. We constantly check to see how we are progressing. We continue to focus on the basics, teaching eleven leadership competencies.