Like the rest of the world, but unlike some leadership development camps, White Stag is coeducational. We believe learning to work successfully alongside both sexes is essential to becoming an effective leader. White Stag challenges your with opportunities where you just work together with strangers in a group setting. Your individual abilities are stretched.
As a White Stag candidate, you get to see that girls and boys are different and they are equal. Everyone has different attitudes, skills, and knowledge to contribute. Removed from the every day environment of school and home, given challenges to solve problems and work together as a group, you forget what you think is true about boys or girls and what they can or can't do. You just work together to make things happen, to plan a hike, or make dinner.
White Stag pioneered the coeducational leadership experience in 1978 when it first invited girls to take part. It was a revolutionary step at a time when White Stag primarily served Boy Scout troops. Mark Cross, a staff member from the Western Region of the Boy Scouts of America visited the camp that summer. He wrote:
We've remained fully committed to a real-world experience for boys and girls ever since.