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Junior Leader Training -- White Stag Leadership Development

Teens Learning Leadership
Hands-on in the California Sierras

White Stag Leadership Camp is 21 miles (33 km) west of Truckee, California. Tall Fir trees and high alpine meadows form our camp in the Tahoe National Forest, far from the uncomfortable hot weather and dry, dusty conditions common in interior coastal California.

During leadership camp, you can enjoy swimming, canoeing, rowing, rock climbing and rappelling, hiking, and look forward to campfire and songfests. There are multiple trails to choose from leading to many nearby lakes and peaks. 

White Stag Sierra will make your summer memorable. Make new friends and learn leadership. White Stag Sierra leadership camp is set for July 9-15, 2023 at Camp Robert Cole in the Tahoe National Forest, California. Camp fees begin at only $490, less than many comparable programs. Only 120 candidates are accepted. Apply early to assure yourself a space.

White Stag Sierra at Camp Robert Cole, California, was founded in 1958. It has provided leadership development experiences to thousands of youth from across the world.

Fun with a Purpose

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:

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.