White Stag Leadership Academy

Since 1958 the White Stag Leadership program has delivered an exciting, high adventure outdoor experience for youth, teaching them how to become highly effective leaders. At White Stag we have always leveraged the outdoors as our “classroom”, providing a fast paced, fun, enthusiastic, and challenging week of camp. White Stag is an incredible opportunity for youth to invest a week of their life in exchange for an experience to learn eleven core leadership skills in a stunning outdoor setting that will positively impact their lives forever.

About Our Name

We take our name from the White Stag of Hungarian legend, the symbol of the 1933 World Jamboree held in Hungary.  This Jamboree was the last attended by the founder of Scouting, Lord Baden-Powell.  The White Stag was the symbol of challenge to reach for goals beyond one’s perceived limitations and thus a challenge to grow as human beings, a fitting symbol for a leadership program.


The History of White Stag                

White Stag was founded in 1958 by educational psychologist Dr. Bela Banathy.  He conceived the idea of a program that defined and taught specific leadership competencies to youth.  With the input of other social scientists and the assistance of a key group of fellow Scouters, Bela formulated and tested a method for managing the learning of leadership skills.  The program was adapted in 1972 by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America as the official nationwide Junior Leader Training Program.


White Stag Leadership Academy Mission

“To enhance the quality and character of individuals and empower them to influence their communities and environment in a positive manner.”

“Best camp ive been too! Ive been going here for a while because i love it so much”
– Nathan Reed Jaggers

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“Excellent camps for youth to grow in! Staff is well trained, The food is great, and the best part is my children learned a lot while having a great time. They are still talking about it and singing the songs! Well Done White Stag!”
– Tom Weibert

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“This program helped both of my kids overcome some internal fears to go on to lead larger and larger groups both in and out of White Stag.”
– Jim

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Serving the areas of Monterey County and Santa Cruz County

Office Location

33 Soledad Drive
Monterey CA 93940

Contact White Stag Camp!

Email: register@whitestagcamp.org

Phone: (800) 559-3188

Fax: (831) 375-0905

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