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Camp Pico Blanco Purchase

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White Stag Monterey is purchasing Camp Pico Blanco!
Help White Stag return to its original home in Big Sur and preserve the property.
We are in escrow. We have raised $750,000, but need $300,000 more by mid-October.
All donations are needed small or large. Does you company do company match for donations?
Let us know so we can get you the information you need to set it up.

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The Story

Pico Blanco has always been a special place for the White Stag Program. Over the years, the White Stag program has become deeply intertwined with the camp. The program was founded at Pico Blanco Scout Reservation in 1958 by Bela Banathy. The first 20 years of the White Stag Summer Programs were held at Pico Blanco. After that, the White Stag Program continued by using various other camps in the greater Bay Area.

In the Fall of 2021, Pico Blanco went up for sale. Over 30 large companies, individuals, and developers applied to be considered to purchase the property. To financially manage the purchase, White Stag Monterey is partnering with Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled as the "Pico Partners," and in cooperation with the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County. The Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council awarded the purchase agreement to our three groups. They felt we would keep the property operating as a youth camp and would be good stewards of the land and preserve the camp in its natural state.

Please consider giving a donation. We are in escrow for purchase and have already raised $750,000, but need $300,000 more by mid-October.  This is an amazing opportunity to preserve this majestic and special property for generations of kids to come to experience the great outdoors. As we near the end of 2023, please consider this for your year-end giving. White Stag is a 501C3 non-profit - EIN 20-3271014 and donations are tax deductible.

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For questions or to arrange a separate donation, contact

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White Stag Monterey wants to return to its original home, and preserve the amazing Pico Blanco wilderness property for youth and the Scouting program to use for generations to come.

White Stag Youth Leadership Development Academy, Inc. is located

in Monterey, CA. It is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501C3 corporation. 100% of White Stag Monterey's donations go to directly support the program. One of the main goals of White Stag Monterey is to offer affordable leadership training and development experiences to all youth. White Stag keeps its fees very low. In fact, it would be hard to find another week-long overnight summer camp with fees as low. White Stag does this so that youth ages 10-18 years from all economic backgrounds can participate.


We need your help to raise funds for the purchase of Camp Pico Blanco.

Donate Here or click our Donation tab above.

For questions or to arrange a separate donation, contact

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