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Camp Pico Blanco

Here We Come!

White Stag Monterey owns Camp Pico Blanco!
Thank you to our supporters! We could not have completed the purchase without you!

Now the restoration work begins. The infrastructure has been untouched for 8 years.

All donations are needed small or large. Does your 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. The Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council awarded the purchase agreement for the core camp to White Stag Monterey. They felt White Stag 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, as well as allow Scouting to continue at Camp Pico Blanco through a reservation system.

The camp has been unused since the 2017 Sobrantes Fire and the flooding that followed. The camp needs much work to get it back to a serviceable state for summer camp. 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 White Stag Monterey for your year-end giving. White Stag is an all-volunteer, 501C3 non-profit - EIN 20-3271014. Donations are generally tax deductible. 100% of donations will go to help refurbish the camp.

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White Stag will hold monthly volunteer "work parties" to get projects done at Pico If you would like to find out how to help, please email

We would love to hear from you!

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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.


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