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The Full Story

More About Camp Pico Blanco

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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. 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 the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County.

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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.

To Donate, visit You may also donate on our Donation Page above.

For questions or to arrange a separate donation, contact

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Pico stag log
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Pico Blanco Wooden Path
Pico Blanco Little Sur River
Pico Blanco Map Sale
Pico Blanco Cope Wall 2
Pico Blanco Archery Range
Pico Blanco Admin Building
Pico Blanco Inside Lodge
Pico Blanco Redwoods
Pico Blanco River
Pico Hike Will
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