White Stag Monterey Mission Statement
"To enhance the quality and character of individuals and empower them to
influence their communities and environment in a positive manner"
Open to all coed youth who have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10 years old, OR are age 11 but have not reached age 18 by the session start. No experience of any kind is required. Youth learn leadership skills while spending a fun, exciting, activity-based, seven-day adventure in an outdoor, overnight camping experience. Training and activities are age-appropriate. Youth get outdoors, away from the comforts of home, and away from the distractions of cell phones, the internet, and social media. They learn to rely on themselves and others in their small group of new friends as they progress through the week. Kids get in touch with nature. The camping facility is rustic and the participants spend the week 100% outdoors in tents and sleeping under the stars. The summer program is NOT a typical free-time, fun-only summer camp. Most participants leave with a sense of accomplishment from their experiences and gain personal growth.
Participants must possess age-appropriate core character traits such as a willingness to try, the ability to respect and work with others, and self-control. For each participant's success, group placement is made by age, grade, and experience. Full disclosure of special needs and learning differences is required during the registration process so that plans for a good experience can be prepared. Disruptive or inappropriate behaviors may be cause for dismissal without a refund of fees.
Participants are eligible to apply for the following year's Youth Staff after successfully completing summer training Phase 2 or 3.
Training Description and Association with Scouts BSA
The White Stag program has its roots in Scouting USA, and practices Scouting principles, the Patrol Method, and the Aims of Scouting. The training is youth-led by the members of Venturing Crew 122, as an annual Super Activity. Fees are affordable.
The program sponsor, White Stag Leadership Development Academy, Inc. is an all-volunteer 501C3 nonprofit corporation.