Family Vacation Camp Weekends

Wente Scout Reservation - 2022

Memorial Day Weekend: May 27 – 30, 2022

Summer Weekend: August 26 -28, 2022

Labor Day Weekend: September 2 – 5, 2022

Camp Royaneh - 2022

Labor Day Weekend: September 2 – 5, 2022

Family camping tents pitched by the lake shore


Family Vacation Camp Weekends are an exciting opportunity for your family to experience the scenic outdoors and fun adventures at the premier Boy Scout camp properties of the Golden Gate Area Council. Family Vacation Camp is a long weekend to hike, swim, enjoy nature, read a book, relax in the shade, or participate in many other exciting activities at a fraction of the cost of a hotel or resort vacation.

Family camping in the dining area overlooking a lake.

Who Can Attend

The families of anyone registered in the Boy Scouts of America (Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venture Scouts, Sea Scouts, Explorer Scouts, and Adult Leaders) may participate. You can bring along friends and relatives to camp with you as well. Family Vacation Camp is intended to provide a quality family atmosphere!

Family camping water sports - canoeing and sail boats.


There are many activities to do at camp.  Hiking, swimming, crafts, archery, BB guns, rifle, shotgun, tomahawk-throwing, and horseback riding, evening ice cream socials, campfires and more!  Wente Scout Reservation also offers fishing and boating.

Family camping meal preparation in the RV area

Sleeping Accommodations

You choose your site when you arrive at camp; first-come, first-served. We do not take reservations for specific sites unless your group has 40 or more registered campers.

Other than for RV/Trailer sites, there is NO camping in your vehicle in the parking lot or anywhere else in camp.

Camp Royaneh: open-air cabins (limited), canvas platform tents, or bring your own tent.

Wente Scout Reservation: canvas platform tents, bring your own tent, or RV/Trailer sites.
Note: RV/Trailer Sites are an additional $40 per RV/trailer for the whole weekend includes power & water hookups. (7 available)


Base Fee: This covers the cost of camping, but does not include food.  Bring your own to cook in your campsite or get a dining hall meal plan.  Your food can be stored in the dining hall’s walk in freezer upon request.

  • $50 per person
  • Under 5: Free

Dining Hall Meal Plans: Dining Hall Meal Plans cover meals for the weekend.  Starts with Saturday breakfast and ends with Sunday dinner.  Some dietary restrictions can be accommodated if indicated in advance upon registration.  Those with serious allergies or specific diets (including vegan) should consider bringing your own food instead.  Last minute special requests can not be accommodated. 

  • Age 11 and older:  $95 per person
  • Age 5 to 10:  $75 per person
  • Under 5:  Free


  • Monday Continental Breakfast:  $8 per person (can be ordered by any family member)
  • Sunday Evening Ice Cream Social:  Free for all campers!

The Ground Rules

  • The SCOUT OATH and LAW are applicable at all times in camp.
  • There may be a few other, local guidelines for your personal and family safety.
  • Alcohol or other Controlled Substances are not permitted anywhere in camp.
  • Pets are not permitted  except for required service animals.
  • Bicycles of any kind are not permitted.
  • You MUST check-in first at the Camp Office!  DO NOT go to a campsite and set up beforehand; you might be asked to move!  You will receive further camp guidelines after making your online reservation
  • HORSES:  Trail Rides are available for those 11-years of age or older.  Arena rides are available for those riders 10-years old or younger.  All riders must have at least a 24” inseam, wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.  Please see the Camp Trading Post for horse ride schedules, costs, registration and other details.

Be a Family Camp Host!

Wente Scout Reservation

Some families volunteer as Camp Hosts  to help the Camp Staff throughout the weekend, in exchange for a partial camp fee reimbursement.  Anyone interested in the Camp Host opportunity can see the link below or email Camping Director Matt Lindberg

More information


Sea Scouts




Shooting Sport


Scouting for Food

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