Family Vacation Camp Weekends 2023
Memorial Day Weekend: May 26 – 29th Labor Day Weekend: September 1 – 4th
Summer Weekend: July 28 – 31st
Wente Scout Reservation
Memorial Day Weekend: May 26 – 29th
Summer Weekend: August 25 – 28th
Labor Day Weekend: September 1 – 4th
What Is...Family Vacation Camp
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.
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!
Activities to do...
There are many activities to do at camp. Hiking, swimming, crafts, archery, BB guns, rifle, shotgun, tomahawk-throwing, and horseback riding (Wente), evening ice cream socials, campfires and more! Wente Scout Reservation also offers fishing and boating.
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.
Camp Wolfeboro: 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.
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.
First, try to connect the Scout and counselor in Scoutbook. If that is successful, the counselor is registered and qualified. If unsuccessful, go to the counselor’s home council and search for their Advancement Administrators. Most will have an email address for either the Council Advancement Committee or Professional Advisor. Send an email asking if the counselor has been registered and qualified for the merit badge(s) in question and the status of their Youth Protection Training. Ask California councils if the counselor has completed AB506 training and LiveScan. The unit leader’s “blue card” signature verifies their counselor credentials verification.