Family Vacation Camp Weekends 2024

Camp Royaneh

Memorial Day Weekend: May 24-27th, 2024

Labor Day Weekend: Aug 30-Sep 2, 2024

Camp Wolfeboro

Summer Weekend: August 2-4, 2024


Wente Scout Reservation

Memorial Day Weekend: May 24-27, 2024

Labor Day Weekend: Aug 30-Sep 2, 2024

Family camping tents pitched by the lake shore

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

Be a Family Camp Host!

Wente Scout Reservation

In exchange for a partial camp fee reimbursement, some families volunteer as Camp Hosts to help the Camp Staff throughout the weekend.  Anyone interested in the Camp Host opportunity can see the link below or email our Staff Advisor:  Kara Posey

How to verify an out of Council Merit Badge Counselor.

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.


Sea Scouts




Shooting Sport


Scouting for Food

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