Family Vacation Camp Weekends

Overview

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

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.

Available Dates

Camp Royaneh
-- September 4th through 6th, 2020

Wente Scout Reservation
-- August 28th through 31st, 2020
-- September 4th through 6th, 2020

Sleeping Accommodations

Sites are chosen upon arrival at camp; first-come, first-served. We do not take reservations for specific sites unless your group has 40 or more registered campers together. 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)

Pricing

Base Fee:

  • 5 years old and older:  $50 per person
  • Under 5: Free

Base Fee 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 freeze upon request.

Dining Hall Meal Plans: 

  • Age 18 and older:  $60 per person
  • Age 5 to 17:  $40 per person
  • Under 5:  Free

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 request can not bet accommodated.

Extras:

  • Friday Pizza Dinner & Salad Bar:  $10 per person (can be ordered by any family member)
  • Monday Continental Breakfast:  $10 per person (can be ordered by any family member)
  • Sunday Evening Ice Cream Social:  Free for all campers!

General Rules

  • The SCOUT OATH and LAW are applicable at all times in camp;
  • There may be a few other guidelines for your personal and family safety.
  • 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.
  • ALCOHOL OR OTHER DRUGS ARE NOT PERMITTED anywhere in camp;
  • PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED, except REQUIRED service animals;
  • BICYCLES OF ANY KIND ARE NOT PERMITTED.
  • 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!

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 Michael Andrews:  michael.andrews@scouting.org.

Be an GGAC Family Vacation Camp Host!

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