Family Vacation Camp
For ALL Registered Scouts, Families and their Guests
An exciting opportunity for your family to enjoy the outdoors and activities of the premier Scout camps of the San Francisco Bay Area Council. Family Camps are a place to relax, hike, swim, enjoy nature, ride horses, read a book or participate in many other exciting activities at a fraction of the cost of a hotel or resort vacation. At Wente Scout Reservation you’ll have the opportunity to boat and fish. At Wente Scout Reservation and Camp Royaneh there will be many activities and opportunities for the whole family to enjoy, from fishing and boating to horseback riding, campfires and more.
ALL SESSIONS ARE CLOSED WHEN FULL. IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE, WE WILL ACCEPT RESERVATIONS UNTIL THE THURSDAY BEFORE, HOWEVER NO MEAL RESERVATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE MONDAY (11 A.M.) BEFORE CAMP BEGINS.
Family Vacation Camp Dates:
Wente Scout Reservation:
Memorial Weekend – May 26-29, 2017
August Weekend – August 25-28, 2017
Labor Day Weekend – September 1-4, 2017
Labor Day Weekend – September 1-4, 2017
Who May Participate:
The families of anyone registered in the Boy Scouts of America (that’s Tigers, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturing Scouts, Sea Scouts, Explorer Scouts and adults) may participate. You can bring along friends to camp with you as well.
Family Vacation Camp is intended for families – it is not intended for Scout unit outings without family members, although many units use Family Vacation Camp as an opportunity to have fun in the outdoors while socializing with other families from their unit, it is also a great time to do annual program planning.
You may register for Family Vacation Camp at our council website www.sfbac.org.
In-Camp Meal Plan:
Age 13-adult $85 per person
Age 5-12 $65 per person
Age not yet age 5 no charge
No Meal Plan:
(Your own cooking) for age 5 years and older $35 per person
Monday Breakfast: $8 per person (can be ordered by any camper)
RV/Trailer Spaces (10) at Wente Scout Reservation only: $25 per RV/trailer
The following options are available at camp:
Camp Royaneh: Camp platform tent, open-air cabins, or your own tent.
Wente Scout Reservation: Camp platform tent, your own tent, or your RV/Trailer with electricity hookup.
Sites are chosen on arrival at camp. We do not take reservations for specific sites unless your group has 50 or more persons. There is NO camping in your vehicle; in the parking lot or elsewhere in camp.
You may bring your own food or have prepared meals served in the dining hall. Sunday night, all campers are invited to attend the Ice Cream Social in the dining hall, included in ALL camper fees.
Meal plan begins with Saturday breakfast and ends with Sunday dinner. Friday dinner is on your own. Monday breakfast can be purchase by any participant for a small additional fee of $8 per person. We can accommodate some gluten-free and vegetarian diets, if indicated on registration. Last minute requests cannot be accommodated. Those with serious allergies or specific diets (including vegan) may need to bring your own food.
There are many activities to do at camp. Hiking, swimming, crafts, archery, rifle, BB guns, shotgun, and horseback riding. Wente Scout Reservation also offers fishing and row boating.
-The Scout Oath and Law are applicable at all times in camp and we have a few other guidelines for your safety.
-You MUST check in and out of camp! DO NOT just go to a site and set up. You might be asked to move! You will receive further guidelines after making your reservation.
-NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED AT CAMP
-NO PETS ARE PERMITTED AT CAMP except service animals
-Scouting youth will be able to complete advancement requirements at Family Vacation Camp.
-Trail Rides are available for those over 11 years of age. Arena rides are available for those younger riders. All riders must have a 24” inseam. See the trading post for schedules, details and to sign-up for a ride.
Family Camp Host:
Some families volunteer as Camp Hosts to help out in camp throughout the weekend in exchange for partial camp fee reimbursment. Those interested in becoming a camp host should visit email firstname.lastname@example.org.