Family Vacation Camp - Memorial Day Wknd - Wente Scout Reservation


Family Vacation Camp - Memorial Day Wknd - Wente Scout Reservation
Date/Time
Registration Begins
1/1/2018 1:00 AM
Last Day To Register
5/20/2018 11:55 PM
Location
5401 Canyon Road
Willits, CA 95490, US
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Memorial Day Wknd Family Vacation Camp @ Wente Scout Reservation

Family Vacation Camp at Wente Scout Reservation offers numerous fun and exciting activities for people of all ages. Archery and BB gun are great for everybody and the rifle, shotgun, and black powder ranges offer a rousing challenge for older campers. An 80-acre lake provides a great place to lie in the sun or swim on a warm afternoon. There are plenty of shallow areas for the little ones and areas for the experienced swimmer too. The lake also offers the opportunity to row a boat, paddle a canoe or kayak, or just lean back and enjoy the sun as a stiff breeze pushes you along in a sailboat. Bring your fishing gear! Catch a mess of blue gill or large-mouth bass. Wente’s lake provides excellent fishing even for the smaller children. You can enjoy the miles and miles of trails while riding one of our strings of Western saddle horses. Don’t forget to stop by the craft area where you can make something that will always remind you of the good times you had at Family Vacation Camp.

The WSR Trading Post offers a variety of ice cream, candy and other snack items as well as Wente Scout Reservation memorabilia and other camping supplies.

Like most national, state, or private campgrounds, you will be sleeping in tents. You have the option to use canvas Boy Scout tents or you can bring your own.  Large groups of multiple families wishing to camp together can be assigned a large site in advance.  Otherwise all accommodations are selected as first come, first served upon your arrival at camp.  Hot showers and restrooms are conveniently located nearby each of the major campground areas.

The Meadow camping area is normally not available on Memorial Day Weekend due to Spring run-off and high lake water making it a bit marshy.  Wente also has an RV campground with 7 sites that have electrical hookups, and water spigots nearby.  There is an additional fee of $30 (for the whole weekend) to utilitize the RV hook-ups and parking area.

A great choice of two food plans is available. The first is bring your own food to camp. Perishables may be stored in the walk-in refrigerator room outside the kitchen. All other food MUST be stored in your vehicles at night so there are no problems with the abundant wildlife and other critters. The second choice is camp meals prepared by our kitchen staff and served in the camp dining hall. Eat like the Scouts do during summer camp, and these varied and nutritious meals are available for a very reasonable fee.  Meals begin with Saturday breakfast and end with Sunday dinner.  Breakfast Monday is available for an additional fee for those on the meal plan and for those who are cooking their own food.  Sunday evening there is an ice cream social - a tradition of many years at Family Camp - which is included in your fee for either food plan.

Memorial Day Weekend dates are Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28, 2018
Registration closes at 11 pm on Sunday May 20,2018 or when camp is filled.
Camp opens at 2 pm on Friday for check in.
Please do not arrive earlier as we will not be able to assign you to a campsite until 2 pm. 
Please do not go to a campsite and set up prior to check in, you may be asked to move as some sites may be pre-assigned for large groups.
 
Who's Eligible:   The families of anyone registered in the Boy Scouts of America may participate. You can bring along friends too, but they must be camping where you are.

Sorry, but no pets are allowed due to wildlife concerns.

Cost:   Costs shown are for the entire weekend (NOT per night), and SFBAC Family Vacation Camp is only a weekend event.

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Cost
$69.00 per Meals: Age 5-10
$79.00 per Meals: Age 11-17
$99.00 per Meals: Age 18+
$9.00 per Monday Breakfast
$42.00 per No Meals: Age 5-10
$42.00 per No Meals: Age 11-17
$42.00 per No Meals: Age 18+
Cancellation Policy
FOR ALL CAMPS AND EVENTS Effective September 4, 2012 . . . A great deal of advance planning and advance purchasing takes place for all programs and events of the San Francisco Bay Area Council during the months and weeks prior to an event, (facility rentals, supplies, staff hiring, food contracting, and program material acquisition.) Because of this the SFBAC has had to renew its refund policy. 1. Refunds requested two weeks (14 days) prior to an event/camp may receive up to an 80% refund. One week prior (7 days) to your event/camp receive a 60% refund. Within seven (7) days of the event/camp there will be no refund. Any refund will be based on the following criteria: 2. Types of refunds considered: serious illness or injury (a doctors certification required) or death in immediate family. Refunds are not given for no-shows, conflict of schedule (such as sports events, out of country trips), weather conditions, or behavior issues occurring before or during the event/camp. No requests accepted after September 1st. 3. Refunds will be returned to the person(s) or entity from which the funds were received. Refund requests should be sent to: San Francisco Bay Area Council, 1001 Davis Street, San Leandro CA 94577. Please include: participants name, unit, number, district, address, contact phone number, name of event and date or session of event.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

1001 Davis Street
San Leandro, CA 94577-1514

phone: (510) 577-9000

Hours of Operation:
9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon - Fri) 
 

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

1001 Davis Street
San Leandro, CA 94577-1514

phone: (510) 577-9000

Hours of Operation:
9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon - Fri)