Family Vacation Camp - August Summer Wknd - Wente Scout Reservation


Family Vacation Camp - August Summer Wknd - Wente Scout Reservation
Date/Time
Registration Begins
1/1/2019 1:00 AM
Last Day To Register
8/21/2019 11:00 AM
Location
5401 Canyon Road
Willits, CA 95490, US
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August Summer Weekend 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 fun for everyone, and the rifle and shotgun ranges offer a rousing challenge for older youth and adult campers.  The feature 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 paddleboard, or just lean back and enjoy the sun as a stiff breeze pushes you along in a sailboat. Bring your fishing gear to catch a mess of blue gill or large-mouth bass. Wente’s lake provides excellent fishing even for the smaller children, but don't forget to catch and release! You can enjoy the miles and miles of trails while riding one of our Western saddle horses. Stop by the Craft Porch where you can make something that will always remind you of the good times you had at wonderful Wente Scout Reservation 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 (43 or more people) who wish 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 soft Meadow open-camping area by the lake is normally available later in the Summer, in addition to the overflow meadow stretching out across Gilwell Field up along the ridgeline.  Wente also has an RV campground with 7 sites that have electrical hookups, and water spigots nearby.  There is an additional fee of $35 (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 to bring your own food and cooking gear to camp; perishables may be stored in the walk-in refrigerator room outside the kitchen. All other foods MUST be stored in your vehicles at night, so there are no problems with the abundant wildlife and other critters in the woods. The second choice is our camp meal plan prepared by an experienced kitchen staff and served in the camp dining hall. Eat like the Scouts do during Summer camp, with varied and nutritious meals available for a very reasonable fee!  The Meal Plan begins with Saturday breakfast and ends with Sunday dinner.  Friday evening Pizza & Salad Bar, and Monday Continental Breakfast & Fruit Bar are available for an additional fee of $10 each for any and all campers, to make the first and last day dining more convenient.  Sunday evening there is an ice cream social open to everyone; a fun tradition of many years at Family Vacation Camp!

August Summer Weekend dates are Friday, August 23rd through Monday, August 26th, 2019
Registration closes at midnight on Sunday, August 18th, 2019 or when camp is filled to capacity.
Camp opens at 2 pm on Friday for check-in; PLEASE do not arrive any earlier.
We will not have enough volunteer staff on-hand to be able to assign you to a campsite until after 2pm. 
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 who is a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America may participate. You can bring along friends too, but they must be camping with your in the same campsite.

Sorry, but no pets of any kind are allowed due to wildlife concerns.  Also, all cycling and mountain-biking is prohibited for safety reasons.

Cost:   Costs shown are for the entire 4-day weekend (NOT per night).  There are other opportunities to attend Family Vacation Camp wknds at both Camp Royaneh and Wente Scout Reservation; please see our SFBAC website calendar!

Cost
$10.00 per Friday Pizza Dinner & Salad Bar
$85.00 per Meals - FVC Wknd: Age 5-10
$85.00 per Meals - FVC Wknd: Age 11-17
$105.00 per Meals - FVC Wknd: Age 18+
$10.00 per Monday Continental Breakfast
$45.00 per No Meals: Age 5-10
$45.00 per No Meals: Age 11-17
$45.00 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)