Golden Gate Area Council - Wente - Family Vacation Camp 2024

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Wente - Family Vacation Camp 2024

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Family Vacation Camp at Wente Scout Reservation offers fun and exciting activities for people of all ages. Archery and BB gun are great for everybody. The rifle, and shotgun ranges offer a rousing challenge for older campers. Remember  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. And don't forget about all our activities at the lake! 

The trading post will offer ice cream, candy, and snacks. There are a variety of items in our trading post including Wente merchandise. 

Like most national, state, or private campgrounds, you will be sleeping in tents. Families are encouraged to use the canvas camp tents provided by camp. There are limited sites for bringing your own tents. ALL sites are assigned when you arrive at camp. Large groups of 30 or more wishing to camp together should reach out 2 weeks prior to the event to reserve a campsite. Waterfront campsite (Wishbone, Sailor's & the Meadow) cannot be reserved for groups ahead.

Hot showers and restrooms are nearby each of the campsites. Suggested packing list can be found here

A great choice of two Food Plans are available.   First - - Bring your own food to cook/prepare in your campsite. All food should be stored securely at night.  Second - - eat like the Scouts at summer camp enjoying prepared meals in the Dining Hall.  Varied and nutritious meals are available for a very reasonable fee.  The Meal Plan begins with Saturday breakfast and ends with Sunday dinner. 

Friday Pizza Dinner and/or Monday Continental Breakfast are available for separate purchase regardless of Meal Plan choice 

Saturday join us a traditional CAMPFIRE...sign-up at camp if you'd like to perform a skit or lead a song. 

Sunday evening there is an ICE CREAM SOCIAL - a tradition of many years at Family Camp – Everyone in camp is welcome to attend.  


Please arrive during one of our designated arrival windows listed below

Friday   3:00 pm - 10:00pm

Saturday   8:00am - 10:00 am

Early Birds not allowed.  The front gate will be locked until check-in begins.


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 arrive and depart with you. 

Sorry NO pets or bicycles. 


Everyone must register for General Admission. If you would like to purchase a Meal Plan for Memorial Day or Labor Day, this will be an additional purchase. RV or Trailer, Friday Night Pizza, and Continental Breakfast are additional add ons. 

General Admission:

COST – PER PERSON  for the whole weekend

$80.00 per person; everyone must register General Admission

No Cost for Children under 5 

RV or Trailer Camping (must supply own):   $40 per self-owned RV/Trailer (sizes include 25', 35' 40')

Friday Pizza Night:   $10.00 per person 

Dining Hall Meal Plan:  

COST – PER PERSON for the whole weekend; only offered on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends

$75 - Age 5-10 Meal Plan (in addition to General Admission)
$85 - Age 11 + Meal Plan (in addition to General Admission)
$10.00 per person for Monday Continental Breakfast (in addition to General Admission)

No Cost for children under 5.  


This is a very popular event! In order to ensure that everyone is safe, program is effective, and the food is on time and hot, we have a maximum amount of people on property and in our dining hall. If someone cancels, we remove them from the list and admit the next person on the waitlist. As soon as you are on the waitlist, please refrain from calling or emailing in. We are not able to predict if someone is going to cancel. We hope that everyone is able to attend and we are thankful for your patience as we determine if we are able to accept more people onto our list. If you are waitlisted for food and not GA, but decide that you do not want to attend, a partial refund will be provided to your General Admission cost. If you do not hear from us regarding the waitlist 10 days before the event, the registration is closed and there will most likely not be any movement from the list. 


All of our staff are volunteers who give their time to help make this event run smoothly. Did you have input on your previous experience? Maybe you'd like to lend a helping hand in order to make the overall experience better! We offer partial refunds or free meal plans to those who help us by volunteering. We need qualified adults or certified teenagers to help in the following areas: Lifeguard for waterfront, restroom and shower house restocking and camp host, dishes for kitchen duty, RSO for rifle/shotgun/ Matt Lindberg for inquiries (

Health & Safety Protocols

Pre-Camp Procedures

1. Every Camper and Driver must have a temperature below 100.4 °F just prior to departure for camp.

2.  Each participant, youth and adult, must have their own med forms. These can be found here


Directions to Camp, click here. 

Map of Camp, click here

Council Refund Policy Applies. **30 Days prior is 80% refund. Anything between 2 weeks and 30 days is 60% refund. Within 2 weeks of the event refund is at the discretion of the event coordinator or staff advisor. Usually only granted in cases of emergency. 


When & Where
Wente - Family Vacation Camp Labor Day Weekend
Wente Scout Reservation
Friday 08-30-2024 3:00 PM PT to
Monday 09-02-2024 10:00 AM PT
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Wente - Family Vacation Camp Memorial Day Weekend
Wente Scout Reservation
Friday 05-24-2024 3:00 PM PT to
Monday 05-27-2024 10:00 AM PT Past
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