Exploration Camp started back in 2015 and transitioned this spring into a Virtual Camp, with session offerings outside of those typically seen at summer camp. Now you can continue advancement while at home! Classes are one hour a piece for 5 consecutive days. You may take as many as you like, whether its 10 in a week, one badge a week for 6 weeks or are you the Scout who wants to really jump ahead this summer and take the maximum available 60 badges!
Camp Herms is located on the ridge of the East bay hills at the edge of El Cerrito. The camp is open year-round for council, district, and unit activities including training courses, Cub Scout camps, and unit camping. It can be used as the hub for visits to local historical sites, San Francisco and the surrounding area. The facilities include a large meeting lodge with kitchen, campsites, sleeping shelters, and shooting ranges (archery & BB guns). Camp Herms is also the start of the Fages historic trail.
Rancho Los Mochos is located in the scenic oak-studded hills of southeastern Alameda County, in the hills above Livermore. It has several large rustic campsite areas, making it ideal for unit camping or District Camporees. Campgrounds feature fire rings, picnic tables and numerous areas to explore. The central camp area has a small dining hall with kitchen, a modern bathroom shower building, a program building, an outdoor pool, and a large flat field for programs or games. There also are shooting ranges (archery, rifle, and shotgun).
Camp Royaneh is a Nationally Accredited Scout camp in the coastal redwoods near Cazadero, in Sonoma County. As the oldest continuously operated Scout camp in all of California, Camp Royaneh is comprised of over 345 acres of private scout property. Camp Royaneh offers the Scout a chance to hike, ride horses, rock climb, rappel, swim, shoot (archery, rifle, shotgun, and black powder), try a COPE course (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience), and participate in a rodeo all in one week. The camp has a large dining hall and campsites that offer both open cabin and tent camping.
Wente Scout Reservation is a Nationally Accredited Scout camp in the foothills near Willits in Mendocino County. With 2200 acres, Wente is one of the largest Scout Camps on the West Coast and offers a wide Wente offers a variety of programs including a world class mountain biking program, horsemanship, and shooting ranges (archery, rifle, shotgun, and black powder). The 80-acre lake offers outstanding swimming, boating, and fishing. Wente has a modern dining hall and campsites with platform tents.
Camp Wolfeboro is a Nationally Accredited Scout Camp in the high Sierra Nevada Mountains on the North Fork of the Stanislaus River off Highway 4 about 20 miles east of Arnold in Calaveras and Tuolumne counties. Wolfeboro is one of the longest continuously running scout camps in the Western United States, founded in 1928. The waterfront is positioned along a section of the Stanislaus River offering swimming, boating, and fishing. Camp Wolfeboro offers shooting sports (archery, rifle, and shotgun), an expansive rock-climbing program, an introductory backpacking trip for first year Scouts, a 3-Day Wilderness Trek plus other high adventure programs for older scouts, & STEM. Units must provide their own tents pitched on the ground. Meals are served in a dining hall serving-line style.