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Help White Stag Purchase Camp Pico Blanco

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Friends, we need your generous financial help. We are purchasing Camp Pico Blanco on the Big Sur Coast. We need to raise $300,000 by the end of 60 days when we close escrow. We have paused this GoFundMe and ask that you contribute directly on our website -

Help White Stag return to its original home, and preserve the amazing wilderness property for youth and the Scouting program to use for generations to come.
The White Stag Program ran its first Summer training program, and the 20 years following at Camp Pico Blanco, so it has always been a special place for White Stag.

We ask for your help raising funds specifically to benefit White Stag Youth Leadership Development Academy (White Stag Monterey) in purchasing Camp Pico Blanco. Contributions are generally tax-deductible - 501C3 EIN #20-3271014.

About the Purchase of Camp Pico Blanco
The White Stag program was founded at Pico Blanco Scout Reservation in 1958 by Belay Banathy. Over the years, the White Stag program has become deeply intertwined with the camp. In the Fall of 2021, Pico Blanco went up for sale. To financially manage the purchase, we have partnered with Camping Unlimited for the developmentally disabled as "Pico Partners" and will be working in close cooperation with the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County. Pico Partners will purchase the core camp where all the improvements are, and the Esselens will purchase the "wilderness" parcels and one-third of the vacant core area adjacent to the wilderness parcels with the help of Western Rivers Conservancy. The purchase agreement will allow the Scouting Program access and use of the core camp into perpetuity.

More information about White Stag Leadership Development Academy:
The White Stag program develops future leaders by teaching leadership skills to youth ages 10-18 in a multi-year outdoor program. Kids learn through hands-on experiences and practice. The program is completely youth-led with adult coaching and oversight. Kids gain confidence and the social and emotional intelligence needed to engage in helping their communities, schools, and groups thrive.

White Stag Youth Leadership Development Academy, Inc. is 501c3, located
in Monterey, CA. It is an all-volunteer, nonprofit 501C3 corporation. 100% of donations go to directly support the program. Our EIN number is 20-3271014.

Mission Statement:
"To enhance the quality and character of individuals and empower them to
influence their communities and environment in a positive manner"

For media inquiries, private donations, and additional information requests, please get in touch with Steve Cardinalli - [email redacted]


  • Anonymous
    • $1,000 
    • 10 mos
  • Karen Holcomb
    • $250 
    • 10 mos
  • Barbara Wong
    • $500 
    • 10 mos
  • Roslyn Hamilton
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $200 
    • 10 mos


Steve Cardinalli
Monterey, CA
White Stag Leadership Development Academy
Registered nonprofit
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