Camp Wolfeboro

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Camp Wolfeboro
Location Forest Service Road 7N02, Arnold, CA 95223

Camp Wolfeboro is a Boy Scout summer camp located on the north fork of the Stanislaus River near Bear Valley at 38°24′39.83″N 120°4′41.81″W. The council leases the land from the United States Forest Service - Stanislaus National Forest.

Summer Program Overview

Camp Wolfeboro is currently used for eight weeks each summer as an accredited BSA summer camp, hosting up to 500 Scouts per week, with a total summer attendance of more than 1,600 Scouts. The camp has traditionally relied upon its youth staff to develop and present the "Wolfeboro Rassle" quick skits at each morning's flag assembly to present the week-long theme culminating in a campwide game Thursday, with a concluding skit at the final campfire on Friday evening.

Fall Program Overview

Since 2005, the camp has also run an approximately six-week Fall Camp program designed for individual Scout troops and Venturing crews to use the property for rock-climbing, waterfront activities, and shooting sports. The camp's fall program immediately follows the end of the regular eight-week summer season.

Activity Stations

Although the waterfront is infamous for its cold mountain river water, the pristine water quality has allowed this camp to continue to offer the Snorkeling BSA Award at a time other camps have dropped the program for lack of water clarity at their locale. The Snorkeling BSA Study Guide, formerly on file at Newport Sea Base BSA and the Catalina High Adventure program, was originally designed in 1992 by waterfront staff member, J.S. Fox and his Scuba certified father, at Camp Wolfeboro and is still used at the waterfront during the summer season.

Camp History

Camp Wolfeboro was founded by the former Berkeley Council in 1928 in the area known as Hell's Kitchen, across the river from a family-oriented camp, Camp Baxter. Camp Baxter later closed down and its property was absorbed by Camp Wolfeboro, who built campsites and remodeled the Camp Baxter dining hall and medical shack into a nature lodge and hike shack.

Wolfeboro Pioneers


Wolfeboro Pioneers is one the last surviving local BSA honor society in the United States that has not been absorbed by the Order of the Arrow, the others being Tribe of Mic-O-Say, Firecrafter, and Tribe of Tahquitz The Wolfeboro Pioneers is a Boy Scout camping honor society based out of Camp Wolfeboro near Arnold, California. The society was founded in the summer of 1929 by returning Scouts and Scouters who were devoted to creating and preserving the camp's unique tradition.

MDSC Council

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Mount Diablo Silverado Council (SVMBC) (local council #023) of the Boy Scouts of America operates this scouting district. It serves the four California counties of Contra Costa County, Lake County, Napa County, Solano County and northern Alameda County.

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