Camp Royaneh Golden Gate Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
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Camp Royaneh is a Nationally Accredited BSA Scout Camp owned and operated by the Golden Gate Area Council. The Golden Gate Area Council was formed in June 2020 by the merger of the Alameda Council, Mt. Diablo Silverado Council and the San Francisco Bay Area Council. Our camp is located 2.5 miles south of the Northern California town of Cazadero , 100 miles north of San Francisco. The property was acquired in April 1925 by the San Francisco Council and opened on June 22, 1925 as the first permanent summer camp of the San Francisco Council. Over the years the camp has grown from a few hundred Scouts the first year to well over 4000 Scouts and Scouters each summer. Camp Royaneh operates multiple week long sessions during the summer and each year the camp hosts thousands of Scouts from all over the United States including California, Texas, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii and Florida. To educate our Scouts we have a highly trained staff of coed youth and young adults from places like Utah, Tennessee, Oregon, and even Taiwan, and France, but mostly the Northern California area. The camp offers over 50 different Merit Badges, with the possibility of more being announced at camp, as well as many awards to earn and lots of activities to partake in that are just fun. As one of the oldest continuously operated Scout camps in all of California, Camp Royaneh is comprised of over 345 acres of private scout property. Camp Royaneh offers a chance to hike, backpack, ride horses, rock climb, swim and participate in a rodeo all in one week. Scouts can try their hand at black powder musket firing, rappelling, archery and even orienteering. Expert instruction in Eagle required merit badges and popular outdoor skill merit badges like pioneering will make the Scoutcraft area come alive. The camp is rich in wildlife and allows for the study of nature, conservation, wildlife management, woodcraft and even plant science. The majestic stands of mature Redwoods and the temperate climate spell adventure for the new unit as well as seasoned units that likes to take it easy and test their skills. Our 300,000 gallon pool is a great place for swimming or just relaxing. Camp Royaneh also hosts special weekends of Family vacation camping during the year as well as other camping experiences for Cub Scouts and other organizations.


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Camp Royaneh, 4600 Scanlon Road, Cazadero, CA  95421 Golden Gate Area Council-BSA, 800 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA  94523  | PH: 510.577.9000 email:  |

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