BearPaw – Winter Camping Experience

BearPaw Winter Camping Experience

Outdoor Experience

February 23-25, 2018

Cisco Grove, CA

 Registration below

BearPaw is the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council’s winter camping experience, sponsored by the High Adventure Training program and staff.  We are in our 28th year of fun and is definitely one of the most talked about and enjoyed Council wide events of the year.  BearPaw was the “featured article and on the front page” of the January 2014 issue of Boy’s Life magazine as a premier national event!  If one has never camped in the snow this is an adventure to not miss.  A snow shelter is actually warm and cozy.  Even sleeping in a tent is warm, as long as one stays dry.  If there is a limited amount of snow, the event converts to a cold weather camping experience.  Winter camping is very different than summer camping and actually more fun.


Camping is February 23-25, 2018 at Cisco Grove RV Park and Campground on Interstate 80 (five miles past Emigrant Gap).  We can easily accommodate an unlimited number of participants.  Units begin to check in on Friday morning and set up camp somewhere in the RV Park.  On Saturday, all events are for fun or the unit can travel to Donner Summit for the day as BearPaw is essentially car camping (cars parked in a parking lot, not campsite). At the 2017 event, we had 420 campers and 579 scouts and adults in 2016, a historic record. A BearPaw  experience is so incredible that anyone who spends in night camping in snow or cold weather will remember their adventure forever!

If one has not experienced winter camping that includes cooking and sleeping in the cold or playing games, you are missing a unique opportunity to have an experience of a lifetime.  At BearPaw, we play volleyball, football, soccer and dodgeball “in the snow”!  There will also be cross country skis provided for everyone to use at no cost.  A Leader’s Guide training manual and registration information is available below. We even accept walk-in registrations on site.

You can register online at this link:


Click on the links for more details. The training manual, provided on a CD during indoor session can be downloaded if unable to attend

For additional details, contact Monte Crawford, Event Director, or (408) 582.3993.


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