Day Camp 2020

May the Forest Be With You!

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2020 Camp Dates

 

2020 Camp DatesOne Two-Week Session: July 27-August 7 (Weekdays only)


Changes to Camp due to Covid-19

Diamond Crest Girl Scout Day Camp will look a little different this year - we are going Virtual!  


Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, we feel that we cannot host camp at Huddart Park this year and keep our 800+ campers and staff safe. Our camp is just too large, and putting 50 people on a bus together, cooking and sharing food within units of 12-25 people, gathering the whole camp around the Aloha Tree, and sharing Huddart Park’s restrooms among 700+ campers and staff does not seem possible given the restrictions. 


This year’s theme - “May the Forest Be With You” - has taken on quite a different meaning. While we are all very sad that we can’t play outside in the forest this year, our volunteers are working very hard on designing activities and experiences to bring the magic of Day Camp into your home. Campers will participate in online check-ins with their unit and unit leaders, as well as a variety of activities including earning badges, learning outdoor skills, crafts, games, singing and more. We are doing our best to learn from other camps and implement best practices for our camp. While we are still working out the details, and much will depend on our volunteer Unit Leaders, we do not anticipate day-long Zoom meetings, and will provide a combination of online and offline activities for campers. 

Announcements

All registered campers should have received an email on May 20 or May 21 with information about Virtual Camp and survey links. If you did not, please check your SPAM folder, and email us to let us know if you did not receive the email. Survey links have been provided below in case you did not receive the email from Active. 

Change to Camp Fees

Camp fees have been adjusted to reflect the fact that we will not be renting buses, buying food, moving supplies to and from Huddart Park, and renting the various spaces at Huddart Park. However, we still have expenses related to annual storage of our supplies, processing payments through Active, Day Camp patches, and supplies for the activity box that each camper will receive.  Credits and refunds are being processed manually by our volunteers. All  camper accounts will be credited to reflect the new cost of Virtual  Camp. If your camper is not interested in attending Virtual Camp, please  respond to the survey that was emailed out to request a cancellation.  We appreciate your patience as we work through this process. 


Please see the FAQ page for more details.

Campers Entering Grades 1-6 and AIDES

All registered campers and AIDEs will be automatically OPTED IN to Virtual Camp, and their balance will be credited accordingly based on the revised camp fees listed above. This change will generate a receipt from Active as each camper’s account is updated. Surveys have been sent to confirm your participation. Please see the FAQ page for more information.

Aide In Training (AIT) Program

While camp will be virtual for campers and AIDEs this year, AIT Training will still take place in person.  A survey has been sent.  Please respond to the survey ASAP with your AIT, and let us know whether your AIT will participate in training this year. 

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Key Dates

Cancellation Policy

Admissions Policy

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  • Wed 5/20 7-9pm - Program Night (unit leaders), Location TBD 
  • May 31, 2020: Deadline to apply for Financial Assistance
  • July 27-August 7: Day Camp (weekdays only)

Admissions Policy

Cancellation Policy

Admissions Policy

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Day Camp is open to:

 

  • Campers (entering grades 1-6)
  • AITS (Aides in Training entering grade 7
  • AIDES (entering grades 8-10 after completing the AIT program)
  •  Junior Staff  (Junior Unit Leader or Junior Activity Leader entering grade 11 or 12)
  • Registered adults


Learn more about the Admissions Policy for campers & volunteers of all ages here.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Frequently Asked Questions

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Campers entering Grades 1-6 and AIDEs


Automatic OPT-IN: All registered campers and AIDEs will be automatically OPTED IN to Virtual Camp, and their balance will be credited accordingly based on the revised camp fees listed above. This change will generate a receipt from Active as each camper’s account is updated.


If you are registered camper,  please look for and respond to the survey asking if your camper will be joining us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you have a question about pricing, registration, volunteer opportunities, busing, health and safety, or what to bring? 


Read more here.

About Our Camp

Frequently Asked Questions

About Our Camp

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Diamond Crest Girl Scout Day Camp is an all-volunteer run day camp and is held at a San Mateo County park. Our camp has been in operation for many years and is rich in traditions and has welcomed girls for several generations. We offer one session each year. All applicants are welcome and are admitted by the criteria listed in our Admissions Policy. Our campers travel to camp each day by buses leaving from local schools, churches and community buildings in the Belmont, Redwood Shores and San Carlos areas. We offer an overnight experience of 1-2 nights for campers entering grades 4-10.


Campers entering grades 1-7 are grouped in units with girls of their own age/grade and are supervised by trained staff members and program aides. Campers participate in a wide variety of activities including earning badges, hiking, outdoor cooking, learning outdoor skills, crafts, games, singing and more. 7th grade campers participate in the “Aides-in-Training” (AIT) program and may assist unit leaders as Aides when entering grades 8-10.  


Diamond Crest Day Camp Committee

650-308-8438

diamondcrestdaycamp@yahoo.com