Campers are grouped in units with campers 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, learning outdoor skills, outdoor cooking, crafts, games, singing and more.
Campers will be accepted based on available volunteers to run units, according to the following criteria:
The AITs spend their time at camp preparing for their future roles as program AIDEs the following year. It is necessary that campers registering as AITs are able to attend camp the entire two weeks of the program and attend the overnight on Tuesday of the 2nd week of camp.
The Day Camp Team is continually striving to provide all of our campers an excellent camp experience. Well-trained AITs are critical to this goal!
The AIT unit will be filled to a maximum of 60 based on our Admissions Policy.
Campers entering grades 8 through 10 who have completed the AIT Program serve as assistant staff at Day Camp, working with Unit Leaders to supervise campers.
Campers entering 10th grade who have been an AIDE for 2 years may also request to be a Leader in Training (LIT) and work in a unit with two adult leaders if they have completed AIT training and have been an AIDE for two years.
There will be a mandatory on-site training for AIDEs on the Sunday afternoon before the first day of camp.
The AIDEs unit will be filled to a maximum of 100 based on the following criteria:
* If equivalent, would need to submit application verifying training & experience. Any applicant for the AIDEs unit, who has not completed the Diamond Crest AIT Training or equivalent, will be placed in the AIT unit to complete training regardless of her current grade level.
Junior Staff entering 11th grade or older, but under 18 by the first day of camp. Please register as Adult Staff member if you will be 18 or older as of the first day of camp. If you will NOT turn 18 until AFTER the first day of camp, please register as Junior Staff.
No camper fee is required for Junior Staff, but all Junior Staff must register as a Girl Scout for the 2023-2024 school year before June 1, 2024.
Opportunities for Campers Entering 11th and 12th Grade in September 2024
All camp staff are required to attend the following training before camp. Details to follow. Please mark your calendar with the following dates:
Camp doesn't run without volunteers! There will be both at camp and outside roles. We need In-Person Unit Leaders, Program Leaders, and other camp staff to make it happen! This opportunity is open to all adults, not just Girl Scout leaders. No experience in Girl Scouting or in camping is required. Volunteers must complete the required training and adult screening through Girl Scouts of Northern CA.
You must enjoy playing outdoors and having fun. We’ll give you lots of program ideas, training and moral support. We need adults to be unit leaders and program instructors and have many behind the scenes and at camp jobs helping with food, buses and more.
Child of Staff Discount Fees:
Please note that child of staff discounts will be applied after your volunteer position is confirmed and before the autobilling date.
All camp staff are required to attend the following trainings before camp. Details to follow. Please mark your calendar with the following dates:
As a courtesy to our adult staff members, we offer an onsite childcare program for Pixies (co-ed, entering Preschool, Pre-K and K), and Boys (entering grades 1-10). The parent or guardian of the child must be onsite at camp for their child to attend these programs. Pixies and Boys do not ride the bus unless their parent or guardian is also riding the bus.
PIXIES: Pixies are potty-trained, preschool aged children or are entering kindergarten.
BOYS (entering grades 1-10)
Boys who are children of staff and are entering grades 1-10 will be placed in the Boys' unit and will participate in camp activities such as games, crafts, singing, cookouts, etc.