Diamond Crest Girl Scout Day Camp is (traditionally) 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 area. 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 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.
Please note changes to In Person camp this year due to COVID restrictions:
- Parents will need to provide transportation to and from Huddart Park daily for In Person Camp during Week 1 (July 26-29). Carpooling with other households is currently not allowed due to Covid requirements.
- All in person campers and staff must complete a health safety questionnaire daily.
- There will be no outdoor cooking. Campers must bring their own lunch, snacks, and water bottle daily.
- There will be no overnight this year.
- All campers will be required to wear a snugly fitting, 2 ply cloth or surgical mask all day, and maintain social distance.
When and where will Day Camp be this year?
What should my camper wear/bring to camp?
Please see the Camp Details file for info on what to wear and bring to camp.
If you are not a registered Girl Scout for this year, please register with Girl Scouts of Northern CA and complete the Volunteer Screening. If you have any trouble, please call GS NorCal at 1-800-447-4475.
Please save your original payment receipt, emailed by Active, for tax deduction information. Our Tax ID is on the receipt emailed to you by Active when you registered.
Yes! Financial assistance is available through Girl Scouts of Northern California and the application is due by May 1 of the camp year. Please indicate your interest in receiving information about financial aid by checking the box on your registration form.
Yes! Girl Scouts of Northern California “Fall Sale/Cookie Rewards” may be used to pay camp fees. Please send an email with the following information: parent's name and phone number, camper’s first and last name, all the numbers on the card (front and back) and the dollar amount of the credit. Send this information to email@example.com.
Yes! Deposit is required electronically as part of the registration system. If you would like to pay the remainder of your balance by check, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions.
Diamond Crest Day Camp is an entirely volunteer-run organization - not a single person gets paid to run this camp. Active, the online registration system, charges us for every application and every credit card transaction, so we are charged about $20 for each registration we receive, regardless of whether the camper is accepted into our program or chooses not to attend camp.
Parents must provide transportation to and from Huddart Park each day for In Person camp. Information about staggered dropoff and pickup times will be emailed before camp begins.
If you need to add a pickup person after June 30, please print and fill out the Pickup Authorization Form, sign and date it, and hand it to your Unit Leader in the morning.
If you do not know this in advance, please contact your camper’s unit leaders to let them know.
“Girl Scouts is proud to be the premiere leadership organization for girls in the country. Placement of transgender youth is handled on a case-by-case basis, with the welfare and best interests of the child and the members of the troop/group in question a top priority. That said, if the child is recognized by the family and school/community as a girl and lives culturally as a girl, then Girl Scouts is an organization that can serve her in a setting that is both emotionally and physically safe.”
“These situations are rare and are considered individually with the best interests of all families in mind. Should any girl requiring special accommodations wish to camp, GSUSA recommends that the local council makes similar accommodation that schools across the country follow in regard to changing, sleeping arrangements, and other travel-related activities. With respect to volunteers, Girl Scouts welcomes both male and female adult volunteers and has developed appropriate safeguards regarding roles and responsibilities to ensure that girls receive the proper supervision and support.”