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.
All applicants are welcome and are admitted by the criteria listed in our Admissions Policy. Our campers will travel to camp each day for In Person Camp. 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.
When and where will Day Camp be this year?
What should my camper wear/bring to 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.
You may include up to 3 people (in addition to listed parents/guardians) in the Pickup section of the registration form as authorized pickup persons (this allows for up to 5 people!). All changes to this form must be made before June 30 of the camp year, to allow us time to generate paper reports.
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.
My camper can’t come to camp on a particular day, what should I do?
Planned Early Pick-Ups:
Unplanned Early Pick-Ups: Sign your camper out at the Attendance Table, then the camper will be brought there.
ALL Early Pick-Ups
Your child’s health and safety are of utmost importance to us! Before camp begins you will be given the opportunity to supply us with your camper’s health information. Please be thorough and send an update if necessary – we read through all health information and will contact you before camp begins if we have any questions. During Day Camp, your camper will participate in various activities supervised by our trained volunteers; and you can be assured that we operate according to the Girl Scouts of Northern California’s strict standards for health and safety. Qualified health personnel are present at all times at camp and a trained first aider will accompany the campers to off-site activities. We ask that campers remain at home for a minimum of 24 hours following a sickness involving fever, vomiting, and/or loose bowel movements.
For "Emergency" type medications such as Epi-pens, Inhalers, and other emergency devices:
Campers entering up to 3rd grade: Epi-pens, Inhalers and other devices should be placed in a ziplock bag with camper’s name, phone number, and unit number written on it. A copy of the allergy action plan (or directions from camper’s doctor) should also be placed in the bag. Campers should bring the bag to camp each day in their backpack and provide it to their unit leader during camp. At the end of the day, the unit leader should return it to them for the ride home. When you receive your camper's unit assignment, reach out to their specific unit leader to make sure they are aware your camper is bringing medication to camp, so you can review specific instructions with the leader.
Campers entering 4th grade and higher will keep their own epi-pen, inhaler, or other emergency device during the day, but will need to be reminded to keep it with them if the unit leaves the area they are normally assigned.
Other "non-emergency" medications with doses that should be taken during camp should be turned into the nurse each day with instructions as to how the medication should be used. This includes medications such as cough syrup, antibiotics, pain relievers, etc. The medication should be placed in a bag with the camper's name, phone number, and unit number.
At Diamond Crest Day Camp, your camper will have the opportunity to make new friends while reconnecting with “old” friends all while experiencing the Girl Scout mission which is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Diamond Crest Day Camp is located in a county park in Woodside. At camp, your child will gather with their unit in their assigned camp site area and participate in activities ranging from games and storytelling to camp skills and arts and crafts. Each day will be very busy and as evidenced by her appearance at the end of the day!
Each day will vary, however all days will include
At Diamond Crest Day Camp, many of our volunteers come to camp year after year to make new friends and reconnect with “old” friends. These volunteers are dedicated to making your camper’s day camp experience a healthy and positive growth experience while always maintaining a playful atmosphere of friendship.
“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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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.