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 and from camp each day by bus .
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. 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.
When will Day Camp be this year?
What should my camper wear/bring to camp?
All Day Camp Staff Is Volunteer! This opportunity is open to all adults (age 18 as of the beginning of camp), not just Girl Scout leaders. Volunteers are required to complete training before camp.
Transportation to and from camp will be provided on buses. Bus stops are located at several local schools and community centers in Bemont, San Carlos and Redwood Shores. Depending on the number of buses we need and school district use policies, some traditionally-used bus stops may not be available this year. We appreciate your flexibility.
Buses leave between 8:00-8:20am and return between 3:30-3:50p each day, depending on local traffic conditions.
All staff are strongly encouraged to take the bus to and from camp, unless they need to be at camp before the buses arrive.
For COVID safety, the most up to date CDC and GSNorCal guidelines will be followed.
You may include up to 3 people (in addition to listed parents/guardians) in the Carpool/Pickup section of the registration form as authorized pickup persons (this allows for up to 5 people including listed Parents/Guardians!). 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 Bus Lead in the morning.
Planned Early Pick-Ups:
Unplanned Early Pick-Ups:
ALL Early Pick-ups - Please go to the Attendance Table in the OAK AREA by 2 pm to pick up your child. A driver’s license will be required for identification, and the adult must be on the camper’s Pickup Authorization List.
If you know this in advance, please print, fill out, and sign the Diamond Crest Day Camp Attendance Exception Form and hand it to the Bus Lead in the morning.
If you do not know this in advance, please contact your camper’s unit leaders to let them know.
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.
We continue to assess COVID-19 Guidelines and how they will affect our 2023 GS Day Camp offering. Parts of day camp may look different as we continue to move ahead using best practices recommended by CDC and GSNorCal.
Please see the Girl Scouts of Northern CA COVID-19 Guidelines for the most up to date information.
All participants are required to sign the following waivers as part of the registration process:
Please note that Girl Scouts of Northern CA requires that all Day Camp participants (campers and staff) are fully vaccinated according to the State of CA vaccination requirements to enter public school. For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, please see the GSNorCal Immunization FAQ. Please note that the Covid vaccine is not on this list at this time.
All participants are required to upload their immunization history before camp each year. The Diamond Crest Day Camp Health and Safety Manager must review all immunization forms before camp. Campers and staff who have not uploaded their immunization history before camp will not be allowed to attend camp. For more information, please see the GSNorCal Policy on Communicable Diseases at Summer Camps. If the participant has a medical issue that prevents them from being vaccinated, please complete and submit the Medical Exemption Form to GSNorCal and upload the completed form in place of the Immunization History on your Active account after registering.
For "Emergency" type medications such as Epi-pens, Inhalers, and other emergency devices:
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.
“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 them 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.”
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.
Cancellations must be submitted to email@example.com and should include the following information:
Refunds will be processed within 7 business days of the receipt of a cancellation email. Fees below are per participant.
Diamond Crest Day Camp is an entirely volunteer-run organization - not a single person gets paid to run this camp. As soon as we close registration, we start making plans and purchasing supplies for camp, and some of those plans include non-refundable expenditures.