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Volunteer-Run Camps

Please Note: Some of our volunteer-run camps have cancelled their 2020 programs, but many are offering virtual options! Please refer to their websites for details.

With both day camp and overnight camp options, our volunteer-run camps offer girls enriching summer programs and quality camp experiences—just like our council-run camps. Overnight camps take place on GSNorCal properties, but many of the day camps are located across Northern California in areas like Alpine County, Humboldt County, and Pescadero at local community sites and parks.

Volunteer-run camps are all staffed by screened and trained volunteers. Parents can often attend with their girl in exchange for helping in different areas of the camp operation. Each camp handles volunteer registration differently. To obtain information about volunteering or registration, contact us at info@gsnorcal.org!

Overnight Camps

Two Sentinels | Kirkwood, CA

Nestled among the pine trees, granite slopes, and clear waters of the Sierra Nevada, Camp Two Sentinels is a welcome relief from the hectic bustle of suburban life. At 8,000 feet above sea level, the sun warms the skin, the mountain lakes cool the body, and the rocky trails stimulate the muscles. Two Sentinels Girl Scout camp is a rustic, High Sierra camp providing girls with outdoor and backpacking skills, independence, leadership, and fun since 1936. We are accredited by the American Camp Association.

Session 1: July 12–19, 2020
Session 2: July 22–29, 2020
Session 3: August 1–8, 2020

Camp Butano Creek | Pescadero, CA

With the sparkling Pacific just minutes away from our site, Camp Butano Creek summer resident camp offers exciting and unique marine activities including visits to the beach, tide pooling, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, surfing lessons, and backpacking on the Skyline to the Sea Trail. While living in the redwood forest, all campers enjoy archery, cookouts, campfires, arts and crafts, games, singing, hiking and science and nature. Campers entering 11th or 12th grade may enroll in our Counselor-In-Training program.

Session 1: June 27–July 4, 2020
Session 2: July 11–18, 2020
Session 3: July 25–August 1, 2020

Camp Tall Trees | Humboldt, CA

Located in the stunning redwood forest of National Redwood State Park, Camp Tall Trees offers programs for campers of all ages. With an emphasis on team-building and outdoor activities, Camp Tall Trees hosts traditional camp experiences for first time and longtime campers.

Greek Camp: August 2–8, 2020
Forest Friends: August 11–13, 2020
Explorer: August 14–18, 2020

Kamp Konocti | Marin, CA

Kamp Konocti is a traditional camp experience located in Marin County. Please stay tuned for more information on the 2020 season!

Day Camps

Alameda Day Camp | Alameda, CA

Alameda Day Camp is a fun week long day camp filled with singing, games, crafts, and making new friends. This year's theme is "Starring You!" and focuses on theatre arts and positive body image. We will have fun and active theme workshops. Girls will enjoy their own brown bag lunch, and yummy theme snacks each day. Registration info coming soon!

Alvarado Day Camp | Berkeley, CA

Alvarado Day Camp has been serving girls in the West Contra Costa County for 78 years! We have wonderful plans for 2020 this year’s theme will be “Connecting with the Past”. This year units will look into two of the major Native American tribes that lived in the Bay Area, the Ohlone and the Bay Miwok. Campers will learn a little of the culture, crafts and games as well as well as our traditional outdoor camp cooking and skills activities. Campers will connect with old friends and build new friendships in the most amazing outdoor campsites ever! We hope to see you at Alvarado Day Camp this summer!

2020 Session: July 15–26

Berkeley Albany Girl Scout Camp | Berkeley, CA

Berkeley Albany Girl Scout Day Camp is a one week day camp for one hundred girls at all age levels—Daisy, Brownie, Junior and Cadettes—and also offers leadership opportunities for older Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors as Program Aides.

Chabot Day Camp | Hayward, CA

Girls entering grades 1-7 will experience five fun-filled days of “Survivor” fun: fire building, obstacle courses, puzzles, tribe competitions, and hidden immunity idols. Can you Outwit, Outplay, and Out-and-Out have fun?

Coyote Hills Day Camp | Fremont, CA

Ever wondered if you could build a car and what it would take? Ever wondered how you can make your own candy with household items? Join us at this year's Coyote Hills Girl Scouts Day Camp for five days of activities where you will learn, play, and make new friends.

Cupertino Day Camp | Saratoga, CA

We are excited to be holding our summer day camp at Sanborn Park in the beautiful hills above Saratoga! We'll have a fun round-the-world theme this year, including outdoor skills, crafts, games, hikes, and making new friends.

Diablo Day Camp | Lafayette, CA

The mission of Diablo Day Camp is to “build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place” while fostering a love of the outdoors. Diablo Day Camp offers opportunities for girls to explore their limits, expand their skills, make new friends, and appreciate the value of the people and the natural environment around them. Group experiences with dedicated, caring adults in a supportive environment allow girls to develop skills. Many of our former campers return as Elves (Program Aides) and as adult volunteer staff.

2020 Sessions:

Session 1: June 8–12
Session 2: June 15–19
Session 3: June 22–26
Session 4: June 29– July 3
Session 5: July 6–10
Session 6: July 13–17
Session 7: July 20–24
Session 8: July 27– 31
Little Hills: June 29–July 3 (San Ramon)

Fairfield Skills Day Camp | Fairfield, CA

Are you anxious to learn the basic Girl Scout skills? Want to go back to the Juliette Gordon Low days? Then this camp is for you! Join us for a week of learning the foundational skills that started Girl Scouts back in 1912. This camp is all about getting back to basics in Girl Scouting—we will make SWAPS, build fires, make lanyards, sew, and more! The week will end with a sleepover for Juniors and Cadettes.

Funshine Day Camp | Morgan Hill, CA

Funshine is a week-long day camp. Girls, grades K-6, participate in daily, planned activities following the week's theme. Campers enjoy Girl Scout traditions, songs, crafts, outdoor activities and new experiences with new and old friends! Registration info coming soon!

Marin Day Camp at Arequipa | Fairfax, CA

Marin Day Camp at Arequipa offers four sessions for girls age five through girls entering sixth grade. We have a progressive girl leadership program, with many of our older girls working as Camp Arequipa Aides, Junior Unit Leaders, workshop leaders, and Directors in Training. We offer swimming, archery, theme-based activities, leather craft, cooking and more as staples of our program.

2020 Sessions:

Session 1: June 15–19
Session 2: June 22–26
Session 3: July 6–10
Session 4: July 13–17

Peninsula Day Camp | Woodside, CA

Peninsula Girl Scout Day Camp is a 10-day adventure in the out-of-doors in beautiful Huddart Park. Activities include outdoor skills, hiking, singing, cooking, crafts, sleeping under the stars and making new friends.

2020 Session: July 13- 25

Service Unit 630 Cupertino Day Camp | Saratoga, CA

Join SU630 in a summer of outdoor adventures including outdoor skills, crafts, games, hikes, and making new friends. Whether you’re shipwrecked on an island, or under the desert sun, share an outdoor adventure, sing, learn, and have fun!