Volunteer-Run Day Camps

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All of GSNorCal’s day camps are run by dedicated volunteers. To learn about each camp’s offerings for the current season, please visit their website. Each camp handles their registration, financial aid, and volunteering opportunities.

Attending day camp can be an important part of the camp progression, helping campers to gain the confidence and emotional readiness to try sleepaway camp. Our volunteer-run camps offer girls enriching summer programs and quality camp experiences—just like our council-run camps. 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 each camp individually!

For any further questions contact us at volunteercamps@gsnorcal.org.

Alameda Day Camp is a fun weeklong day camp filled with singing, games, crafts, and making new friends. We will have fun and active theme workshops. Girls will enjoy their own brown bag lunch, and yummy theme snacks each day. For more information, email

Alvarado Day Camp has been serving girls in the West Contra Costa County for 78 years! Campers will connect with old friends and build new friendships in the most amazing outdoor campsites ever! This two-week long camp does outdoor cooking, fun themed activities, and even has the opportunity for an optional sleepover at the end. We hope to see you at Alvarado Day Camp this summer! Learn More

Berkeley Albany Girl Scout Day Camp is a one week day camp for all ages from Kindergarten to 12th grade. We provide leadership programs for older girls and a traditional camp experience for younger girls. If you’re looking for a quintessential summer camp experience, Berkeley Albany Girl Scout Camp is the place for you. Learn More

Practice your outdoor skills without ever having to leave San Francisco! This unique outdoor oasis offers leadership opportunities for older girls, and amazing programming for younger girls. Camp Ida Smith is across from Lake Merced where campers hike and learn more about nature without leaving the city. Learn More

Tucked in the heart of Hayward, Chabot Day Camp is an oasis from the city. This is a traditional camp utilizing the surrounding nature. We host a one-day offsite day full of swimming and sun at a nearby pool. Our Twilight Camp option is great for working parents looking for a longer camp day. Learn More

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. Located in a sprawling park in Fremont Hills, campers age K-12 will enjoy our curated themed activities. Learn More

In the beautiful Saratoga Hills, this four-day Tuesday-Friday camp is a great place to hone outdoor skills, make new friends, and enjoy crafts and games. Offering programming for all ages, Cupertino Day Camp is a great place to grow and learn. Learn More

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. Though Diablo Day Camp offers multiple sessions each summer, campers may only register for one. Learn More

Little Hills offers the same great programming that Diablo Day Camp does at a sister site. This camp only operates for one week each summer. 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. Though Diablo Day Camp offers multiple sessions each summer, campers may only register for one. Learn More

Diamond Crest Day Camp | Woodside, CA

Diamond Crest Day Camp is a two-week long camp for Girl Scout members out of San Carlos, Belmont, Redwood Shores. There are bus stops throughout this area that transport campers to the beautiful Woodside Hills. This camp is steeped in tradition, outdoor cooking, and games. There is an optional overnight during the second week and there is no camp on Fridays. Learn More

Dos Pueblos Day Camp | Hayward, CA

Utilizing a historic Girl Scout house, Dos Pueblos Day Camp is tucked in the heart of Hayward. This traditional camp acts as an oasis from the city, immersing campers in nature. For more information, email: dpsudaycamp@gmail.com

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! Campers are bussed in from local stops in Morgan Hill. Learn More

Gilroy Day Camp | Watsonville, CA

Campers are bussed in from Gilroy to Mt. Madonna. This rustic camp deep in the woods is a great place for campers to connect with nature. Under a canopy of trees, Gilroy Day Camp include a themed craft, scavenger hunts, healthy snacks, and hiking. Learn more

Marin Day Camp at Arequipa offers multiple 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 also offer a separate shorter session where older girls can be campers as well and spend the night. We offer swimming, archery, theme-based activities, leather craft, cooking, and more as staples of our program. Learn More

Novato Day Camp | Novato, CA

Located in a picturesque meadow by a lake, Novato Day Camp is a one-week long themed camp. Campers will make crafts, play games, and experience nature. Novato Day Camp is a great place for campers to interact with older girl leaders. Join us for a fun-filled week and gain great memories, fiends, and new skills! Learn more

Peninsula Girl Scout Day Camp is a 10-day adventure in the lush woods of Woodside. Campers are bussed from different locations around the Peninsula. Activities include outdoor skills, hiking, singing, cooking, crafts, sleeping under the stars, and making new friends. There are optional overnights during the second week. Learn More

Petaluma Day Camp | Petaluma, CA

Not running Summer 2024

Campers get the chance to cook outdoors at this one-week day camp. This themed camp is a great way to meet new friends and connect with the older girl leaders.

Spring Fling | Hayward, CA

This unique camp only happens during Spring Break each year. They primarily serve girls from Chabot and Dos Pueblos Day Camps, but all are welcome. This one-week day camp is a great way to kick off Spring. For more information, email: dpueblos@aol.com

SU638 Day Camp | Los Gatos, CA

This one-week camp serves girls from Willow Glen and the surrounding areas. Located in a beautiful sprawling park surrounding a lake, campers can hike, craft, and make new friends. This camp also features a good program for older girls to get involved. Learn more

SU103 Day Camp | Rohnert Park, CA

Utilizing the Girl Scout Hut, SU103 Day Camp is a great place for campers to interact with older girls. This one-week long themed camp offers curated programming that include crafts and games. For more information, email.

Twin Sisters Day Camp | Fairfield, CA

This one-week traditional camp is located in an air-conditioned Girl Scout house that utilizes the beautiful surrounding park. Carefully planned crafts, games, and activities fit our annual theme. Older girl leadership opportunities are available. For more information, email: twinsistersdaycamp@gmail.com

Windsor Day Camp | Windsor, CA

Windsor Day Camp is a great place for campers to stretch their creative muscles under the watchful eye of older girls and volunteers. Located in a beautiful, shady park in the middle of Windsor, this one-week camp is perfect for kids to learn, grow, and create together in units. For more information, email.