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.

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 us at volunteercamps@gsnorcal.org!

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 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! Learn More>>

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. Learn More>>

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? Learn More>>

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. Learn More>>

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. 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. Learn More>>

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 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. Learn More>>

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. Learn More>>

Practice your outdoor skills and earn patches with San Francisco Day Camp at Camp Ida Smith! Offering a hybrid approach with virtual events and supported private in-person troop and family sessions, there’s activities and fun for everyone. Learn More>>