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Volunteer-Run Camps

Volunteer-run camp

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.

Note: Each volunteer-run camp has its own registration process. Feel free to email for more information.

Overnight Camps

Two Sentinels
Kirkwood, CA

A rustic, High Sierra camp providing girls with outdoor and backpacking skills, independence, leadership, and fun since 1936.

  • Session 1: July 8-15, 2018
  • Session 2: July 18-25, 2018
  • Session 3: July 28-August 4, 2018

Camp Butano Creek
Pescadero, CA

Our program is geared toward promoting self-esteem in an outdoor setting, including hiking, cookouts, campfires, arts and crafts, games, singing, science and nature. With the beautiful Pacific coastline just minutes away from our site, we are able to offer exciting and unique marine activities including surfing lessons, kayaking, tide pooling, and backpacking through the coastal mountains.

  • Session I:  June 30-July 7, 2018
  • Session II:  July 14-21, 2018
  • Session III:  July 28-August 4, 2018

Camp Tall Trees
Humboldt, CA

  • Session 1: July 1-3, 2018
  • Session 2: July 5-9, 2018
  • Session 3: June 24-30, 2018
  • Session 4: July 5-9, 2018

Kamp Konocti
Marin, CA
July 15-21, 2018

Day Camps

Alvarado Day Camp
Berkeley, CA
July 16-27, 2018

Alvarado Day Camp has been serving girls in the West Contra Costa County for 76 years! Our Units will each pick a unique old-fashioned Fairy Tale and create program activities that will not only will be fairy tale related with creative crafts and story time activities but also building new friendships as well as our traditional outdoor camp skills in the most amazing  outdoor campsites ever!  We hope to see you at Alvarado Day Camp this summer!

American Girl Doll Day Camp
Fairfield, CA
July 9 - 13, 2018

Come join the American Girls Nanea, Melody, Julie, Marisol, Tenney, and their friends as they explore the world of performing arts. We will learn about music, dance, and acting with a focus on the 1940s, 60s, 70s, and today. Fun crafts and Girl Scout skills are also part of the program. The week concludes with an all-camp talent show and a sleepover for Juniors and Cadettes.

Berkeley Albany Girl Scout Camp
Berkeley, CA
June 18-22, 2018

A week of FUN for girls ages 5-13 and Girl Scouts entering 8th grade who have completed the prerequisite Program Aide Training in Berkeley’s Tilden Park!

Chabot Day Camp
Hayward, CA

Coyote Hills Day Camp
Fremont, CA
July 9-13, 2018

Would you like to perfect your knot-tying skills, learn about local wildlife and how to survive in the wilderness? You can do that and so much more in the fun world of wilderness survival at camp Stayin' Alive 2018!! You are invited to spend the week learning about wilderness survival through games, arts & crafts, archery, and team building activities (with a few days of water play). So come explore (and survive) with us at camp Stayin’ Alive!  It will be “in tents”!

Diablo Day Camp
Lafayette, CA

  • Session 1: June 11-15, 2018
  • Session 2: June 18-22, 2018
  • Session 3: June 25-29, 2018
  • Session 4: July 2-6, 2018
  • Session 5: July 9-13, 2018
  • Session 6: July 16-20, 2018
  • Session 7: July 23-27, 2018
  • Session 8: July 30-August 3, 2018
  • Session 9: August 6-10, 2018

Little Hills Ranch
San Ramon, CA
June 25-29, 2018

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.

Diamond Crest Day Camp
Woodside, CA
July 23-August 2, 2018

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. Campers participate in a wide variety of activities including earning badges, hiking, outdoor cooking, learning outdoor skills, crafts, games, singing and more.

Dos Pueblos Day Camp
Hayward, CA

Funshine Day Camp
Morgan Hill, CA
June 18-22, 2018

Marin Day Camp at Arequipa
Fairfax, CA

Marin Day Camp at Arequipa offers four sessions for girls aged 5 through the summer of 6th grade, including ANT (Aide in Training) during three sessions.  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, leathercraft, cooking and more as staples of our program.  

  • Session 1: June 18-22, 2018
  • Session 2: June 25-29, 2018
  • Session 3: July 9-13, 2018
  • Session 4: July 16-20, 2018

Mt. Top Day Camp
Watsonville, CA
July 9-13, 2018

Come be a part of Gilroy Girl Scouts Mountain Top Day Camp where we will take on the great outdoors as we spend time together making new friends, hiking, crafts, games, outdoor cooking and adventure in the outdoors! Our journey begins at Mount Madonna County Park July 9th through July 13th. Space will fill up fast as many of the girls want to be a part of the Mountain Top Day Camp and we want you to get your registrations in as soon as you can! We can’t wait to welcome YOU to camp!

Novato Day Camp
Novato, CA

Oakland Day Camp
Oakland, CA
July 16-20, 2018

Campers will enjoy learning outdoor skills, gain confidence, and connect with others while having fun in the woods in the Oakland hills.

Peninsula Day Camp
Woodside, CA
July 9-20, 2018

Girls will participate in age appropriate nature, craft and skills activities.  Imagine the opportunity to build a camp fire, cook and eat outdoors, hand - crank ice cream, weave a basket, and choose your own leather and craft projects.  All campers will even decorate their own special camp T-shirt and wear it to the camp and ice cream party on the last day! On the last night of camp, we have a traditional campfire gathering, and campers spend the night at camp. This is a time for the entire camp to come together and celebrate that we have spent nine days together and are about to spend the night outdoors.

Petaluma Day Camp
Petaluma, CA

Spring Lake Summer Day Camp
Santa Rosa, CA

Service Unit 107 Windsor Day Camp
Windsor, CA
June 25-29, 2018

Service Unit 630 Cupertino Day Camp
Saratoga, CA
July 17-20, 2018

Once upon a time, in the middle of July
A girl went to camp, to craft, sing, and hike
She travelled through books, some new and some old
And now she has her own tale to be told! 

Service Unit 638 Day Camp
Los Gatos, CA
June 25-29, 2018

At SU 638 Day Camp, we will explore the world of Girl Scouting.  Each day will focus on a different country.  Girls will participate in daily arts and crafts, outdoor skills, hiking, cooking out, even ride the train and the carousel.   Open to girls who have completed K-5th grade.  Girls who have completed 6th grade and up can serve as counselors. Our oldest girls (rising 6th graders) will participate in an overnight on the Thursday.

Psst, parentswant to tag along with your girl?

Volunteer-run camps are all staffed by screened and trained volunteers. Parents can often attend with their daughter in exchange for helping in different areas of the camp operation. Each camp handles volunteer registration differently. To obtain information about volunteering, contact the camps directly.

Join the team of experienced volunteers who plan and manage every aspect of camp, and be part of her summer adventure. Aftera all, it's folks like you that make these camps possible!