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Girl Scout Day Camp 2014 "Something In My Pocket!"

Diamond Crest Girl Scout Day Camp 2014 registration is now closed. Due to the high volume of registrations, we are not accepting any late registrations.

Do you have a question regarding camp? Please send an email to daycamp@diamondcrest.org or call our hotline at (650) 590-224. Please be advised that all inquiries are answered by our volunteer staff. In some cases it may take 48 hours to respond to your email or message. We thank you for your patience as we strive to take care of any questions.

All campers and aides will be notified of acceptance or wait list status no later than May 10, 2014. Completion of registration DOES NOT guarantee a space at Diamond Crest Day Camp. Due to space restrictions, enrollment must be limited. Please refer to our 2014 Admissions Policy for more information. All fees are due and will be automatically billed on May 17, 2014. More information about fees, using Fall Sales/Cookie Rewards as payment, financial aid and our cancellation policy is listed below.

PATCH CONTEST
Enter today! The winner gets bragging rights plus 7 free days of camp. Contest closes April 11th.
Patch_Contest_2014.doc

Information For Staff
If you volunteered as staff, you will be contacted by phone or email in the coming weeks to discuss your position. Please note the mandatory training dates below. If you are a new staff member and have not chosen your "camp name," please choose a name not on the list and submit it for approval. Camp Names Taken.

Mandatory Staff Training Dates for all new and returning Adult and Junior Staff
Well trained staff is critical to the success of our camp and the safety of our campers. All staff is required to attend training and signed an agreement at the time of registration. Please mark your calendar with the following dates. Missing any of these dates could jeopardize your ability to volunteer and/or you may be required to attend make up sessions.

  1. Monday, April 7 – 7:00-8:30 p.m. (all staff: training kickoff)
  2. Thursday, May 8 – 7:00-8:30 p.m. (all staff: unit leaders meet by level - other staff meets with their group)
  3. Wednesday, May 28 – 7:00-8:30 p.m. (all staff: Program Night)
  4. Saturday, June 7 - New staff training (time/location TBD)
  5. Friday, July 18 – 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (all staff: on-site) (Aide training 1:00-4:00 p.m.)

    About Our Camp
    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. We offer one session each year. All applicants are welcome and are admitted by the criteria listed in our Admissions Policy. Our campers travel to camp each day by buses leaving from local schools, churches and community buildings in the Belmont, Redwood Shores and San Carlos area. We offer an overnight experience of 1-2 nights for campers entering grades 4-10.

    Campers entering grades 1-7 are grouped in units with girls their own age/grade and are supervised by trained staff members and program aides. Campers participate in a wide variety of activities including earning badges, hiking, outdoor cooking, learning outdoor skills, crafts, games, singing and more. 7th grade campers participate in the “Aides-in-Training” (AIT) program and may assist unit leaders as Aides when entering grades 8-10.

    Dates
    One Session: July 21, 22, 23, 24 and July 28, 29, 30 & 31.* NO CAMP ON FRIDAYS!! *July 30 is the last day for girls entering grades 1-3. Girls entering grades 4-10 may camp over night (optional) and return home before noon on July 31.

    Admissions Policy
    Please click here to view the 2014 Admissions Policy.

    Registration *NOW CLOSED*
    Registration will open at 9:00 a.m. on February 12 and will close at 7:00 p.m. on March 7. Please return to this page during the open registration window for the link to online registration for Diamond Crest Girl Scout Day Camp 2014. Please click here to view the 2014 Registration FAQs.

    Note: Registration is NOT processed on a first come, first serve basis. All registration completed within the window of February 12 to March 7 is considered on time and will be processed according to our Admissions Policy. We cannot accept late registrations.

    Fees
    Fees provide cookout meals, program supplies, bus transportation, accident insurance and a day camp patch. Please click here to view the 2014 Fee Schedule. (Adobe Acrobat Reader required).

    Girl Scout Campers/Aides - $200
    Non Girl Scout Campers/Aides - $215 *

    * Note: There will be an additional $15 fee for any staff member, camper or Aide who is NOT currently a registered Girl Scout for the 2013-2014 year in scouting as of January 1, 2014. The fee is required by Girl Scouts of Northern California and covers Girl Scout membership and insurance.

    Cancellation Policy
    Cancellations must be submitted to daycamp@diamondcrest.org and should include the following information: parent/guardian name, email address, phone number and the name of the camper(s). Refunds will be processed within 7 business days of the receipt of a cancellation email. Fees below are per participant.

    • Prior to June 1:  Full refund, less the non-refundable $15 registration fee.
    • After June 1:  Partial refund. A $75 cancellation fee plus the non-refundable $15 registration fee will be charged, for a total of $90. The balance will be refunded.

    Transportation
    Bus transportation is provided from local schools or churches in the Belmont, Redwood Shores and San Carlos area, with pick-up times from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m., returning to the schools between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m. (Children of camp staff may ride to camp in a parent’s car. All other campers must ride the bus to camp. No one under the age of 18 may drive to camp.)

    Note: If you are unable to help at camp, but are available to meet the bus each day after camp, you may be able to volunteer as a Bus Check Off Person (COP). You will see a place to indicate this when registering your camper. A discount will be applied to your camper(s) fees after positions are assigned.

    Campers
    Campers are girls entering grades1 through 7 in the fall of 2014.  7th grade campers will participate in the “Aides-in-Training” (AIT) program.

    Aides-in-Training (AIT)
    The AITS spend their time at camp preparing for their future roles as program Aides the following year (entering 8th grade). It is necessary that girls registering as AITS are able to attend camp the entire two weeks of the program. The Day Camp Team is continually striving to provide all of our campers an excellent camp experience. Well-trained Aides are critical to this goal!

    AIDES
    Girls entering grades 8 through 10 serve as assistants to Day Camp staff, working with Unit Leaders to help supervise campers. Any applicant, who has not completed the Diamond Crest AIT training or equivalent, will be placed in the AIT unit to complete training, regardless of her current grade level. All new and returning Aides are required to attend training on-site Friday, July 18, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

    Staff
    All Day Camp Staff Is Volunteer! This opportunity is open to all adults (18 as of the beginning of camp), not just Girl Scout leaders. Volunteers must complete the required training (see dates below) and adult screening through Girls Scouts of Northern California.

    Full time staff members work a minimum of 5 days. Children of full time staff members—Girl Scout, non-Girl Scout, Camper, Aide, Boy or Preschooler (potty-trained)—may be eligible for a discounted fee and priority registration. A limited number of part time staff positions may be available. Part time positions (less than 5 days) and discounted fees for children of part time staff will be determined on a case by case basis after registration is complete and a position has been assigned.

    Child of Full Time Staff Discounted Fees
    Please click here to the
    2014 Fee Schedule. (Adobe Acrobat Reader required).

    Boy or Pixie - $115
    Girl Scout Campers/Aides: $115
    Non-Girl Scout Campers/Aides: $130 *

    * Note: There will be an additional $15 fee for any staff member, camper or Aide who is NOT currently a registered Girl Scout for the 2013-2014 year in scouting as of January 1, 2014. The fee is required by Girl Scouts of Northern California and covers Girl Scout membership and insurance.

    Junior Staff - JUL (Junior Unit Leader) or JAL (Junior Activity Leader)
    Girls entering 11th grade or higher and under 18 years old may serve as Junior Staff. Please note that an Adult Staff member is 18 or older as of July 21, 2014.
    If you will not be 18 until AFTER July 21st, please use the "2014 Junior Staff" application link to register. Junior Staff:

    1. Must be entering grade 11 or higher
    2. Has completed AIT training or equivalent*
    3. Has been an AIDE for 3 years, or an AIDE for 2 years, plus 1 year as an LIT

    * If equivalent, would need to submit an application verifying training & experience working with children and accompanied by three references.

    PIXIES or BOYS (who are children of staff)
    As a courtesy to our adult staff members, we offer an onsite childcare program for preschoolers (Pixies) and boys entering grades 1-7.

    There may be a limited number of spaces for older boys to serve as helpers (entering grades 8-10) or junior staff (entering grades 11-12) in the Boy’s Unit. The number of positions available will be determined after reviewing the number of registered campers, staff availability, and using the criteria stated on the application.

      Contact Information
      Diamond Crest Girl Scout Day Camp Steering Committee
      (650) 590-2240
      daycamp@diamondcrest.org