Diamond Crest Day Camp - Frequently Asked Questions

Registration for Diamond Crest Daycamp will be open February 1-28, 2019

We do not accept late registrations.

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.

Question Categories:

Camp Dates, Location and What to Bring/Wear



2019 Pricing Structure


Full Price

Full Time (7-8 days at camp), Bus Lead Discount

Full Time (7-8 days at camp) (not Bus Lead) Discount

Part Time Discount (4-6 days at camp)

Outside/ COP (both weeks)/ At camp 3 or fewer days


Grades 1-6 and AIT




















Boys and Pixies










Attendance and Early Pick-Up from Day Camp

Nearly 700 campers and 100 staff travel to and from day camp each day on 18 buses. As there is no electricity or wi-fi at camp, attendance for campers is a completely manual process.  Every camper must be accounted for before we can send the buses home each afternoon. To ensure your camper’s safety, these protocols are in place for exceptions to typical attendance procedures.

Social Issues

Health & Safety

Your child’s health and safety are of utmost importance to us!  Before camp begins you will be given the opportunity to supply us with your daughter’s health information.  Please be thorough and send an update if necessary – we read through all health information and will contact you before camp begins if we have any questions.   During Day Camp, your daughter will participate in various activities supervised by our trained volunteers; and you can be assured that we operate according to the Girl Scouts of Northern California’s strict standards for health and safety. Qualified health personnel are present at all times at camp and a trained first aider will accompany the campers to off-site activities such as archery for 5th graders, horseback riding at Webb Ranch for 6th graders, and hikes for all campers – especially our 4th graders who may visit the Woodside Store.  We ask that campers remain at home for a minimum of 24 hours following a sickness involving fever, vomiting, and/or loose bowel movements.

What is the procedure for sending my camper with medications?

What happens at camp?

At Diamond Crest Day Camp, your daughter will have the opportunity to make new friends while reconnecting with “old” friends all while experiencing the Girl Scout mission which is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.  Diamond Crest Day Camp is located in a county park in Woodside.  Your daughter’s day will begin and end on the bus, however at camp it will begin and end at the “Aloha” tree.   The Aloha tree is in the Oak area of day camp and is where we say hello and good-bye to camp and one another each day.  At camp, your daughter will gather with her unit in their assigned camp site area.  After setting-up and discussing the day’s activities, they will venture out into one of our designated areas of the park to participate in programmed activities ranging from meadow games and storytelling to camp skills and arts and crafts.  Her day will be very busy and as evidenced by her appearance when she gets off the bus at the end of the day, a little dirty too.  

Each day will vary, however all days will include

At Diamond Crest Day Camp, many of our volunteers come to camp year after year to make new friends and reconnect with “old” friends.  These volunteers are dedicated to making your daughter’s day camp experience a healthy and positive growth experience while always maintaining a playful atmosphere of friendship.