GSNorCal Camps: Day and Resident

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Day Camps, Resident Camps and Core Camps offer a variety of outdoor activities for girls, and are usually held during the summer months. Day Camps at both the service unit and council level are usually one-week sessions at convenient in-town locations. Resident camps last for more than three nights. Core camps are short-term outdoor programs, lasting from one to three nights and are managed by the council.

Camp brochures highlighting our council-run camps are mailed to all girls (and adults registered as troop leaders) in October. Some volunteer-run camp flyers containing detailed information are available in the winter and spring online at

All registered Girl Scouts as well as non-Girl Scouts are welcome to register.

Volunteer-Run Camps

Day and resident camps run by volunteers are held at community locations throughout Northern California. Parents and volunteers can often attend with their daughter in exchange for helping in different areas of camp operation.

Volunteer Run Resident Camps

Volunteer run resident camps occur in many local areas. Flyers are mailed or given to girls in those areas in late winter with registration opening in late winter and spring.

  • Butano Creek — in San Mateo County near the town of Pescadero
  • Camp Tall Trees — Northern Humboldt County
  • Two Sentinels — on the shores of Lake Kirkwood high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains
  • Kamp Konocti — Fairfax, CA (new location)
  • Diablo Day Camp--Contra Costa County

Running a Volunteer Camp? Please see the Volunteer Run Camps Admin Guide by contacting 

Council-Run Camps

Organized resident camps run by full time and seasonal Council staff members. Girls attend as an individual, not with their troop or parents (except for family camp programs).

Council Run Resident Camps

  • Bothin - Marin County
  • Skylark Ranch — overlooks the Pacific Ocean north of Santa Cruz (currently under construction)
  • Sugar Pine — in the Sierras in Calaveras County
  • Hidden Falls -- in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Registration for camp opens on November 1.


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