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Diablo Day Camp offers week long programs at two locations: Twin Canyon Girl Scout Camp in Lafayette and Little Hills Ranch in San Ramon.

Both camps embrace the same mission and provide the same basic program. Both camps are 100% staffed by terrific volunteers, (except for the paid, certified lifeguard staff at the swimming pool.) All the sessions offer swimming and archery. Depending on the session theme, program units in crafts, nature study, games, sports, dance or music may also be offered.

There are some differences between the camps due to the unique characteristics of each site. The program at Twin Canyon includes lunch while teaching outdoor cooking skills, teamwork and self reliance.  The program at Little Hills Ranch focuses on providing opportunites for collaborative group activities.

Campers in each session are divided into units based on the camper’s age and/or grade in school. There are usually 20- 25 campers assigned to a unit by the Session Directors, along with 2 Elves (Program Aides) and 2- 3 adult staff. Over the course of the session, the unit grows together as a team by eating together and participating in program activities together. To give every camper the same experience, adult volunteers are not placed in the same unit as their camper daughter(s).

In addition to Brownie and Junior units, there is a special unit for Cadettes, based on enrollment for that specific session. There is a preschool (Tag) unit for the 3 to 5 year old, potty trained, children of adult volunteers. There is also a Boy unit for the sons of adult volunteers; boys must be currently enrolled in K through 5th grade as of March 1st.

Each unit is represented by a color and a banner created by the unit staff and campers to identify the unit. The unit leaders display the banner in the assembly area  every morning so that campers find and sit with their unit. Through-out the rest of the week, units display their banner when they travel to different areas in camp. Wearing a T shirt, hat or bandana in the unit color is not required, but helps members to find one another and builds unit pride.

Diablo Day Camp welcomes girls of all abilities and needs, however; we  are limited in the medical support we can provide to campers. All of  our campers have the opportunity to cook and come in contact with many  different types of food while at Diablo Day Camp, so food allergies are  of special concern. We provide basic first aid only. If your daughter has medical or special needs and can function with a 1:10 adult to camper ratio in a  rural environment, please contact us at registrar@diablodaycamp.org to  work with you to come up with an accommodation that will make for a  successful week at camp. Our first priority is your camper’s safety so  please, even if your camper is returning, follow the above procedure.