Elf Program

Elves at Diablo Day Camp are Program Aides. They must be girls at least 13 years old or entering 8th grade or higher. The Elves are an important part of Diablo Day Camp. The Elves work closely with adult unit leaders to deliver camp program.  The Elf Program provides leadership experiences, fosters teamwork  and communication skills that the girls will carry forward into all aspects of their life. They are wonderful role models for the younger girls and elfing is FUN!

Most Elves at Twin Canyon work in groups of two or three in camper units. Duties include helping campers prep for lunch by building and starting cooking fires as well as cooking lunch. Elves also lead girls in singing and games as well as escorting campers from activity to activity. Some Twin Canyon Elves help in core program areas such as crafts, nature and archery or assist in the Hive.

Elves at Little Hills Ranch in San Ramon work in groups of two or three in program areas such as crafts, sports, games and nature. Some Elves will be assigned to units helping lead campers from activity to activity.

Elf Responsibilities

  1. Elves are required to register by February 1st, and return paperwork as soon as possible. No late forms will be accepted. Elves of adult volunteer staff working a session receive priority placement
  2. All Elves are required to attend and pass training. NO EXCEPTIONS.
    (if you are unable to attend the training, please do not apply to be an Elf! You may apply to attend day camp as a camper)
  3. Elves work one session only. Elves will be placed in the same session as other family members. To request an exception to this, attach a note to your registration form.
  4. Elves arrange their own transportation to and from camp. Please make carpool arrangements after session placement is complete.
  5. Elves are expected to arrive at camp at least 30 minutes before the camp’s start time and stay up to 30 minutes after published end times. (same as adult volunteers)
  6. Elves who are not currently registered Girl Scouts will have to register through https://www.gsnorcal.org/en/about-girl-scouts/join.html  upon acceptance into camp.

NEW Elf training Twin Canyon: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Returning Elf training: Sunday, April 28, 2019  Noon to 4:00 pm

In addition to training, returning Elves are required to complete 2 hours of service.

The greatest need for service is Camp Opening at Twin Canyon.  There are limited opportunities for service hours  available on a first come, first served basis, during some of the adult training days.

Signups for all service opportunities will be through the Elf trainers at elftrainer@diablodaycamp.org.

Other questions about Elf training? Contact Elf Trainers at: elftrainer@diablodaycamp.org