Welcome to Diablo Day Camp

March 23, 2021

We are no longer accepting registration for the summer of 2021. You are welcome to create an account with your camper information to ensure that you get all notices for the summer of 2022.

March 1, 2021 (updated March 15, 2021)

Thank-you for your patience as the Diablo Day Camp (DDC) operating committee continues to work through the details of operating the Camp during 2021.  The DDC committee and volunteer staff are proceeding with the hope that the situation will improve in Contra Costa County and that the pandemic will be under control.

Twin Canyon is located in Contra Costa County, which requires that County status be in the Orange Tier before operating an in-person camp. Restrictions continue to vary week to week, depending on the tier in the county and the DDC committee is monitoring any changes to that guidance.

Expected Modifications for a Safer Camp Experience 

After lengthy discussion and consideration, the DDC committee has implemented the following actions to ensure the safety of campers and volunteer staff.

    • Camp hours will be reduced. Camp will run from 9:00am to 2:00pm daily. 
    • Camp capacity will be reduced by 50%  (units of 10-12 campers).
    • Tags will not be registered (preschool-age children of volunteers).
    • Current Kindergarten or current first grade campers and boys (sons of volunteers) will not be registered.
    • Campers and boys must currently be in at least second grade in order to register and attend camp.
    • There will be no swimming activities offered during 2021.
    • Sessions will not offer late night or overnight options.
    • Campers will bring a bag lunch from home each day.

The DDC operating committee recognizes that cooking is a big part of Diablo Day Camp at Camp Twin Canyon, but we also felt that it would be difficult to maintain social distancing while preparing and cooking meals. If the county allows cooking, each session directing team will decide if campers will cook a snack or dessert item one or two days during the week.

DDC Covid Committee

The DDC Covid Committee is continuing to discuss daily protocols and procedures needed to keep everyone safe. We are developing plans for safe camper check-in, biffy cleaning, craft projects, nature hikes, and more. We are considering each and every detail of camp using guidelines provided by American Camp Association, Girl Scouts and State and County Covid orders. Once complete, we will need to have everything approved by both Girl Scouts NorCal and Contra Costa County.  Please understand that the state, the county or the Girl Scout council could direct us to cancel camp at any time.  If we have to cancel camp, we will issue full refunds.

Registration Updates

Our new online registration program will allow us to be flexible as we register as many of you as we safely can.   

As in the past, the number of campers that can be accepted will be dependent on the number of volunteers who register as well as health code guidelines.  Registration will be first come/first served within those limitations.  The NEW registration software does provide recording a  waiting list in the event additional campers, elves or staff can be accepted.  

The DDC committee does appreciate your patience and flexibility as we try to work out how best to safely run camp in these uncertain times.

Please continue to visit our website for exact dates and other updates as they become available. 


Palatino / Lynn Sanford
Diablo Day Camp Administrator (administrator@diablodaycamp.org)

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