Elf Program

About Diablo Day Camp elves for 2022:

Elves are girls, currently in 7th grade through 12th grade, who have been accepted into a camp session. They are an important part of Diablo Day Camp. The elves work closely with adult leaders to deliver camp program.  The Elf Program provides leadership experiences, fosters teamwork and communication skills that they will carry forward into all aspects of their life. Elves are wonderful role models for the campers and being an Elf is FUN!

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

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.

  • Elves of adult volunteers working a session receive priority placement on a first come, first served basis.
  • Elves may register for one session only.
  • Elves at Diablo Day Camp must be at least 13 years old or currently in 7th grade or higher.
  • All Elves are required to attend and pass training. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you are unable to attend the training, do not apply to be an Elf.
  • 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).
  • Elves are also expected to attend the pre-camp planning meeting and attend the Set-Up Day for their session.

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.

2022 New Elves

NEW ELF IN-PERSON TRAINING:: Saturday, April 23, 2022, 9:00  pm – 5 :00 pm

  1. New Elves can earn their shirt and New Elf Patch by completing a combination of an on-line module and test, plus an In-Person New Elf training module on April 23, 2022. New Elves will receive an email from the Elf Trainers with details following registration.
  2. There are a limited number of spaces for New Elves.  Elves coming with adult volunteers will have priority in registration.

Returning Elves 

RETURNING ELF IN-PERSON TRAINING:  Saturday April 16, 2022, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 

  1. Returning elves are required to attend the In-Person Returning Elf training  on April 16, 2022 and complete two service hours. Returning Elves will receive an email from the Elf Trainers with details following registration.
  2. Returning elves who did the on-line training in 2020,  but did not attend camp in 2021, should follow the New Elf track (attending on April 23,2022).
  3. Service Hours:  2nd – 4th year Elves are required to complete 2 hours of pre-approved serviceThe greatest need for service is:
    • Twin Canyon Camp Opening:  Saturday, June 4th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm 
    • Twin Canyon Camp Closing:   Saturday, July 30th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Contact the Elf Trainers for all service opportunities and other Elf related questions at: elftrainer@diablodaycamp.org