Elf Program

Elves are Girl Scouts, currently in 7th – 12th grades, who 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 work in groups of two or three in camper or core program units. They lead campers in singing and games.  At Twin Canyon, Elves might also assist in cooking over charcoal. 

  • The number of New Elves accepted each year is limited. Those New Elves applying with working volunteers have priority in registration.
  • Elves at Diablo Day Camp must be currently in 7th grade or higher.
  • All Elves are required to attend and pass training. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • First year through 4th year Elves are required to perform 2 hours of approved service to camp.  
  • Elves are expected to arrive at camp 30 minutes before the start time and stay up to 30 minutes afterwards, (same as adult volunteers).
  • Elves are also expected to attend their session’s planning meeting and attend the Set-Up Day for their session.

Elves who are not currently registered Girl Scouts will have to register as Girl Scouts upon acceptance into camp.  https://www.gsnorcal.org/en/about-girl-scouts/join.html  


Training Part I:  On-line content and test

Training Part 2:  In person at Twin Canyon: Choose 1 of the following dates to attend:

Sunday, April 23, 2023, 12:00  pm – 4 :30 pm

Sunday, May 7, 2023, 12:00  pm – 4 :30 pm

Service Hours:  1st – 4th year Elves are required to complete 2 hours of pre-approved serviceThe greatest need for service is:

    • Twin Canyon Camp Opening:  Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm  or 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    • Twin Canyon Camp Closing:   Saturday, July 29th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm  or 1:00 – 3:00 pm

You will receive an email with a link to sign up for your preferred service date.

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


Training Part I: Saturday, 4/15/2023 , 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Bollinger Hills Cabana


Sunday, 4/23/2023, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Bollinger Hills Cabana

Training Part II: Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Amador Rancho Community Center

Training Part III: Sunday, June 18, 2023, noon – 6:00 pm Little Hills Set Up, Las Trampas Regional Park

Contact the Little Hill Directors for Little Hills Elf related questions at: SessionLH@diablodaycamp.org