Marin County Girl Scout Day Camp

Camp Arequipa: Girl Scout Day Camp 2023

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LOCATED at historic Camp Arequipa in Fairfax, California, Arequipa Day Camp is a Girl Scout summer day camp operated since 1960 by the volunteer efforts of three local Girl Scout Associations in conjunction with Girl Scouts of Northern California Council.

COME HAVE FUN WITH US! Our camp offers girls who are 5 or older through the summer after 5th grade:
Archery • Swimming • Outdoor Cooking • Nature Activities • Hiking • Girl Scout Program • Arts & Crafts • Singing • New Friends & FUN!

DURING the summer of 2023, we will present four three 5-day sessions and one three-day session to accommodate the demand for quality camps for girls in Marin County.

The session dates are:
  • Session I: June 19-23
  • Session II: June 26-30
  • Session IV: July 5-7 (NEW!!- This 2 OVERNIGHT session for girls entering grades 9-12) Sleep under the stars. Limited capacity.
  • Session III: July 10-14

Camp Arequipa places campers through a LOTTERY process, from all campers who apply during the regular February application period. Full-Time adult volunteers and their children are guaranteed a space in camp (per admission guidelines).

Click on For Campers section at left for more details and fees.
All Campers/ Aides/ ANTs /Full-Time Adults must also register as a Girl Scout ($40 fee for girls, $25 for Adults) if not currently registered.

ANT (Aid-in-Training) Program
We have a leadership program for girls who have completed 6th grade, and who have previously attended Camp Arequipa at least one summer as a camper. The ANT program will be offered in 3 sessions ((TBD))

THROUGH January 31: Applications for FULL-TIME VOLUNTEERS and AIDES ONLY – with NO application fee!
Our website is now active for online applications — for full-time volunteers and aides ONLY. The email gives recipients instructions on how to log into their personal daycamp account.

When you apply as a full-time volunteer (adult) or Camp Arequipa aide (girl CAA), you agree to attend TWO MANDATORY trainings: one on Sunday, May 21 for all volunteers AND the Site Safety Training the day before your session. Your camp director may also schedule a session specific training date.

BENEFITS of early application:
• Through January 31, full-time adult volunteers and aides — ONLY — may apply for positions at camp for with NO application fee.
• Through January 31, when you apply as a full-time volunteer, you may also submit applications for any of your children who want to attend camp — also without application fees.
• When you volunteer in a full-time position at camp, your children get a guaranteed spot in camp.

BEGINNING February 1: Applications will open for EVERYONE – with a $25 per person deposit required.
Applications for part-time volunteers and all girls without a full-time adult. Submit an application for your camper, program aide or A.N.T. (Aide-in-Training) from February 1 through February 28. All campers (without a full-time volunteer) registered during this time will be included in our lottery to be held after February 28. Applications that come in after February 28 will be added to the end of the lottery waitlist on a first-come, first-served basis.