Camp FAQs

Camp FAQs

How do I register my child for camp?
There are 3 easy ways to register:

Online registration
Register in person at Marinwood Community Center
Mail or fax in a registration form (complete with full payment)

What if the camp I want to register for is already full?
If a camp is full, you may place your camper on a waiting list. You will not be charged if placed on the waiting list. Our staff will contact you if a spot becomes available and you will have 24 hours to get back to us. As of July 15, 2020, wait lists will be disbanded. Please check Marinwood's registration website or call the Community Center for availability. 

Can I drop-in for a day of camp?
Drop-ins are space dependent. You may pre-register for drop-in days through the Community Center office; however the earliest you may pre-register is the Friday before the session. The daily camp fee is $52, not including Before Care or After Care.

Interested in sponsoring a fellow camp family?
Please consider donating to our scholarship fund to help send a child to camp. Click HERE for more details.

Do you offer sibling discounts or any other discounts?
Yes, Marinwood offers discounts for sibling and pool members. 

Sibling Discount: We offer a $20 discount on each additional child you enroll if registered for a full day/full week camp. The discount only applies if registering siblings for the same week. 

Marinwood Pool Membership Discount: Receive a $20 discount per child/per session of camp for a full week camp. Camper must be a pool member at the time you register for camp.

Do you offer any camp scholarships or financial aid?
A limited number of partial scholarships are available based on financial need. All requests are kept strictly confidential. An application can be downloaded from our website at Applications will not be accepted after May 1, 2020. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, however, payment plans can only be set up in person at the Marinwood Community Center. The payment plan will be set up in person at the Marinwood Community Center. The payment plan will be set up with a one time non-refundable set up fee of $25, plus 20% down of the total camp fee. Payment will be set up with a credit/debit card for auto payment. The last camp payment is due before the camper's final week of camp.

What is your refund policy? How do I make camp changes?
All refund and change requests must be made in writing and can be emailed to We will not process refunds or changes over the phone. Cancellations made more than one week (6 business days) prior to the beginning of the camp session will result in a $26 per session per camper fee. Cancellations made less than one week (6 business days) prior to the beginning of the camp session will result in a forfeiture of half the camp session fee per camper. No refunds will be granted once a session has begun.

All camp change requests must be made in writing and are subject to a $10 handling fee. Please note there is an additional $25 change fee if you are on a payment plan.

When and where can I pick up my campers t-shirts?
For safety, campers are required to wear a Marinwood camp t-shirt daily. Campers attending full week camps will receive 2 shirts per summer and campers attending less than full week camps will receive 1 shirt per summer. Please pick up your shirts before summer begins (beginning in April). Do not wait until the first day of camp.

What should my camper bring with him/her every day?  
Campers should come wearing appropriate camp attire. A Marinwood cam shirt and close toe shoes are mandatory. Campers should bring a labeled backpack containing a snack and lunch, water bottle, swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen. Please try and limit camper's belongings to one backpack/bag. 

How does check in and check-out work?

  • Campers must be checked in with the Camp Director.
  • Check-in will take place from 8:50-9:00am.
  • If you need to drop off your camper earlier, Marinwood offers Before Care beginning at 7:30am.


  • Campers must be check out with camp staff before leaving.
  • Check-out will take place from 2:50-3:05pm.
  • If your camper is not checked out by those times, they will be sent to After Care and you will be charged the After Care drop-in rate ($30/day).

Do you offer Before and/or After Care?
Yes, please click here for information.

Can my child take swim lesson during the camp day?  
Yes! Swim lessons are an additional option parents can register for as we offer both group and private lessons through the Marinwood Swim Academy. Counselors will drop off and pick up campers from lessons. For campers enrolled at a 3:00pm swim lesson, parents are responsible for bringing their child to the lesson unless the child is enrolled in After Care.

Can any camper swim in the main pool or go down the water slides?
Parents must give permission for their camper to swim in the Marinwood Pool. Camp Pine Cone, Bumblebee and Miwok only swim in the tot pool. Camp Willow, Buckeye, Acorn, Firefly and Bobcat have the option of tot or main pool. All other camps use the main pool. Campers must pass a swim test (uninterrupted swim of 25 yards) to be able to swim in the deep end and go down the water slides. Campers may be asked to retake the swim test for camp, even if they have previously passed outside of camp. Campers must also be at least 42 inches to use the water slides. 

Can I order lunch for my child?
Yes. Marinwood CSD has partnered with BOONLI to provide online lunch ordering. All lunches are provided by our local Marinwood Market. Lunch options include a hot entree or market sandwich, 2 organic sides and a drink. You can choose how many days a week you want lunch provided. Orders must be submitted by 10:00am the Friday before the session begins. No late orders will be accepted. Please pack a morning snack, as lunch will not arrive until noon. Order lunch here!

What if my child has a food allergy?
Our number one priority is the safety of your child. Camp staff take precautions and preventative measures to ensure the safety of all campers. We practice a no share snack and lunch policy, where we talk with our campers about keeping our food to ourselves, educate our staff about monitoring during snack and lunch time and campers will wash hands after meals.

Please indicate any allergies or medical conditions on your camper's ePACT online form so we can be aware of how to best support and provide for your child.

Don’t forget about Hot Dog Friday’s!
Take the hassle out of making lunch at the end of the week with Marinwood’s $5 Hot Dog Meal!
Marinwood will be grilling up all natural, nitrate free hot dogs on the barbeque every Friday. Hot Dog Meals include a hot dog, organic juice and all natural chips. A vegetarian pasta option is also available. To purchase, please bring exact change to the Camp Director on Friday morning. Don’t forget to send snack with your camper on Fridays! We will be offering Friday Hot Dog Days all summer. 

How do field trips work? Do I need to pay extra?
Camp Red Fox, Sequoia and Marinwood attend field trips at no additional cost. Field trips take place on Wednesdays and all transportation is provided. There is no alternative activity/camp if your camper does not attend the field trip. Information on each individual field trip is posted on our website under the camp’s page and Camp Directors will pass out an informational letter on the Monday of the camp session. The camp day times and schedule may vary from the regular 9:00-3:00pm camp day so please read everything carefully.