Camp FAQs

Camp FAQs

How do I register my child for camp?

There are two ways to register:
Online registration at
Mail, fax or scan and email a registration form (complete with full payment). We recommend online registration for the fastest registration method. 

What if the camp I want to register for is full already?
If a camp is full, you may place your camper on a waiting list. We highly recommend joining the waitlist as spots frequently do become available. 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.

Can I drop in for a day of camp?
Marinwood will not be accepting drop-in registrations. Campers must be registered for the full session.

Interested in sponsoring a fellow camp family?
Please consider donating to our scholarship fund to help send a child to camp. Click here to donate. 

Do you offer sibling discounts?
Yes, we offer a $20 discount per session on each additional child you enroll. The discount only applies if registering siblings for the same session.

Do you offer 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 Only complete applications will be reviewed.

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 6 business days prior to the beginning of the camp session will result in a $35 per session per camper fee. Cancellations made less than 6 business days prior to the beginning of the camp session will result in the forfeiture of half the camp session fee per camper. No refunds will be granted after 5:00pm the Friday before the camp session begins. All camp change requests must be made in writing and are subject to a $10 handling fee. 

Session # Last day to cancel by 5pm ($35 fee)
1:6/14-6/18 Friday, 6/4
2: 6/28-7/9 Friday, 6/18
3: 7/12-7/23 Friday, 7/2
4: 7/26-8/6 Friday, 7/16
5: 8/9-8/13 Friday, 7/30

Do campers need to wear masks?
Marinwood requires all campers to wear a face mask indoors and outside except during snack and lunch times. All staff will be required to wear cloth face coverings and parents/guardians must wear face coverings at all times while on Marinwood premises. * Marinwood CSD follows all current health guidelines. Masks and other health requirements may change as health guidelines are updated.

Where and when can I pick up my camper's t-shirts?
For safety, campers are required to wear a marinwood camp t-shirt daily. Campers will receive 2 shirts per summer with the option of purchasing additional camp shirts for $9. Details on where and when to pick up your camp shirts before summer will be sent out in late Spring. Marinwood highly recommends picking up camp shirts before the first day of camp.

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

Are there any other requirements for campers to attend?
Parents/guardians will be required to sign a liability waiver before attending as well as other pertinent camp forms. All participants must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at check-in each day at the community center. Each child's temperature will be checked and parents will be asked intake questions regarding their child's current health status. Campers are not allowed to attend if ill. 

How does check-in and check-out work?
All participants must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at check-in each day at the community center. Each child's temperature will be checked and parents will be asked intake questions regarding their child's current health status. Campers are not allowed to attend if ill. For more information, please read the Camp Parent Packet.

Campers must be checked in with their Camp Director. Check-in will take place from 9:00-9:20am.
Campers must be checked out with camp staff before leaving. Check-out will take place from 2:50-3:05pm.

Do you offer After Care?
Yes, from 3:00-5:00pm (if minimum enrollment is met). Please see our After Care page for more information.

Can my child take swim lessons during the camp day?
No, we will not be able to offer swim lessons during the camp day, however private swim lessons are available on weekends and weekday afternoons. Please see our Swim Lesson page for more information. 

How does swimming work at camp?
Parents must give permission for their camper to swim in the Marinwood main and tot pool. Camps Pine Cone and Miwok swim only in the tot pool. Camps Willow, Buckeye, Bumblebee, and Acorn 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. Campers may be asked to retake the swim test for camp, even if they have previously passed outside of camp. Please note: The water slides will be closed for the 2021 swim season.

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 entrée 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. Lunch ordering will open in late spring, link will be provided on our website.

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 Hog Dog Fridays!
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 barbecue every Friday. Hot Dog Meals include a hot dog, organic juice, and all natural chips. A vegetarian hot dog option is also available. To purchase, please bring exact change and give 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.

COVID Responsibilities and Procedures
Camp parents/guardians are responsible for notifying Marinwood about illnesses, possible exposures and any positive COVID-19 test results as soon as possible during the camp season. While Marinwood will take all possible precautions to protect the health and safety of campers and staff, we expect everyone to follow the current health and safety guidelines.

Possible Scenarios: (Scenario requirements will change based on current health guidelines)

If your camper or someone in your household either exhibits COVID-19 symptoms or has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or above, the camper should not come to camp and your healthcare provider should be contacted for possible recommended testing. The cohort will remain open. If a test is recommended and the test results are negative, the camper may return to camp 24 hours after symptoms resolve.

If a family member or someone in close contact with a camper or staff member tests positive for COVID-19 then immediately report the possible exposure to the Marinwood front office. The camper will need to quarantine for 10 days (even if the camper receives a negative COVID-19 test result), monitor for symptoms, and contact their healthcare provider. The cohort will be notified but remain open. Once Marinwood is notified of the test results, the cohort will once again be notified. Campers and staff should monitor themselves for symptoms.

If a camper or staff member test positive for COVID-19, then immediately report this to the Marinwood front office. The cohort will remain closed for 10 days from last known exposure and everyone should quarantine to greatest extent possible. The campers and staff of the cohort should get tested for potential exposure.

Please note: if any camper is required to quarantine for any of the above reasons, all other household members who attend our summer camp program will need to quarantine as well.