Summer Day Camps

Summer Day Camps

Hiking, swimming, dodgeball, mysteries, scavenger hunts, dress-up days, tug-o-war, crafting, tie-dye, storytelling, creek walks, obstacle courses, sports, waterslides, barbecues, and more! Marinwood’s award-winning summer camp program offers all the outdoor adventure of a stayaway camp but in a convenient day camp format. Utilizing every square inch of our unique property, our program is able to feature nature hikes through the foothills, swimming at the pool facility (including waterslides and shallow tot pool), playground time, adventures in the forest, sports and games in the park, arts & crafts under the trees, and much more—all right on site. Activities each week are planned around a unique theme and include dress-up spirit days, special events, and presentations from visiting entertainers and educators. Our amazing camp staff works tirelessly to create a safe and welcoming atmosphere of camaraderie and friendship, ensuring that your camper will have a happy, healthy, and memorable summer at Marinwood. We keep our camper/staff ratio low and seek to create the best possible experience for each and every one of our campers. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Monday-Friday, 9:00-3:00pm 
Camps for Ages 3-12
Before Care (8:00-9:00am) and After Care (3:00-5:00pm) also available. 

Pre-purchase a swim membership for a $20 per session discount on camp! See our Pool Membership page for more information! 

Session 1: June 13-17
Session 2: June 20-24
Session 3: June 27-July 1
Session 4: July 5-8 (No 7/4)
Session 5: July 11-15
Session 6: July 18-22
Session 7: July 25-29
Session 8: August 1-5
Session 9: August 8-12

Camp Fees:
Marinwood CSD Residents: $270/session (Sess. 4: $216)
Non-Residents: $317/session (Sess. 4: $254)
$20 Sibling Discount/Session for each additional child

Camps: Ages 3-Kindergarten

Camp Pine Cone (Ages 3-4)
Camp Miwok (Ages 4-5, Pre-K and Transitional K)
Camp Willow (Entering K)
Camp Buckeye (Entering K)

Camps: Ages 1st-3rd Grade

Camp Acorn (Entering 1st Grade)
Camp Bumblebee (Entering 1st Grade)
Camp Arrowhead (Entering 2nd Grade)
Camp Huckleberry (Entering 2-3rd Grade)
Camp Red Fox (Entering 3rd Grade)

Camps: Ages 4th-7th Grade

Camp Sequoia (Entering 4th Grade)
Camp Mighty Oak (Entering 5th Grade)
Camp Wildflower (4-6th Grade)
Camp Marinwood (Entering 6-7th Grade)

Camp FAQs
Before and After Care Information
Camp Scholarship Information Here
Registration Form Here

CIT Program for ages 13-14

Camp Themes

Session 1 (June 13-17) Time Traveler Tales
We’re starting off summer with a time traveling adventure through the ages. Bust a move from all the grooviest decades at the Marinwood sock hop. Travel back to the caveman days to hunt for dinosaurs and wooly mammoths. Whether jousting in a medieval tournament or celebrating flower power fashion with tie-dye, this week will be so fun it will go down in history!   

Session 2 (June 20-24) Games, Quests, Challenges, Tests!
All week long we will conquer wacky obstacle courses, embark on elaborate scavenger hunts, solve perplexing mysteries, and compete in fanciful games to build up our camp spirit and show off our strengths. Even the counselors will join in the fun competing for their camps’ honor and glory. The week’s events will culminate in a giant battle of tug-o-war, followed by a spirited celebration. This week is sure to strengthen friendships and build camp spirit.

Session 3 (June 27- July 1) Tropical Island Adventure
This week we find ourselves washed ashore on a fantastical desert island. Campers will spend the week soaking in the island life, hunting for buried treasure, swimming with mermaids, and escaping from pirates. Hula hoop races, limbo contests, cannonball exhibitions in the pool, and much more will punctuate this week of fantasy and adventure.    

Session 4 (July 5-8) Party in the U.S.A.
It’s the Fourth of July all week long as we don our reds, whites, and blues, and throw the ultimate week-long camp family BBQ. Whether playing bean bag toss, competing in potato sack races, or getting soaked in water balloon baseball, every day will be filled with traditional outdoor fun and games, with a special celebration on Friday with bounce houses, snow cones, and hot dogs galore.

Session 5 (July 11-15) Safari Adventure
Campers aren’t the only wild things at camp! This week is all about exploring the great outdoors and discovering all the amazing wildlife surrounding us every day. Campers will have a chance to spot crawdads while hiking along the creek, marvel at the magnificent oak trees while traipsing through the foothills, shoo away the crows at lunchtime, and search for the elusive Sasquatch who will be leaving clues around the park all the week. Whether birdwatching, flower identifying, or bug unearthing, this week is all about discovering that Marinwood is really where the wild things are. 

Session 6 (July 18-22) Carnival Craziness
The infamous Camp Carnival is back and better than ever! Throughout the week campers will transform into carnival performers—learning how to juggle, how to beat the house at ring toss, and how to get the biggest laugh with a joke—and show off their new skills at the big event on Thursday. This week will be full of games, prizes, challenges, plenty of clowning around, and non-stop entertainment.

Session 7 (July 25-29) Drama-Rama
Join us on the center stage as we don our costumes and props and head into Drama-Rama Week! Campers will get to show off their talents, celebrate each other’s abilities, and watch their counselors dance & sing (or get loads of laughs trying!). Whether belting it out with friends in the karaoke contest, showcasing a masterpiece in the art project exhibition, or performing a scene from Macbeth, campers will get to celebrate each other’s skills and talents throughout the week.    

Session 8 (August 1-5) Myths and Legends
Does a troll live under the bridge? Do sea nymphs really play in the creek when no one’s looking? This week is all about imagination as we create and act out legends and tall tales that will transform Marinwood into a magical mythical land of adventure. Epic games like the Camp Temple Run will have campers working together to solve riddles, unearth mysteries, and hopefully escape victorious with the Marinwood Chalice. Through make-believe and creativity, campers will help make this week absolutely legendary.

Session 9 (August 8-12) Beyond Board Games
As we head into our final week of camp, we celebrate a fantastic summer by playing all the best games we learned along the way. We’ll revisit our favorite field games, participate in larger-than-life-size board games, be contestants in epic game shows like Camp Jeopardy, Minute-to-Win-It, and Are You Smarter Than a Camp Counselor?, and work together to complete epic team challenges. Campers will get to compete alongside (and sometimes against!) their counselors to prove their camp knowledge, solidify their friendships, and end the summer on a truly playful note.

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Our Staff

Marinwood’s camp staff is a close-knit crew of highly trained and enthusiastic counselors, directors, and supervisors, many of whom grew up attending our camps together as kids. All are certified in Professional Rescuer CPR/AED & First Aid and have been fingerprinted and undergone background checks. Our counselors take pride in passing on Marinwood’s unique games, crafts, stories, and traditions to the next generation of campers and upholding the standard of excellence that has made Marinwood the premier day camp of Marin. Our staff looks forward to reconnecting with all the returning campers and meeting the new ones this summer!

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