Summer Day Camps

Summer Day Camps

Welcome to Marinwood Summer 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! Pre-purchase your pool membership before registration to receive the camp discount!

2024 Camp Fees:
Marinwood CSD Residents: $292
Non-Residents: $343
$20 Sibling Discount/Session for each additional child
Session 3:
Marinwood CSD Residents: $174
Non-Residents: $207

Session 1: 6/17-6/21
Session 2: 6/24-6/28
Session 3: 7/1-7/3 (No 7/4, 7/5)
*Friday, July 5 Camp
Session 4: 7/8-7/12
Session 5: 7/15-7/19
Session 6: 7/22-7/26
Session 7: 7/29-8/2
Session 8: 8/5-8/9
Session 9: 8/12-8/16

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 Manzanita (Entering 2nd Grade)
Camp Huckleberry (Entering 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 Marinwood (Entering 6-7th Grade)

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Camp FAQs
Before and After Care Information
Camp Scholarship Information Here - Marinwood is no longer accepting scholarship applications for summer 2024. 
Registration Form Here

CIT Program for ages 13-15

Camp Themes

All themes are general and will be suited to fit each age group accordingly. Camp activities listed are approximate.

Session 1: Summer Blast Off
T-Minus 5 Seconds until Summer Liftoff! Rockets, planets, asteroids, and UFOs are in orbit this week as campers explore the final frontier through spaceship building, solar system art projects, interplanetary capture-the-flag, extraterrestrial dance parties, sci-fi dress-up days, and more. This week will be high on adventure, low on gravity, so be sure to pack your moon boots. *
*Moonboots optional.

Session 2: Marinwood Olympics
The race is on! Foot races, potato sack races, mini-boat swimming pool races, and more! This week is all about friendly competition, team spirit, and packing as many crazy camp games into the week as we can. Sports, track & field, goofy relays, creative art exhibitions, and exciting team challenges will allow campers of all interests and abilities to showcase their skills, cheer on their friends, and relish the thrill of being part of a team.   

Session 3: Wet Hot American BBQ
The grill is hot, the water balloons are filled, and everyone’s in their finest reds, whites, and blues. It’s America’s 248th birthday and we are celebrating with the world’s biggest backyard barbecue. With noisy parades through the park, spirited games and relays, patriotic arts & crafts, bounce houses and waterslides galore we will pay homage to the land of the free and home of the brave.

Session 4: The Great Gold Rush
There’s Gold in these hills! Let’s travel back to 1848 and saddle up for thrilling adventures, camping out in the forest, and mastering line dancing. Immerse yourself in the spirit of the wild west with dress up, a good old fashioned cookout, and see if you’re lucky enough to strike it rich panning for gold! We’ll see you at the Root Beer Saloon!

Session 5: MarinWOODstock
This week the Marinwood Park is transforming into a 5-day festival of peace, art, music, and costumes! Campers and counselors alike will get a chance to show off their artistic talents, paint collaborative murals, act in comedy sketches, sing karaoke, and vote on the Camp Staff Battle of the Bands. Borrow your grandparents’ hippie headbands, put some flowers in your hair, and unleash your creative spirit.

Session 6: Nature Unleashed
At Marinwood wild things are everywhere (and we’re not just talking about the campers!) This week is all about exploring the wild outdoors: hiking on scenic trails, bug-catching in the creek, squirrel-watching in the woods, dodging gophers in the lawn, and more! Older camps will hike through the open space and younger camps will have the chance to find and identify animal tracks! Campers of all ages will come away with a greater appreciation for all the nature lurking right here in our backyard.

Session 7: Get a Clue, Gumshoe!
We are putting our best Private Investigators on the case to crack Marinwood’s biggest unsolved mysteries! Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? Who framed Wally Wombat? What camp is the loudest? Who ate all the office candy? Campers will become crime scene investigators this week as they analyze fingerprints, conduct scavenger hunts, draft up theories, and perform plenty of other top-secret sleuthing.

Session 8: Earth, Wind & Fire
Volcanoes are erupting, tectonic plates are shifting, glaciers are inching, and Marinwood Camps are along for the ride. This week is all about the wonders of Earth Science as campers play Tectonic Tug-O-War, take part in the Water Cycle Relay, race homemade “glacier” cubes in the Iceblock Derby, and attempt to harness the awful power of the Marinwood Winds. Campers will never see the Elements the same after this incredible week of science, adventure, and 70’s funk music.  

Session 9: Art Invasion
Unleash your inner-artist and dive into a world of shapes, colors, textures, and imagination. Collaborate with fellow campers on camp murals, compete in recreation challenges, and get your hands dirty with hands-on projects! End the week off with a camp-wide color run where you will become the art yourself.

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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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Friday, July 5 Camp

Marinwood will be offering a special, standalone* camp day on Friday, July 5th for anyone interested. July 5th Campers will spend the day exploring the forest, playing lots of sports and games in the park, and monkeying around on the playground. Campers should come in a Marinwood Camp t-shirt (any color), and bring a snack, lunch, water bottle, and sunblock. July 5th Camp will not use the pool, but there may be water activities in the park, weather permitting. Before and After Care will not be offered on this day, so please plan accordingly. Marinwood will not be providing snack or lunch options so all campers will need to bring snack and lunch from home. Camp will take place on the field next to the Community Center.

*Friday, July 5th is not included in Marinwood’s Summer Camp Session 3, which only runs M-W, 7/1-7/3.

July 5 Camp: Ages 3- 5 (Preschool-Entering K)
July 5 Camp: Ages 6-8 (Entering 1-3rd)
July 5 Camp: Ages 9-12 (Entering 4-7th)

Time: 9:00-3:00pm
Res: $65
Non-Res: $75
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