Camp FAQs

Camp FAQs


How do I register my child for camp?

 There are 3 easy ways to register:

 Online registration at
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, we highly recommend adding your child to the waitlist! There is no charge to be on our waitlists. Our staff will contact you if a spot opens up and you will have 24 hours to get back to us. 

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 the Friday before the session begins. There is no online drop-in option. The daily camp fee is $48 (not including Before or After Care).  

Do you offer sibling discounts or any other discounts?

 Yes, Marinwood offers discounts for siblings 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 Member Discount: Receive a $20 discount per child/per session of camp. Camper must be a pool member at the time you register for camp. Marinwood pool members also receive discounts on swim lessons and pool rentals!

Do you offer any camp scholarships/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 or contact Applications will not be accepted after May 1, 2018. Only complete applications will be reviewed (don’t forget the registration form).

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 with the 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 will be due before your camper’s final week of camp.

What is your refund policy? How do I make camp changes?

 All refund and changes 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 (5 business days) prior to camp will result in a $25 per session, per camper fee. Cancellations made less than one week (5 business days) prior to the first day of camp 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?

 To keep our campers safe, 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. We highly encourage parents to pick up shirts as far in advance as possible, before summer begins. Pick up shirts at the Community Center the beginning of April or at Meet the Staff Night on Friday, June 15 from 5-6pm. Additional camp shirts (two at most) may be purchased for $8 each.

What should my camper bring with him/her every day?  

 Campers should come wearing appropriate camp attire. A Marinwood camp shirt and closed-toed 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.
For camps that begin at 9am: check-in will take place from 8:50-9:15am
For camps that begin at 9:15am: check-in will take place from 9:10-9:30am

 If you need to drop off your camper earlier, Marinwood offers Before Care beginning at 7:30am.


Campers must be checked out by camp staff.
For camps that end at 3:00pm: checkout will take place from 2:50-3:05pm
For camps that end at  3:15pm: checkout will take place from 3:10-3:20pm

If you camper is not checked out by those times, they will be sent to After Care and you will be charged a late fee of $10. If your camper is not picked up by 3:30pm, you will be charged the full amount of After Care drop-in. Please remember to obey all traffic laws and drive carefully around the Community Center.

Can my child take swim lesson during the camp day?  

Yes, absolutely! Swim lessons are an additional option parents can register for as we offer both group and private lessons through the Marinwood Swim Academy. Group lessons are in the morning starting at 9:15am and private lessons are in the afternoons starting at 12:30pm. Counselors will drop off and pick up campers from lessons. For campers enrolled in a 3:00pm swim lessons, 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 must also be at least 42 inches to use the water slides. 

Do you offer Before and/or After Care?

 Yes, Before and After Care is available for all campers. Please refer to the Before and After Care section for more information.

Can I order lunch for my child?

 Yes, parents have the option of pre-ordering lunch 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 and lunch is $7/day. Lunch forms can be found on our website or at the Community Center. Lunch order forms are due by noon the Friday before each session. Once a lunch order form is submitted, no changes to food choices may be made. We will not accept lunch order forms after that deadline, no exceptions.

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. For those campers not wanting a hot dog, a pasta option is also available. To purchase, please bring exact change in an envelope with your camper’s name 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 except for certain special event days when Marinwood provides lunch.

 Dates Marinwood will be providing lunch: