Welcome to camp! This page has everything you need to know about attending resident camp at Camp Archbald July 15 – 19! This all-volunteer run camp has been approved by Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA.

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Check out the descriptions below for details on which program to attend!

Brownie Blast (entering 2nd or 3rd grade)
Come to camp and discover the possibilities! Make new friends while you explore all that camp has to offer – swimming, boating, hiking, arts and crafts and more!

Splish Splash (entering 4th or 5th grade)
Cool off during the hot summer and dive right in! Splish and splash your way through a water-logged week of swimming and boating.

Adventure Time (entering 4th or 5th grade)
There is adventure everywhere at camp! Take hikes and sleep under the stars. Challenge yourself with archery, ropes courses, and the zip line.

Float Your Boat (entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade)
Challenge yourself with all the camp’s boating options. Practice your rowing and paddling then test out your new skills on a day trip down the Susquehanna River!
Participants must be confident swimmers.

Hit the Trail (entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade)
Get ready for an unforgettable day hiking the beautiful Watkins Glen State Park. Learn about Leave No Trace and practice team work on the ropes and adventure courses. Then hit the trail to test your skills.

LEAD Leadership Exploration and Development  (entering 9th, 10th, 11, or 12th grade) Develop leadership skills while still enjoying all the best of Camp Archbald. Choose to accompany either the boating trip on the Susquehanna or the hiking trip at Watkins Glen.
This program requires a phone interview prior to attending.

Nuts and Bolts:

Who: Girls ages 7-17
What: Resident Camp (overnight camp at Camp Archbald!)
Where: Camp Archbald 100 Camp Archbald Road, Kingsley
When: July 15 – 19, 2018
Why: Because every girl should experience resident camp!
How: Support of SoCA volunteers and approval from GSHPA – Every adult volunteer is a registered Girl Scout with a background check.

Sunday, July 15 Check in time: 3:30 – 4:30
Thursday, July 19 Check out time: 6:30 – 7:30

  • Date registration closes: June 15th
    Cost per camper: $225 for Brownies/Juniors, $250 for Cadette and up, additional $25 for non-Girl Scouts
  • Forms of payment accepted: Check or money order; girls can also use their Product Sales Dough (but not for deposit)
  • Confirmation e-mail will be sent out to campers one week within receiving registration and deposit.
  • Campers may be placed on a waiting list if there is not room in her requested program. Camper will be notified if she is on the waiting list.
  • Current staff include – 2 full time RNs, 5 high ropes instructors, 3 troop leaders and 2 teachers, all of whom are past Camp Archbald campers or counselors.
  • All meals on site will be provided by an outside catering company.
  • Need to apply for financial aid? Visit this link and fill in the information.

Over 18? Camp needs you! Come volunteer for the week!

Volunteers positions needed: all positions include free room & board
Counselor
Lifeguards
Dining Hall Director
Kitchen staff
Archery Director

Counselor – Has an amazing week with girls! As a unit leader, responsible for the oversight of assistant unit leaders and campers. Ensuring campers are safe and comfortable as well as planning daily activities for the unit. Create a great experience for campers through games, songs, hiking and more.

  • Membership in GSUSA is required.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification helpful, but not required
  • Ability to work well with and teach children ages seven through seventeen.
  • A criminal background check is required.
  • Must be able to stay the whole week, including overnight

Lifeguards – The lifeguard is responsible for the safety of campers and staff at waterfront. The lifeguard adds to the harmonious camp operations by exhibiting positivity and positive camper engagement.

  • Membership in GSUSA is required.
  • Must be 16 years of age. Over 18 years of age preferred.
  • Current lifeguard certification
  • Ability to work well with and teach children ages seven through seventeen.
  • A criminal background check is required.
  • Responsible for lifeguarding at water programs, including swimming and any other activity related to the waterfront.
  • Responsible for checking that the waterfront facilities, equipment, and supplies are maintained in the best possible working order.
  • Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned by camp director
  • Minimum daily time commitment 8:45 – 5:45, overnight stay optional

Dining Hall Director – Responsible for the oversight of the dining hall, food prep and meal service, and the kitchen staff.

  • Membership in GSUSA is required.
  • Must be 18 years of age, 21 is preferred.
  • A criminal background check is required.
  • Some food service and supervisory experience preferred.
  • Direct and assist in preparing meals according to posted menus.
  • Ensure the health and safety of campers and staff by following Health Department food handling requirements for food preparation and food storage standards.
  • Ensure the kitchen, dining hall, food storage areas, and equipment are maintained, in good working order, clean and ready for use at all times.
  • Must be available all week, overnight stay optional

Kitchen Staff – Responsible for the preparation of three meals per day and evening snack for campers and adults.

  • Membership in GSUSA is required.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age. 18 years of age preferred.
  • A criminal background check is required.
  • Prepare meals according to posted menus.
  • Ensure the health and safety of campers and staff by following Health Department food handling requirements for food preparation and food storage standards.
  • Ensure the kitchen, dining hall, food storage areas, and equipment are maintained, in good working order, clean and ready for use at all times.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Varied time commitments available, overnight stay optional

Archery Director – Supervises archery sessions for campers. Outside of archery slots, staffer may work with units to play games and other sport related activities.

  • Membership in GSUSA is required.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Current Level 1 or 2 Archery Instructor Certification
  • Ability to work well with and teach children ages seven through seventeen.
  • A criminal background check is required.
  • Responsible for overseeing games and sports equipment.
  • Assume other duties and responsibilities as delegated.

Each adult must fill out an emergency information card to be kept on file with the nurse.  

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