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

Registration open till June 1st. –> bit.ly/2019socaregistration

Pay for campers with one (or more) of the methods listed below:
1. Pay for campers here via PayPal –> SoCA Resident Camp 2019
2. Pay for campers here via Venmo –> @SupportersofCA

3. Pay for campers via check –> Made out to Supporters of Camp Archbald, note name of camper in memo. Mail to PO Box 22 Mehoopany, PA 18629
4. Pay for campers via money order –> Made out to Supporters of Camp Archbald, note name of camper in memo. Mail to PO Box 22 Mehoopany, PA 18629
5. Cookie Dough – Contact GSHPA, council will then pay Supporters of Camp Archbald – dough cannot be used for deposit! Please contact council at http://www.gshpa.org/en/our-council/web-to-case/offices.html to ensure funds are paid on time.

View our 2019 SoCA Camp Guide to get all the information you need to know about camp!

May 5: (Tentative) Open House at Camp Archbald 12-4pm
July 7 – 12, 2019: SoCA Resident Camp Week 1
July 14 – 19, 2019: SoCA Resident Camp Week 2
Location: Camp Archbald – 100 Camp Archbald Rd. Kingsley, PA

Check out this promo to learn more about what happens at camp!

Questions? E-mail us at residentcampforsoca@gmail.com

camp program 2019

Taste of Camp $150 (entering 1st, 2nd or 3rd grades)
Session 1 July 7-9 or Session 2 July 10-12
Give your camper a chance to experience camp for the first time. Taste of Camp offers a little bit of everything from swimming, to arts and crafts, to learning songs. She’ll love her first Taste of Camp so much, she’ll want to come back for more!

Brownie Bonanza $250 (entering 2nd or 3rd grades)
July 14-19
Calling all Brownies! This session is all about the classics with s’mores, hiking, campfires, singing and boating. Share with other girls your age in the excitement of camp!

H2Oh yeah! $275 (entering 4th or 5th grades)
July 7-12
Is your camper part mermaid? Then she’ll love this program. Every day we’ll have swimming and boating and spending time on Ely Lake. She’ll enjoy other activities, too, but better pack an extra swim suit for this program, because it’s nothing but water, water, water!

Craftastic $275 (entering 4th or 5th grades)
July 14-19
This program is more than just tie-dye. Get your hands dirty with arts and crafts supplies while you learn about new ideas and techniques. What’s better than crafting your way through camp?

Giddy Up $385 (entering 4th or 5th grades) (Full. Wait list only.)
July 14-19
Thanks to your requests, SoCA has brought back the ever popular horseback riding program! Girls will make their way to a horse stable to groom, ride and take care of horses. Break out your boots and jeans, it’s time to go horseback riding!

Night Owls $275 (entering 6th – 10th grades)
July 14-19
Do you want to stay up all night doing nothing but fun activities with all of your friends? Visit an observatory in the evening to learn about the night sky. Learn about the creatures of the night and make sure your flashlight has extra batteries, ’cause you’ll be in the dark…

Me, Myself and Art $275 (entering 6th – 10th grades)
July 7-12
Bring your art game up to the next level. Improve your crafting skills, use nature to create a work of art and remember those camp memories though art pieces you create and bring home.

Horsin’ Around $385 (entering 6th – 8th grades) (Full. Wait list only.)
July 14-19
Jump in the saddle for a horse program that’s just right for you! Learn to groom, tack and ride the horses during your week at camp. Do you know all the parts of the saddle or bridle? Join us to find out!

River Rats $600 (entering 9th – 12th grades)
July 7-19
Back by popular demand! Spend your first week at camp practicing your canoeing skills and learning water safety. Leave camp on Saturday for a six day adventure canoeing the Susquehanna River. Bring your friends for a trip you’ll never forget!

Hearty Hikers $600 (entering 6th – 10th grades)
July 7-19
Do you love nothing more than going hiking? Sign up for this two week program and spend your first week at camp loading a pack, hiking the best trails and enjoying the lake. Then, spend week two away from camp in the wilderness and sunshine hiking through state parks and Watkins Glen.

Counselor In Training (CIT) $525 (entering grades 9th – 12th grades)
July 7-19
Are you ready to take that next step as a leader? Have you been attending Camp Archbald forever and are ready to lead? CITs learn core leadership skills to use both in and out of camp. Work with campers and staff to learn aspects of leadership. Join this special group of girls who go through the Camp Archbald CIT program.

Nuts and Bolts:

Who: Girls ages 6-18
What: Resident Camp (overnight camp at Camp Archbald!)
Where: Camp Archbald 100 Camp Archbald Road, Kingsley
When: Week 1 – July 7 – 12, Week 2 – July 14-19 
Why: Because every girl should experience resident camp!
How: Support of SoCA volunteers and approval from GSHPA – Every adult volunteer has a background check and is recommended to complete membership with Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania.

Sunday, July 7/July 14 – Check in time: 1:00 – 3:00pm
Friday, July 12/July 19 – Check out time: 6:30 – 7:30pm

  • Date registration closes: June 1st, 2019
    Cost per camper: Varies based on age and program
  • Forms of payment accepted: Check, money order, Paypal and Venmo. Girls can also use their Product Sales Dough (but not for the deposit).
  • Confirmation e-mail will be sent out to campers after 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.
  • 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! All volunteers must have a current background check on file with Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA. Girl Scouts of the USA national membership is encouraged.

Volunteers positions needed: all positions include free room & board
Counselor
Lifeguards
Dining Hall Supervisor
Archery Director
Boating Director
Ropes Course Director

Counselor – Have an amazing week with girls! As a counselor, you are responsible for 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.

Lifeguard – 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 active camper engagement. Sixteen-year-olds may apply with references.

Dining Hall Supervisor – Responsible for the oversight of the dining hall and meal times. Serve as the liaison between kitchen staff and camp director.

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

Boating Director – Supervises girls and staff at waterfront while they use canoes, kayaks and row boats.

High/Low Ropes Director – Zipline through the week as you manage the high and low ropes course for girls and staff. Facilitates trust games and team building.

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