Participate in our upcoming events! All events are held at Camp Archbald unless otherwise noted.

SoCA Yearly Calendar (this is a working document and is updated when new events happen, last updated 5/17/22)

All SoCA general meetings are held the 2nd Sunday, every other month.

*All year long: Virtual patch in a box
Cost: Free
E-mail for sending in request for patches: centuryteamforsoca@gmail.com
Contact: Kate Crowley (same century team e-mail)

2022

Please note: All events for 2022 are tentative, until a registration link is posted for sign ups, then the event is confirmed. Events need a minimum of 10 participants to run or they will be cancelled. Registration closes 3 weeks prior to the event date. Please plan accordingly.

May

May 7: Archery 1 Practical Session
Time: 10am-3:30pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: $40 for the online class, $10 for in person at camp
Levels: Senior, Ambassador and Adults
Last day to register: April 23rd
Registration link: Click here to register
Contact: Hosted by GSHPA.

Completion of this instructor training allows volunteers to lead girls in archery at any of the four GSHPA properties. Please note that lunch will not be included in the course fee, so please bring your own.

The minimum age for this training is 15 years old. Certification is valid for three years from the date of course completion.

May 8: Archery 1 Practical Session
Time: 10am-3:30pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: $40 for the online class, $10 for in person at camp
Levels: Senior, Ambassador and Adults
Last day to register: April 24th
Registration link: Click here to register
Contact: Hosted by GSHPA.

Completion of this instructor training allows volunteers to lead girls in archery at any of the four GSHPA properties. Please note that lunch will not be included in the course fee, so please bring your own.

The minimum age for this training is 15 years old. Certification is valid for three years from the date of course completion.

May 10: Camp Archbald Work Day
Time: 8:30am – Noon
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: FREE
Levels: Open to anyone (girls, adults, community members)
Last day to register: May 2nd
Registration link: Click here to register
Contact: Pat Acker (570) 764-5045, packer@echoes.net
Join SoCA volunteers as they show Camp some love! Questions? Ask Pat!

May 14: Escape Camp Archbald
Time: 9am – 4:30pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: $15 girls/adults free
Levels: Juniors – Ambassadors
Last day to register: April 23rd
Registration link: Registration is full. Contact Holly to fill the last few spots.
Contact: Holly Legate – heritagetrailsulholly@gmail.com
Solve clues and unravel the mystery to escape camp at this fun filled day of adventure. Bring your own lunch, afternoon snack provided.

May 14: Introduction to Backpacking
Time: 10am – 3:00pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: $7
Levels: Juniors – Adult
Last day to register: April 30th
Registration link: Click here to register
Contact: Eileen Head- head@epix.net, (570) 965-9022
Welcome to backpacking at Camp Archbald! Girls and adults will learn what special equipment, meals, map reading and planning are needed for your first backpacking trip. Discover and practice setting up council equipment, learn by doing with groups, and enjoy some fun hands-on activities including a camp hike. This is the first step to proceed to Backpacking Level 1.

May 21: Outdoors & Trailblazing Training for Leaders at Camp Archbald
Time: 10am-6pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: Free
Levels: Adults
Last day to register: May 8th
Registration link: Click here to sign up!
Contact: Hosted by GSHPA.
Description:  Join us for a weekend of advanced outdoor skill training and learn more about trailblazer troops! Volunteers needed.

May 22: Camp Archbald Work Day
Time: 1pm – 4:30pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: FREE
Levels: Open to anyone (girls, adults, community members)
Last day to register: May 15th
Registration link: Click here to register
Contact: Pat Acker (570) 764-5045, packer@echoes.net
Join SoCA volunteers as they show Camp some love! Questions? Ask Pat!

May 24: Team up with the SWB Railriders and SoCA!
Time: Game starts at 6:05pm
Location: PNC Field, 235 Montage Mt. Rd. Moosic, PA
Cost: $14 per ticket
Levels: Open to anyone (girls, adults, community members, families)
Last day to buy tickets: May 24
Ticket link: Click here to buy tickets
Contact: Emily Loder 207-510-7880, mediaforsoca@gmail.com
Support SoCA on community organization night! We’ll spread the word of what SoCA does. Be sure to wear your SoCA or Camp Archbald gear. Interested in helping at the table? Contact Emily.

June

June 1: Camp registration closes! Click this link to view the 2022 camp guide.

June (Date TBD): NEPA Gives

June 4: The Spirit of Camp Archbald
Time: 9am – 4:30pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: $10
Levels: Open to all Girl Scouts under 18
Last day to register: 5/14
Registration link: Click here to register
Contact: Holly Legate – heritagetrailsulholly@gmail.com
Explore the beauty and history of Camp Archbald. Enjoy activities at camp all while learning about its history and what makes it special. Activities include a history tour, scavenger hunt and time on the lake. Girl participants earn a fun patch.

June 5: SoCA Alumni and Family Picnic
Time: 12pm-4pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: $8
Levels: Open to anyone
Last day to register: 5/15
Registration link: Click here to register
Contact: Holly Legate – heritagetrailsulholly@gmail.com; (570)388-2054 Come and visit Camp Archbald! Enjoy a picnic lunch. Tour camp, enjoy a boat ride on the lake, visit with alumni and friends.

June 5: General Meeting
Time: 1:30pm- 3pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: FREE
Levels: Open to anyone (girls, adults, community members)
No registration required
Contact: Nikki Morristell – nikkibarber@hotmail.com

June 14: Camp Archbald Work Day
Time: 8:30am – Noon
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: FREE
Levels: Open to anyone (girls, adults, community members)
Last day to register: June 6th
Registration link: Click here to register
Contact: Pat Acker (570) 764-5045, packer@echoes.net
Join SoCA volunteers as they show Camp some love! Questions? Ask Pat!

June 18: Resident camp kickoff!
Time: 2 sessions available, 9-11am or 6-8pm
Location: Zoom – email mediaforsoca@gmail.com for session link
Cost: Free
Levels: Open to any campers and parents, volunteers and staff
Last day to get link: June 17
Contact: Emily Loder 207-510-7880 mediaforsoca@gmail.com
Let’s get ready to think camp! We’ll spend the first hour singing your favorite camp songs. The second hour is an open session for questions to our staff about resident camp. Is this your first time going to camp? This is the perfect first experience to meet some friends and get ready for going to camp!

June 26: Camp Archbald Work Day
Time: 1pm – 4:30pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: FREE
Levels: Open to anyone (girls, adults, community members)
Last day to register: June 19th
Registration link: Click here to register
Contact: Pat Acker (570) 764-5045, packer@echoes.net
Join SoCA volunteers as they show Camp some love! Questions? Ask Pat!

July

July 10 – 15: Resident Camp Week 1
July 17 – 22: Resident Camp Week 2
Time: Sunday 3pm – Friday 6pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: Varies per level
Levels: Entering 1st grade – 12th grade
Last day to register: June 1, 2021
Registration link: Click here to register
Contact: Jamie Puchalski – Camp Director – residentcampforsoca@gmail.com

August

August 13: Kayak for Camp
Time: 9:30am-4:30pm
Location: White’s Ferry Boat Launch (Susquehanna River)
Cost: $50.00/single kayak, $70.00/tandem or canoe, and $30.00 to bring your own craft.
Levels: Open to anyone (girls, adults, community members)
Last day to register: 8/12
Registration: Call Susquehanna Canoe and Kayak Rentals- (570)388-6107
Contact: Laura O’Malley – ljomal@msn.com

August 14: Ice cream social and general meeting
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: FREE
Levels: Open to anyone (girls, adults, community members)
Last day to register: TBD
Registration link: Event tentative
Contact: Nikki Morristell – nikkibarber@hotmail.com
Meet the SoCA Board members and enjoy some ice cream at camp!

August 14: Bug off!
Time: 1-4:30pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: TBD
Levels: Brownies
Last day to register: TBD
Registration link: Event tentative
Contact: Holly Legate – heritagetrailsulholly@gmail.com
Learn all about bugs, especially what lives at camp. A special expert will guide Brownies through earning their bugs badge.

August 14: Make a splash
Time: 1-4:30pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: TBD
Levels: All levels
Last day to register: TBD
Registration link: Event tentative
Contact: Holly Legate – heritagetrailsulholly@gmail.com
Open swimming and boating day for all.

September

September 17-18: Stream Girls
Time: Saturday 9:30am – Sunday 3pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: TBD
Levels: Cadettes and Seniors
Last day to register: TBD
Registration link: Event tentative
Contact: Holly Legate – heritagetrailsulholly@gmail.com
Streams girls is in partnership with Trout Unlimited watershed program. Learn to tie flies, discover macro invertebracy and more!

September 30 – October 2: Heraldry
Time: Friday 6pm – 10am Sunday
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: TBD
Levels: Juniors – Ambassadors
Last day to register: TBD
Registration link: Event tentative
Contact: Holly Legate – heritagetrailsulholly@gmail.com
Learn all about heraldry. Watch live fencing demo’s, learn medieval songs, create a coat of arms and more.

October

October 9: General meeting
Location: Camp Archbald
Time: 1:30-3pm
Cost: FREE
Levels: Open to anyone (girls, adults, community members)
No registration required
Contact: Nikki Morristell – nikkibarber@hotmail.com

October 9: Trail Adventure Day
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: TBD
Levels: Daisies and Brownies
Last day to register: TBD
Registration link: Event tentative
Contact: Holly Legate – heritagetrailsulholly@gmail.com
Earn your trail adventure badge.

October 14-16: SoCA Fall Weekend
Time: 6pm Friday – 10am Sunday
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: TBD
Levels: Open to any SoCA member and their families
Last day to register: TBD
Registration link: Event tentative
Contact: Holly Legate – heritagetrailsulholly@gmail.com

November

November 12: Be a Leader
Time: 9am – 4:30pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: TBD
Levels: Seniors, Ambassadors and registered adults up to age 21
Last day to register: TBD
Registration link: Event tentative
Contact: Holly Legate – heritagetrailsulholly@gmail.com
Explore leadership skills at camp with a guest speaker.

November 29: Giving Tuesday
Our goal is to raise $2,500 – all donations are tax-deductible.
Want to make an in-kind donation instead? Visit our Amazon wish list!

December

December 3: Holiday Bash
Time: 10am – 3:30pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: TBD
Levels: Daisies – Cadettes
Last day to register: TBD
Registration link: Event tentative
Contact: Holly Legate – heritagetrailsulholly@gmail.com
Celebrate the holidays at camp. Create crafts, decorate and sing!

December 11: General meeting
Location: Zoom – email mediaforsoca@gmail.com for the link
Cost: FREE
Levels: Open to anyone (girls, adults, community members)
No registration required
Contact: Nikki Morristell – nikkibarber@hotmail.com

Officers and chairs – use this link to submit your publicity request for upcoming events!