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 3/14/21)

All SoCA general meetings are held the 2nd Sunday, every other month. Please note: All meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice.

Looking for 100th anniversary events? Check out this page!
#camparchbaldturns100

*All year long: Virtual patch in a box
Cost: Free
Last day to complete: July 1st, 2021
E-mail for sending in request for patches: centuryteamforsoca@gmail.com
Contact: Kate Crowley (same century team e-mail)

*All year long: Zine Submissions
Cost: Free
Last day to submit Zine submissions: August 16
Contact: Noah Penny noahpenny3@gmail.com

April

April 10: Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Climbing Adventure Badge Day
Time: 10am-5pm
Cost: $20 per girl
Last day to sign up: March 27th
Registration link: Click here to register with GSHPA

April 11: SoCA General Meeting – 1:30-3pm
Location: Zoom – email mediaforsoca@gmail.com for link


April 13: Camp Archbald Work Day
Time: 8am-12pm
Cost: Free
Last day to sign up: April 5th
Registration link: Click here to register with GSHPA

April 25: Camp Archbald Work Day
Time: 1-5pm
Cost: Free
Last day to register: April 19th
Registration link: Click here to register with GSHPA

May

May 1: Camp Archbald Tents Up!
Time: 8am-4pm
Cost: Free
Last day to register: April 26th
Registration link: Click here to register with GSHPA

May 2: Trail Adventure Day
Time: 1-4pm
Cost: $10 per girl
Last day to register: April 16th at 5pm
Registration link: Click here to register

Open to Daisies and Brownies. Participants will be earning their trail adventure badges! Girls should be prepared for all types of weather and terrain. They should have sturdy shoes and a water bottle. Questions? Contact Holly at heritagetrailsulholly@gmail.com

May 11: Camp Archbald Work Day
Time: 8am-12pm
Cost: Free
Last day to register: April 26th
Registration link: Click here to register with GSHPA

May 15: Archery Level 1 Training
Time: 9am – 4:30pm
Cost: $40 per adult or girl
Last day to sign up: April 30th
Registration link: Click here to register with GSHPA

Level 1 Instructors will be well prepared to teach beginner archery programs to people of all ages and abilities. The Level 1 Instructor will learn about range safety, range setup, the steps of shooting, equipment and repair, programs, and lesson plans. Completion of this instructor training allows an adult volunteer to lead girls in archery at any of the four GSHPA properties.

The minimum age for this training is 15 years old. Certification is valid for three years from the date of course completion. A minimum of 6 people are needed in order to run this course with a maximum of 10. Lunch will not be included in the course fee, so please bring your own. This training is open to GSHPA members only.

June

June 1: Camp registration closes

June 4: NEPA Gives
Time: 24 hours of giving 12:00am – 11:59pm
Cost: Donation based – SoCA has a goal of raising $10,000
More information: https://www.nepagives.org/

June 5-6: Small Craft Training
Time: 9am – 5pm both days June 5/6
Cost: $40 per adult
Last day to register: May 22nd
Registration link: Click here to register with GSHPA

Small Craft Safety Training (SCST) is for adults who are interested in taking their girls boating (canoeing, kayaking, rowboating, SUPing) at Camp Archbald. This training will take place over two days and consists of both classroom and in-water components. View the registration link for more information.

June 11-13: SoCA Spring Weekend
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: TBD
Last day to sign up: TBD
Registration link: Will be posted soon

June 13: SoCA General Meeting – 1:30-3pm
Location: Zoom – email mediaforsoca@gmail.com for lin
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June 19: Archery Badge Day
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: TBD
Last day to sign up: TBD
Registration link: Will be posted soon

July

July 11 – 16: Resident Camp Week 1
Click here to register for resident camp!

July 18 – 23: Resident Camp Week 2
Click here to register for resident camp!

August

August 2-4: Family Camp – Splash Spectacular
Cost: $80 per person, children under 5 are free
Last day to register: TBD
Registration link: Click here to register with GSHPA

August 6-7: Family Camp – Around the World
Cost: $50 per person, children under 5 are free
Last day to register: TBD
Registration link: Click here to register with GSHPA

August 8: SoCA General Meeting – 1:30-3pm
Location: Zoom – email mediaforsoca@gmail.com for link

(Tentative date) August 14:  Kayak for Camp
Location: Susquehanna River between White’s Ferry to Appletree boat launches
Contact: Laura O’Malley – ljomal@msn.com
Sponsored by Susquehanna Canoe and Kayak Rentals

August 16: Last day to submit Zine submissions
Cost: Free
Contact: Noah Penny noahpenny3@gmail.com

To further celebrate the 100 year anniversary of CA, we will be putting out a ‘zine comprised of submissions from our camp community: you folks! We are asking that you submit drawings, poems, stories – anything that reminds you of camp that you want to share with everyone! Camp songs are not allowed. You can submit to Noah Penny at 1 Bypass Lane Chapel Hill, NC 27517 or emailed to noahpenny3@gmail.com with the subject line “Zine Submission.” 

September

September 11: Outdoor Journey weekend
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: TBD
Last day to register: TBD
Registration link: Will be posted soon

*September 18: S’more Fun at Camp Archbald: Looking forward to 100 More Years of Adventure – Time 9am-9pm
Cost: Varies – see registration form for price (registration will open May 1, 2021)
Contact: 100th Committee Team – centuryteamforsoca@gmail.com

A do over from 2020. All are welcome! Come out to camp for traditional camp activities such as swimming, boating and arts and crafts. Find people who went to camp the same years as you for our decade photos, and spend the evening with a campfire and s’mores. Volunteers needed to help run activities. Want to help or have questions? Use the century team email above to contact us. 

October

October 1: Last day to submit patch in the box requests – email request to centuryteamforsoca@gmail.com

October 9: Ambassador Photo Badge Day
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: TBD
Last day to register: TBD
Registration link: Will be posted soon

October 10: SoCA General Meeting – 1:30-3pm
Location: Zoom – email mediaforsoca@gmail.com for link

October 15-17: SoCA Fall weekend
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: TBD
Last day to register: TBD
Registration link: Will be posted soon

October 17: Cast Iron Cook Off
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: TBD
Last day to register: TBD
Registration link: Will be posted soon

November

November 30: Giving Tuesday
Our goal is to raise $2,000 – all donations are tax-deductible.
Want to make an in-kind donation instead? Visit our Amazon wish list!

December

December 12: SoCA General Meeting – 1:30-3pm
Location: Zoom – email mediaforsoca@gmail.com for link

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