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SoCA Yearly Calendar (this is a working document and is updated when new events happen, last updated 3/15/20)

*Please note the June and August general meetings will be held via Zoom.* All SoCA general meetings are held the 2nd Sunday, every other month. Locations switch between the Factoryville Borough at 161 College Ave. Factoryville, PA 18419, Greater Scranton YMCA at 706 North Blakely Street, Dunmore, PA 18512 or Camp Archbald 100 Camp Archbald Rd. Kingsley, PA 18826.

Looking for 100th anniversary events? Check out this page!
All 100th events are noted with * below. #camparchbaldturns100

2020

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

Complete 10 tasks about Camp Archbald and e-mail or mail the request back for your special edition girl-designed 100th anniversary patch! Our patch was designed by Maddy O. from troop 50774! The boxes include everything you need to complete the activities and takes an average of 2.5 hours to complete, with 3+ hours for younger girls. 

June

June 6: Tents Up! 8am-4pm – cancelled due to COVID-19

June 6: Small boat training, 9am-5pm – cancelled due to COVID-19

June 7: Resident Camp Open House – 1-4pm – cancelled due to COVID-19

June 14: General Meeting 1:30-3pm – will on Zoom! Email mediaforsoca@gmail.com to get the link. 

June 14: SoCA Sings for Schooney! 3-4:30pm
Location: Zoom (email mediaforsoca@gmail.com to get the zoom link)
Cost: Free – donations accepted – recommended $5 for song request
Donations can be made via Venmo @supportersofca or from our donate page

Gather round the virtual campfire as we celebrate flag day, have a singalong and raise money for SoCA! Song leaders needed. Email mediaforsoca@gmail if you are interested in leading a song. (That means you 2019 CIT’s!) Event will have a song list and will take live requests. Our goal is to raise $500 at the end of the event. We look forward to seeing you online!  

*
June 14:
Celebrate Flag Day at Camp Archbald – in person event cancelled, see above event for flag day activities

July

*July 17-19: Camp Archbald Reunion – postponed to summer 2021
Contact: Annette Varcoe avarcoe@stny.rr.com or Jasmine Pollock jasmine_pollock@me.com with questions

*July 31 – August 2: Family Camp – cancelled due to COVID-19

August

August 8: Kayak for Camp – 10am -4pm
Location: Susquehanna River between White’s Ferry to Appletree boat launches
Cost: $50.00/single kayak, $70.00/tandem or canoe, and $30.00 to bring your own craft. In addition to the above rental/transport fee, a donation to SoCA is strongly encouraged. Download your pledge sheet here or ask for details upon reservation.
Last day to register: August 1st
Contact: Laura O’Malley – ljomal@msn.com
Reservations:
Sponsored by Susquehanna Canoe and Kayak Rentals
(570) 388-6107 call to sign up!

Meet the outfitter, 2374 PA-92, Falls, PA 18615 at West Falls Boat Launch at 9:30AM to sign waivers and hand in sponsor donations. There will be a stop at the Falls park for lunch. Bring a bag lunch, drinks, insect repellent and sunscreen. Contact Laura with questions.

*August 9: Kayak Race at Camp Archbald – cancelled due to COVID-19

August 9: General Meeting 1:30-3pm – available via Zoom, link posted soon

*August 30: Educational lecture series – Did you know the amount of educational offerings camp has to offer? Join us for this digital lecture series about the environment. Want to lead a session or have photo/video experience? We need your help! Contact Emily at centuryteamforsoca@gmail.com

September

*September 12: S’more Fun at Camp Archbald: Looking forward to 100 More Years of Adventure – Time TBD
Cost: Free
Viewing link will be posted soon
Contact: 100th Committee Team – centuryteamforsoca@gmail.com

Our big in person event will be rescheduled for September 18, 2021, but we will still be offering a live viewing at camp as we raise the 100th anniversary flag. Watch from your homes this year, and join us in person in 2021. 

October

October 11: General Meeting 1:30-3pm
Location: Greater Scranton YMCA

November

*November 1: Outdoor Adventure Day, 9-4pm
Cost: $10
Last day to register: October 11 – sign up by e-mailing heritagetrailssuholly@gmail.com
Contact: Holly Legate – heritagetrailsuholly@gmail.com

Activity day for girls Juniors to Ambassadors. Girls will be completing the new Climbing Adventure badges. Activities include the climbing tower, low ropes, team-building and more.

*November 15: Celebrate Women Veterans and what they can teach you about their service in the military. Registration coming soon.

December

December 1: Giving Tuesday – all day!
Location: Your nearest internet source

December 13: General Meeting 1:30-3pm
Location: Factoryville Borough Building

2021

September

*September 18: S’more Fun at Camp Archbald: Looking forward to 100 More Years of Adventure – Time 9am-9pm
Location: Camp Archbald

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. 

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