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SoCA Yearly Calendar (this is a working document and is updated when new events happen, last updated 9/11/19)

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.

2019

November

November 15-17: SoCA Fall Camping Weekend 5pm Fri – 1pm Sun
Location: Camp Archbald 100 Camp Archbald Rd. Kingsley, PA 18826

Join us for the SoCA Fall Camping Weekend. Open to all SoCA members and their families. Camp will be open for the weekend for relaxation and fun. Participants will make Christmas cards, craft shirts and more! Cost of $35 includes lodging, lunch and dinner on Sat., snacks and crafts. (dinner on Fri., breakfast on Sat/Sun not included) Bring dark colored shirt. RSVP to Diane at dalton3283@aol.com by Nov. 1st. Send payment to Diane Dalton at 169 Vail Rd. Factoryville, PA 18419

December

December 3: Giving Tuesday – All Day
Location: Your computer

Giving Tuesday is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in which people consider making charitable contributions to causes near and dear to their heart. This year, consider making a donation to Supporters of Camp Archbald (SoCA). The money raised goes towards scholarships for girls to attend camp, materials for the cleaning and to help with the up keep of camp, and programs for girls and adults of Northeast PA. Send us your donation through PayPal here, Venmo @supportersofCA, or mail us a check at PO Box 22 Mehoopany, PA 18629. Checks should be made out to Supporters of Camp Archbald. All donations are tax-deductible.  

December 8: SoCA General Meeting 1:30-3pm
Location: Factoryville Borough at 161 College Ave. Factoryville, PA 18419

2020
January

January 15: Registration for resident camp opens! Link coming soon.

February

February 9: (Tentative location) General Meeting 1:30-3pm
Location: Greater Scranton YMCA

February 22: Troop Adventure Day 9am – 4pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Last day to register: February 8 – sign up here

Hosted by GSHPA. Juniors will take part in a variety of activities that camp has to offer. Specific activities will be decided closer to the date of the event and based on the weather. Lunch will be provided and will be cooked outdoors over a fire. If weather does not permit outdoor cooking, a group meal will be made indoors.

Troops attending this event must adhere to the girl-adult ratios outlined in Volunteer Essentials. Individual girls must attend with a parent/guardian. All troops must have at least two unrelated chaperones. Please consider only registering enough adults in order to maintain ratio. Any additional adults will take away from girl spots.

Note: Troops are encouraged to stay the night at camp the evening before or after the TAD event through a property reservation. If you are interested in a property reservation, please contact Member Services at memberservices@gshpa.org.

March

 

April

April 19: General Meeting 1:30-3pm
Location: Factoryville Borough Building

May

May 17: Adult Enrichment – Archery Level 1 8am – 4:30pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Last day to register: May 2 – sign up here 

Hosted by GSHPA. Train to be a Level 1 Instructor to teach beginner archery programs to people of all ages and abilities. The Level 1 Archery Instructor will learn about range safety, range setup, the steps of shooting, equipment and repair, programs, and lesson plans.

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.

Note: Lunch will not be included in the course fee, so please bring your own. The $35 fee is non-refundable.

June

June 1: Registration for resident camp closes

June 14: General Meeting 1:30-3pm
Location: Camp Archbald, Schooney Hall

July

July TBD: Resident camp week 1 (dates released Nov. 1)
Location: Camp Archbald

July 17-19: 100th Anniversary Staff Reunion 8pm Fri – 10:30am Sun
Location: Camp Archbald
Check out the 100th page for all details 

July TBD: Resident camp week 2 (dates released Nov. 1)
Location: Camp Archbald

July 31 – August 3: Family Camp
Location: Camp Archbald

This year, SoCA in partnership with GSHPA, will be hosting Family Camp. If you could make a commitment to fill any volunteer roles/times, please email Daneece. Many hands make for light work and we sure could use the help, even if for a short period of time. If you have a skill/knowledge that you’d like to offer, get in touch! No certifications are needed if you assist. Lodging and food is free for facilitators. Let’s do this!! Organizer: Daneece Jones daneecej@gmail.com
Volunteer spots (max capacity): 
Swim (25), Canoe (16), Boat (12), Kayak (10), Archery (5), Paddle board, Active Games (25), Ropes (10), Climbing tower/zip line (10), Fire building (10), Camp craft lashing (10), Arts and crafts (10), Nature Study (10), Hike 1-2 hours, Special skills and knowledge, kitchen staff. 

August

August 9: General Meeting 1:30-3pm
Location: Camp Archbald, Schooney Hall

September

 

October

October 11: (Tentative location) General Meeting 1:30-3pm
Location: Greater Scranton YMCA

November

 

December

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

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