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SoCA Yearly Calendar (this is a working document and is updated when new events happen, last updated 1/14/21)

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)

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.

2021

January

January 15: Camp registration opens!
Registration goes live at 8am – click here to sign up!
Questions? Contact residentcampforsoca@gmail.com
Or visit our camp page here!

February

February 9: Camp Archbald Work Day
Time: 8am – 12pm
Cost: Free
Last day to register: February 1st
Registration link: Click here to register with GSHPA

February 14: SoCA General Meeting – 1:30-3pm
Location: Zoom – email mediaforsoca@gmail.com for link


February 28: Camp Archbald Work Day
Time: 1-4pm
Cost: Free
Last day to register: February 21st
Registration link: Click here to register with GSHPA

March

March 6: Eco Adventure Day 1- 5pm
Cost: $10
Last day to sign up: TBD
Registration: Will be posted in 2021


March 9: Camp Archbald Work Day
Time: 8am – 12pm
Cost: Free
Last day to sign up: March 1st
Registration link: Click here to register with GSHPA

Intro to Backpacking
Location: Camp Archbald
Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: $7 per girl and $7 per adult
Last day to sign up: March 20th
Registration link: Click here to register with GSHPA

Introduction is the first step in the GSHPA backpacking progression. This course is intended for both adults and girls (Juniors-Ambassadors) who wish to learn the skills necessary to go on an overnight backpacking trip. Topics covered include: Leave No Trace principles, how to use typical backpacking gear, and basic outdoor safety. Day hikes prior to this course are encouraged. The morning will be classroom based and a group hike (1-2 miles) will take place after lunch. Please bring your own water bottle and bag lunch.

You will receive a confirmation email one week prior to the event including the schedule for the day and any additional information.

No experience is necessary to attend this event. The $7 fee includes a GSHPA Backpacking Program patch and rocker, hot chocolate, a granola bar, and any necessary handouts. You must be a GSHPA member in order to participate.

March 28: Camp Archbald Work Day
Time: 1-4pm
Cost: Free
Last day to sign up: March 21st
Registration link: Click here to register with GSHPA

April

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

June

June 1: Camp registration closes

June 13: SoCA General Meeting – 1:30-3pm
Location: Zoom – email mediaforsoca@gmail.com for link

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 1: 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 423 Walnut Street Apt. 218 Harrisburg, PA 17101 or emailed to noahpenny3@gmail.com with the subject line “Zine Submission.” 

August 2-4: Family Camp – Splash Spectacular
Location: Camp Archbald
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
Location: Camp Archbald
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 – 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 a sponsor 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.

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. 

October

October 1: Last day to submit patch in the box requests

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

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!