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

Please note: All events for 2023 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.

January 2023

Jan. 28th: Sew your heart out 
Time: 10am – 4:00pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: $10 per girl
Levels: Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors
Last day to register: January 7th
Registration link: Registration is now closed.
Contact: Holly Legate – heritagetrailsulholly@gmail.com
Join us for a sewing program for Juniors and up. Girls will create several items using recycled materials while learning hand and machine sewing skills. You’ll be working on cooler totes, mini back packs and reusable lunch bags.

February

Feb 4: Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED at Camp Archbald
Time: 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED blended learning course equips students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children, and infants. Under 18-year-old participants must currently be in 9th-12th grade (Senior –Ambassadors). Hosted by GSHPA Register Now

Feb 17th: Winter Weekend 
Time: Fri 5pm – Sun 11am
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: $35 for the weekend, $10 for Saturday only
Levels: Open to all SoCA members. This is not geared towards troops, but they are welcome.
Last day to register: January 27th
Registration link: Registration is now closed.
Contact: Holly Legate – heritagetrailsulholly@gmail.com
Come spend some quality time at camp! Cozy time around the fire, beautiful winter scenery and more!

Feb 18th: General meeting – in person only, no Zoom
Time: 1:30-3pm
Location: Lower Friendship, Camp Archbald
Cost: Free
Levels: Open to all
Registration: No registration needed
Contact: Email nikkibarber@hotmail.com

March

March 18: Art in Nature Badge Day at Camp Archbald
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Ready, set, create! Juniors and Cadettes are invited to explore the outdoors, to observe the natural world through the lens of an artist, and then design and create their own works of art. By the end of this experience, participants will have learned how to become active observers, to identify a variety of sights, sounds and animals in nature, and will have fulfilled 4 out of 5 components of their Art in Nature Badge. Participants will be given their badge to take with them, with one further step to complete at home to fulfill all badge requirements. Hosted by GSHPA Register Now

March 19: Yarn Party 
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: $10
Levels: Juniors – Adults
Last day to register: March 5th
Registration link: Register by emailing Holly Legate – heritagetrailsulholly@gmail.com
Save the date for this event at camp!

March 25: JC Trail Adventure Badges at Camp Archbald
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Juniors and Cadettes are invited to come and enjoy a day exploring the beautiful trails at Camp Archbald! Girls will learn how to plan a day on the trails, getting the right gear, making a minimal impact on the environment and progressing to longer trail adventures in the future. Girls are invited to bring-a-friend to this event! Hosted by GSHPA. Register Now


March 31: CSA: Naturalist In Training at Camp Archbald
Time: Fri March 31 6:00 PM – Sun Apr 02, 11:30 AM
Girls in sixth through 12th grade are invited to Camp Archbald for Naturalist in Training! Your older girl will participate in an overnight learning experience where she’ll do some citizen science, nature journaling, new career discovery, and more. Friends are welcome, so have her grab a buddy for a fun weekend in the outdoors! Hosted by GSHPA. Register Now

April

April 14: Going for Gold- BLISS & GIRLtopia Journey Weekend at Camp Archbald
Time: April 14 – 6:00 PM – Sun Apr 16, 11:00 AM
Seniors and Ambassadors who are interested in earning their Gold Award are invited to come and work on their BLISS and/or GIRLtopia journey while also learning about the Gold Award. Girls will learn how to fulfill their own dreams and how to help others reach their own dreams. We will also review the Gold Award process, things to consider while working on your Gold Award, and next steps towards earning the award. *Girls will need to complete a Take Action project after the event to complete their BLISS Journey. Also, please note that girls will need an additional Senior-level journey or have previously earned their Silver Award before starting on their Gold Award. Hosted by GSHPA. Register Now

April 15: Adventure Facilitator Training at Camp Archbald
Time: April 15 9:00 AM – Sun Apr 16, 5:00 PM
This training is for those that would like to facilitate the Climbing Wall, Zipline, and/or the Low Ropes courses at Camp Archbald. Your instructor will assign you a pass level at the end of the training. During the registration process you will choose to register for either:
– Low Ropes Only Training (April 15, 9 am -1 pm), Cost $35
– All Adventure Element Training, (April 15 & 16, 9 am – 5pm on both days), Cost $75 Please plan on bringing a bag lunch, lots of snacks, and plenty of water. You will need to wear closed-toe shoes and wear comfortable clothing. Hosted by GSHPA. Register Now


April 22nd: Celebrate Earth Day 
Time: 9am-4:30pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: TBD
Levels: Daisies – Ambassadors
Last day to register: April 1st
Registration link: This event is tentative until the registration link is posted.
Contact: Holly Legate – heritagetrailsulholly@gmail.com
Save the date for this event at camp!

April 29th: General meeting – in person only, no Zoom
Time: During lunch while at tents up
Location: Dining Hall, Camp Archbald
Cost: Free
Levels: Open to all
Registration: No registration needed
Contact: Email nikkibarber@hotmail.com

April 29th: Tents Up!
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: FREE for Girl Scout members, $5 for non-members
Levels: Open to all, girls must register with an adult
Registration: Click here to register
Contact: Pat Acker – packer@echoes.net
This work day involves putting up canvas tents. This includes putting cots/mattresses in units, erecting the tents, and tarp rain covers. There is a task and opportunity for all ages, but older girls and adults are most needed for this event.


April 29: Summer Camp Property Tour at Camp Archbald
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Join GSHPA at Camp Archbald (CA) for an hour tour of the camp property! Learn where your camper may sleep during CA Summer Camp sessions and what activities they may participate in while at camp! Girls of all ages and their families are welcome! During the registration process you will be prompted to sign up for either: Session 1 at 1:00 pm on April 29 Session 2 at 2:15 pm on April 29. Hosted by GSHPA. Register Now


Apr 30: Archery 1 Practical Training Session at Camp Archbald
Time: 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Does your troop or service unit love archery? Plan ahead and obtain or renew your Archery 1 certification so you can facilitate archery activities at any of our four camp properties! The minimum age for this training is 15 years old. Certification is valid for three years from the date of course completion. Note: USA Archery has shifted there certification process to blended learning (online/in-person) training. You will need to complete the online portion of the training through USA Archery before attending this practical session. Hosted by GSHPA. Register Now

May

May 06: STEM in The Outdoors at Camp Archbald
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Join Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA for a full day of outdoor science adventure! During this event, Girl Scouts will be able to hang out with female leaders in science and technology, explore a variety of STEM careers, and enjoy a range of hands-on activities while enjoying the beauty of the outdoors! Hosted by GSHPA. Register Now

May 20-21: Leader Retreat 
Time: 5:30pm Sat – 11am Sun
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: TBD
Levels: Current and prospective Girl Scout leaders
Last day to register: April 29th
Registration link: This event is tentative until the registration link is posted.
Contact: Holly Legate – heritagetrailsulholly@gmail.com
Save the date for this event at camp!

June

June 3-4: Stream Girls 
Time: 9am Sat – 3:30pm Sun
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: TBD
Levels: TBD
Last day to register: May 13th
Registration link: This event is tentative until the registration link is posted.
Contact: Holly Legate – heritagetrailsulholly@gmail.com
Save the date for this event at camp!

June 10: Spirit of Camp Archbald 
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: TBD
Levels: TBD
Last day to register: May 20th
Registration link: This event is tentative until the registration link is posted.
Contact: Holly Legate – heritagetrailsulholly@gmail.com
Save the date for this event at camp!

June 11: SoCA Family Picnic 
Time: 12-4pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: TBD
Levels: Open to all SoCA members and their families
Last day to register: May 21st
Registration link: This event is tentative until the registration link is posted.
Contact: Holly Legate – heritagetrailsulholly@gmail.com
Save the date for this event at camp!

June 25th: General meeting – in person only, no Zoom
Time: TBD
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: Free
Levels: Open to all
Registration: No registration needed
Contact: Email nikkibarber@hotmail.com

July

July 9-14: Resident Camp Week 1 
Time: 2pm Sun – 7pm Fri
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: Varies
Levels: 1st – 12th grade
Last day to register: June 1st
Registration link: Click here to start your account with CampDoc and register for resident camp.
Contact: Jamie Puchalski, Camp Director – residentcampforsoca@gmail.com
Plant yourself at camp in 2023! Volunteers needed, fill out your application here.

July 16-21: Resident Camp Week 2 
Time: 2pm Sun – 7pm Fri
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: Varies
Levels: 1st – 12th grade
Last day to register: June 1st
Registration link: Click here to start your account with CampDoc and register for resident camp.
Contact: Jamie Puchalski, Camp Director – residentcampforsoca@gmail.com
Plant yourself at camp in 2023! Volunteers needed, fill out your application here.

August

August 19: Outdoor Art Badge Day 
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: TBD
Levels: Open to all levels
Last day to register: July 29th
Registration link: This event is tentative until the registration link is posted.
Contact: Holly Legate – heritagetrailsulholly@gmail.com
Save the date for this event at camp!  

September

September 16: Math in Nature Badge Day 
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: TBD
Levels: Daisies – Juniors
Last day to register: August 26th
Registration link: This event is tentative until the registration link is posted.
Contact: Holly Legate – heritagetrailsulholly@gmail.com
Save the date for this event at camp!  

October

October 13-15: Fall weekend 
Time: 5pm Fri – 11am Sun
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: TBD
Levels: Open to all SoCA members and their families
Last day to register: September 22nd
Registration link: This event is tentative until the registration link is posted.
Contact: Holly Legate – heritagetrailsulholly@gmail.com
Save the date for this event at camp!  

November

November 17-19: Pioneer Weekend 
Time: 5pm Fri – 11am Sun
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: TBD
Levels: Cadettes – Ambassadors
Last day to register: October 27th
Registration link: This event is tentative until the registration link is posted.
Contact: Holly Legate – heritagetrailsulholly@gmail.com
Save the date for this event at camp!  

December

December 2nd: Holly Jolly 
Time: 12-3:30pm
Location: Camp Archbald
Cost: TBD
Levels: TBD
Last day to register: November 11th
Registration link: This event is tentative until the registration link is posted.
Contact: Holly Legate – heritagetrailsulholly@gmail.com
Save the date for this event at camp!  

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