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Camp Archbald is turning 100 this year! Supporters of Camp Archbald will be hosting tons of events this year both at camp and digitally. Check out the event below to join in on the fun. If you want to reach us, please contact the committee chairs at centuryteamforsoca@gmail.com #camparchbaldturns100

Upcoming events! All events will be held at Camp Archbald unless otherwise noted.

All year long: Patch in a box – At camp (lower friendship) and the Tunkhannock Public Library
Cost: Free – supplies are provided and cost of patch and shipping is 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. 
Maddy O. and her patch designCheck out this pic of Maddy and her patch design! Her design was chosen from over thirty submissions from Girl Scouts of all ages, all girl members of Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA. All submissions will be on display at our S’more Fun event in September.

Mar. 1 – Nov. 1 – Traveling Library Display
Check out our blog post for more information! 
March 2 – 30: Pike County Public Library – 119 E. Hartford St. Milford, PA 18337
April 1 – 30: Tunkhannock Public Library – 220 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock, PA 18657 
May 1 – 31: Abington Community Library – 1200 W. Grove St. Clarks Summit, PA 18411 
June 1 – 30: Susquehanna County Library – 458 High School Rd. Montrose, PA 18801
July 1 – 31: Albright Memorial Library – 500 Vine St. Scranton, PA 18509 
August 3 – 31: Taylor Public Library – 710 S. Main St. Taylor, PA 18517 
September 12th: S’more Fun at Camp Archbald – 100 Camp Archbald Rd. Kingsley, PA 18826 (Registration required to attend the event. Sign up at bit.ly/smorefunatcamparchbald
October 1 – 30: Carbondale Public Library – 5 N. Main St. Carbondale, PA 18407

February all month: Fall in love with the 100th anniversary – a digital highlight of buildings and places around camp that made you fall in love with Camp Archbald. Check out our posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

March  8 – 14: A digital review of 100 years of camp history in conjunction with Girl Scout week. Have old candid camp photos or unit pictures? Send them to centuryteamforsoca@gmail.com

April 26: Cast Iron Cook Off , 12-4pm
Rescheduled, new date TBD

Cost: $25 per team
Last day to register: March 25
Registration form: bit.ly/castironcookoff
Contact: Eileen Head – head@epix.net

Open to current Cadette and up Girl Scouts, this event will have girls cook off in a cooking challenge using only cast iron cookware. Girls are given a secret ingredient and have to complete the dish using the ingredient.

May 2: Tents up, 9:30am-4pm
Rescheduled, new date TBD
Cost: Free
Last day to register: April 25 – sign up here
Contact: Pat Acker – packer@echoes.net

Grab your troop, your friends, and anyone who can help for tents up! Volunteers need lots of help to get camp ready for the summer season. Any help big or small makes a difference. 

July 17-19: Camp Archbald Reunion 8pm Fri, – 10:30am Sun
Cost: $100 for Fri/Sat/Sun or $75 for just Sat – includes all meals and a t-shirt
Last day to register – TBD
Contact: Annette Varcoe avarcoe@stny.rr.com or Jasmine Pollock jasmine_pollock@me.com

Open to any former campers, counselors, staff members of Camp Archbald, all are welcome! Reminisce with your old camp buddies and spend the weekend doing all your old favorites: singing, wish boat building, camp photos, campfire and more! Registration info coming soon. 

July 31 – August 2: Family Camp
Cost: Varies per camping option
Last day to register: May 1, 2020 – sign up here
Contact: Daneece Jones or Deb Swep at socafamilycamp@gmail.com 

This year, SoCA will be hosting Family Camp, save the date! Open to families of all ages, camp is available for single overnight use camping or for the whole weekend. Not sure about sending your camper to resident camp? Join them and embrace the outdoors together and enjoy activities such as boating, swimming, hiking, campfires and archery.

Check out pricing and details here!

Volunteers are also needed for the day and weekend to help with cooking and leading activities. Lodging and food is free for facilitators. Interested in helping or want more information? If you have a skill/knowledge that you’d like to offer, get in touch! No certifications are needed if you assist. Volunteer spots needed: swimming, boating, archery, active games, ropes course, climbing tower/zip line, fire building, camp craft lashing, arts and crafts, nature study/hiking, special skills and knowledge, kitchen staff.

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 a sponsor sheet (coming soon) 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 – Time TBD
Location: Ely Lake, Camp Archbald
Last day to register: TBD
Contact: TBD

Grab your favorite water vessel and race around Ely Lake at Camp Archbald!

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 12: S’more Fun at Camp Archbald: Looking forward to 100 More Years of Adventure 9am – 9pm (half day options available)
Cost: TBD
Registration opens: May 1bit.ly/smorefunatcamparchbald
Last day to register: August 15
Contact: 100th Committee Team – centuryteamforsoca@gmail.com

A big day for Camp Archbald, join us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary. Some activities include tours of camp, troop/family photos, arts and crafts, service projects and more. Mark your calendars, this day will be spectacular!

October 24: Tents down, 9am-4pm
Cost: Free
Last day to register October 16 – sign up here
Contact: Pat Acker – packer@echoes.net


Hosted by GSHPA. Please join us for fall clean up and taking the tents down at Camp Archbald. Lunch will be provided. We also invite guests to stay Friday and/or Saturday night to enjoy camp! 

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 1: Giving Tuesday/Letter drive – one final ask for donations on behalf of Camp Archbald’s 100th birthday