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Welcome to camp! This page has everything you need to know about attending resident camp at Camp Archbald. This all-volunteer run camp has been approved by Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA.

Registration is closed for 2019. Thanks for a great summer!

Curious about camp? View our 2019 SoCA Camp Guide to get an idea about past programs and cost.

April 2020: Tents Up, Clean Up (Exact dates to be determined soon)
May 2020: 
Open House (Exact dates to be determined soon)

July 2020: SoCA Resident Camp Week 1 (Exact dates to be determined soon)
July 2020: SoCA Resident Camp Week 2 (Exact dates to be determined soon)
Location: Camp Archbald – 100 Camp Archbald Rd. Kingsley, PA

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Questions? E-mail us at residentcampforsoca@gmail.com

 

Want to know more? Read below.

Who: Girls ages 6-18
What: Resident Camp (overnight camp at Camp Archbald!)
Where: Camp Archbald 100 Camp Archbald Road, Kingsley
When: Week 1 – TBD, Week 2 – July TBD 
Why: Because every girl should experience resident camp!
How: Support of SoCA volunteers and approval from GSHPA – Every adult volunteer has a background check and is recommended to complete membership with Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania.

  • Date registration opens: January 15th, 2020
    Cost per camper: Varies based on age and program
  • Forms of payment accepted: Check, money order, Paypal and Venmo. Girls can also use their Product Sales Dough (but not for the deposit).
  • Confirmation e-mail will be sent out to campers after receiving registration and deposit.
  • Campers may be placed on a waiting list if there is not room in her requested program. Camper will be notified if she is on the waiting list.
  • All meals on site will be provided by an outside catering company.
  • Need to apply for financial aid? Visit this link and fill in the information.

Over 18? Camp needs you! Come volunteer for the week! All volunteers must have a current background check on file with Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA. Girl Scouts of the USA national membership is encouraged.

Volunteers positions needed: all positions include free room & board
Counselor
Lifeguards
Dining Hall Supervisor
Archery Director
Boating Director
Ropes Course Director

Counselor – Have an amazing week with girls! As a counselor, you are responsible for ensuring campers are safe and comfortable, as well as planning daily activities for the unit. Create a great experience for campers through games, songs, hiking and more.

Lifeguard – The lifeguard is responsible for the safety of campers and staff at waterfront. The lifeguard adds to the harmonious camp operations by exhibiting positivity and active camper engagement. Sixteen-year-olds may apply with references.

Dining Hall Supervisor – Responsible for the oversight of the dining hall and meal times. Serve as the liaison between kitchen staff and camp director.

Archery Director – Supervises archery sessions for campers. Outside of archery slots, staffer may work with units to play games and other sport-related activities.

Boating Director – Supervises girls and staff at waterfront while they use canoes, kayaks and row boats.

High/Low Ropes Director – Zipline through the week as you manage the high and low ropes course for girls and staff. Facilitates trust games and team building.

Each adult must fill out an emergency information card to be kept on file with the nurse.