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. Supporters of Camp Archbald takes every precaution in making sure that your camper is kept safe during their time at camp. We adhere to all CDC recommendations for summer camps.
Registration for resident camp 2021 has closed for the year. Registration for resident camp 2022 will open on January 15, 2022.
July 11 -16 2021:
SoCA Resident Camp Week 1
July 18 – 23 2021:
SoCA Resident Camp Week 2
Location: Camp Archbald – 100 Camp Archbald Rd. Kingsley, PA
Check out this promo from 2019 to learn more about what happens at camp!
Who: Girls entering 1st grade through 12th grade
What: Resident Camp (overnight camp at Camp Archbald!)
Where: Camp Archbald 100 Camp Archbald Road, Kingsley
When: July 11 – 23, 2021
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 it is recommended that they become members of Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania.
- Cost per camper: Varies based on age and program
- Forms of payment accepted: Check, money order, credit card (via our website) Venmo and Paypal. Girls can also use their Go!Dough (but not for the deposit).
- Confirmation e-mail will be sent out to campers after registration is complete and deposit is paid.
- Campers may be placed on a waiting list if there is not room in their requested program. Campers will be notified if they are 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. Applications need to be completed and you must be approved to be a volunteer. Not all volunteer inquiries are fulfilled.
Volunteer positions needed: all positions include free room & board
High/Low Ropes 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 – Responsible for the safety of campers and staff at waterfront. The lifeguard adds to the harmonious camp operations by exhibiting positive and active camper engagement. Waterfront certification preferred, lifeguard certification required.
Archery Director – Supervises archery sessions for campers. Outside of archery slots, staffer may work with units to play games and other sport-related activities. Minimum level 1 archery certification required.
Boating Director – Supervises girls and staff at waterfront while they use canoes, kayaks and row boats. Waterfront certification preferred.
High/Low Ropes Director – Zipline through the week as you manage the high and low ropes courses for girls and staff. Facilitate trust games and team building. Ropes training recommended, certification preferred.
Each volunteer must fill out an emergency information card to be kept on file with the nurse.