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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.

Camp Update as of 4/27: Many of you have heard that Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA has cancelled use of its properties until August 31st. This is true, which also means that SoCA resident camp will not be held this summer. We know this is upsetting news, but in the end, we want to ensure all our Girl Scouts are kept safe. If you registered for resident camp we will be in touch with you within the week to discuss options. If you have any questions, please direct them to residentcampforsoca@gmail.com Thank you for your support and understanding. #iamcamparchbald

July 12 -17 2020: SoCA Resident Camp Week 1  – Cancelled
July 19 – 24 2020: SoCA Resident Camp Week 2  – Cancelled
Location of all events: Camp Archbald – 100 Camp Archbald Rd. Kingsley, PA

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

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Although camp is cancelled, read below to understand the basics of camp and get ready for camp 2021!

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: 2020 is cancelled, next upcoming camp is July 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, Paypal and Venmo. 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.

Fill out this application if you are interested in volunteering, then email it to residentcampforsoca@gmail.com 

Volunteer positions needed: all positions include free room & board
Counselors
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 – 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. 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 courses for girls and staff. Facilitate trust games and team building.

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