The packing list for resident camp will be posted closer to the start date.
(D) Daisy – entering 1st – 3rd grade
(B) Brownie – entering 2nd or 3rd grade
(J) Junior – entering 4th or 5th grade
(C) Cadette – entering 6th – 8th grade
(S) Senior – entering 9th or 10th grade
(A) Ambassador – entering 11th or 12th grade
Taste of Camp | July 9-11 OR July 12-14 | D B | $150
Give your camper a chance to experience camp for the first time. Taste of Camp offers a little bit of everything from swimming, to arts and crafts and learning songs. She’ll love her first Taste of Camp so much, she’ll want to come back for “another bite” next year!
Paws and Claws | July 9-14 | B | $295
Are you an animal friend? Bring your favorite stuffed animal with you as you dive into the world of animals. Spend your week at camp learning about animals. Explore what pets need, observe wild animal habitats, and find out what you can do to keep animals safe and healthy. A special guest will even introduce you to new animal friends!
Splish Splash | July 16-21 | B | $275
Are you part mermaid? Then this week is for you! Hop in the lake for lots of water fun, from swimming to boating to water games. And the fun doesn’t stop on land. Try some water experiments, water races, and even a special water-themed snack. You’ll be splishing and splashing your way through the week at camp.
H2O Yeah | July 16-21 | J | $300 Almost full.
Spend your days in the lake swimming, boating, and competing in water relays. Don’t forget to take a ride (or two or three) down the water slide! Enjoy a special lunch on the docks and cool off with some water games. Make sure to bring an extra bathing suit, because this week is all about the water – yeah!
Giddy Up | July 9-14 OR July 16-21 | J | $420 Both weeks full. Waitlist only.
No one loves horses more than SoCA! Girls will make their way to a horse stable to groom, ride and take care of horses. Break out your boots and jeans, it’s time to go horseback riding! Maximum of 10 girls.
Jewelrific | July 9-14 | J | $325
What’s more terrific than spending a week at camp? How about camping and making jewelry?! If you enjoy putting on your favorite necklace or bracelet, then this week is for you. Get creative with metal and beads and even some nontraditional items as you make a variety of wearable accessories. It’s sure to be a jewelrific week at camp!
Whip it Up | July 9-14 | J | $325 Almost full.
Put on your chef’s hat and get ready to chop, mix, measure, and bake as you create food delights. Discover new ways to cook, unusual ingredients, and a whole lot of fun. Practice with the mountain pie makers and maybe even create your own recipe. Be sure to bring your appetite because it’s going to be a tasty week at camp.
Climb Away | July 16-21 | J | $300 Full. Waitlist only.
Climb to new heights on the climbing tower, then soar down the zipline during this adventurous week. You’ll get to try your hand at knot tying and learn how to team belay. Learn to work together and solve problems as you navigate the low ropes course as a team. If you love climbing, then this week is for you!
Animal Whisperers | July 9-14 | C | $350 Full. Waitlist only.
Who doesn’t love animals?? Big and small, furry to scaly, you’ll meet them all this week at camp. Learn from at least two special guests and their animal friends while at camp. Then take a trip off camp to visit some animal helpers and give back to some animals in need. It’s going to be a week gone to the animals. Campers will be in contact with different (tame) animals and should not have any animal allergies. Maximum 10 campers
Horsin’ Around | July 16-21 | C | $440 Full. Waitlist only.
Jump in the saddle for a horse program that’s just right for you! Review how to groom, parts of the horses and the basics while learning trail safety, day-to-day maintenance, and to ride the horses during your week at camp. Do you know what is toxic to horses? Join us to find out! Maximum of 10 girls.
Water World | July 16-21 | C | $375 Full. Waitlist only.
The best way to beat the heat is hang out in the water! Spend the week lounging in the lake, floating in the boats, and taking a trip to a local water park. You’ll even help plan some water games for younger campers. Top it all off with an epic water battle between campers and counselors! Campers must be competent swimmers and able to tread water for at least 1 minute.
Archbald Half-Blood | July 16-21| C | $300
Calling all Percy Jackson fans! Join your fellow demigods to become the best hero you can be. This is your chance to train to canoe like Poseidon, shoot archery like Artemis, and build things like Hephaestus. Play capture the flag – all magical objects allowed, of course – and then go on a quest around camp.
Take Aim | July 9-14 | C | $300
Pick up your bow and arrows for a week of archery fun. Develop your aim and precision while participating in archery games and target practice. You’ll also get to create your own targets! Learn about and practice the sport as you explore mythological and fictional archery goddesses, while still having time for your favorite camp activities.
Art Aficionado | July 9-14 | C | $375 Full. Waitlist only.
Art enthusiasts, unite! Do you love art but can’t pick a favorite type? Try your hand at many different mediums throughout the week and make at least five different types of projects. You’ll also visit an art studio and learn from a guest artist at camp. Be sure to bring your creativity to camp for a week of art exploration.
Back in the Saddle | July 9-14 | S A | $400
Have you ridden horses before and can’t wait to do it again? This program is for experienced riders who want to get back in the saddle. Girls will have 5 days of riding lessons while learning horse first aid, and basic medical care. All that while still having time to experience all the fun of camp! Girls MUST have at least 3 hours of lesson time in the saddle and experience walking and trotting on a horse. Maximum of 10 girls.
Fun with Fungi | July 9-14 | S A | $350
Where’s all the fun happening this week? With the fungi, of course! You’ll do lots of exploring around camp to identify many varieties of fungi and explore other edible plants along the way. Maybe even incorporate mushrooms or foraged food in your cookout this week. Then take home your own mushroom-growing kit to continue the fun. The fun never ends with fungi.
The Write Stuff | July 16-21 | S A | $350
You have the right idea if you want to write at camp. You’ll create a unique journal and explore different types of journaling. Talk to a published author and venture into the world of creative writing. Round out your week with a taste of journalism and a visit to a news station. Come to camp and find out the power of the written word.
Wrangler in Training (WIT) 1 | July 9-21 | S A | $600
Are you ready to take that next step as a Ranch Camp leader? Have you been attending Ranch Camp at Archbald forever and want to be one of the leaders? WITs will review all program material while learning the daily management of a barn and horses. The girls will learn leadership skills they can use both at camp and outside camp. Must be entering 10th grade or above. Minimum of 2 girls, maximum of 5 girls.
River Rats | July 9-21 | S A | $625 Almost full.
Spend your first week at camp practicing your canoeing skills and learning water safety. Leave camp on Saturday for a six day adventure canoeing the Susquehanna River. Bring your friends for a trip you’ll never forget! Minimum of 6 girls, maximum of 10 girls.
CIT 1 | July 9-21 | S A | $550 Full. Waitlist only.
Are you ready to take that next step as a leader? Have you been attending Camp Archbald forever and are ready to lead? CITs learn core leadership skills to use both in and out of camp. Work with campers and staff to learn aspects of leadership. Must be entering 10th grade or above. Minimum of 2 girls, maximum of 8 girls.
CIT 2 | July 9-21 | A | $550 Almost full.
Take your leadership skills to the next level. Put into practice everything you learned in CIT 1 and get ready to take on more responsibilities. Spend more time in the units, explore the specialty areas, and plan and run your own evening electives. Must be entering 11th grade and have completed CIT 1. Minimum of 2 girls, maximum of 8 girls.
Camp Staff Intern (CSI) | July 9-14 OR July 16-21 OR July 9-21 | A | $100 for one week or $200 for 2 weeks
Spend the week assigned to a unit. Assist the Unit Counselor with all aspects of running programs with girls. Help campers have a great week at camp. Must be entering 12th grade and have completed a previous Counselor-In-Training program. Option of attending for one or two weeks.