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S’more Camp

Camp Issue 2014

what’s inside: Parent Central - page 5 Troop Central - page 6 Volunteer Management - page 9 Camp Programs - pages 15-30 Scholarship Info - page 37 Register Online - page 39

What can a girl do?

A world of good!

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Help Pay for Your Camp Experience with Cookie Dough! Double the fun… 2013 Nut Bucks and 2014 Cookie Dough are worth double when used to register for one of the camp programs listed in this S’more Camp edition.

To receive Cookie Dough, simply select the Cookie Dough option instead of the merchandise option on your Girl Scout Cookie Order Card when choosing your recognitions. Girls can choose all recognitions, all Cookie Dough or a mix! Just inform your troop cookie manager. Cookie Dough and Nut Bucks can also be used at face value at Camp Trading Posts, Council Shops and for program and membership registration!

2014 Cookie Program begins January 3. In addition to helping pay for camp and other fun and exciting activities, the experience that a girl gains by participating in the Cookie Program will help her build 5 Skills she will use for the rest of her life. • Goal setting – setting an attainable goal • Decision making – deciding how to use the proceeds • People skills – interacting with the public at booth sales or when approaching customers • Business ethics – taking orders and delivering them on a timely basis • Money management – making change and keeping a record of customer payments

2 Register early! A discounted rate will be offered from Jan. 6 - March 31.

Troop Members

Troop members work with their leader and other troop members to set a goal and decide how they want to use their Cookie Program proceeds. Troops can earn $.70- $.80 per box. Contact your troop leader for more information on your participation in the 2014 Cookie Program.

Indie Girls

Individually Registered Girl Scouts (Indie Girls) can participate in the Cookie Program and earn recognitions and Cookie Dough. Their proceeds are in the form of Program Reward Certificates that can be used for camp, program and membership registration, and at Council Shops and Camp Trading Posts. For more information on how Indie Girl Scouts participate in the Cookie Program, please contact: IndieGirl@gswpa.org or 800-248-3355 x1209.

Table of Contents

Parent Central...................................................5 Troop Central.....................................................6 C.A.P. Camping (Certified Activities Provided).................................................7 Troop Camping.................................................8 Volunteer Management.......................... 9-10 C.A.P. Camp Schedule................................... 11 CORE Camp Schedule................................. 12 Resident Camp Schedule..................... 13-14 Resident and CORE Camps.................15-30 Conshatawba................................. 15-18 Hawthorne Ridge.........................19-20 Redwing............................................21-25 Singing Hills....................................26-27 Skymeadow..................................28-30 Travel Pathway......................................... 31-32 Outing Club Travel Trips................... 31 Our Chalet – Swiss Challenge........ 32 Save-the-Dates.............................................. 33 FAQ..................................................................... 34 Camp Registration Form...................... 35-36 Scholarship Form....................................37-38 Register Online............................................... 39 Camp Work Weekends................................50

Camp Key

Look for these symbols next to camp program titles. Day- or Evening-Only Activities Family Camp CORE Camp (See page 6 for more info.)

Who can go to Camp?

you!

Girl Scouts is for every girl … and you don’t need to join a troop. Girl Scouts is customizable to meet the busy schedule of today’s active girl. Simply become an Individually Registered Girl Scout — Indie Girl — and you can enjoy all of the activities, programs and projects that make Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania so much fun – including camp! P.S. Cookies can make it happen! For more information about our Cookie Program, see previous page.

Register Early

Register early to lock-in a discounted rate! A special Camper Discount will be offered for any registrations that occur January 6-March 31. Save $25 off programs that are three nights or more and $10 off programs that are two nights or less. Beginning April 1, the listed price will be in effect.

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GSWPA Offices, Camps and Shops

Lake Erie

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Clarion

Monroeville Mckeesport

WEST VIRGINIA

4 Register early! A discounted rate will be offered from Jan. 6 - March 31.

To find the most up-to-date addresses for each of our camps, service centers, offices and shops, visit gswpa.org or contact ProgramAdmin@gswpa.org or 800-248-3355 x1007.

Parent Central Camp may be for the girls, but parents are a vital part of our community. Whether it’s your daughter’s first time at camp, or if she is an old pro, you need to know all the great things Girl Scout camp has to offer. All girls (current Girl Scout or not a Girl Scout at all) are welcome at summer camp. Girls can attend camp on their own, with a friend or as a part of a troop. There are tons of options! When selecting a camp, please select a camp based on Fall 2014 grades.

Parent Info Nights

Parent Info Nights are great options for parents and campers coming to camp for the first time or choosing a new Girl Scout camp. At Info Night, you’ll find out more information about Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania camps and all our summer camp options, meet the camp director, see pictures of the facilities and ask any questions. All girls, including non-members, are welcome at camp. We have a variety of programs to fit your interests. For more information or to register, visit gswpa.org. • Jan. 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m. — Webinar • Feb. 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Edinboro Girl Scout Office • Feb. 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Johnstown Girl Scout Office • Feb. 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Girl Scout Office

Camp Open Houses

Once your Girl Scout signs up for camp, it’s time to get excited and prepared for your daughter’s camp experience. Camp Open Houses are a perfect opportunity to come to camp and see where your daughter may be staying and meet some of the staff. Girls who attend open houses are familiar with what camp looks like and already have friendly faces they know when they arrive. Check out each camp’s specific page for dates and times.

General Camp Info Who Are the Camp Staff?

Camps are staffed with activity specialists, a cook, a health supervisor and specialty staff for the horse program and adventure program. These staff members are carefully selected for their skills, as well as how they work with children and adults. They participate in extensive training sessions where they earn appropriate certifications. At CORE Camp, troop or group leaders (or adult volunteers) assume responsibility for Girl Scouts’ Safety Activity Checkpoint ratio and ACA (American Camping Association) standards. We provide lifeguards, NRA (National Rifle Association) instructors and boating instructors — depending upon your camp’s features. You just show up and have fun!

Health and Safety

Your camper’s health/safety is our first priority. Programs are planned and staffed according to the high standards of Girl Scouts of the USA. Healthcare managers direct the health centers at each camp and are supported by on-call services of a local physician and emergency medical center. If your camper is on medication, the healthcare manager will administer and document it. Campers (regardless of age) must turn in all medication (in the original container) to the healthcare manager upon arrival at camp.

Meals at Camp

All camp meals are prepared by camp staff and served in a dining hall facility. Menus are kid-friendly with options. Based on the camp session’s theme, a cookout may occur. All campers receive an evening snack. Milk is available at all meals. Campers will participate in cleanup activities after each meal. All summer camp programs provide meals unless otherwise noted.

Program Disclaimer

We reserve the right to cancel any program activity when weather conditions are unsuitable, to include but not limited to, extreme heat, thunderstorms, etc. Refunds are not given when activities are cancelled as a result of Acts of God.

Visitors and Phone Calls

Day Camp Girl Scout Day Camps are available in many areas throughout our council. They are run by dedicated, experienced local volunteers. For a list of areas hosting local Day Camps, please visit gswpa.org/day-camps or contact daycamp@gswpa.org.

For safety reasons, access to camp properties is limited when camp is in session. Mail from home is welcome and will be delivered daily. Parents may leave mail at check-in for delivery during the session. Please include the following information in all mail you send: session name, session date and camper’s name. In the event of any emergency or change in plans, please call the camp director. Camp phone numbers will be provided with your confirmation materials, and camp directors will contact the parents in case of an emergency or illness. Please note: camp phones are limited to camp business only.

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Going to camp with your girls is one of the best ways to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience, bond as a group and learn new skills. As a troop leader, you have lots of options available to you and your girls that can suit your interests and comfort levels.

Troop Central CORE Camp

CORE Camp is perfect for troops that are first-time campers or just want to kick back, have fun and let someone else take care of the details. Camp staff provide programming and meals. Your adult chaperones provide supervision. Troops can participate in as much or as little programming as they choose. Leaders that have taken Outdoor Trainings and want to ease in to using your newly acquired skills will love CORE camping. All adults attending CORE camps must be registered members and approved volunteers. No training is necessary for adults. CORE camps are available at Camps Hawthorne Ridge, Redwing, Singing Hills and Skymeadow.

When selecting a camp, please select a camp based on Fall 2014 grades.

C.A.P. Camping

(Certified Activities Provided) Take advantage of the programming that your girls love like swimming, archery, rifles and high ropes while Troop Camping at one of our beautiful camp locations. C.A.P. Camping combines the independence of Troop Camping with the adventure of program options. You’ll be given predetermined times for your troop to take part in programming GSWPA staff provide. Basic cooking equipment is provided with troops providing their own meals. All adults taking part in a C.A.P. Camping experience must be registered members and approved volunteers. At least one person is required to have current certifications in First Aid and CPR, as well as the appropriate Outdoor Trainings for the facility you are using. Check out the C.A.P. Camping options on the next page. See page 9 for information on Outdoor Training options. C.A.P. Camping is available at Camps Conshatawba, Curry Creek, Elliott, Hawthorne Ridge and Singing Hills.

CORE Camping C.A.P. Camping Troop Camping

Adult Clearances Needed

Programming Provided

Meals Provided

X X X

X X

X

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Training Required

X X

Troop Camping

Troop camping opportunities are boundless for you and your girls! Choose from our nine amazing properties. Whether you rent a lodge, tent or yurt unit, you and your girls will have the independence and freedom you choose. Troops plan their own programs, meals and supplies. This is a great option for experienced troops or those looking for more adventure. All adults who are providing supervision, driving or taking part in a high-risk activity must be registered members and approved volunteers. At least one person is required to have current certifications in First Aid and CPR, as well as the appropriate Outdoor Trainings for the facility you are using. See page 9 for information on Outdoor Training options. If you would like to take a tour of a camp, check out each camp’s page for their Camp Open House date and time Troop Camping is available at Camps Conshatawba, Curry Creek, Elliott, Hawthorne Ridge, Resting Waters, Roy Weller, Singing Hills and Skymeadow.

C.A.P. Camping Certified Activities Provided Camping

Bring your troop to camp this summer to work on badges, get started on a Journey or simply strengthen the bonds of sisterhood while enjoying outdoor activities like: swimming, archery, canoeing, etc. Troops must provide their own First Aid/CPRcertified and tent/yurt outdoor-trained adults. Troops are responsible for their own meals. See previous page for more details.

C.A.P. Camping at Camp Conshatawba – Overlook Lodge Activities Include: archery and swimming Girls Grades: K-12 Session 1: June 13-15, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Session 2: June 20-22, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $45 per person Minimum Capacity: 10

C.A.P. Camping at Camp Conshatawba – Overlook Lodge with Challenge Course

Activities Include: swimming and challenge course Girls Grades: K-12 Session 1: July 13-15, Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Session 2: July 17-19, Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Cost: $65 per person Minimum Capacity: 10

C.A.P. Camping at Camp Curry Creek – Mohawk Tent Unit

Activities Include: swimming and archery or air rifles Girls Grades: K-12 Session 1: June 20-22, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Session 2: July 18-20, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Session 3: Aug. 1-3, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $45 per person Minimum Capacity: 5

C.A.P. Camping at Camp Curry Creek – Seneca Tent Unit

Activities Include: swimming and archery or air rifles Girls Grades: K-12 Session 1: June 20-22, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Session 2: July 18-20, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Session 3: Aug. 1-3, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $45 per person Minimum Capacity: 5

C.A.P. Camping at Camp Elliott – Bayberry Tents

Activities Include: archery and swimming Girls Grades: K-12 Session 1: June 27-29, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Session 2: July 11-13, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Session 3: July 25-27, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $45 per person Minimum Capacity: 5

C.A.P. Camping at Camp Elliott – Morningside Tents Activities Include: archery and swimming Girls Grades: K-12 Session 1: June 27-29, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Session 2: July 11-13, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Session 3: July 25-27, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $45 per person Minimum Capacity: 5

C.A.P. Camping at Camp Hawthorne Ridge — Daisy Lodge

Activities Include: archery and swimming Girls Grades: K-12 Session 1: July 25-27, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Session 2: Aug. 8-10, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $45 per person Minimum Capacity: 25

C.A.P. Camping at Camp Singing Hills — Springsong Tent Unit

Activities Include: ropes, rifles (must be 12 years old to shoot rifles) or archery (choose one) and swimming Girls Grades: K-12 Session 1: July 11-13, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Session 2: July 18-20, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $65 per person Minimum Capacity: 10

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Troop Camping Want to plan your own camping experience for your troop or service unit this summer or any other time during the year? Check out Camps Elliott, Resting Waters, Curry Creek and Roy Weller. Please check camp availability calendars at gswpa.org/camp or contact CampRentals@gswpa.org for more details.

Camp Curry Creek

Camp Resting Waters

Camp Curry Creek is situated on 63 acres in Brockway, Jefferson County. Accommodations include lodges, platform tents and Adirondacks. The camp is named after Curry Creek, which flows through the property, forming a pond and creating conditions that support diverse animal and plant populations. You can view this amazing variety along the bird walk which extends out into the camp wetlands area. The camp also features a swimming pool, archery range, unique nature center and indoor rifle range. The pond is a great location for learning to canoe. Camp Curry Creek is ideal for troops, service units and other groups looking to offer outdoor and environmental education to girls. For specific camp questions, e-mail CurryCreek@gswpa.org.

Camp Resting Waters sits on 430 beautiful acres in Kane, McKean County. During the summer, Camp Resting Waters offers sailing, canoeing, funyaking, fishing, swimming and archery for troops and service units looking to develop and offer their own outdoor and camping experience. During the winter, Camp Resting Waters is known for cross country skiing, sled riding, snowshoeing and ice skating. Enjoy Camp Resting Waters’ many hiking trails, permanent orienteering course, outdoor cooking, primitive camping and year-round wildlife studies. Rental groups are responsible for any additional lifeguards needed depending on your group size. For specific camp questions, contact RestingWaters@gswpa.org.

Open House: Saturday, May 17, 1-4 p.m.

Camp Elliott

Open House: Saturday, May 3, 1-4 p.m.

Camp Elliott is located in Lawrence County, just outside Volant. The camp is situated on 101 acres nestled in the rolling hills of scenic western Pennsylvania Amish country. Camp Elliott has lodge, platform tent and Adirondack camping available for troops. This is a great camp for troops and service units to get a taste of camping or just spend time together. There are lots of program activities to choose from such as swimming, archery, nature hikes, sports and more. For specific camp questions, e-mail elliott@gswpa.org.

8 Register early! A discounted rate will be offered from Jan. 6 - March 31.

Open House: Saturday, May 10, 1-4 p.m.

Camp Roy Weller

Open House: Sunday, May 4, 1-4 p.m.

Sitting on an impressive 792 acres in Preston County, West Virginia, only a few miles over the Pennsylvania state line, Camp Roy Weller is the ideal location for Juniors and Cadettes, with their troops, to explore the outdoors. Focusing on environmental topics, such as alternative energy, outdoor skills, including canoeing, girls can find everything they need to get back-to-basics here. This camp is flexible for different campers’ needs. We have primitive camping sites as well as winterized, indoor bunk houses to suit everyone’s camping style. Roy Weller is ideally located in close proximity to local attractions such as Wisp Ski Resort, Nemacolin, Sandy Creek State Park, Swallow Falls State Park, Fallingwater, Laurel Caverns and more. The Arctic Swamp at Deep Creek Lake is a short drive from our property. For specific camp questions, e-mail RoyWeller@gswpa.org.

Volunteer Management

Outdoor Trainings for Volunteers Aaah, there’s nothing like the outdoors! To take your Girl Scout adventure outside in any season, there are a few things you need to know: Girls talk with camp counselors and go over the plans for cooking an outdoor meal.

❑ Visit gswpa.org/trainings when planning an outdoor camping experience. Download our checklist for necessary forms, safety information, trainings, insurance, links to info on GSWPA camps, other pre-approved sites for camping opportunities and more. ❑ Make sure you have the trainings you need. Training – like camping – is about progression. The more you want to be on your own as a troop or group, the more training you need to make this happen. Below is a list of our outdoor trainings and their prerequisites. Visit our Things to Do calendar at gswpa.org for dates/times and locations near you. (See the next page for course descriptions.)

Camping in a Lodge? You need Outdoor 101 (Prerequisite: Girl Scouting 101)

Want to build outdoor fires or stay in a cabin? You need Basic Camping Skills (Prerequisite: Girl Scouting 101 and Outdoor 101)

Girls from Pittsburgh ATA get ready to spend their day at Camp Singing Hills.

Ready to tackle Platform Tent Camping or Tent Pitching? It’s time for Basic Platform Tent and Yurt Camping Skills training! (Prerequisite: Girl Scouting 101, Outdoor 101 and Basic Camping Skills)

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Volunteer Management (cont.)

Outdoor Training Descriptions Outdoor 101

2-hour course (Prerequisite: Girl Scouting 101) This training is available online as a self-study training course or classroom training. It focuses on age-level appropriate activities, outdoor progression, reservation procedures, safety hazards in the outdoors, fire safety when using a fireplace and planning in partnership with girls for a lodge camping experience. By participating in the online version, learn at your own pace. A Q&A sheet is completed and submitted for credit to be given. To access the online version, go to gswpa.org and click on the “Volunteer” section then click on “Adult Learning Opportunities”. A link is available to begin your course. The hands-on format is a two hour course.

Basic Camping Skills

4-hour course (Prerequisite: Girl Scouting 101 and Outdoor 101) This course focuses on understanding how to make, use and extinguish a campfire, tips on planning, preparation and clean-up steps for a cook-out, learning basic tool craft and elementary knots, making simple meals, knife safety, graces to use in the camp setting and learning how to work in partnership with girls for outdoor cooking experiences. Basic Camping Skills is geared toward, but not limited to, Brownie and Junior troop leaders. By taking this training, you’ll be ready for overnights in lodges and cabins at council-owned properties and know how to lead cookouts and have campfires. (This training is also required for any outdoor cooking or fire building at any site.)

Basic Platform Tent and Yurt Camping Skills

Overnight course (with approx. 21 hours) (Prerequisite: Girl Scouting 101, Outdoor 101 and Basic Camping Skills) This course focuses on a camping experience in tents, including platform tents and yurts. Included is care and use of platform tents and yurts, discussion on how to pitch tents, more outdoor cooking options, knots needed for platform tents and yurt camping, simple lashing skills, advanced tool craft, care and use of lanterns, and nature skills. Participate in a pre-planning session so you can go back to your troop and plan your own camping weekend. This outdoor training is geared toward, but not limited to, Junior, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador troop leaders.

First Aid/CPR Training

First Aid and CPR training is required of the adult acting as the primary first-aider for the Girl Scout group activities indicated in the Safety Activity Checkpoints. While GSWPA offers these courses throughout the year, volunteers may also contact their local community program providers for First Aid/CPR courses in their area.

Girl Scout accepted First Aid courses can be provided by: • American Red Cross • American Safety and Health Institute • Emergency First Response • Medic First Aid International, Inc. • National Safety Council • American Heart Association • EMS Safety Service • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Minimum age for certification is 14 years old. GSWPA does not allow anyone that is not over the age of 18 to be in the role of a first aider. GSWPA only accepts certifications that provide hands-on training format and issue a certification. Online training and certifications do not meet First Aid and CPR training requirements.

Dads and daughters enjoy the game, Ga Ga, at Camp Redwing.

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Other Trainings

In need of other trainings, but don’t see anything listed close to you? Fill out the Training Interest form at gswpa.org/trainings.

C.A.P. Camp Schedule DATE

EVENT

GRADES

LOCATION

COST

6/13-15

Conshatawba — Overlook Lodge

K-12

Conshatawba

$45

7

6/20-22

Curry Creek — Mohawk Tent Unit

K-12

Curry Creek

$45

7

6/20-22

Curry Creek — Seneca Tent Unit

K-12

Curry Creek

$45

7

6/20-22

Conshatawba — Overlook Lodge

K-12

Conshatawba

$45

7

6/27-29

Elliott — Bayberry Tents

K-12

Elliott

$45

7

6/27-29

Elliott — Morningside Tents

K-12

Elliott

$45

7

7/11-13

Elliott — Bayberry Tents

K-12

Elliott

$45

7

7/11-13

Elliott — Morningside Tents

K-12

Elliott

$45

7

7/11-13

Singing Hills — Springsong Tent Unit

K-12

Singing Hills

$65

7

7/13-15

Conshatawba — Overlook Lodge with Challenge Course

K-12

Conshatawba

$65

7

7/17-19

Conshatawba — Overlook Lodge with Challenge Course

K-12

Conshatawba

$65

7

7/18-20

Curry Creek — Mohawk Tent Unit

K-12

Curry Creek

$45

7

7/18-20

Curry Creek — Seneca Tent Unit

K-12

Curry Creek

$45

7

7/18-20

Singing Hills — Springsong Tent Unit

K-12

Singing Hills

$65

7

7/25-27

Elliott — Bayberry Tents

K-12

Elliott

$45

7

7/25-27

Elliott — Morningside Tents

K-12

Elliott

$45

7

7/25-27

Hawthorne Ridge — Daisy Lodge

K-12

Hawthorne Ridge

$45

7

8/1-3

Curry Creek - Mohawk Tent Unit

K-12

Curry Creek

$45

7

8/1-3

Curry Creek - Seneca Tent Unit

K-12

Curry Creek

$45

7

8/8-10

Hawthorne Ridge — Daisy Lodge

K-12

Hawthorne Ridge

$45

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CORE Camp Schedule DATE

EVENT

GRADES

LOCATION

COST

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6/15-17

Dances with Branches CORE

2-6

Skymeadow

$130

28

6/18-20

Horse Lover CORE

2-6

Skymeadow

$140

28

6/18-20

Outing Club Boot Camp CORE

4-6

Skymeadow

$120

28

6/20-22

Brownie Badge Bonanza CORE

2-3

Skymeadow

$130

28

6/22-24

Cowgirl Campout CORE

2-6

Skymeadow

$140

29

6/22-24

Wonders of Water CORE

2-3

Skymeadow

$130

29

6/25-27

Power Up CORE

4-6

Skymeadow

$130

29

6/25-27

Swim and Saddle CORE

2-6

Skymeadow

$140

29

6/27-29

Junior Joyfest CORE

4-6

Skymeadow

$130

29

6/28-29

My First Camp Overnight CORE

1-3

Hawthorne Ridge

$65

19

6/29-7/1

Dances with Branches CORE

2-6

Skymeadow

$130

28

6/29-7/1

Horse Lover CORE

2-6

Skymeadow

$140

28

7/6-8

Cowgirl Campout CORE

2-6

Skymeadow

$140

29

7/8-11

Splash Down CORE

2-5

Hawthorne Ridge

$275

19

7/9-11

Rainforest Adventure CORE

1-4

Skymeadow

$130

29

7/11-13

Horse Lover CORE

2-6

Skymeadow

$140

28

7/11-13

Next Stop — Hogwarts! CORE

4-6

Skymeadow

$120

29

7/13-15

Fireflies and Fairytales CORE

1-4

Skymeadow

$120

30

7/13-15

Swim and Saddle CORE

2-6

Skymeadow

$140

29

7/15-18

Eco Adventures CORE

2-5

Hawthorne Ridge

$245

20

7/16-18

Outing Club Boot Camp CORE

4-6

Skymeadow

$120

28

Calling all Fish! CORE

1-6

Skymeadow

$25

30

7/18-19

My First Time at Camp CORE

1-4

Skymeadow

$65

30

7/19-20

My First Time at Camp CORE

1-4

Skymeadow

$65

30

7/20-22

Horse Gymkhana CORE

2-6

Skymeadow

$140

30

7/20-22

Treasure Hunt CORE

1-4

Skymeadow

$120

30

Corral Day CORE

2-6

Skymeadow

$45/girl • $20/adult

30

7/29-31

Canoe U Level 1 CORE

6-9

Singing Hills

$135

26

7/29-31

Tour de Hills CORE

6-12

Singing Hills

$125

26

8/4-6

Redwing Rocks CORE

K-12

Redwing

$120

25

8/9-10

Overnight Basics CORE

6-12

Singing Hills

$70

27

8/12-14

Junior Badge Bash CORE

4-6

Singing Hills

$150

27

7/18

7/24

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Resident Camp Schedule DATE 6/15-18 6/15-20 6/15-20 6/15-20 6/15-20 6/18-20 6/20-22 6/21 6/22-24 6/22-25 6/22-25 6/22-25 6/22-27 6/22-27 6/22-27 6/22-27 6/22-27 6/24-25 6/24-27 6/25-27 6/27 6/27-28 6/27-29 6/27-29 6/28 6/28-29 6/28-29 6/28-29 6/29-7/3 6/29-7/3 6/29-7/3 6/29-7/3 6/29-7/3 6/29-7/3 6/29-7/3 6/29-7/3 7/1-3 7/6-8 7/6-11 7/6-11 7/6-11 7/6-11 7/6-11 7/6-11 7/6-11 7/6-18 7/6-18 7/8-10

EVENT Redwing Spa Blazing Saddles (Level 3) Camp Katniss Creative Minds Horsin’ Around (Level 1) Dancing Under the Stars Pony Pals Adventure Day Birds, Butterflies and Bugs Splish Splash On Belay Yurt Ventures Back in the Saddle (Level 2) Lazy River (Level 1) Spy Girls Trailblazers (Level 4) Walk on the Woodsy Side Fairies in the Woods Are You Brave Enough? Splish Splash Daisy Day Family Rafting Stay Over Weekend Me and My Gal Pony Pals Daddy Day Daisy/Brownie Sleepover Lower Yough Family Rafting Trip Middle Yough Family Rafting Trip Back in the Saddle (Level 2) Horsin’ Around (Level 1) Night Owls Ropes and Wranglers Sew Cool Team Extreme Traditional Camp Yurt Ventures Messing Around Hear the Beat Art Mania Back in the Saddle (Level 2) Boat and Bike (Level 1) Next Stop – Hogwarts! Night Crawlers Reach for the Stars Top Talents Counselor-in-Training 1 (CIT) Wrangler-in-Training (WIT) Camp Essentials

GRADES 4-7 6-9 5-8 4-7 4-7 4-7 1-6 4-10 2-3 4-8 5-8 4-7 5-9 4-7 4-7 7-10 4-7 K-2 2-5 4-7 K-1 2-12, F K-12 1-6 K-8 K-3 7-12, F 2-6, F 5-9 4-7 4-7 6-10 4-7 9-12 4-12 4-7 2-5 K-4 5-8 5-9 5-8 5-8 5-8 6-11 5-9 10-12 10-12 4-5

LOCATION Redwing Redwing Redwing Redwing Redwing Redwing Skymeadow Conshatawba Conshatawba Conshatawba Conshatawba Redwing Redwing Redwing Redwing Redwing Redwing Conshatawba Hawthorne Ridge Redwing Conshatawba Conshatawba Redwing Skymeadow Conshatawba Hawthorne Ridge Conshatawba Conshatawba Redwing Redwing Conshatawba Conshatawba Conshatawba Conshatawba Redwing Redwing Hawthorne Ridge Conshatawba Redwing Redwing Redwing Conshatawba Redwing Conshatawba Redwing Redwing Redwing Hawthorne Ridge

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EVENT

7/8-11 7/9-11 7/11-13 7/11-13 7/11-13 7/13-16 7/13-18

Jammin' Pony Pals Me and My Gal Stay Over Weekend Stay Over Weekend Sea Horses Artistas

7/13-18 7/13-18 7/13-18 7/13-18 7/13-18 7/15-17 7/16-17 7/16-18 7/18 7/18-19

Giddy Up

7/18-20 7/18-20 7/19-20 7/20-25 7/20-25 7/20-25 7/20-25 7/20-25 7/20-25 7/20-25 7/20-25 7/20-27 7/23-24 7/25-27 7/25-27 7/27-30 7/27-8/1 7/27-8/1 7/27-8/1 7/27-8/1 7/27-8/1 7/27-8/1 7/27-8/1 7/27-8/1 7/30-8/1 8/1-3 8/1-3 8/1-3 8/5-9 8/5-9 8/8-10 8/12-16

Me and My Guy My First Mom and Me Cowpokes Aim, Shoot, Row and Climb Camp Percy Jackson Intermediate Backpacking Movie Makers Redwing Rocks Sail Away Tool Time Trailblazers (Level 4) Western Fun and Games (Level 5) Daisy and Brownie Mom and Me Slumber Party Me and My Guy Staff Alumni Weekend Splish Splash Explore Gettysburg Gone "Glam"ping Iron Chefs River Runners (Level 2) Spy Camp Survivor Trailblazers (Level 4) Horsin’ Around (Level 1) Daring Designs Girl Time Mom and Me Me and My Gal Me and My Guy Camp and Cave Float and Coast Me and My Gal Super Hero Hoopla

GRADES

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5-9 1-6 K-12 4-10 4-12 4-5 3-6

Conshatawba Skymeadow Hawthorne Ridge Conshatawba Redwing Redwing Conshatawba

Beginning Backpacker

7-9

Conshatawba

Blazing Saddles (Level 3) Camp Katniss Next Stop — Hogwarts! Thrill Seekers Tie Dye Takeover Giddy Up Game On Evening Adventures

6-9 7-10 4-7 6-9 K-3 1-3 4-5 K-5

Redwing Conshatawba Redwing Redwing Hawthorne Ridge Skymeadow Redwing Conshatawba

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Skymeadow

14 Register early! A discounted rate will be offered from Jan. 6 - March 31.

K-12 K-4, F 4-6 7-10 4-8 9-12 4-7 4-7 7-12 6-9 7-10 9-12 1-4 4-12 Families 4-7 8-10 6-10 5-8 7-12 4-8 4-7 7-10 4-7 4-5 4-10 4-12 K-12 6-12 7-12 K-12 6-9

Hawthorne Ridge Conshatawba Skymeadow Conshatawba Conshatawba Conshatawba Redwing Redwing Redwing Redwing Redwing Redwing Skymeadow Singing Hills Redwing Redwing Conshatawba Conshatawba Redwing Redwing Conshatawba Redwing Redwing Redwing Redwing Conshatawba Singing Hills Redwing Singing Hills Singing Hills Redwing Singing Hills

COST $205 $110/girl • $95/adult $90 $65 $65 $235 $350 $400 $400 $325 $325 $400 $130 $65/girl • $55/adult $130 $18 $65/girl • $55/adult $90 $90 $65/girl • $55/adult $350 $325 $400 $325 $325 $400 $375 $400 $550 $55 $90 $40 $205 $425 $325 $325 $375 $325 $325 $400 $400 $130 $90 $90 $90 $400 $400 $90 $265

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Camp Conshatawba

Camp Conshatawba, located in Summerhill, Cambria County, sits on 300+ acres and is an excellent place for campers of all ages to find who they are and who they want to be. While each session has a focused theme, girls will be able to participate in traditional Conshatawba camp activities that give them a well-rounded experience. Activities include: climbing tower and zip line, low ropes course, archery, arts & crafts, swimming, creek hiking, fire building, outdoor cooking, nature programming and campfires with songs, skits and s’mores! For specific camp questions, e-mail conshatawba@gswpa.org.

Adventure Day

Enjoy a day sampling cool camp activities like: the climbing tower, zip line, swimming and cooking over the fire! Challenge yourself on the four-sided climbing tower and enjoy the breeze as you zip down the 40-foot zip line. Enjoy a pool party in the afternoon! Girls Grades: 4-10 Date: Sat., June 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $50 per girl Minimum Capacity: 15

Birds, Butterflies and Bugs

Trek through the woods or snoop through the brook to find the coolest things living there. Create a bug catcher to gather your new critters in, make a butterfly mobile and see how many different types of birds you can hear! You’ll also enjoy great camp activities like swimming and archery! Girls Grades: 2-3 Date: June 22-24, Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Cost: $130 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Splish Splash

Enjoy this super-soaked session of camp as you spend time exploring, splashing and discovering different parts of the creek. Try synchronized swimming and water sports in the pool, enjoy a floating lunch and have a pool party luau! Try to avoid the water bombs as you soar down the zip line after climbing the tower! Girls Grades: 4-8 Date: June 22-25, Sun.-Wed. (3 nights) Cost: $205 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Open House Saturday, June 14 1-3 p.m. On Belay

Reach for the skies while you take on climbing challenges at camp. Kick off camp by working together to overcome obstacles on the low ropes course and continue building your skills on the four-sided climbing tower. Choose your route to the top of the tower and zip down the 40-foot zip line! You’ll also enjoy great camp activities like swimming and archery! Girls Grades: 5-8 Date: June 22-25, Sun.-Wed. (3 nights) Cost: $205 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Fairies in the Woods

Bring your imagination for a fun overnight stay in a lodge at camp. Make fairy houses and your own fairy wings, and explore the woods to see if the fairies at Conshatawba leave you a magical surprise! Girls Grades: K-2 Date: June 24-25, Tues.-Wed. (1 night) Cost: $70 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Daisy Day

Enjoy a day of camp fun and try a variety of activities with other Girl Scout friends! Enjoy field games with a parachute, make crafts to take home, go swimming and have a cookout lunch. Girls Grades: K-1 Date: Fri., June 27, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $25 per girl Minimum Capacity: 10

Family Rafting Stay Over Weekend

Signed up for the Lower Yough or Middle Yough Family Rafting Trip sessions and want to spend an extra night at camp? Join us for the Stay Over Weekend! Check in Friday evening at Conshatawba and meet the staff, enjoy an evening activity and have a snack before hitting the sack to rest up for your big rafting trip. Enjoy a warm, hearty breakfast Saturday morning before meeting the rest of the crew and heading out to Ohiopyle State Park. Bring your own family tent to pitch or stay in one of the platform tents or cabins. Girls Grades: 2-12 and families Dates: June 27-28, Fri.-Sat. (1 night) Cost: $50 per person Minimum Capacity: no minimum CORE camp

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Daddy Day

Night Owls

Girls Grades: K-8* Date: Saturday, June 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $50 per girl/$30 per adult Minimum Capacity: 10 *Girls will be split into units based on grade, and then will make all their own activity choices.

Girls Grades: 4-7 Date: June 29-July 3, Sun.-Thurs. (4 nights) Cost: $265 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Bring your dad (or significant male adult), to camp for the day. Spend time together hiking, testing out the climbing tower and gliding down the zip line. Relax by hanging out by the pool and enjoying a cookout lunch.

Lower Yough Family Rafting Trip

Join us for one of the most beloved Laurel Highlands activities – whitewater rafting! Check in Saturday morning at Camp Conshatawba and jump on the bus to Ohiopyle State Park. The Lower Youghiogheny River is 7.5 miles of Class III-IV whitewater rapids. It is considered a drop and pool river. The rapids are separated by calm deep pools, allowing you to catch your breath and enjoy the scenery. No prior experience is needed for this session, but the minimum age requirement is 12 years old. After a challenging day on the river, return to Camp Conshatawba for a hearty dinner, campfire and evening activities. Bring your own family tent to pitch or stay in one of the platform tents or cabins. Cost includes transportation, Lower Yough rafting fee and all meals. The Lower Yough and Middle Yough have different pricing. Girls Grades: 7-12 and families Dates: June 28-29, Sat.-Sun. (1 night) Cost: $145 per person Minimum Capacity: 15

Middle Yough Family Rafting Trip

Join us for one of the most beloved Laurel Highlands activities – whitewater rafting! Check in Saturday morning at Camp Conshatawba and jump on the bus to Ohiopyle State Park. The Middle Youghiogheny River has Class I-II rapids; there are some ripples and a little splashy water, but no large whitewater rapids. You can expect a relaxing day as you paddle down the river, dropping in for an occasional swim and taking in the sights. After your day on the river, return to Camp Conshatawba for a hearty dinner, campfire and evening activities. Bring your own family tent to pitch or stay in one of the platform tents or cabins. Cost includes all transportation, Middle Yough rafting fee and all meals. The Lower Yough and Middle Yough have different pricing. Girls Grades: 2-6 and families Dates: June 28-29, Sat.-Sun. (1 night) Cost: $125 per person Minimum Capacity: 15

Do you love staying up late? Have fun participating in nighttime activities such as night hikes, flashlight tag and stargazing. After sleeping in, spend your afternoons participating in camp activities like arts & crafts, swimming and archery.

Ropes and Wranglers

Challenge yourself to new heights by experiencing team building and personal challenges on the low ropes course, climbing tower and zip line. Head to Camp Redwing and challenge yourself further with a horseback ride. Learn the basics of Western riding and horse grooming. Return to Camp Conshatawba to relax by the pool. Girls Grades: 6-10 Dates: June 29-July 3, Sun.-Thur. (4 nights) Cost: $325 per girl Minimum Capacity: 8

Sew Cool

Explore your creative side and learn sewing basics while also enjoying camp activities like swimming, archery and nature. Make a pillow, a drawstring bag and a hand stitched purse. By the end of the session, you’ll earn your Sewing badge. Girls Grades: 4-7 Dates: June 29-July 3, Sun.-Thur. (4 nights) Cost: $285 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Hear the Beat

Are you born to dance? Learn some new steps and host a late night dance party to show off your new skills. You’ll be stepping to the beat during arts & crafts and pool time. Girls Grades: K-4 Date: July 6-8, Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Cost: $130 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Next Stop – Hogwarts!

Harry Potter fans won’t want to miss a chance to stay at Camp Conshatawba’s Accelerated Wizarding Academy! Arrive at camp and get sorted into a “house.” Work together with your housemates through daily challenges to win the House Cup. There will be plenty of activities to keep you busy: wand making, charms, potions, Ancient Runes, the history of magic, transfiguration and of course, Quidditch! Join us for the Stay Over Weekend and participate in the Tri-Wizard Camp Tournament. Girls Grades: 5-8 Dates: July 6-11, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $325 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

16 Register early! A discounted rate will be offered from Jan. 6 - March 31.

Stay Over Weekend Extend your stay at camp by spending two back-to-back weeks at camp or by just adding some extra time before or after your session. Spend the weekend at camp swimming and hanging out. You can also represent Camp Conshatawba in the Tri-Wizard Camp Tournament at Camp Skymeadow. The tournament will end with the Victory Ball where the Tri-Wizard Cup will be awarded to the winning camp. (This is for campers registered for camp sessions the weeks of July 6-11 and July 13-18.)

Camp Katniss

Girls Grades: 4-10 Dates: July 11-13, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $65 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

The popular Hunger Games heroine has inspired us to do all of her favorite things at camp! You’ll feel like you’re walking in Katniss’ boots as you practice plant identification and tracking, basic first aid, and of course, archery! Learn to braid hair, take a creek hike, cook over a fire, build a shelter and spend a night sleeping under the stars! Play a camp-wide game of hide-and-seek and see if you have what it takes to be the winning tribute! And as always, may the odds be ever in your favor!

Reach for the Stars

Girls Grades: 7-10 Dates: July 13-18, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $325 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Spend the week learning about aeronautics as you construct your own solid-fuel powered rocket. Launch your rocket while competing in the Reach for the Stars National Rocket Competition. Seven national winners will receive trophies and launch their rockets at the Astronaut Hall at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida or at Space Camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. You’ll still have time for the pool, arts & crafts and archery. Mission accomplished! Girls Grades: 6-11 Date: July 6-11, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $350 per girl Minimum Capacity: 12

Jammin’

Bring your musical instruments to jam at camp and work together to write a song for Camp Conshatawba. Share your talents and perform in our first ever Conshatawba Concert. Take a break from jammin’ with arts & crafts and swimming.

Evening Adventures

Join us for an evening of adventures at camp! Play field games, take a hike, enjoy arts & crafts and have a snack around the campfire while singing songs! Girls Grades: K-5 Date: Friday, July 18, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $18 per girl Minimum Capacity: 10

My First Mom and Me

Bring your mom (or significant female adult) to camp for a weekend of memories that will last a lifetime. This session if perfect for new campers and is a sample of all the great things at camp! Stay in a lodge or cabin and enjoy campfires with skits, songs and s’mores. Spend time together making crafts, exploring camp, testing out the climbing tower, playing field games and hanging out by the pool.

Girls Grades: 5-9 Date: July 8-11, Tues.-Fri. (3 nights) Cost: $205 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Girls Grades: K-4 and families Dates: July 18-20, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $90 per person Minimum Capacity: 30

Artistas

Aim, Shoot, Row and Climb

Camp is one of the best places to express yourself, and Camp Conshatawba’s artists have plenty of activities to try! Explore different artistic mediums such as painting, mosaics and working with raw clay to create a unique piece of your own. Try your hand at jewelry making and tie dying. Express yourself in as many ways as you can! You’ll also enjoy great camp activities like swimming and archery. Girls Grades: 3-6 Dates: July 13-18, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $350 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Are you ready for a fast-paced week filled with all kinds of adventurous activities? Begin by learning the ropes on the climbing tower and zip line, and practice your aim at the archery range. Then, expand your adventure to Camp Curry Creek to canoe and shoot rifles. Return to Conshatawba to take a refreshing dip in the pool. Adventure, here we come! Must be 12 years old to shoot rifles. Girls Grades: 7-10 Date: July 20-25, Sun.-Fri (5 nights) Cost: $350 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5 CORE camp

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Camp Percy Jackson

Demi-gods are needed to fill out the ranks! The cabins are ready, Dionysus is grumpy and there are dark stirrings. There are quests awaiting, training sessions planned and monsters to be vanquished. Are you ready to join the ranks and test your character and courage against the same challenges faced by Hercules and Percy? Spend your week climbing the tower, training in the pool and perfecting your shot at the archery range. Girls Grades: 4-8 Date: July 20-25, Sun.-Fri (5 nights) Cost: $325 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Gone “Glam”ping

Just because you’re at summer camp doesn’t mean you can’t be glamorous! After you have all the fun you can handle at the climbing tower and pool, you’ll have time to relax with yoga, manicures and a movie night! Girls Grades: 6-10 Date: July 27-Aug. 1, Sun.-Fri (5 nights) Cost: $325 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Adventure Bound Trips

Camp Conshatawba’s Adventure Bound Trips are wilderness experiences designed for small groups of girls entering grades 7-12. Although most trips are designed for any outdoor skill level, each camper must have the willingness and enthusiasm to fully participate and contribute to the program. All trips are based out of Camp Conshatawba’s Seneca Unit and include activities like backpacking, biking, rock climbing and hiking.

Team Extreme

Join Team Extreme on an adventure through the Laurel Highlands mountain biking, rock climbing and hiking. Start your trip at Camp Conshatawba as you work together as a team on the low ropes course and climbing tower. Plan your meals as a group and pack your gear before heading out of camp. Spend two nights in walled tents or yurts in Ohiopyle State Park, bike on the Great Allegheny Passage and explore the area. Go extreme! Girls Grades: 9-12 Dates: June 29-July 3, Sun.-Thus. (4 nights) Cost: $325 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Beginning Backpacker

Spend time at camp learning the skills of a backpacker. Learn the proper way to pack your backpack, discover what items are essential to backpacking and practice hiking around camp and taking day hikes around the area. Later in the week when you’re confident with your skills, head out on the Laurel Highlands trail to hike, spend a night camping under the stars along the trail and hike out the next day. Girls Grades: 7-9 Dates: July 13-18, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $400 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

18 Register early! A discounted rate will be offered from Jan. 6 - March 31.

Spy Camp

The mission (should you choose to accept it) is top secret. Enter the Conshatawba top-secret spy training facility where you’ll learn the art of surveillance, finger printing and become a master of disguise. Improve your skills on the low ropes course and climbing tower, create a spy kit to help you go undercover and find all the clues to help solve the mystery. Take a break from spy school to have fun with traditional camp activities like arts & crafts, swimming and nature activities. Girls Grades: 4-8 Date: July 27-Aug. 1, Sun.-Fri (5 nights) Cost: $325 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Girl Time Mom and Me

This session is great for older girls who want to share what camp is all about with their special female adult. Challenge yourselves on the climbing tower, take your aim at archery, test your fire-building and outdoor-cooking skills, play capture the flag, enjoy making crafts and relax by the pool. Activities in this session are intended for older girls. Girls Grades: 4-10 Dates: Aug. 1-3 Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $90 per person Minimum Capacity: 30

Intermediate Backpacking

Hike the Laurel Highlands Trail and gain backpacking knowledge and experience while taking in the views of some of the best scenic spots. Start your experience at Camp Conshatawba brushing up on your backpacking knowledge. Packs will be provided and you’ll learn how to pack the essential items needed for yourself and the group. Work together on the low ropes course and climbing tower before heading out to the Trailhead. Spend three nights camping along the trail in designated areas, and after you’ve hiked almost 30 miles, you’ll be picked up and taken back to camp to relax and unwind. Previous backpacking experience is necessary for this session. Girls Grades: 9-12 Dates: July 20-25, Sun.-Fri (5 nights) Cost: $400 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Explore Gettysburg

Start your week at Camp Conshatawba getting to know one another and working together as a team on the low ropes course and climbing tower. Learn Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics to plan, pack and prepare for your trip. Leave camp and head to Historic Gettysburg for a guided tour and a hike along the battlefield. Visit historical places and maybe even see a ghost! Spend a night along the famous Appalachian Trail as you backpack along it and return to camp full of memories! Girls Grades: 8-10 Dates: July 27- Aug. 1, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $425 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Open House Saturday, May 17 noon-3 p.m.

Camp Hawthorne Ridge

Camp Hawthorne Ridge is located in Fairview Township, Erie County. The camp has 207 beautiful acres with a variety of housing options – tents, cabins and lodges. Hawthorne Ridge is a great place for new or less-experienced campers looking to develop their outdoor skills. This variety of sleeping accommodations provide the perfect setup for summer camp progression for younger Girl Scouts. Daisies can begin their camp progression in a lodge unit sleeping in bunks and then progress to sleeping in a tent as a Junior.

The camp’s amenities (gorge, hiking trails, pool with slide, playing field and archery range) provide a progressive outdoor education and experience from Daisies to Juniors that prepare younger Girl Scouts to take on the more challenging programs offered at other GSWPA camps like Singing Hills and Redwing. It’s close proximity to Erie makes Hawthorne Ridge an economical place to stay for those troops traveling to the many cultural and entertainment attractions the area has to offer (such as Splash Lagoon, Presque Isle, Waldameer and many others).

Are You Brave Enough?

Messing Around

Learn the basics of archery and compete to see who has the steadiest hand and sharpest eye in a medieval style competition. Enjoy swimming and outdoor cooking, and see if you have what it takes to be an archery legend. Girls Grades: 2-5 Dates: June 24-27, Tues.-Fri. (3 nights) Cost: $205 per girl Minimum Capacity: 10

Daisy/Brownie Sleepover

Grab your BFF and head to camp where you’ll learn about Juliette Low, play field games, hike and go swimming. Bring your favorite stuffed animal pal with you on this adventure! Girls Grades: K-3 Dates: June 28-29, Sat.-Sun. (1 night) Cost: $70 per girl Minimum Capacity: 10

My First Camp Overnight

For specific camp questions, e-mail HawthorneRidge@gswpa.org.

Get messy and make slime, tie dye, stomp in the mud puddles and make (and eat) messy desserts. When you’re not making a mess, you’ll play games, try your hand at archery and take a refreshing dip in the pool. Girls Grades: 2-5 Dates: July 1-3, Tues.-Thurs. (2 nights) Cost: $130 per girl Minimum Capacity: 10

Camp Essentials

Campers get to know each other by playing teambuilding games outside of Thompson Hall.

Master the skills you need to be a super camper. Learn fire building, trail marking, shelter building, plant and tree identification and cooking over a fire. Throw in some archery and pool time, and you’re on your way to mastering camp essentials.

Get your first taste of the great things Camp Hawthorne Ridge has to offer! Join us for songs, swimming, arts & crafts, games, hiking and outdoor education. Learn fire safety and how to toast your marshmallow to perfection!

Girls Grades: 4-5 Dates: July 8-10, Tues.-Thurs. (2 nights) Cost: $130 per girl Minimum Capacity: 10

Girls Grades: 1-3 Dates: June 28-29, Sat.-Sun. (1 night) Cost: $65 per person Minimum Capacity: 10

Splash Down

Learn how to canoe and enjoy a day at the Presque Isle lagoons practicing your strokes. Then, take a trip to Splash Lagoon and enjoy some indoor waterslides. Also, splash around in the pool at Hawthorne Ridge, and battle it out in a water balloon fight! Troop leaders will transport girls to locations. Girls Grades: 2-5 Dates: July 8-11, Tues.-Fri. (3 nights) Cost: $275 per person Minimum Capacity: 10 CORE camp

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Flag ceremonies are a part of every day at camp.

Me and My Gal

Bring your mom (or significant female adult) to camp for the weekend. Participate in hiking, archery, swimming, canoeing, arts & crafts and more! Adults participating in canoeing will need to transport girls to Presque Isle. Girl Grades: K-12 Dates: July 11-13, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $90 per person Minimum Capacity: 15

Tie Dye Takeover

Use your imagination to come up with all kinds of things that would look better with lots of color! Bring some crazy things you want to tie dye or use the materials we have at camp. Pool time and archery will also be included when you need a break from harnessing your inner artist. Girl Grades: K-3 Dates: July 15-17, Tues.-Thurs. (2 nights) Cost: $130 per girl Minimum Capacity: 10

20 Register early! A discounted rate will be offered from Jan. 6 - March 31.

Eco Adventures

Learn all about the amazing and diverse area around Camp Hawthorne Ridge. Take a trip to Tom Ridge Nature Center and Asbury Woods to take in incredible sights. Also, spend your time at camp lounging in the pool and zooming down the water slide. Troop leaders will transport girls to locations. Girl Grades: 2-5 Dates: July 15-18, Tues.-Fri. (3 nights) Cost: $245 per person Minimum Capacity: 10

Me and My Guy

Bring your dad (or significant male adult) to camp for the weekend. Participate in hiking, archery, swimming, canoeing, arts & crafts and more! Adults participating in canoeing will need to transport girls to Presque Isle. Girl Grades: K-12 Dates: July 18-20, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $90 per person Minimum Capacity: 15

Camp Redwing

Open House Saturday, June 7 2-4 p.m.

Since 1923, Camp Redwing has been the place where girls go for the traditional Resident Camp experience. Campfires, cookouts, songs, art, nature, canoeing and archery are a part of every session at Camp Redwing. Campers live in platform tents or yurts, with each camper having their own cot or bunk bed. Whether it is a two-night or two-week program, Camp Redwing allows girls to choose their level of adventure, make new friends and become a part of our rich traditions. For specific questions about this camp, e-mail redwing@gswpa.org.

Redwing Spa

Relax and get in touch with your glamorous side. Make fruit smoothies, try yoga and create your own cosmetics. You’ll also make hair wraps and do all of the things that make you feel good! Girls Grades: 4-7 Dates: June 15-18, Sun.-Wed. (3 nights) Cost: $205 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Blazing Saddles (Level 3)

Polish your skills at a walk and trot and learn to canter and expand your horsemanship know-how by riding in the ring and on the trail. Tack up your own horse and help with the complete care of the horses. Prerequisite: Camper must have experience steering a horse independently at a trot. Completion of Back in the Saddle (Level 2) or documented riding lessons. Girls Grades: 6-9 Session 1: June 15-20, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Session 2: July 13-18, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $400 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Camp Katniss

The popular Hunger Games heroine has inspired us to do all of her favorite things at camp! You’ll feel like you’re walking in Katniss’ boots as you practice plant identification and tracking, basic first aid and of course archery! Learn to braid hair, take a creek hike, cook over a fire, build a shelter and spend a night sleeping under the stars! Play a camp-wide game of hide-and-seek and see if you have what it takes to be the winning tribute! And as always, may the odds be ever in your favor! Girls Grades: 5-8 Dates: June 15-20, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $325 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Creative Minds

Put your mind to the test! Camp is the perfect place to take all of the ordinary things and mess with them to make them better. This camp combines the best of art, science and group and individual challenges. Build, test, solve and discover solutions. You and your team will take part in challenges that allow you to put your skills to work – and you’ll still have plenty of time to be a part of great camp activities like swimming, canoeing and archery. Girls Grades: 4-7 Dates: June 15-20, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $325 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Horsin’ Around (Level 1)

This is for girls who love horses, but have little or no experience with them. Learn the basics of Western riding, horse safety and grooming techniques, and enjoy cowgirl crafts, games and other activities. Girls Grades: 4-7 Session 1: June 15-20, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $400 per girl Session 2: June 29-July 3, Sun.-Thurs. (4 nights) Cost: $325 per girl Session 3: July 27-Aug. 1, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $400 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Dancing Under the Stars

Get your dancing shoes on and your feet moving. While at camp, create awesome dance routines and perform them for the entire camp. Whether you love hip hop or ballet, there is a place for everyone. Great activities like arts & crafts, swimming and archery will also take place. Girls Grades: 4-7 Dates: June 18-20, Wed.-Fri. (2 nights) Cost: $130 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5 CORE camp

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Camp Redwing (cont.)

Yurt Ventures

Sleep in a yurt and try lots of swimming, archery, arts & crafts, canoeing and creek exploration. Make each day an adventure! Girls Grades: 4-7 Session 1: June 22-25, Sun.-Wed. (3 nights) Cost: $205 per girl Session 2: June 29-July 3, Sun.-Thurs. (4 nights) Cost: $265 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Back in the Saddle (Level 2)

Improve your riding skills by learning to trot, and increase your knowledge of horses by helping groom and care for them. Enjoy cowgirl crafts, games and activities. Prerequisite: Completion of Horsin’ Around (Level 1) or equivalent documented riding experience. Camper must have experience steering a horse independently at a walk. Girls Grades: 5-9 Session 1: June 22-27, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $400 per girl Session 2: June 29-July 3, Sun.-Thurs. (4 nights) Cost: $325 per girl Session 3: July 6-11, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $400 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Lazy River (Level 1)

Spend lots of time paddling your way down the Connoquenessing Creek. You’ll perfect your strokes, play canoe games and go on a day trip canoeing on the lake at Morraine State Park. (This fulfills the prerequisite for River Runners.) Girls Grades: 4-7 Dates: June 22-27, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $375 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Spy Girls

Make spy tools, track suspects, crack codes and solve a mystery using your new skills. You’ll work on your Detective and Special Agent badges. Plus, participate in regular camp activities like arts & crafts, swimming and nature. Girls Grades: 4-7 Dates: June 22-27, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $325 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Trailblazers (Level 4)

Spend time trotting and cantering on Redwing’s trails and compete in our very own trail class. Take an adventure with your horse to Outpost and stay overnight at the barn. Prerequisite: Camper must have experience steering a horse independently at a trot and canter. Completion of Level 3 or equivalent documented riding experience. Girls Grades: 7-10 Session 1: June 22-27, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Session 2: July 20-25, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Session 3: July 27-Aug. 1, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $400 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5 22 Register early! A discounted rate will be offered from Jan. 6 - March 31.

Walk on the Woodsy Side

Put the WILD in wilderness! Go on a creek hike and explore the woods around Redwing. Get your hands dirty, learn about wild edibles and search for critters. You’ll learn cool camp skills like fire and shelter building, lashing, outdoor cooking and knot tying. Also, participate in great camp activities like swimming and arts & crafts. Girls Grades: 4-7 Dates: June 22-27, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $325 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Splish Splash

Hang out at the pool and play water games. Check out our super soakers, water balloons and the slip n’ slide, have a pool party, and spend some time exploring the creek. Plus, participate in regular camp activities like nature and arts & crafts. Girls Grades: 4-7 Session 1: June 25-27, Wed.-Fri. (2 nights) Cost: $130 per girl Session 2: July 27-30, Sun.-Thurs. (3 nights) Cost: $205 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Me and My Gal

Bring your favorite cowgirl, your mom (or significant female adult), to camp for the weekend! Go on a staff-led horse ride, enjoy cowgirl-themed games, make crafts and dance at the all-camp hoedown! There’s something for everyone including swimming, nature and arts & crafts. Girls Grades: K-12 Session 1: June 27-29, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Session 2: Aug 8-10, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $90 per person Minimum Capacity: 25

Traditional Camp

Come to camp and make all your own choices. All of your favorites like canoeing, creek swimming, hiking, arts & crafts, archery, campfires, cookouts, songs and more will be included. This is for the girl who loves everything about camp or wants to experience something new. Girls can earn badges and parts of Journeys, but the choice is all yours! Girls Grades: 4-12* Dates: June 29-July 3, Sun.-Thurs. (4 nights) Cost: $265 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5 *Girls will be split into units based on grade, then make your own choices for activities.

Stay Over Weekend Art Mania

Painting, dying, weaving and molding will be a part of all the creations you make. Spend your week at camp using your creative genius. Whether you are a beginner or master, there’s something for everyone. There will be loads of time for great camp activities like archery, swimming and more. Increase your fun by taking advantage of our Stay Over Weekend. Girls Grades: 5-8 Dates: July 6-11, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $325 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Boat and Bike (Level 1)

Explore Pennsylvania by land and water! Zoom down the beautiful trails while biking at North Park. Let the adventure continue as you canoe and have a picnic on an overnight trip. You’ll also have lots of time to hang out with your friends by the campfire and cool off in the pool. Increase your fun by taking advantage of our Stay Over Weekend. Girls Grades: 5-8 Dates: July 6-11, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $375 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Night Crawlers

See all the cool things that happen at camp when the sun goes down. You’ll get to stay up late, sleep in and go night swimming. You’ll camp under the stars in Firefly Field and earn your Night Owls badge. Plus, do great camp activities like nature and arts & crafts. Increase your fun by taking advantage of our Stay Over Weekend. Girls Grades: 5-8 Dates: July 6-11, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $325 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Top Talents

Whether it’s singing, acting, juggling or dancing, Camp Redwing is the place to showcase your talents. Throughout the week you’ll perfect your acts or create new ones. End the week with a showcase of performances for the entire camp. When you’re not working on your show stoppers, enjoy all the great things camp has to offer like swimming, archery and arts & crafts. Increase your fun by taking advantage of our Stay Over Weekend. Girls Grades: 5-9 Dates: July 6-11, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $325 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

If you love camp and want to spend two back-to-back weeks, this is the perfect opportunity. Spend the weekend at camp swimming and hanging out. You’ll also represent Camp Redwing in the Tri-Wizard Camp Tournament at Camp Skymeadow. The tournament will end with a Victory Ball for everyone where the Tri-Wizard Cup will be awarded to the winning camp. (This is for campers who are registered for programs the week of July 6-11 and July 13-18.) Girls Grades: 4-12 Dates: July 11-13, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $65 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Counselor-In-Training 1 (CIT)

This exciting two-week program helps you develop your skills by learning from experienced staff and then putting your skills into practice immediately. You’ll gain valuable experience working with children and gain knowledge in program development, creating great camp culture and behavior management. As of 2014 CIT 1 is a prerequisite for WIT (Wrangler-in-Training). Girls Grades: 10-12 Dates: July 6-18, Sun.-Fri. (12 nights) Cost: $425 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Wrangler-In-Training (WIT)

Share your love of horses by helping out younger campers and learn what it’s like to work as barn staff. Increase your knowledge of horsemanship, learn about lesson instruction, program planning and barn operations. Prerequisite: Completion of Western Fun and Games or equivalent documented experience and CIT 1. Girls Grades: 10-12 Dates: July 6-18, Sun.-Fri. (12 nights) Cost: $480 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Sea Horses

Spend time at two favorite spots at Camp Redwing, the pool and the barn. Learn horse care and safety, take a staff-led horse ride and enjoy a pool party. Plus, enjoy regular camp activities like arts & crafts and nature. Increase your fun by taking advantage of our Stay Over Weekend! Girls Grades: 4-5 Dates: July 13-16, Sun.-Wed. (3 nights) Cost: $235 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

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Next Stop — Hogwarts!

Harry Potter fans won’t want to miss a chance to stay at Camp Redwing’s Accelerated Wizarding Academy! Arrive at camp and get sorted into a “house.” Work together with your housemates through daily challenges to win the house cup. Perfect your potions, create wands, and of course, play Quidditch! There will be plenty of time for great camp activities like swimming, archery and more! You can extend the fun by taking advantage of our Stay Over Weekend (see page 23) where we will compete in the Tri-Wizard Tournament! Girls Grades: 4-7 Dates: July 13-18, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $325 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Thrill Seekers

Set off in search of great thrills! Ride roller coasters at Kennywood Amusement Park, go white-water rafting and fly down a zip line! Plus, enjoy regular camp activities like swimming and arts & crafts. Increase your fun by taking advantage of our Stay Over Weekend! Girls Grades: 6-9 Dates: July 13-18, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $400 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Game On

Get your body moving with great games like soccer, kickball, dancing and of course Ga Ga. Keep your energy up and earn part of your Get Moving Journey. Great traditional camp activities like campfires and swimming will also be a part of these fast moving few days. Girls Grades: 4-5 Dates: July 16-18, Wed.-Fri. (2 nights) Cost: $130 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Movie Makers

Become the star of the show on Redwing’s stage. You and your friends will make videos starring you! Learn how to create a production all on your own. You’ll still have time for hanging out at the pool, arts & crafts and nature. Girls Grades: 4-7 Dates: July 20-25, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $325 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5 Camp Redwing Candlelight Ceremony.

Redwing Rocks

Come to camp and do all of the things that make Redwing so fun! Archery, geocaching, creek swimming, arts & crafts, dances, sports and nature will all be a part of the fun. There is no need to choose what to do when you get to do everything! Girls Grades: 4-7 Dates: July 20-25, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $325 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Sail Away

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime! You’ll start at Camp Redwing learning basic water safety and then head out to Camp Resting Waters to spend three days learning to sail and even take part in your own regatta. After learning all the basics of sailing, take a break and relax on the beach with your friends. You’ll also participate in great camp activities like archery and arts & crafts. Girls Grades: 7-12 Dates: July 20-25, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $400 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Tool Time

Building projects are a combination of practical skill and art. Learn how to use tools to make things that will become permanent fixtures at camp. Our camp ranger will help you and your friends have tons of hands-on fun building things to last a lifetime like: picnic tables at camp and a jewelry box for you to take home. You’ll also earn your Woodworking badge. There’s plenty of time for great camp activities like swimming, archery and campfires too. Girls Grades: 6-9 Dates: July 20-25, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $375 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Western Fun and Games (Level 5)

Learn to run barrels, poles, keyhole and more. You’ll refine your riding skills and compete in Redwing’s rodeo. Take your skills to new heights as you star in Redwing’s own horse show. Prerequisite: Camper must be comfortable riding at a canter for extended times and should be able to steer her horse while trotting and cantering. Completion of Trailblazers (Level 4) or equivalent documented experience. Girls Grades: 9-12 Dates: July 20-27, Sun.-Sun. (7 nights) Cost: $550 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Staff Alumni Weekend

Calling all Redwing Staff Alumni! Come to camp and see what we’ve been up to, catch up with old friends and meet some new ones. Your favorite things about camp will all be included like horseback riding, swimming and our Candlelight Ceremony. Family Event Dates: July 25-27, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $40 per person Minimum Capacity: 5 24 Register early! A discounted rate will be offered from Jan. 6 - March 31.

Iron Chefs

Whether it is in a kitchen or over a fire, you’ll be stirring up delicious meals. Learn how to create a great menu, then prepare it for your friends. You’ll also try your hand in our very own food challenge that will put your new found skills to the test. After working over a hot fire, chill out and relax by the pool with smoothies. Girls Grades: 5-8 Dates: July 27-Aug. 1, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $325 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

River Runners (Level 2)

Get ready, get set, go canoeing! Perfect your paddling skills at camp, “swamp” your canoe in the safety of the pool and paddle to a picnic lunch. Then, embark on a two-night canoe trip on the Allegheny River. Prerequisite: completion of a Level 1 canoeing program or have equivalent documented experience. Must have experience canoeing for at least 3 miles in one day on moving water. Girls Grades: 7-12 Dates: July 27-Aug. 1, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $375 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Survivor

Participate in mental and physical challenges while trying to win group rewards and tribal immunity. Lose a challenge and you may face “Exile Island.” Plus, enjoy regular camp activities like swimming, arts & crafts and nature. Girls Grades: 4-7 Dates: July 27-Aug.1, Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $325 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Daring Designs

This is art you’ll love to wear. Go home with tie dye, hair wraps and jewelry you made yourself. You’ll create pictures with exploding paint and art inspired by nature. You’ll also enjoy regular camp activities like nature and swimming too. Please bring a white shirt to tie dye. Girls Grades: 4-5 Dates: July 30-Aug. 1, Wed.-Fri. (2 nights) Cost: $130 per girl Minimum Capacity: 5

Me and My Guy

Bring your favorite cowboy, your dad (or significant male adult), to camp for the weekend! Go on a staffled horse ride, enjoy cowgirl-themed games, make crafts and dance at the all-camp hoedown! There’s something for everyone including swimming, nature and arts & crafts. Girls Grades: K-12 Dates: Aug. 1-3, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $90 per person Minimum Capacity: 25

Redwing Rocks Camp

Come to camp and do all of the things that make Redwing so fun! Archery, creek swimming, arts & crafts, dances, sports and nature will all be a part of the fun. There is no need to choose what to do when you get to do everything! Girls Grades: K-12 Dates: Aug. 4-6, Mon.-Wed. (2 nights) Cost: $120 per person Minimum Capacity: 25

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Camp Singing Hills Camp Singing Hills is located in Venango County, between Franklin and Oil City, in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains and near the confluence of the Allegheny River and Oil Creek. The 221-acre camp is GSWPA’s high-adventure camp, challenging girls in archery, target shooting, high and low ropes and canoeing (off-site). This camp is ideally suited for older Girl Scouts who are ready to take on new physical and mental challenges, individually and with their troop.

Open House Sunday, May 18 noon-3 p.m.

Singing Hills has beautiful wooded hiking trails and a lovely outdoor amphitheater with a melodic babbling brook running alongside. Summer camp accommodations are in tents with either bunks or cots. For specific camp questions, e-mail SingingHills@gswpa.org.

Me and My Guy

Bring your dad (or significant male adult) to camp for the weekend. Participate in age-appropriate activities such as the Brownie fun course, low and high ropes, archery, riflery, hiking, nature exploration, canoeing and more! Adults participating in canoeing must transport girls to Two Mile Park. Girls Grades: 4-12 Dates: July 25-27, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $90 per person Minimum Capacity: 25

Canoe U Level 1

Tour de Hills

Hit the paths at Oil Creek State Park and enjoy a scenic 18-mile paved bike trail along Oil Creek. Grab some ice cream after your adventure and head back to camp to cool off in the pool and hit the ropes course. Bring your own bike or we’ll have some to borrow. Troop leaders will need to transport girls to Oil Creek State Park. Girls Grades: 6-12 Dates: July 29-31, Tues.-Thurs. (2 nights) Cost: $125 per person Minimum Capacity: 15

26 Register early! A discounted rate will be offered from Jan. 6 - March 31.

Jump into the world of canoeing as you learn the basics and get set to hit the water. Spend a day at Two Mile State Park practicing your strokes and taking in the scenery. Work together on the ropes course as a team to graduate Canoe U. Troop leaders will need to transport girls to Two Mile State Park. Girls Grades: 6-9 Dates: July 29-31, Tues.-Thurs. (2 nights) Cost: $135 per person Minimum Capacity: 10

Me and My Gal

Bring your mom (or significant female adult) to camp for the weekend. Participate in age appropriate activities such as the Brownie fun course, low and high ropes, archery, riflery, hiking, nature exploration, canoeing and more! Adults participating in canoeing must transport girls to Two Mile Park. Girls Grades: 4-12 Dates: Aug. 1-3, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $90 per person Minimum Capacity: 20

Girls practice their shelterbuilding skills to be prepared in emergency situations.

Dads and daughters love Me and My Guy!

Camp and Cave

Master the ropes course at Camp Singing Hills and go spelunking at Panther Caves. Next, head down to Camp Roy Weller to gear up for your big adventure at Laurel Caverns. Spend the day exploring the beautiful caverns before heading back to Singing Hills. Girls Grades: 6-12 Dates: Aug. 5-9, Tues.-Sat. (4 nights) Cost: $400 per girl Minimum Capacity: 14

Float and Coast

Spend the first night at Camp Singing Hills getting to know your fellow campers and working as a team on the low ropes course. Next, head to Camp Curry Creek for a day of canoeing before heading to Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg to spend two days lounging in the Crystal Pool and riding the rides. Girls Grades: 7-12 Dates: Aug. 5-9, Tues.-Sat. (4 nights) Cost: $400 per girl Minimum Capacity: 14

Overnight Basics

Get your first taste of the great things Camp Singing Hills has to offer! Join us for rifles, archery, ropes course fun, songs and some hiking while you get familiar with our rolling hills.

Junior Badge Bash

Bring your troop to camp to learn traditional Girl Scout outdoor skills while earning your Camper, First Aid and Simple Meals badges. Skills taught will include fire building, basic first aid, outdoor cooking, emergency shelter building, compass reading, knots and basic survival techniques. You’ll also get to splash in the pool, shoot archery and do some team building activities on the low ropes course. Girls Grades: 4-6 Dates: Aug. 12-14, Tues.-Thurs. (2 nights) Cost: $150 per person Minimum Capacity: 20

Super Hero Hoopla

Unleash your inner super hero as you work on your camp super powers. Bring a super hero costume or make your own as you practice your aim with archery and rifles. Then, practice you’re flying skills with the high ropes and your under water skills in the pool. Do you have what it takes to be a camp super hero? Girls Grades: 6-9 Dates: Aug. 12-16, Tues.-Sat. (4 nights) Cost: $265 per girl Minimum Capacity: 20

Girls Grades: 6-12 Dates: Aug. 9-10, Sat.-Sun. (1 night) Cost: $70 per person Minimum Capacity: 20

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Camp Skymeadow

Open House Sunday, May 4 2-4 p.m.

Camp Skymeadow sits on 371 acres of grassy meadows and a stand of evergreens at the southern tip of Armstrong County, near Avonmore. This camp is a great space for beginner campers with all the amenities you’ll love to try. Camp Skymeadow boasts modern lodges with indoor facilities, electricity and full kitchens. Depending upon your program, you may also have the option of staying in a platform tent. Enjoy great camp activities like canoeing, archery, hayrides, fishing, swimming and of course s’mores and songs around the campfire. Camp Skymeadow is the camp for girls to experience CORE Camp and Family Camps. The horse program is a great way to learn the basics of riding and caring for horses and what it’s like being in the saddle. If you have specific questions about Camp Skymeadow, please e-mail skymeadow@gswpa.org.

Dances with Branches

Experience the thrill of climbing and go as high as you can into the trees of Camp Skymeadow’s great oaks! You’ll be fully harnessed and helmeted while using ropes to climb as high as you feel comfortable. You can perch like a bird or flip upside down to hang like an opossum as you show off your tree climbing skills. Girls Grades: 2-6 Session 1: June 15-17, Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Session 2: June 29-July 1, Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Cost: $130 per person Minimum Capacity: 24

Horse Lover

This camp is for girls who love horses but have little or no riding experience with them. Enjoy an adult-led trail ride through the trails of Camp Skymeadow and learn the basics of horse care and safety. You’ll also participate in activities like swimming, archery and canoeing! Girls Grades: 2-6 Session 1: June 18-20, Wed.-Fri. (2 nights) Session 2: June 29- July 1, Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Session 3: July 11-13, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $140 per person Minimum Capacity: 20

28 Register early! A discounted rate will be offered from Jan. 6 - March 31.

Outing Club Boot Camp

Learn all you need to know about the GSWPA Outing Club. Participants will learn skills in canoeing, outdoor cooking, orienteering, shelter building and basic first aid. Successful completion of camp will earn entry into the exclusive GSWPA Outing Club, which opens up the doors to many exciting outdoor trips and adventures. Girls Grades: 4-6 Session 1: June 18-20, Wed.-Fri. (2 nights) Session 2: July 16-18, Wed.-Fri. (2 nights) Cost: $120 per person Minimum Capacity: 24

Brownie Badge Bonanza

Do you love earning badges? If so, this fast-paced program is for you! Participate in camp activities like swimming, canoeing and archery as well as earning and receiving the Letterboxer, Home Scientist, Bugs, Painting and My Best Self badges! Girls Grades: 2-3 Dates: June 20-22, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $130 per person Minimum Capacity: 24

Pony Pals

Bring your mom (or significant female adult) to camp for tons of horse fun! Girls will go on a mom-led trail ride and also spend some time riding in the arena. Cool off in the pool and design a special mom and me craft to take home. Girls Grades: 1-6 Session 1: June 20-22, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Session 2: June 27- 29, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Session 3: July 9-11, Wed.-Fri. (2 nights) Cost: $110 per girl/$95 per adult Minimum Capacity: 20

Cowgirl Campout

Yee haw and howdy! Come on down to Camp Skymeadow for a rootin’-tootin’ fun time. Girls will go on an adult-led trail ride and also spend some time riding in the arena. Spend your evening like a real cowgirl by cooking your dinner over the fire and sleeping out in the pasture with the horses under the stars! You’ll also enjoy camp activities like nature, swimming and archery. Girls Grades: 2-6 Session 1: June 22-24, Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Session 2: July 6-8, Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Cost: $140 per person Minimum Capacity: 20

Wonders of Water

Follow the water drop with Brownie the Elf as you go on a wet and wild adventure working toward your Wonders of Water Journey awards. Explore the wetlands in and around the ponds, swim in the pool, go on a creek stomp and play in canoes as you learn and appreciate all there is to know about water. Take home a one-of-a-kind watercolor painting to remember your time at Camp Skymeadow! Girls who have already completed the It’s Your Planet - Love it! Journey are invited to come and continue their love of water. Journey books and awards will be provided. Girls Grades: 2-3 Dates: June 22-24, Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Cost: $130 per person Minimum Capacity: 24

Power Up

Get off the grid and learn about the many different ways you use energy in your life. Construct solar panels and wind turbines while exploring different sources of energy like solar and wind as you work toward your Get Moving Journey awards! You’ll also enjoy camp activities like swimming, canoeing and archery. Girls who have already completed the It’s Your Planet - Love it! Journey are invited to come and continue their discovery of energy. Journey books and awards will be provided. Girls Grades: 4-6 Dates: June 25-27, Wed.-Fri. (2 nights) Cost: $130 per person Minimum Capacity: 24

Swim and Saddle

Spend time at the two hottest spots at Camp Skymeadow – the pool and the barn. Learn horse care and safety, take an adult-led horse ride and enjoy a pool party. Plus, enjoy regular camp activities like arts & crafts and nature. Girls Grades: 2-6 Session 1: June 25-27, Wed.-Fri. (2 nights) Session 2: July 13-15, Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Cost: $140 per person Minimum Capacity: 20

Junior Joyfest

Do you love earning badges? If so, this fast-paced program is for you! Participate in regular camp activities like swimming, canoeing and archery as well as earning and receiving the Geocaching, Camper, Jeweler, Drawing and Simple Meals badges! Girls Grades: 4-6 Dates: June 27-29, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $130 per person Minimum Capacity: 24

Rainforest Adventure

Help build Camp Skymeadow’s very own rainforest café as you prepare for a visit from the National Aviary. Get up-close with several live birds that represent the rainforest community and find out how they support the world. Then, explore the different habitats of animals at Camp Skymeadow while enjoying canoeing, swimming and arts & crafts! Girls Grades: 1-4 Dates: July 9-11, Wed.-Fri. (2 nights) Cost: $130 per person Minimum Capacity: 24

Next Stop – Hogwarts!

Harry Potter fans won’t want to miss a chance to stay at Camp Skymeadow’s Accelerated Wizarding Academy. During this camp, we will work together to compete in the Tri-Wizard Tournament against Camps Redwing and Conshatawba. Presentations of the Tri-Wizard Cup will happen during the Victory Ball over dinner. Let’s go Skymeadow! Girls Grades: 4-6 Dates: July 11-13, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $120 per person Minimum Capacity: 24

Tri-Wizard Camp Tournament for Camps Conshatawba, Redwing and Skymeadow Represent Camps Conshatawba, Redwing or Skymeadow in the Tri-Wizard Camp Tournament! The tournament will end with the Victory Ball where the Tri-Wizard Cup will be awarded to the winning camp. (This is for campers registered for camp sessions the weeks of July 6-11 and July 13-18.) To participate in this Harry Potter-themed weekend, please reference the Stay Over Weekends at Camps Conshatawba and Redwing and the Next Stop — Hogwarts! camp at Camp Skymeadow. Dates: July 11-13, Fri.-Sun. (2 nights)

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Fireflies and Fairytales

Enter the land of make believe at Camp Skymeadow for this magically-inspired program. Make your own firefly jar (that will stay lit even in the winter months!), make s’mores and tell stories around the campfire. You’ll build your own fairy house and even visit the Fairy Queen of Camp Skymeadow! Also spend time at the pool and in the canoes. Be prepared and bring your imaginations! Girls Grades: 1-4 Dates: July 13-15, Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Cost: $120 per person Minimum Capacity: 24

Giddy Up

If you have little or no experience with horses and two nights seem just a little too long, this camp is for you and your mom (or significant female adult). Learn to shoot a bow and arrow, go on a hay ride and enjoy an adult-led trail ride around camp. Girls Grades: 1-3 Session 1: July 16-17, Wed.-Thurs. (1 night) Session 2: July 18-19, Fri.-Sat. (1 night) Cost: $65 per girl/$55 per adult Minimum Capacity: 20

Calling all Fish!

Water and summer go perfect together! Come out to Camp Skymeadow for the day and enjoy some water activities. Go canoeing, have a water bomb fight, swim in the pool and go on a creek stomp. The fun won’t stop all day! Girls Grades: 1-6 Date: Friday, July 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $25 per person Minimum Capacity: 24

My First Time at Camp

If you’re new to CORE camping, this overnight experience is great for you. Get acquainted with Camp Skymeadow’s shaded trails, experience a refreshing dip in the pool and feel the breeze through your hair as you paddle a canoe in the pond. Try your hand at outdoor cooking and design your own arts & crafts project to take home. Girls Grades: 1-4 Session 1: July 18-19, Fri.-Sat. (1 night) Session 2: July 19- 20, Sat.-Sun. (1 night) Cost: $65 per person Minimum Capacity: 24

Cowpokes

Bring your dad (or significant male adult) to camp for tons of horse fun! You’ll go on a dad-led trail ride and also spend some time riding in the arena. Cool off in the pool and design a special “dad and me” craft to take home. Girls Grades: 4-6 Dates: July 19-20, Sat.-Sun. (1 night) Cost: $65 per girl/$55 per adult Minimum Capacity: 20

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Horse Gymkhana

For those campers who’ve been to at least one horse camp in the past (while still having little experience), this camp is for you to come and show us what you’ve got! Riders will practice and compete in a series of fun group activities such as horse games, obstacle courses and most creative decorative work! Skill counts for a bit, but style counts for more! Come ready with designs you’d like to paint on your horse! Girls Grades: 2-6 Dates: July 20-22, Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Cost: $140 per person Minimum Capacity: 20

Treasure Hunt

Arrrggghhhh! Calling all pirates for this treasure hunt adventurrrrrre. Captain your ship across the raging seas and follow the treasure map to find clues to lead you to buried treasure in the crystal oasis. Compete against other pirates for the shipwrecked desserts that await you at Camp Skymeadow! Girls Grades: 1-4 Dates: July 20-22, Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Cost: $120 per person Minimum Capacity: 24

Daisy and Brownie Mom and Me Slumber Party

Bring your favorite pajamas and cozy into a fun-filled slumber party adventure at Camp Skymeadow! Play games and sing songs as you explore the trails that wind through the forest. You and your mom (or significant female adult) will also decorate your own pillowcase to commemorate the time you spend together. Girls Grades: 1-4 Dates: July 23-24, Wed.-Thurs. (1 night) Cost: $55 per person Minimum Capacity: 24

Corral Day

If you have little or no horse experience and want to try it out, or you haven’t had enough of Camp Skymeadow, this session is perfect for you. Take an adult-led trail ride, eat lunch, make a craft, swim in the pool and visit the trading post on this action-packed day. Girls Grades: 2-6 Date: Thursday, July 24, 9a.m.-5p.m. Cost: $45 per girl/$20 per adult Minimum Capacity: 20

Girls analyze the catch of the day during a creek stomp at Camp Skymeadow.

Outing Club Travel Trips Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Outing Club for Older Girls

Ridge upon ridge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. World renowned for its diverse plant and animal life, beauty of its mountains and quality of its Southern Appalachian mountain culture, it’s no wonder why this is America’s most visited national park! Outing Club members can add some excitement to their summer by camping in the frontcountry as well as the backcountry on this adventurous excursion. Girls Grades: 6-12 Dates: June 22-July 3, Sun.-Thurs. (11 nights) Cost: $825 per girl Minimum Capacity: 8

Shenandoah National Park – Outing Club for Younger Girls

Shenandoah National Park has more than 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Some trails lead to a waterfall or viewpoint; others penetrate deep into the forest and wilderness. Outing Club members will have an abundance of options as they base-camp in this stunning national park. Girls Grades: 4-6 Dates: July 6-13, Sun.-Sun. (7 nights) Cost: $450 per girl Minimum Capacity: 8

Members of the GSWPA Outing Club for Older Girls traveled to the highest mountain in Maine, Mt. Katahdin, at 5,268 feet.

The GSWPA Outing Club is perfect for girls who crave adventure and want to travel! Girls learn outdoor skills, make lifelong friends and get to experience some of the great places this country has to offer. Completion of an Outing Club testing camp is required. Adult volunteers to lead these and other Outing Club trips are needed. To learn more about Outing Clubs, visit gswpa.org/travel or e-mail OutingClub@gswpa.org.

Members of the GSWPA Outing Club for Younger Girls traveled to the Delaware Water Gap. Girls used their outdoor skills and hiked, swam and played on the trails throughout the scenic area.

Michigan Canoe Trip – Outing Club for Older Girls

Jump into your canoe and paddle through the great state of Michigan! Outing Club members will choose between several rivers and plan their trip. You may decide to glide down the St. Joseph or paddle along the Muskegon, but the choice is yours! Look online for our first trip-planning session in February. Girls Grades 6-12 Dates: July 7-18, Mon.-Fri. (11 nights) Cost: $900 per girl Minimum Capacity: 8

Susquehanna Water Trail-Middle Section – Outing Club for Younger Girls Flowing south from Sunbury, PA, the Susquehanna River bisects several mountains – Mahantango, Berry, Peters, Second and Blue – a series of five water gaps forged by the mighty river. Outing Club members will canoe down this shallow river channel and camp out overnight on islands while making their way to Harrisburg. Girls Grades: 4-6 Dates: July 13-20, Sun.-Sun. (7 nights) Cost: $450 per girl Minimum Capacity: 8

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Our Chalet Swiss Challenge 2015! Discover the magic of the first WAGGGS World Centre, Our Chalet. Explore the Swiss Alps and challenge yourself through a variety of outdoor activities, while savoring Swiss culture, learning about leadership and environmental issues, and making new friends in an international Guiding and Scouting environment. Who: Girl Scouts Ages 14-18 When: Aug 6-14, 2015 How Much: $4,750 per girl (*girls/advisors may choose to add options) Important Dates: Dec. 31, 2013 – Girl trip application due to council with $100 refundable application fee. (Must be postmarked by December 31, 2013.) Jan. 31, 2014 – Girl participants announced Feb. 10, 2014 – $250 Non-refundable deposit due for accepted girl participants.

Indoor Accommodation and Catering This package offers eight nights in Our Chalet indoor accommodation, including: • all meals during your stay (breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal). • luggage transfers from Adelboden Oey bus stop to and from Our Chalet.

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Please note: Adults and youth will have separate rooms and will be allocated to rooms which may be shared with other groups.

The event days comprise of six programmed activities: one on-site day, two adventure days, one full hike day, and two excursion days. There is a free day in the middle of the program for you to explore somewhere different in Switzerland, or to rest.

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The programs incorporate a wide range of physical, cultural and thought-provoking activities. These range from hiking, rock climbing and rappelling, to trying traditional crafts and learning about leadership and environmental issues.

Our Chalet Summer Events consist of seven evening programs. On the first evening you’ll be welcomed with an Our Chalet Orientation Tour. Activities include: International Festival WAGGGS Wide Game, Swiss Night, Games Night, Campfire and Closing Ceremony.

*Price of trip may change due to cost of air travel to Switzerland and addition of optional two-night overnight European stay if chosen by the girl participants.

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Save-the-Dates Game On – Pitt Women’s Basketball Girl Scout Day and Girl Scout Day at PNC Park

2014 Game On – Pitt Women’s Basketball Girl Scout Day Join new Head Coach and Pittsburgh native Suzie McConnell-Serio on Sunday, January 19 for Girl Scout Day at the Petersen Events Center. The game starts at 2 p.m. vs. Syracuse, and special Girl Scout activities will be available pre-game and throughout the game, including: • a chance to meet the women’s basketball, cheer and dance teams; • poster making and exchanging sports-themed SWAPS (Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere or Shared with a Pal); • face painting, balloon artist and craft stations; • a service project (drop off your gently used items for Goodwill); • watching videos from the team and in-game performances on the court; • box lunches or concession stand with a Girl Scout Day special; and • a special drawing for Girl Scouts in uniform to win a week at camp.

Tickets to this event are only $1 – a savings of $4 off the regular ticket price. To receive this exclusive rate, either fill out the Girl Scout Day ticket order form found at pittsburghpanthers.com/ girlscoutday, click “buy tickets” and use promo code TREFOIL or call the ticket office at 800-643-PITT (7488). Game On patches must be pre-ordered by December 13. Patches will be available for pick-up at the Girl Scout table on the day of the game.

2014 Girl Scout Day at PNC Park Join us on Sunday, June 8 for an afternoon of baseball and celebrate Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania with your family and friends. Wear your sash or vest to cheer on the Pittsburgh Pirates as they take on the Milwaukee Brewers, and receive a commemorative Pittsburgh Pirates patch on this special Girl Scout Day at PNC Park! The Pittsburgh GSWPA Shop will be open prior to game time on Girl Scout Day at PNC Park ( just across the street from PNC Park at 30 Isabella Street). Stop in and visit before the game!

Participate in the following activities*: • a group salute prior to the game where all participants will line up on the PNC Park warning track and give a salute to the crowd; • be a part of the color guard; • throw the first pitch; • catch the first pitch; and • take the field to meet players and get an autographed baseball. *Depending on ticket sales, some activities may not be available on game day.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Camp How will camper placement occur?

Girls are placed in camp sessions for which they are eligible (grade level, prerequisites, etc.). Placement will be made on a first-come, first-served basis until the camp session is full. Additional registrants will have an option of being placed on a wait list.

camp session. If you pay in full when you register, the deposit is still non-refundable if you cancel at a later date. After May 15, full payment is due at the time of registration.

My camper wants to designate a buddy. How does this work?

My daughter isn’t currently a Girl Scout. Can she still attend?

Each girl can designate a single buddy. Both girls must sign up for the same camp session (not just the same date) and list each other on their individual registrations. Every effort is made to honor buddy requests, but we cannot guarantee placement.

How will I know what time to be at camp and what to bring?

A registration receipt will be sent stating the session(s) and date(s) for which you are registered. These packets will be sent electronically if an e-mail address is provided. Please check your junk mail/spam for filtered e-mails. Confirmation packets are sent once full payment is received and include required forms and information.

Can I apply for a scholarship to send my daughter to camp?

Yes. Please fill out the scholarship form on page 38 and submit appropriate payments, including the $50 deposit to: 5681 Route 6N, Edinboro, PA 16412. You may also submit your deposit of $50 online. However, you still need to complete the scholarship form and send it to 5681 Route 6N, Edinboro, PA 16412. Once a scholarship is awarded, a refund may be approved, depending upon the amount of the financial assistance.

Is my deposit refundable?

The deposit must be paid for each camp session when you submit your registration, and it’s only refundable if the camp session(s) is cancelled or the girl is unable to be placed in a 34 Register early! A discounted rate will be offered from Jan. 6 - March 31.

Yes! For girls not currently Girl Scouts, please include the $15 membership fee in addition to the deposit.

When is final payment due?

Parents will receive an invoice once a camper is placed in a camp session. Final payment is due by May 15, 2014, and girls will not be able to attend unless complete payment is made. If final payment is not made by May 15, 2014, the space will be opened to others. Confirmation packets will be sent once full payment has been received.

What is the Summer Camp refund policy?

A full refund, including the membership registration fee and deposit, will be given for a cancelled camp session OR if financial assistance is not granted. Otherwise, full camp fees (exclusive of membership registration fee and deposit) will be refunded only upon written request when: • a camper is not able to attend a full camp session due to illness and a physician’s statement accompanies the written request for a refund. This request must be received within two weeks of the end of the camp session. • GSWPA receives a written notification within two weeks of the end of the camp session stating the girl cannot attend due to a family emergency. • a girl must leave early because of an illness or family emergency. Refunds will be granted on a per-diem basis Refunds will not be given for late arrivals, no-shows or campers dismissed for behavior issues.

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2014 Summer Camp Registration Form Camp registration starts January 6, 2014. Please register online at www.gswpa.org. Click ‘‘Program & Camp Registration’’ on the right side of the home page. You can also mail your completed registration form and payment to: GSWPA, Registrar, 5681 Route 6N, Edinboro, PA 16412, or fax with credit card information to 814-734-7701. See back to register additional people. Please note, a Special Camper Discount will be offered for any registration that occurs between January 6 and March 31; three nights (or more) camp sessions will have a discounted rate of $25 off per registrant, and two nights (or less) camp sessions will have a discounted rate of $10 off per registrant. Beginning April 1, the listed prices will be in effect. Last Name

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Buddy Information Please list only one buddy name for each camp. Please understand that girls’ buddy placement is dependent upon space availability and is not guaranteed. Buddies must register for the same camp session. Camp Buddy Name

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Health History: To best serve our campers, the camp directors appreciate being made aware of any health and/or behavioral concerns, dietary needs or allergies in advance of your arrival. Please contact the camp’s director at least two weeks prior to your session. Additionally, a health history form must be completed and sent to the camp director for every person attending camp. Contact information will be in your confirmation packet. A health history form will be sent to you in your camp confirmation packet. Session Information: Register for the camp sessions your daughter plans to attend by filling in the camp name, session name and date of her first-choice session. In the case that her first-choice session is full, please select an alternate choice or she will be placed on the wait list for the first choice. 1st Choice ---- Camp Name

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Payment: Camps require a $50 non-refundable deposit per session. If the total due is less than $50, please send the total fee. Final payments are due by May 1, 2014. Make checks payable to GSWPA. Non-registered Girl Scouts must include the $15 registration fee. • • •

Check/Money order (make checks payable to GSWPA ) $ Cookie Dough/Nut Bucks/Program Award $ (please attach) 2X Double the fun 2013 Nut Bucks and 2014 Cookie Dough are worth double for a camp program in this S’more Camp edition. Scholarship request (Please compete the Scholarship Form and attach.) Membership Fee ($15) $ Credit Card (circle one) Visa MasterCard AMEX Discover $

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Scholarship Form SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Scholarships are available to GIRLS ONLY who: • Are registered members of Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA). • Are new to GSWPA for the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) membership registration. Scholarships may be requested at any time at least three (3) weeks prior to an event. Scholarships for the membership fee may be requested at any time. Scholarships may be requested and awarded for each of the following, once per membership year: • Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) membership registration fee • Two council-sponsored events as listed on our online calendar and registration website, or in the current issue of S’more • One council-Sponsored summer Resident Camp (including CORE, Family camp (girls only) and C.A.P (Certified Activities Provided) Camping Programs as listed in the Camp S’more) • GSUSA Destinations Scholarships may be granted for other national or council girl opportunities and will be made available based on the availability of funds. Parents/guardians are to complete the scholarship application and include it with the membership and/or event/camp registration form. Submit them together along with the appropriate deposit and/or fee. For Membership registrants can opt to pay a portion of $10, $5, $2 or $0 of the $15 membership fee. For events/programs, the Girl Scout family will be expected to pay a minimum of 10 percent of the fee. For summer camp (including Resident, CORE, Family camp and C.A.P. Camping Programs as listed in the Camp S’more), the Girl Scout family will be expected to pay the registration deposit plus 10 percent of the total camp fee. Indicate total annual household income and all income sources. All information provided on the application is strictly confidential. Scholarships are awarded based both on apparent need and the availability of funds. GSWPA will determine the grant amount based on the family income, council circumstances and budgetary limitations. Scholarships will not be granted when there is an outstanding debt (i.e. NSF check, delinquent fall product or cookie sale monies and/or debts to the council shop). Scholarships are non-transferable and not redeemable for cash. The parent/guardian will be notified by letter regarding the scholarship amount granted. Fill out the other side of this form to apply for a scholarship. If you need assistance completing the form, contact the Help Desk at 800-248-3355 ext. 1460. Notification for Accounts Receivable Conversion (ARC): Checks received by Girl Scout Western Pennsylvania may be converted into an electronic debit for clearing. The creation of an electronic debit requires Girl Scout Western Pennsylvania to destroy the original check for privacy reasons. You will not be receiving your check back from the bank.

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Total annual household income combining all sources: __ Less than $10,000 __ $10,000 - $15,000 __ $15,001 - $20,000 __ $20,001 - $30,000 __ $30,001 - $40,000 __ $40,001 - $50,000 __ $50,001 - $60,000 __ $60,001 - $70,000 __ $70,000+ Does your family qualify for the free- or reduced-lunch program? __ Yes __ No Please check box __ if you have previously applied for a scholarship in this year or any past year. How many girls in your family are applying for a scholarship this year? I am applying for a scholarship for: (Check one and complete the appropriate section.) __ Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) membership registration __ Event/Program __ Camp Title/name: Date(s): Time/Session: Event/Program Fee:

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Register Online Step 1—Sign up • Go to gswpa.org. • Click the “Register/Renew Membership” button on the right side of your screen.

Step 2—Log-in/Activate account • Each member within the same family has her/his own account with a unique username and password. • If you OR your daughter has ever been a registered Girl Scout or has attended a program, event, camp or training, you have an account in our database. (Parents/Guardians have an account if their daughter is in our database.)

Step 3—Select camp activities • Choose “Camp Activities” from menu on the left. • Make your selection. • Click “Add To Cart.”

Step 4—Verify your shopping cart • Click on “Continue Shopping” or “Check Out.”

Step 5—Pay for your order If you’re registering your daughter for an event, her name and address must appear in the “Ship to Address” field. • Enter payment information. • Select “Process My Order.” • Print your receipt. Congratulations! You’ve successfully registered for an activity! *If you’re paying with Cookie Dough, Nut Bucks, Program Award Certificates, or if applying for a scholarship, please use paper registration forms. Remember, you can double your 2013 NutBucks and 2014 Cookie Dough for council-sponsored camp programs listed in this publication.

If you have any difficulty registering online, please contact the GSWPA Help Desk at 800-248-3355 x1460 or HelpDesk@gswpa.org.

Registration Tips Registration Deadlines

• Camp Registration starts January 6, 2014 (unless noted otherwise). Most registration deadlines are three weeks in advance of the start date, so please check each camp listing carefully. • Registrations are accepted on a first-come, firstserved basis. Camps fill quickly — so be sure to register early. Add-ons after the registration deadline will be made as space is available. • Troop leaders: when going with girls to an event, please keep in mind adequate adult-to-girl ratios. (You can find this on page 10 of Volunteer Essentials.)

Payment Options

A $50 deposit is due at the time of registration. Full payment is due by May 1, 2014. If you’re mailing in your registration, please send your payment or scholarship request (see the Scholarship Form on page 38) with the Registration Form. If reserving multiple events, please send one check per event. Girls ages 5-17 who aren’t currently Girl Scouts must add $15 to the event fee to cover the annual membership dues for Girl Scouts of the USA. The membership year runs from Oct. 1-Sept. 30. Once she’s registered as a Girl Scout, she’ll receive information about many more Girl Scout events and opportunities. (Scholarships are also available for this fee. See page 37-38 for details.)

Camp-Specific Details

Detailed confirmation materials will be sent directly to each participant — after we receive your final camp payment. Receipt of confirmation materials doesn’t mean we’ve met the minimum participants for the event to take place. When attending an event, please bring the completed Camp Health History form with you. You can download this form at gswpa.org in our Quick Links. It’s also included in the Camp Confirmation Packet you receive after registration. All registration correspondence, including confirmation materials, happens via e-mail if one has been provided. (If you’re using paper forms, thank you for writing neatly.) All incoming registration checks are receipted/ processed before being entered into our registration system. Please do not assume that you’re registered for an event if the check is cashed. Once an event is full, registrations are placed on a waiting list. If this happens to you, we’ll notify you of this status and you’ll be able to (1) remain on the waiting list, (2) reschedule or (3) cancel. New sessions may be added if the camp fills quickly. If for some reason your Girl Scout is unable to attend camp, please contact 800-248-3355 x1460 or registrar@gswpa.org so someone else on the waiting list can enjoy camp. 39

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Friendly booking + personalized attention + fascinating collections + small groups + cozy beautiful site = the best Girl Scout field trip you’ll take!

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ands-on workshops for Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts, custom-designed opportunities for Senior and Cadette troops and even programs for Daisy scouts — the Frick Art & Historical Center welcomes all levels! At the Frick you can see beautiful artwork, turn-of-the-century carriages, antique automobiles, and a 150-year-old mansion, all on five acres of lawns and gardens in Pittsburgh’s East End.

Touch history and listen to the past. Paint, print, and explore the visual arts. Learn to find your way with map and compass. Create your own fun learning experience. For more information on all the Girl Scout programming, visit TheFrickPittsburgh.org

Frick Art & Historical Center • 7227 Reynolds Street • Pittsburgh, PA 15208 • 412-371-0600 • TheFrickPittsburgh.org

FACE THE FURNACE FIRE UP THE TORCH Forget sitting in a classroom. Classes and workshops at Pittsburgh Glass Center take place in one of the top glass studios in the U.S. With a furnace full of molten glass at 2200°. This is your opportunity to create glass art at the furnace or torch, blowing and sculpting on the very first day! • • • •

12-Week After School Classes Weekend Workshops Scholarships Available Tours & Demonstrations for your Troop or Class For details, call Ashley at 412.365.2145 x201 or email ashley@pittsburghglasscenter.org

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It’s a Boat...It’s a Truck... Since 1997

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SEE PITTSBURGH IN A WAY YOU’VE NEVER EXPERIENCED BEFORE! Located in Station Square, Next to the Hard Rock.

125 West Station Square Dr., Pittsburgh

Ask for your Girl Scout discount!

* Parking available at Lower Station (1197 West Carson) * A Walk-Through Museum (New in 2004) * The Museum displays the Original 1877 Hoisting Mechanism * An Observation Deck offering the Best View of Pittsburgh * Gift Shop * Group rates for parents & siblings (Please visit our website) * Scouting tours are guided * Call or mail for details

1197 West Carson St. Pittsburgh, PA 15219 PHONE: 412-381-1665 FAX: 412-381-1943 E-MAIL: Duq.Incline@duquesneincline.org WEBSITE: www.duquesneincline.org

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HEATER•COMEDY•FAMI EAKER•BROADWAY•MU ANCE•THEATER•COME MILY•SPEAKER•BROAD MUSIC•DANCE•THEATE OMEDY•FAMILY•SPEAK ROADWAY•MUSIC•DAN TE R• C O M E DY• F K E R• B ROA DWAY• M C E •T H E AT E R • C O Y•SPE AKER•BROA TrusTArTs.org/groupsAles MUSIC•DANCE•THEATE OMEDY•FAMILY•SPEAK Pittsburgh Dance Council is a division of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

2013-14 SEASON COMPAGNIE MARIE CHOUINARD U.S. Premiere – featured presentation of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts

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SEP 28, 2013

8 PM

ZIMMERMANN & DE PERROT

U.S. Premiere – featured presentation of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts

FRI

OCT 18, 2013

8 PM

COMPAGNIE KÄFIG

SAT

FEB 1, 2014

8 PM

BALLET DU GRAND THÉÂTRE DE GENÈVE

Photo: BALLET DU GRAND THÉÂTRE DE GENÈVE, GLORY by Mikki Kunttu

SAT

MAR 8, 2014

8 PM

WENDY WHELAN PROJECT

SAT

MAR 22, 2014

8 PM

WAYNE MCGREGOR | RANDOM DANCE

SAT

APR 26, 2014

8 PM

SUBSCRIBE TODAY 412-456-1390 TrustArts.org/dance

PITTSBURGH DANCE COUNCIL

Media Partner:

2013-14 SEASON

F o r a l i s t o F a l l p e r F o r m a n c e s & m o r e i n F o r m at i o n v i s i t

Email GroupSalES@TruSTarTS.orG • Call 412-471-6930

10+ tickets to Most shows is all it takes to be a group!

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CulturalDistrict.org/group-sales Swan Lake

February 13 - 16, 2014 Benedum Center

6th Annual Lock-In and Pizza Parties with CATS

O n e o f Tc h a i k o vs k y’ s m o s t f a m o u s b a l l e t s , S wa n L a k e s ym b o l i ze s m o r e t h a n 1 0 0 ye a r s o f t r a d i t i o n a n d s o m e o f t h e m o s t r e ve r e d r o l e s i n classical ballet. 412-454-9101 www.pbt.org groupsales@pittsburghballet.org

See a show, earn a patch, meet fellow girl scouts, participate in activities and more! Contact us for more information about our special Girl Scouts activities with our 2014 Summer Season. 412-325-1582 www.pittsburghCLO.org groups@pittsburghCLO.org

Peter and the Starcatcher May 20 - 25, 2014 Heinz Hall

Peter and the Starcatcher is a hilarious-filled evening of madcap fun! This swashbuckling grownup prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. 412-471-6930 www.trustarts.org/groupsales groupsales@trustarts.org

Candida

April 17-May 18,2014 O’Reilly Theater

A practical parson and a passionate poet love the same person in George Bernard Shaw’s sparkling comedy.

412.316.8200 x704 kconaway@ppt.org www.ppt.org

Free “Brown Bag Concerts” at the Pittsburgh Opera Select Saturdays at Noon 2425 Liberty Ave in the Strip District A great way to introduce Scouts to Opera! 412-281-0912 ext. 213 www.pittsburghopera.org groups@pittsburghopera.org

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II April 10 - 13, 2014 Added Saturday matinee at 2:30! Heinz Hall

Featuring your favorite Warner Bros. Looney Tunes characters on-screen with live Orchestra accompaniment.

412-392-4819 www.pittsburghsymphony.org group_sales@pittsburghsymphony.or

The above shows are just a highlight of our upcoming seasons. With more than 1,500 shows throughout the year the curtain is always up in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. Check out CulturalDistrict.org/group-sales for a complete listing of upcoming shows and events. Your Troop can purchase the Cultural District Patch with any show your group attends in the Cultural District. 47

EARN THE SPLASH PATCH OF FUN! 2013/14 Girl Scout Discount Days Spring:

ALL NEW RIDE!

April 5th & 6th 2014

Two Great Ways To Save on Scout Discount Days • Make a troop reservation for the best discount $19.95 each (rate available to friends and family when made as a reservation) • Wear your uniform at the gate $29.95 admission

• Ask About Our Waterpark In The Dark Overnight Program! (for Service Units or multiple scout troops)

Largest Indoor Wavepool In The Eastern United States

• Day Pass & Overnight Group Reservations Available • Splash Lagoon Scout Patches Available • Group Dining Options Available

Group Rates Available All Year Long, Overnight Packages And Group Discounts Available! 8091 Peach Street, Erie PA • www.SplashLagoon.com • Group Sales: 1-866-3-SPLASH 48

Girl Scout Day at Heinz Hall

Saturday, April 12, 2014 2:30 PM

FAITH RANCH SHARING THE LOVE OF JESUS IN A RANCH SETTING

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740-946-2255

TRAIL RIDES & RETREATS

Spend the afternoon with your fellow Girl Scouts, Bugs Bunny and his friends elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, tweety Bird, Wile e. coyote, road runner, and Pepe le Pew! live orchestra accompanies your favorite Warner Bros. looney tunes characters in their most memorable moments.

Tickets start at $15! Buy your tickets today and earn a Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra patch!*

412-392-4819 www.pittsburghsymphony.org/girlscout *Prices include concert ticket and patch. TITLE SPONSOR

LOONEY TUNES: TM & Š Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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Camp Volunteer Work Weekends May 2-4, 2014

Join us at a camp near you for the Spring Volunteer Work Weekend May 2-4, 2014. A Volunteer Work Weekend is two great opportunities in one — you get to enjoy staying at your favorite camp while helping maintain and improve the property for all campers to enjoy. There is no charge to participate in Volunteer Work Weekends. Your stay is on us as a “thank you” from the Volunteer Property Site Team and GSWPA for sharing your time and skills in improving our properties. All meals will be served on Saturday, with a continental breakfast on Sunday morning. After helping with the variety of projects on Saturday, enjoy the free time in late afternoon and evening. Relax with program activities and an evening campfire after a busy day at camp. Program activities will vary from camp to camp. This is a great opportunity for program aides to gain hands-on experience as well! While there is no fee, registration is required to attend a Volunteer Work Weekend. Visit the Things to Do section of gswpa.org to choose a camp and register. Registration for this event has two options: the entire weekend (Friday evening at 7 p.m.-Sunday at 11 a.m.) or just Saturday (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) including the program activities.

Spring Volunteer Work Weekends are available at the following camps:

Important Details

All adults attending with a troop are required to complete the volunteer application process. Troops attending must meet the adult/girl ratio as outlined in GSWPA’s Volunteer Essentials. All Girl Scouts registering must attend with their troop or a parent/guardian.

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Conshatawba (Cambria County) Curry Creek (Jefferson County) Elliott (Lawrence County) Hawthorne Ridge (Erie County) Resting Waters (McKean County) Redwing (Butler County) Roy Weller (Preston County, WV) Singing Hills (Venango County) Skymeadow (Armstrong County)

Please contact pbalas@gswpa.org or tbenoit@gswpa.org with any questions about Camp Volunteer Work Weekends.

Camp Trading Posts

Stop by the Trading Post at Resident Camp this summer! We’ll have all of your favorites: stuffed animals, bandanas, flashlights, water bottles, bags, jewelry, novelties, fun patches and much more. Cookie Dough, Nut Bucks, Early Bird Bucks, and Program Reward Certificates are accepted at all Trading Posts.

Camp Care Package

Have a special camper going to camp this summer?

Surprise her with a Camp Care Package!

For only $30, your camper will receive a drawstring euro sac full of goodies – such as a journal, pen, stamped postcard addressed to you, stuffed animal and other fun items. Packages can be sent to the following Resident Camps: Redwing, Skymeadow, Conshatawba, Singing Hills and Hawthorne Ridge. Quantities are limited, so order early. Deadline is three weeks prior to the start of the camp session. Mail completed form with payment to: GSWPA, 443 Third Street, Beaver, PA 15009

Don’t forget to include a special message for your camper!

Order Form Parent/Guardian Name Camper Name Address

Complete message card below to include with your camper’s care package. Include this entire page or download at: gswpa.org, under Quick Links.

City/State/Zip

This note will be attached to the package and will be delivered on the first day of camp.

Day Phone Number Evening Phone Number

Camper’s Full Name

Method of Payment: ❑ Check

❑ Credit Card

Camp Location Session Name Session Date A message from home:

Credit Card Number and Exp. Date Cardholder’s name as it appears on credit card Zip of credit card holder, if different from above Cardholder’s Signature Questions? Please contact 800-248-3355 x 1504 or e-mail cmurdoch@gswpa.org.

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Non-Profit U.S. Postage

PAID

Permit No. 370 Pittsburgh, PA

30 Isabella St., Suite 107 Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Summer Camp Staff Join GSWPA Summer Camp Staff! This is a wonderful opportunity for youth and adults to develop and maintain leadership skills, camping skills and people skills. We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic individuals to work in five of our camps this summer. Summer Camp positions will be open at Camps Skymeadow, Conshatawba, Redwing, Hawthorne Ridge and Singing Hills. Summer camp employees participate in pre-camp training and assist in the daily operations of camp; must have the ability to work as a team member; be able to work a flexible schedule and live in a camp community. All meals and boarding are provided.

Come join our staff, where you can create memories, make new discoveries, develop lifelong friends and learn new skills! Visit gswpa.org for more details or call 800-248-3355 x1305.

Ages 16 and up positions include: • Junior Counselor • Kitchen Aides • Barn Aides • Lifeguards

Ages 18 and older positions include: • Horseback Riding Positions • Waterfront Positions • Canoe Instructor • Cooks • Activity Specialists • Adventure Staff • Unit Leader • Unit Counselor

Ages 21 and older positions include: • Assistant Camp Director • Health Supervisor • Program Director • Waterfront Director

Camp Elliott, Camp Resting Waters and Camp Curry Creek are currently hiring for part-time activity specialists to lifeguard, and to teach target sports and canoeing. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Training may be provided in special skill areas.


GSWPA Camp S'more 2014 Magazine