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GSEP

Camp Guide Spring/Summer 2017

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennyslvania 330 Manor Road Miquon, PA 19444

a publication of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania


Table of Contents 2 | Camp Calendar 8|D  ay Camp Open Houses 8 | Day Camps

10 | Mountain House

14 | Shelly Ridge

18 | Valley Forge

22 | C  amp Registration Information 22| Camp Refund Policies 23 | C  amp Scholarships & Financial Aid 24 | Resident Camp Open Houses 24 | Resident Camps

26 | Laughing Waters

32 | Mosey Wood

40 | Shelly Ridge

44 | Wood Haven


PENNSYLVANIA 2

NEW JERSEY

80

Carbon County

Lehigh County

3

Northampton County

476

81

5

DELAWARE

78

78

Berks County

222

1

476

Bucks County

7

4

76

Chester County

95

Montgomery County

422

6

Delaware County

95

RESIDENT CAMPS

DAY CAMPS

Laughing Waters 1

Gilbertsville, PA

Mountain House 5 Allentown, PA

Mosey Wood  2 White Haven, PA

Shelly Ridge 6 Miquon, PA

 Wood Haven 3 Pine Grove, PA

Valley Forge 7 Valley Forge, PA

Shelly Ridge 4 Miquon, PA


camp guide | day camps

Day Camps DAISIES (K–1) & BROWNIES (2–3) Mountain House Allentown, PA

June 19-23

Make New Friends (K-3)

Shelly Ridge Miquon, PA Valley Forge Valley Forge, PA JUNIORS (4–5) Mountain House Allentown, PA

Game On (K-3 Silly Science (K-5)

June 19-23

CADETTES (6–8), SENIORS (9–10) & AMBASSADORS (11–12)

Mountain House Allentown, PA

Mermaid Madness (K-3)

Me & My Doll: Camp Adventures (K-3) Ooey, Gooey & Slimy (K-3)

Sweet Treats (K-3)

Let’s Try Camp! (K-3)

Splash Stars (K-3)

Fairytale Frenzy (K-3)

Musical Sensations (K-3) Adventures with Animals (K-5)

Girl Innovators (K-3) Once Upon a Mouse (K-5)

I Heart Art (K-10)

June 26-30

July 3-7

July 10-14 Sweet Treats (4-5)

Adventures Abound (4-8)

Splash Stars (4-8)

Mystery Madness (4-8)

Adventures with Animals (K-5) Top Chef (4-5)

Once Upon a Mouse (K-5) Imagineers (4-5)

I Heart Art (K-10) Mighty Gals (4-10)

June 19-23

June 26-30

July 3-7

July 10-14

S'mores & More (6-10) Day Camp Program Aide Training (7-9) Day Camp Program Aides (7-9) Camp Interns (9-11)

Water Explorers (6-10) Ghost Busters (6-12) Day Camp Program Aides (7-9) Camp Intern Training (9-11) Two Weeks Camp Interns (9-11)

Ready, Set, Archery! (6-10) Day Camp Program Aides (7-9) Camp Interns (9-11)

Sugar, Sugar (6-10) Animal Adventure (6-12) Day Camp Program Aides (7-9) Camp Interns (9-11)

Adventures Abound (4-8) I Wanna… (6-10) Day Camp Program Aide Training (7-9) Day Camp Program Aides (7-9) Camp Intern Training (9-11) Two Weeks Camp Interns (9-11)

Splash Stars (4-8) On The Ropes (6-10) Day Camp Program Aides (7-9) Camp Interns (9-11)

Mystery Madness (4-8) Babysitting Basics (6-10) Day Camp Program Aides (7-9) Camp Interns (9-11)

You Are What You Eat (6-10) Day Camp Program Aides (7-9) Camp Interns (9-11)

Camp Try It (6-10) Day Camp Program Aides (7-9) Camp Interns (9-11)

I Heart Art (K-10) Mighty Gals (4-10) Day Camp Program Aides (7-9) Camp Interns (9-11)

Silly Science (K-5) DIY Dreamers (4-10)

DIY Dreamers (4-10) Day Camp Program Aide Training (7-9) Day Camp Program Aides (7-9) Camp Intern Training (9-11 Two Weeks Camp Interns (9-11)

(grade levels indicated are for Fall 2017 entering grades)

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July 10-14

Mischief Managed (4-5)

Shelly Ridge Miquon, PA

Valley Forge Valley Forge, PA

July 3-7

Starfish and Seahorses (4-5)

Camp Classics (4-5)

Shelly Ridge Miquon, PA

Valley Forge Valley Forge, PA

June 26-30

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July 24-28

July 31-August 4

August 7-11

Summer Scientists (K-3)

Artsy Gals (K-3)

Animal Crackers (K-3)

Get Moving (K-3)

Animal Adventures (K-3) Dumbledore's Army (K-10)

Puppet Masters (K-3)

Characters in Costume (K-3)

Fun N' Games (K-3) Pottery Princesses (K-3)

Sweet Snackers (K-3) A Pirate's Life (K-5)

Outdoor Artists (K-10)

Friendly Fairies (K-3) Dumbledore's Army (K-10)

American Girl Extravaganza (K-5)

July 17-21

July 24-28

July 31-August 4

August 7-11

Pop! Bang! Fizz (4-5)

Mixed-Media Madness (4-5)

Animal Lover (4-5)

Sporty Girls (4-5)

Dumbledore's Army (K-10 Pottery Princesses (4-8)

Artists-in-Training (4-8)

Shelly Ridge Inventors (4-8)

Girls in the Game (4-8)

A Pirate's Life (K-5)

Outdoor Artists (K-10) Fueled by the Force (4-10)

Dumbledore's Army (K-10)

American Girl Extravaganza (K-5) Sporty Scouts (4-10)

July 17-21

July 24-28

July 31-August 4

August 7-11

Camp Half-Blood (6-10) Day Camp Program Aides (7-9) Camp Interns (9-11)

Mixed Media Madness (6-10) Passport to Pennsylvania (6-12) Day Camp Program Aides (7-9) Camp Interns (9-11)

Challenge Accepted (6-10) Lehigh Valley Foodies (6-12) Day Camp Program Aides (7-9) Camp Interns (9-11)

Sports Mania (6-10) Day Camp Program Aides (7-9) Camp Interns (9-11)

Dumbledore's Army (K-10) Pottery Princesses (4-8) Girl Naturalist (6-10) Day Camp Program Aides (7-9) Camp Interns (9-11)

Artists-in-Training (4-8) Make Your Mark (6-10) Day Camp Program Aides (7-9) Camp Interns (9-11)

Shelly Ridge Inventors (4-8) Yes, She Can! (6-10) Day Camp Program Aides (7-9) Camp Interns (9-11)

Girls in the Game (4-8) Day Camp Program Aides (7-9) Camp Interns (9-11)

On the Ropes (6-10) Day Camp Program Aides (7-9) Camp Interns (9-11)

Outdoor Artists (K-10) Fueled by the Force (4-10) Day Camp Program Aides (7-9) Camp Interns (9-11)

Dumbledore's Army (K-10) Day Camp Program Aides (7-9) Camp Interns (9-11)

Sporty Scouts (4-10) Day Camp Program Aides (7-9) Camp Interns (9-11)

camp guide | day camps

July 17-21

August 14-18

Under the Big Top (K-3) Music Mania (K-10)

August 14-18

Music Mania (K-10)

August 14-18

Music Mania (K-10) Pampered Camper (6-10) Day Camp Program Aides (7-9) Camp Interns (9-11)

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camp guide | resident camps

Resident Camps DAISIES (K–1) & BROWNIES (2–3)

Laughing Waters Gilbertsville, PA

June 25-30

July 2-7

July 9-14

Enchanted Forest (1-3)

Make New Friends (1-3) Half-Week

Slumber Party (1-3)

Summer Scientists (1-3)

Mermaids (1-3)

Outdoors and S'mores (1-3)

My Little Pony (1-3) Silly Science (1-3) Half-Week Mosey Wood White Haven, PA

Silly Science (2-3)

Frozen Frenzy (1-3) Half-Week

Super Sampler (1-3) Half-Week

Frozen Frenzy (2-3)

Super Sampler (2-3)

Shelly Ridge Miquon, PA

Wood Haven Pine Grove, PA

JUNIORS (4–5)

Game Time (1-5) Half-Week

Mini Adventure Camp (1-3) Half-Week

Mini Adventure Camp (1-3) Half-Week

Animal Crackers (1-3)

Sea Horses (1-3)

Saddle Up (4-5) Laughing Waters Gilbertsville, PA

Wild Things (4-5) Starfish (4-5) Cycle-mania (4-5)

Mosey Wood White Haven, PA

Shelly Ridge Miquon, PA

Be Brave! (4-5) S'mores & More (4-5) Half-Week S'mores & More (4-5)

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! (4-5) Half-Week Trail Mix (4-5) Mind, Body and Spirit (4-5)

Happy Campers (4-5) Spy Camp (4-5)

(grade levels indicated are for Fall 2017 entering grades)

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Kitchen Scientists (1-5)

Mini Adventure Camp (1-3) HalfWeek Equestrian Lovers (2-3) Camp Crawlers (1-3)

July 9-14

Saddle and Paddle (4-5) Two Weeks Top Chef (4-5) Animal Crackers (4-5) Ultimate Dance Off (4-5)

Junior Adventurer (4-5)

BAM! (4-5)

Sporty Girl (4-5)

Junior Explorer (4-5) Two Weeks

Game Time (1-5)

Moonlight Mischief (4-5)

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Saddle Up (4-5)

Game Time (1-5) Half-Week

Happy Campers (4-5) Half-Week

Happy Hiker (1-3) Half-Week

July 2-7

Anything Goes (1-5)

Junior Equestrian Riders (4-5) Wood Haven Pine Grove, PA

Game Time (1-5)

Anything Goes (1-5) Half-Week

Junior Equestrian Riders (4-5) Half-Week

Diggin' the Dinos! (2-3) Happy Hiker (2-3)

Anything Goes (1-5) Half-Week Anything Goes (1-5)

June 25-30

Diggin' the Dinos! (1-3) HalfWeek

Junior Equestrian Riders (4-5) Animal Lover (4-5) Messy Mayhem (4-5) Spa Wood Haven (4-5)

Kitchen Scientists (1-5)

Junior Equestrian Riders (4-5) Half-Week Junior Equestrian Riders (4-5) Happy Campers (4-5) Half-Week Happy Campers (4-5) Be Brave (4-5) Ultimate Survival (4-5)


July 23-28

July 30-August 4

Enchanted Forests (1-3) Make New Friends (1-3) Half-Week

My Little Pony (1-3)

Mermaids (1-3)

Outdoors and S'mores (1-3)

Dance Party (1-3)

Outdoors and S'mores (1-3) Nature Artist (1-3)

Super Sampler (1-3) Half-Week Under the Sea (1-3) Half-Week

Super Sampler (2-3)

Dance Party (1-3) Half-Week

Under the Sea (2-3)

Teddy Bear Picnic (1-3) Half-Week

Dance Party (2-3)

Pirates of the Pond (1-3) Half-Week Pirates of the Pond (2-3)

Teddy Bear Picnic (2-3)

Little Critters (1-5)

Artsy Divas (1-5)

Silly Science (1-5)

Mini Adventure Camp (1-3) Half-Week

Mini Adventure Camp (1-3) Half-Week

Mini Adventure Camp (1-3) Half-Week

Little Mermaids (1-3)

Outdoor Art (1-3)

Sea Horses (1-3)

July 23-28

August 6-11

My Little Pony (1-3)

Mermaids (1-3)

July 16-21

camp guide | resident camps

July 16-21

Dance Party (1-5)

Mini Adventure Camp (1-3) Half-Week Equestrian Lovers (2-3) Friends in Fairyland (1-3)

July 30-August 4

August 6-11

Saddle Up (4-5) Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! (4-5) Half-Week

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! (4-5) Half-Week

Saddle Up (4-5)

Saddle Up (4-5)

Mind, Body and Spirit (4-5)

Starfish (4-5)

Trail Mix (4-5)

Fireflies (4-5)

Top Chef (4-5)

Spa (4-5)

Fireflies (4-5)

Art Attack (4-5)

Game Time (4-5)

Bull's Eye (4-5)

Spa (4-5) S'mores & More (4-5) Half-Week S'mores & More (4-5) In Search of Treasure (4-5)

Beach Camper (4-5) Night Owls (4-5)

S'mores & More (4-5) Half-Week S'mores & More (4-5) Spy Camper (4-5)

Little Critters (1-5)

Artsy Divas (1-5)

Junior Equestrian Riders (4-5)

Junior Equestrian Riders (4-5) Half-Week

Junior Equestrian Riders (4-5)

Animal Lover (4-5)

Junior Equestrian Riders (4-5)

Harriett Potter (4-5)

Cupcake Wars (4-5)

Moonlight Mischief (4-5)

Make a Splash (4-5)

Harriett Potter (4-5)

Be Brave (4-5)

Pioneer Girls (4-5)

Camp Out Loud (4-5)

Silly Science (1-5)

Sporty Girl (4-5) BAM! (4-5)

Dance Party (1-5)

Junior Equestrian Riders (4-5) Half-Week Junior Equestrian Riders (4-5) Happy Campers (4-5) Half-Week Happy Campers (4-5) Art Explorers (4-5) Minion Madness (4-5)

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camp guide | resident camps

Resident Camps Cadettes (6–8), Seniors (9–10) & Ambassadors (11–12)

June 25-30

July 2-7

Summer Sampler (6-9) Laughing Waters Gilbertsville, PA

July 9-14

Summer Sampler (6-9)

All About Horses (6-9)

All About Horses (6-9)

All About Horses (6-9)

Climb On! (6-9)

Spa 2.0 (6-9)

Trip and Travelers (6-9)

Make it New (6-9)

Camp Magic (6-9)

Moon on the Meadow (6-9)

Get Outdoors! (9-12)

Wild Waters (6-9)

Resident Camp Program Aide (7-9) Two Weeks

CIT-I (10-12) Four Weeks

Climb, Splash, and Soar! (6-8) Adventure Sports (6-8)

Dare to be Different! (6-8)

Camp Half-Blood (6-8)

Mosey Wood Aces (6-8) Two Weeks

Extreme Adventure (6-8) Two Weeks Hanging Around (6-8) Two Weeks Iron Chef (6-8) Mosey Wood White Haven, PA

SUPsational (6-8) I Heart Art (6-12) MW Roadies (6-12 Appalachian Adventure (8-12) Two Weeks Canoe It (8-12) Two Weeks

Showtime (6-8) Two Weeks Backpack Primer (6-8)

Set Sail (6-8) Two Weeks

Challenge Accepted (6-8)

I Heart Art (6-12)

Fun for Sail (6-8)

Road Trip (6-12)

HP and the Tri-Camper Tournament (6-8)

Adirondack Adventure (8-12) Two Weeks

Katniss Kamp (6-8)

Assateague Adventure (8-12) Two Weeks

Pocono Extravaganza (6-12) Big Apple Happenings (9-12)

Maine Mayhem (8-12) Two Weeks

Cape Henlopen (8-12) Two Weeks

HP and the Campers of Mosey Wood (9-12)

On the Loose (8-12) Two Weeks CIT-I (10-12) Four Weeks

Shelly Ridge Miquon, PA

Ridge Archer (6-10)

Extreme Road Trip (8-12) Two Weeks

Resident Camp Program Aide (7-9) Two Weeks Games Galore (6-10) Half-Week Games Galore (6-10)

Happy & Healthy (6-10)

Older Girl Equestrian Riders (6-12)

Wood Haven Pine Grove, PA

Amusement Park Mania (6-12)

Bit & Bridle (6-12) Two Weeks

Older Girl Equestrian Riders (6-12)

Chillin' Out (6-12)

Girl on Fire (6-12)

It's Your Adventure (6-12)

Extreme Equestrian (6-12)

Midnight Madness (6-12)

Divergent (6-12)

Older Girl Equestrian Riders (6-12)

On the Road (6-12)

Mountain Girls (6-12)

It’s Your Adventure (6-12)

Property Sisters (6-12) Two Weeks

Outdoor Art Experience (6-12)

CIT-I (10-12) Four Weeks

Up in the Trees (6-12)

(grade levels indicated are for Fall 2017 entering grades)

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Paws & Claws (6-12)


July 23-28

July 30-August 4

camp guide | resident camps

July 16-21

August 6-11

Trip and Travelers (6-9) Moon on the Meadow (6-9) All About Horses (6-9) Climb On! (6-9) Wild Waters (6-9) Summer Cook-Off (6-9)

Lights, Camera, Action! (6-9) Two Weeks

Summer Sampler (6-9)

Trot, Cantor, Gallop (6-9) Two Weeks

Teen Travelers (9-12)

Let's Tri It! (6-9) Take Charge (8-9) Two Weeks

Come Together (9-12)

All About Horses (6-9) Camp Magic (6-9) Trip and Travelers (6-9) Shoot Like a Girl (6-9) Tune and Melody (6-9)

CIT-II (11-12) Three Weeks

Camp Half-Blood (6-8) Iron Chef (6-8) Adventure Sports (6-8)

Challenge Accepted (6-8) Climb It (6-8) Two Weeks Definitely Disney (6-8) Pocono Extravaganza (6-12) Adventure Sports (6-8)

Saddle and Paddle (6-12)

Blast from the Past! (6-8)

Two Weeks Adventure Bound (8-12)

MW Roadies (6-12)

Three Weeks River Rats (8-12) Rocks and Boats (8-12) Two Weeks Shipped to Shenadoah (8-12) Two Weeks

HP and the Tri-Camper Tournament (6-8)

Fun for Sail (6-8)

Climb, Splash, and Soar! (6-8)

Fueled by the Force (6-8)

Club MoWo (6-8)

Lake Explorers (6-8)

Project Runway (6-8)

Still Singin' at 100! (6-8)

Road Trip (6-12)

MW Roadies (6-12)

Choose Your Own Adventure (6-12)

Choose Your Own Adventure (6-12)

Nearly Niagara (8-12) Two Weeks

River Rats (8-12)

Destination D.C. (9-12)

Float, Fly, and Climb (8-12)

Katniss Kamp (6-8)

Vertical Limits (9-12)

Resident Camp Program Aide (7-9) Two Weeks CIT-II (11-12) Three Weeks

Native and Creative (6-10)

Art Smart (6-10) Extreme Equestrian (6-12)

Older Girl Equestrian Riders (6-12)

Shelly Ridge Stars (6-10)

Amusement Park Mania (6-12)

Girl on Fire (6-12)

Older Girl Equestrian Riders (6-12)

Up in the Trees (6-12)

It's Your Adventure (6-12)

It’s Your Adventure (6-12)

Camper Sampler (6-12)

Divergent (6-12)

Take the Reins (6-12) Two Weeks

Epic Adventure (6-12) Two Weeks

Mountain Girls (6-12)

Iron Chef (6-12)

Take the Reins (6-12) Two Weeks

Run Amok! (6-12) Two Weeks

Riding Thru History (7-12)

Extreme Cuisine-Snack Style (6-12)

Resident Camp Program Aide (7-9) Two Weeks

Paddle and Saddle (6-12) Two Weeks

Take Charge (8-9) Two Weeks

CIT-II (11-12) Three Weeks

Cool Careers (6-10)

Older Girl Equestrian Riders (6-12)

Ghostbusters (7-12)

Older Girl Equestrian Riders (6-12) Midnight Madness (6-12) Paws & Claws (6-12) Camper Sampler (6-12) Archery Aces (6-12) Spa-Haven (6-12)

CIT-II (11-12) Two Weeks

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Girl Scout

Day Camp

Mountain House Allentown , PA

Shelly Ridge Miquon, PA

Valley Forge Valley Forge, PA

Early Bird Registration Register Online by March 14 $50 OFF each resident camp session! $25 OFF each day camp session! * Please note that Early Bird Pricing is NOT transferable


Come discover what’s new at our day camps! MOUNTAIN HOUSE Imagination Playground Blocks SHELLY RIDGE DAY Indoor Climbing Wall Daisy's Place Activity Center

VALLEY FORGE More field trips More overnights PM extended care

Join us at an open house! No registration needed! For directions to one of our camps, email us at camps@gsep.org. MOUNTAIN HOUSE Saturday, April 22, 4–6PM Sunday, May 21, 3–5PM

VALLEY FORGE Sunday, April 30, 2:30-4:30PM Saturday, May 20, 12:30-2:30PM

SHELLY RIDGE Saturday, April 8, 4-6PM Sunday, May 14, 1-4PM

FINANC & SCHOLAIAL AID RS AVAILABL HIPS E

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CAMP HOURS 9AM–4PM EXTENDED CARE* 7:30–9AM 4–5:30PM *Additional $55/week OPEN HOUSE Saturday, April 22, 4–6PM Sunday, May 21, 3–5PM Come visit Camp Mountain House and see what all the excitement is about! Chat with Mountain House counselors and staff as you take a tour of camp and get answers to all your questions. Try your hand at archery (grade 2+), make your first summer camp art project, and check out all that camp has to offer. LOCATION For security reasons, GSEP does not publish the address of its camps. (The address and directions will be provided in your confirmation packet or email camps@gsep.org for directions to an open house.) Camp Mountain House is located off I–78/PA–309 in a residential neighborhood on Allentown’s South Mountain. The camp is less than five miles from GSEP’s Lehigh Valley Service Center and is a 20 minute drive from downtown Bethlehem.

WOW FACTORS! Imagination Playground Blocks


Allentown, PA Hidden away in a wooded sanctuary in Lehigh County, Camp Mountain House offers a thrilling blend of day camp programs for every age group, from first-time campers to seasoned experts. Be creative in our art center, sing songs, and get active playing games. Splash in the pool (offsite), perform on the stage, or get messy with science. It’s all waiting for you! Outdoor cooking, nature activities, and archery (grade 2+) will keep you busy the entire week. With fun filled memories and new friends, Mountain House is the place for you!

ENTERING GRADES K–3 Make New Friends June 19-23 $220 Want to experience all that camp has to offer? If so, this is the perfect week for you! Play gaga, go on a hike, spend time at the pool, and make crafts. Enjoy a campfire, and much more all while making new friends and lifelong memories! Brownies, earn your Making Friends badge.

Mermaid Madness June 26-30 $225 Calling all mermaids! Splish-splash your way through camp this week while spending extra time by the pool. Make under-thesea art creations and play water games with all of your friends! Optional sleepover Thursday night for an additional $25.

Me & My Doll: Camp Adventures July 3-7 (No Camp July 4) $190 Dress your favorite doll in her outdoor clothes and go camping together! You and your

doll will go hiking, create new crafts, and make delicious snacks. Bring your doll to the Mountain House Salon, where you both will get matching hairdos. End the week with a special tea party. Together, you’ll have a great time!

Ooey, Gooey & Slimy July 3-7 (No Camp July 4) $190 Love all things squirmy, slimy, and messy? Well, you’ve picked the right week of camp! Build an exploding volcano, try your hand at shaving cream art, and make some messy (but delicious) treats in the kitchen. You’ll end your gooey week by throwing pie at your counselors!

Summer Scientists July 17-21 $215 Science can be super fun! Come experiment at camp as you make your own Silly Putty and a cloud in a jar. Snack on homemade ice cream and compete in an egg-drop competition. Take home instructions for the experiments so you can wow your parents and friends with your scientific skills! Brownies, earn your Home Scientist badge.

Artsy Gals July 24-28 $220

Sweet Treats July 10-14 $230 Some very delicious goodies await you at Mountain House. Spend the week learning how to make candy, cupcakes, and lollipops. You’ll follow recipes to bake your favorite sweet treats and create an ice cream flavor that you’ll present to the Mountain House Ice Cream Wars competition judges. You’ll even get to take home a book filled with all of the recipes you make at camp!

Do you love glitter, paint, glue, and markers? Join us at Mountain House for a week filled with crafty fun! You’ll work with Model Magic to create a sculpture, use things you find in nature to make works of art, and design your own tie-dye T-shirt to take home with you. Optional sleepover Thursday night for an additional $25. Brownies, earn your Painting badge.

Animal Crackers July 31- August 4 $230

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Camp Mountain House


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Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! Join us for a week of camp dedicated to animal adventures. You’ll look for creatures hidden in the woods, create your own animal masks, and take a special trip to the Lehigh Valley Zoo to learn more about caring for animals and their habitats. Brownies, earn your Pets badge.

Get Moving! August 7-11 $215 Get up and get moving as you dance, run, and jump your way through camp this week. You’ll practice new Zumba moves, play baseball and soccer, and spend extra time at the gaga pit. You and your friends will learn games from around the world and be able to share your new moves with friends and family back at home! Brownies, earn your Fair Play badge.

ENTERING GRADES 4-5 Camp Classics June 19-23

Sweet Treats July 10-14 $230 Candy, cupcakes and lollipops are just a few of the very delicious goodies that await you at Mountain House. Spend the week learning how to follow a recipe, measure, and bake your favorite sweet treats. Work together to create an ice cream flavor that you’ll present to the Mountain House Ice Cream Wars competition judges. You’ll even get to take home a book filled with all of the recipes you make at camp!

Pop! Bang! Fizz July 17-21 $215 Science can be messy, but that’s what makes it so fun! Come experiment at camp as you make your own Silly Putty, build a volcano, snack on homemade ice cream, and compete in an egg-drop competition. Take home instructions for the experiments so you can wow your parents and friends with your scientific skills!

$220 Get ready to enjoy all your favorite things about camp in one exciting week! Arts and crafts, camp songs, making lunch over the campfire, archery, and swimming are just some of the classic camp activities you’ll experience at Mountain House! Get ready, get set, camp!

Starfish and Seahorses June 26-30 $225 Water, water, everywhere! Spend your days splashing around as you enjoy extra time at the pool playing lots of water games. Learn about creatures in the sea, make your own aquarium in a jar, and take home some sea slime. End the week with a counselor versus camper water battle! There’s no better way to beat the summer heat! Optional sleepover Thursday night for an additional $25.

Mischief Managed July 3-7 (No Camp July 4th) $190 Riddles, mysteries, and clues, oh my! It's a fun week of solving exciting challenges and working together to overcome obstacles. You’ll compete in an archery competition and practice team building during a top secret misison. Twists and turns will keep you guessing all week as you enjoy all the mysterious fun of Mountain House. Good luck! Juniors, earn your Detective badge.

Mixed-Media Madness July 24-28 $220 Are you an artist at heart? Come try out different art forms, such as sculpting, origami, oil pastels, and weaving. Design your own tie-dye T-shirt to take home and practice food art as you decorate your own cupcake. There will be plenty of time to enjoy traditional camp activities as well! Optional sleepover Thursday night for an additional $25. Juniors, earn your Drawing badge.

Animal Lover July 31- August 4 $230 Are you crazy about animals? Then, come to Camp Mountain House for some critter filled fun! Make your own birdfeeder to take home, bake homemade dog treats to donate to a shelter, and learn more about the animals and creatures that live right in our backyard. Take a special trip to the Lehigh Valley Zoo and explore the many habitats the animals call home! Juniors, earn your Animal Habitats badge.

Sporty Girls August 7-11 $215 Kick, run, jump, and dive your way through camp this week. You’ll play some familiar

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sports and learn new ones from across the world. Get into an intense game of gaga, navigate your way through an obstacle course challenge course, and compete in an archery tournament. Get up and get in the game!

ENTERING GRADES 6-10 S’mores & More June 19-23 $220 Sit back, relax, and enjoy all of the wonderful things Camp Mountain House has to offer. Spend the afternoon by the pool, cook lunch over the fire, brush up on your archery skills, and sing your favorite camp songs, all while making new friends and reconnecting with old ones. This will be the perfect start to your summer!

Water Explorers June 26-30 $225 Do you love water? Spend this week at camp getting your fill of H2O. You will spend extra time by the pool, learn about creatures in the sea, compete in a water relay race, and make your own fruit-infused water. You’ll end your week with a counselor versus camper water battle! Get ready to get wet! Optional sleepover Thursday night for an additional $25.

Ready, Set, Archery! July 3-7 (No Camp July 4th) $190 Can’t get enough archery? Then, this is the week for you! Spend your days at camp perfecting your archery skills, playing archery games, making special archery art, and learning all about the parts of a bow and arrow. The end of the week will feature a headto-head archery competition between you, your fellow campers, and your counselors! Cadettes, earn your Archery badge.

Sugar, Sugar July 10-14 $230 Ready for a sugar rush? Whip up some new sweet treats! Learn how to operate kitchen equipment, make your own recipe book, and bake a delicious snack for the whole camp to enjoy. You’ll work with your group to come up with a unique ice cream flavor to present to the judges at our Mountain House Ice Cream Wars competition. All things sweet await you at camp!


July 17-21 $215 Calling all Percy Jackson fans! Always wanted to go to Camp Half-Blood? This is your chance to train like Poseidon, shoot archery like Artemis and build things like Hephaestus. You’ll play capture the flag and make your own beaded necklace to remember the summer. At the end of your training, consult the Oracle and go on a quest across camp!

Mixed Media Madness $220 July 24-28 Are you an artist at heart? Come try out different art forms, such as sculpting, origami, oil pastels, and weaving. Design your own tie-dye T-shirt to take home and practice food art as you decorate your own cupcake. There will be plenty of time to enjoy traditional camp activities as well! Optional sleepover Thursday night for an additional $25.

Challenge Accepted July 31- August 4 $230 If you like the thrill of a good challenge then this week is for you! Take a blindfolded walk through our nature trail, follow the clues to solve the mystery, and work as a team to complete any challenge your counselors throw at you. Once you master your skills, you’ll take a day trip to try the ropes challenge courses at Camp laughing Waters.

Sports Mania

Penitentiary, ghost hunt in Valley Forge, and take a step back in time in Gettysburg. You’ll even sleep over at Mountain House on Thursday night, where you will conduct your own paranormal investigation!

Animal Adventure July 10-14 $310 Spend the week learning about and interacting with animals! Stroll through the Lehigh Valley Zoo, spend a day at the Adventure Aquarium, and visit Wood Haven to learn all about caring for horses. You’ll make some homemade dog treats and toys to donate to a local animal shelter!

Kick, run, jump, and dive your way through camp this week. You’ll play some familiar sports and learn new ones from across the world. Get into an intense game of gaga, navigate your way through an obstacle course, and compete in an archery tournament. Get up and get in the game!

TRAVEL PROGRAMS ENTERING GRADES 6-12 Ghost Busters June 26-30 $330 Who you gonna call? Spend your week traveling and exploring paranormal activity in some of Pennsylvania’s most famously haunted spots. You’ll visit the Eastern State

June 19-August 11 $60 per week Program Aides can assist with as many week-long sessions as they choose. Girls must register for and be able to attend each session in its entirety. As Program Aides, girls will develop leadership skills while enjoying traditional camp activities. Participants will lead activity sessions for the younger girls. Girls must have successfully completed the Program Aide Training Course.

ENTERING GRADES 9-11 Camp Intern Training June 26-30 & July 3-7 (No Camp July 4) Must attend both weeks

Passport to Pennsylvania

$315

July 24-28 $310 Chow down on cheesesteaks while you visit the Liberty Bell. Head to the Lancaster countryside to check out the Turkey Hill Experience and get your adrenaline pumping at Knoebel’s Amusement Park. There is so much to do and see! Optional sleepover Thursday night for an additional $25.

Lehigh Valley Foodies July 31-August 4 $305 Not afraid to try new foods and be an adventurous eater? Come sample some of the best food in the Lehigh Valley. Pick your own produce, visit a farmers’ market, and whip up a tasty treat for the whole camp to enjoy! New food, new friends, and new adventures await!

August 7-11 $215

Day Camp Program Aides

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS ENTERING GRADES 7-9 Day Camp Program Aide Training

Learn the basics of leadership, childcare, safety, and general day-camp management. During this two-week program, you will also get the opportunity to increase your knowledge of camp songs, games, and crafts while learning how to work with girls. You will rotate through different units and specialty activities where you will be able to use your skills as a “counselor” for younger girls. Applicants must demonstrate maturity, commitment, leadership potential, and be able to work well with others to maintain a positive environment. Camp Interns will also enjoy traditional camp activities. Interested girls will be required to provide references and proof of leadership experience. An interview will be scheduled with each applicant within two weeks of registering for the program; past participation in Camp Program Aide does not guarantee a spot as a Camp Intern, as space is limited. Candidates not accepted into the program will be refunded their payment for the program. Upon successful completion of this program, girls will earn the Camp Intern pin.

June 19-23

Camp Interns

$160

June 19-August 11

Are you a returning camper who wants to be more involved? During this week-long training, you will work as part of a team to design and lead activities for younger girls. Enjoy songs and games while learning about teambuilding, personal growth, and the basics of leading a group of girls. You will fulfill GSEP requirements for the Program Aide Training Course. Girls will not be able to earn the Program Aide pin at camp, but they will complete many of the requirements. Completing Camp Program Aide Training does not guarantee a spot as a Program Aide each week, as space is limited.

$60 per week Camp Interns may assist with as many week-long sessions as they choose. Girls must register for and be able to attend each session in its entirety. As Camp Interns, girls will shadow in specialty areas such as arts and crafts, pottery, archery/ adventure, songs/games or be assigned to shadow a Unit Counselor with a group of younger girls. Must have successfully completed and earned the Camp Intern pin.

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CAMP HOURS 9AM–3:30PM DROP OFF 8:30–9AM PICK UP 3:30–4PM EXTENDED CARE* 4–6PM *Additional $75/week BUS TRANSPORTATION Busing is available from select locations for $55/week. (See GSEP website for details.) OPEN HOUSE Saturday, April 8, 4-6PM Sunday, May 14, 1-4PM LOCATION For security reasons, GSEP does not publish the address of its camps. (The address and directions will be provided in your confirmation packet or email camps@gsep.org for directions to an open house.) Camp Shelly Ridge is located on the same campus as GSEP’s Shelly Ridge Service Center and Shelly Ridge Resident Camp. The camp is situated on the border of Philadelphia and Montgomery County near the Chestnut Hill, Roxborough, Mt. Airy, and Germantown neighborhoods. It is also less than five miles from Plymouth Meeting, Conshohocken, and Flourtown.

WOW FACTORS! Indoor Climbing Wall Daisy's Place Activity Center


Miquon, PA Nestled in the woods right outside Philadelphia, Camp Shelly Ridge is close to the city but feels like a world away. Camp Shelly Ridge offers day camp programs ideal for both the first-time camper and girls looking for a week of camp centered around a theme. Play in Daisy’s Place Activity Center swim in the pool, have fun with archery (2nd grade and above), play gaga, create cool crafts, ascend the climbing wall, and balance on our low-ropes challenge course (4th grade and above) all while making new friends!

ENTERING GRADES K–3 Let's Try Camp! June 26-30 $215 Are you looking to try camp for the first time? If so, this session is for you! Sample everything camp has to offer! Swim in the pool, play games, participate in special camp activities, attend a campfire, take home your art project, and explore our nature areas. Brownies, earn your Outdoor Adventurer badge.

Splash Stars July 3-7 (No Camp July 4) $172 Splash around during this week of water fun! Enjoy extra pool time to improve your swimming skills and play pool games. Jam to the beat at a sprinkler dance party and enjoy other water-based activities.

together to engineer happier endings to your favorite fairy tales as you design a house that can’t be blown down, construct a bridge that keeps three goats safe from the troll, and build a chair even Goldilocks can’t break. Optional sleepover Thursday night for an additional $25.

Animal Adventurers July 17-21 $240 Do you love animals? Come tell us all about your favorites! Create a personal zoo and learn all about what makes each creature unique. From the land to the sea, have fun pretending and making stories featuring the animals you love. You will go on an out-ofcamp animal adventure and use your senses when you go on a scavenger hunt in our woods! Brownies, earn your Senses badge.

Puppet Masters

Fairytale Frenzy

$225

July 10-14

Become a master puppeteer! Together with your new camp friends, create your own puppets and design and build the backdrop for your story—the scene, the costumes, and even special effects. At the end of the week, put on a show for all the

Bring your favorite fairytales to life as you explore the science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) behind them. Work

Characters in Costume July 31-August 4 $215

July 24-28

$225

campers and counselors! Optional sleepover Thursday night for an additional $25.

If you dream of being like Elsa, casting spells like Harry Potter, and surviving the outdoors like Katniss, this week is for you! Each day offers the opportunity to dress up like your favorite movie or literary character and participate in activities they would enjoy! Sing along with Frozen, play Quidditch, hone your outdoor skills, and much more.

Fun N' Games August 7-11 $215 Come out and play as we explore all types of group games and challenges. Show good sportsmanship as we laugh and play in the sun and water, scramble through obstacle courses, and learn card games! You’ll finish out the week by planning and leading games for all of camp! Optional sleepover Thursday night for an additional $25. Brownies, earn your Fair Play badge.

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Pottery Princesses August 7-11 $230 Be creative with clay! Get your hands dirty as you work on pottery projects that you can show off at the end of the week! Learn how to make something with your hands, and dabble in other types of art forms, too.

Under the Big Top August 14-18 $215 Use activity tickets to play your way through a week of crafts, games, prizes, face painting, dancing, and much more! Enjoy popcorn and other yummy snacks throughout the week. End the week with a camp carnival as we say goodbye to summer! Brownies, earn your Making Games badge.

what it may have been like to be an adventurer many years ago. Learn how to understand your surroundings, read a map, and make a plan. Then, use your new skills to create a scavenger hunt and seek out buried treasure in the woods of Shelly Ridge! Earn segments of the Archery and Adventurer patches.

Girls will be grouped by age level.

Dumbledore’s Army July 17-21 $215 Welcome to a week of wizardry adventures! Delve into oozing potions, medicinal plants, and a little bit of magic, just like Harry Potter. Spend time conquering your fears with your friends and competing for house points on the Quidditch field! Brownies, earn your My Family Story badge. Juniors, earn your Animal Habitat badge.

Music Mania August 14-18

August 7-11

July 3-7 (No Camp July 4)

$215

$172

Enjoy all your favorite physical activities this week. Aim and shoot at the archery range, challenge your friends to a gaga competition, play volleyball, practice yoga, conquer the rock wall, and take a dip in the pool. Create your own games and rules and test your balance on the low-ropes challenge course. Juniors, earn your Practice with Purpose badge. Optional sleepover Thursday night for an additional $25.

Splash around during this week of water fun! Enjoy extra pool time to improve your swimming skills and play pool games. Jam to the beat at a sprinkler dance party and enjoy other water-based activities.

Mystery Madness July 10-14 WANTED: CAMP DETECTIVES. Follow clues and unravel a week-long mystery! Solve exciting puzzles and riddles, decode fingerprints, and extract DNA. Learn tips from professionals then put them to use when you investigate a crime scene, follow leads, and interview suspects. Optional sleepover Thursday night for an additional $25. Juniors, earn your Detective badge.

Pottery Princesses July 17-21 $240 Be creative with clay! Get your hands dirty as you work on pottery projects that you can show off at the end of the week! Learn how to make something with your hands, and dabble in other types of art forms, too.

$215 Get your groove on all week long with songs, music, and musical instruments! Learn the best camp songs, master the art of lipsyncing, make your own musical instruments, and dance to your favorite tunes! You and your friends will create a dance to share, make costumes, and star in the all-camp dance party. Juniors, earn your Musician badge.

ENTERING GRADES 4-8 Girls will be grouped by age level

Adventures Abound June 26-30 $215 Conquer the low-ropes challenge course, go swimming, practice archery, and experience

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Splash Stars

$230

ENTERING GRADES K-10

Learn about engineering and how things work, create Rube Goldberg machines, and make unique inventions to help your fellow campers. Try out your skills at teamwork, too, as you do timed challenges! Juniors, earn your Product Designer badge.

Artists-in-Training July 24-28 $230 Calling all artists-in-training! Get creative as you explore different media, including paint, paper mache, and mosaics. You will even get to try out some fashion and jewelry design! End the week with an art show where your fellow campers can admire your work. Optional sleepover Thursday night for an additional $25. Juniors, earn your Jeweler badge.

Shelly Ridge Inventors July 31-August 4 $215 If you’re a problem solver, join us for outof-the-box thinking to reach solutions!

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ENTERING GRADES 6-10 I Wanna... June 26-30 $215 Make your voice heard! Work together with your new friends to design much of your schedule for the week. Swimming, archery, nature hikes, cooking over a fire, art projects, and so much more! The possibilities are endless!

On The Ropes July 3-7 (No Camp July 4) $230 Work as a team and conquer the Shelly Ridge low-ropes challenge course! You’ll start on the low ropes at the beginning of the week before taking a day trip to experience the high-ropes challenge course at Camp Laughing Waters! Experience disc golf and other physical activities while visiting our sister resident camp. Earn segments of the Adventurer patch.

Babysitting Basics July 10-14 $230 Make friends and learn how to be a great babysitter, all while experiencing classic camp activities! Learn tips and tricks to use with kids, games, activities, and how to manage even the worst boo-boos. By the end of the week, you’ll have your Infant and Child CPR Certification, too! Optional sleepover Thursday night for an additional $25. Cadettes, earn your Babysitter badge.


Girl Naturalist $215 Become one with nature! Celebrate the beautiful surroundings at Shelly Ridge by hiking trails, seeking out wildlife, and participating in a nature scavenger hunt! You’ll also get to take a trip to a local nature spot to seek out more incredible sights and sounds. Cadettes, earn your Trees badge.

Make Your Mark July 24-28 $215 Camp is a place that many of us call home each summer. Create a permanent artwork, help maintain the trails, and lead an allcamp activity to show your love for camp! Get your hands dirty digging and planting flowers in our camp garden and leave your mark at camp this week! Optional sleepover Thursday night for an additional $25.

ENTERING GRADES 7–9 Day Camp Program Aide Training June 26-30 $160 Are you a returning camper and want to be more involved? During this week-long training, you will work as part of a team to design and lead activities for younger girls. Enjoy songs and games while learning about team building, personal growth, and the basics of leading a group of girls. You will fulfill GSEP requirements for the Program Aide Training Course. Girls will not be able to earn the Program Aide pin at camp, but they will complete many of the requirements. Completing Camp Program Aide Training does NOT guarantee a spot as a Program Aide each week, as space is limited.

During this two-week program, you will also get the opportunity to increase your knowledge of camp songs, games, and crafts while learning how to work with girls. You will rotate through different units and specialty activities where you will be able to use your skills as a “counselor” for younger girls. Applicants must demonstrate maturity, commitment, leadership potential, and be able to work well with others to create a positive environment. Camp Interns will also enjoy traditional camp activities. Interested girls will be required to provide references and proof of leadership experience. An interview will be scheduled with each applicant within two weeks of registering for the program; past participation in Camp Program Aide does not guarantee a spot as a Camp Intern, as space is limited. Candidates not accepted into the program will be refunded their payment for the program. Upon successful completion of this program, girls will earn the Camp Intern pin.

Day Camp Program Aides June 26-August 18

Camp Interns

Yes, She Can!

$60 per week

June 26-August 18

July 31- August 4

Program Aides can assist with as many week-long sessions as they choose. Girls must register for and be able to attend each session in its entirety. As Program Aides, girls will develop leadership skills while enjoying traditional camp activities. Participants will lead activity sessions for the younger girls. *Girls must have successfully completed the Program Aide Training Course.

$60 per week

$230 Girls love science, technology, engineering, and math! Work in a team to discover what’s behind everyday products before designing a product of your own. Put your engineering skills to the test as you build a bridge, and become a forensic scientist as you extract DNA, learn fingerprinting, and more.

Pampered Camper

ENTERING GRADES 9–11

August 14-18

Camp Intern Training

$225

June 26-30 & July 3-7 (No Camp July 4) Must attend both weeks

Sit back, relax, and get pampered! Spend the week making face masks, lotions, soaps, and candles. Learn how to do new styles with hair and makeup. Get tips on how to keep yourself healthy and active as the new school year approaches and enjoy extra time relaxing by the pool! Cadettes, earn your Eating for Beauty badge.

$315 Learn the basics of leadership, childcare, safety, and general day-camp management.

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LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS


CAMP HOURS 9AM-4PM DROP OFF 8:30-9AM PICK UP 4-4:30PM EXTENDED CARE* 4:30-6PM *Additional $55/week OPEN HOUSE Sunday, April 30, 2:30-4:30PM Saturday, May 20, 12:30-2:30PM Come visit Camp Valley Forge and see what all the excitement is about! Chat with our day camp counselors and staff as you take a tour of camp and have all your questions answered. Get a sneak peek at the new location and newly designed art studio and make your first camp craft of the year! LOCATION For security reasons, GSEP does not publish the address of its camps. (The address and directions will be provided in your confirmation packet or email camps@gsep.org for directions to an open house.) Camp Valley Forge is located on the same campus as GSEP’s Valley Forge Service Center near Valley Forge National Historical Park. The camp is a short drive from Phoenixville, King of Prussia, and the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks.

WOW FACTORS! More field trips More overnights PM Extended care


Valley Forge, PA Creativity, character-inspired play, and exploration are here for you this summer at Camp Valley Forge! Take a break from the heat in one of our four air-conditioned spaces as you create masterpieces in the art room, use technology to jump-start your imagination, and cook up tasty treats in the kitchens. A day camp experience wouldn’t be complete without time spent outside splashing in the pool, playing gaga, taking aim at archery (grade 2+), and working as a team on the low-ropes challenge course (grade 4+). Come make great memories and new friends at Camp Valley Forge this summer!

ENTERING GRADES K-3 Game On June 19-23 $215 Games are the best! Play group games and team building challenges on the field and in the pool. Go on a scavenger hunt all around camp and put your own spin on classic party and board games. It’s all building up to the big finish: planning and leading games for all of camp! Brownies, earn your Making Games badge.

Musical Sensations June 26-30 $215 Put all of your senses to work and make some music! Use tasty drinks and recycled materials to make instruments. Sing karaoke, learn to play the boomwhackers, and dance to your favorite music. Brownies, earn your Senses badge.

Girl Innovators July 3-7 (No Camp July 4th) $185 Put your creativity to the test as you invent the next must-have gadget! Learn about

the ladies who invented things we love, like the chocolate chip cookie, and become an inventor yourself. Work as a team to design an invention to make summer better than ever before! Brownies, earn your Inventor badge.

ENTERING GRADES K-5 Silly Science June 19-23 $215 Science can be super fun! Come experiment at camp as you create bubbles, make your own silly putty, and blow things up into the air! This is sure to be a fun-filled week of camp. Brownies, earn your Home Scientist badge.

Sweet Snackers July 17-21 $220 Mmm, snacks sure are sweet! Bake, boil, mix, and chop this week as you make sweet treats like cupcakes and fruit sorbet from scratch. Learn ways to make snacks that taste sweet and are healthy, too. Bring home a recipe book so you can wow your family and friends. Recipes and hands-on cook time will vary based on camper’s experience. Brownies, earn your Snacks badge.

Friendly Fairies July 31 – August 4 $215 Camp Valley Forge is full of fairies that want to share their magic with you! Discover the world of fairies as you create crafts and solve riddles. Make fairy houses and create clues to help other campers find them and visit the fairies too! Brownies, earn your Letterboxer badge.

Adventures with Animals June 26-30 $230 Calling all animal lovers! It’s time to explore the amazing adventures you can have with animals—as pets, service animals, or exotic creatures at the zoo. Discover the places animals call home here at camp, and then get up close and personal with animals on a visit to the Elmwood Park Zoo. Brownies, earn your Pets badge. Juniors, earn your Animal Habitats badge.

Once Upon a Mouse July 3-7 (No Camp July 4th) $185 This is the week when the most magical place on earth (camp, of course) mixes with

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a little pixie dust and Disney magic! Each day’s theme and activities will be inspired by a different movie—we’ll even make our own ears to channel our inner mouse. Get ready to try things with the bravery of a princess, determination of a clown fish, pride of a lion, and support of your best friends. Brownies, earn your Making Friends badge.

A Pirate’s Life July 17-21 $215 Climb aboard our ship—it’s a pirate’s week for you! Find out why pirates wear eye patches and talk like a pirate. Make a boat to float in Privateer’s pool, and go on a modernday treasure hunt. Search for pirates in the all-camp Pirate Hunt—then make the mutinous ones walk the plank! Optional sleepover Thursday night for an additional $25. Juniors, earn your Geocacher badge.

American Girl Extravaganza August 7-11 $215 Bring your best doll friend for an exciting week at camp together! Get in touch with the past as you play games and try crafts that American Girls from years ago enjoyed. Make matching teddy bears and tie dye tops for you and your doll, and then put on your fancy dress for a tea party! Brownies, earn your My Best Self badge. Juniors, earn your Playing the Past badge.

ENTERING GRADES K-10 Girls will be grouped by age level.

I Heart Art

Spend time conquering your fears with your friends as you play Muggle Quidditch and compete in the Camp Tri-Wizard Cup. Optional sleepover Thursday night for an additional $25. Cadettes, earn your Trees badge.

July 10-14 $215 Create amazing masterpieces during this art-centric week! Take photos, pinch clay, and try different drawing and painting techniques. You’ll even work together to decorate some of the spaces at camp, including the new art room. Brownies, earn your Painting badge. Juniors, earn your Digital Photographer badge. Cadettes, earn your Comic Artist badge.

Outdoor Artists July 24-28

ENTERING GRADES 4-5 Top Chef June 26-30 $220 Are you a food whiz and up for a little competition? Test your skills in Top Chefstyle quick-fire challenges, try different cooking techniques, and get new recipe ideas from your camp friends! Optional sleepover Thursday night for an additional $25. Juniors, earn your Simple Meals badge.

$215 You’ve never created art like this before— totally outdoors! Look to nature for inspiration as you paint, craft, and make music. Create pieces to enhance the beauty of nature and use found items to help build your masterpieces. Brownies, earn your Outdoor Art Creator badge. Juniors, earn your Outdoor Art Explorer badge. Cadettes, earn your Outdoor Art Apprentice badge.

Imagineers July 3-7 (No Camp July 4th) $185 Tap into your creativity and imagine all the amazing things you can do with science! Build a bristlebot, craft a catapult, and get inventive with magnetic circuits and LEDs. We provide the materials and you provide the imagination! Juniors, earn your Entertainment Technology badge.

Dumbledore’s Army July 31 – August 4 $215 Welcome to a week of wizardry and adventures! Start with a celebration for Harry’s birthday then delve into Hogwartsstyle “classes.” Make oozing and exploding potions, discover helpful plants, and try some self-defense against the Dark Arts.

ENTERING GRADES 4-10 Girls will be grouped by age level.

DIY Dreamers June 19-23 $230 If you like to use your hands and creativity to make things, this is for you! Dive into


Mighty Gals July 10-14 $225 Who’s your favorite heroine? This week, hone the skills it takes to survive anywhere as a mighty girl. Shoot archery like Katniss, take risks on the low-ropes challenge course like any girl from Dauntless, and solve puzzles using your wit like Hermione. Become the heroine of your camp week on an extendedday field trip to Camp Mosey Wood, where you’ll boat on the lake, master the rock wall, and tackle the zip line (grades 6+)! Juniors, earn segments of your Archery patch. Cadettes, earn your Archery badge.

Fueled by the Force July 24-28 $215 Is the force strong with you? Find out in this Star Wars-inspired camp experience. Test your DNA for midichlorians and train your body and mind to harness the force. Explore the galaxy in our Star Lab and make working light sabers to defend against foes! At the end of the week, you’ll have the skills to become the Jedi or Sith you were meant to be! Juniors, earn your Detective badge.

Sporty Scouts August 7-11 $215 Are you an athlete? Do you like competitive sports? Spend your week at camp playing on a team and learning ways team keep your body strong. Make healthy smoothies and rewrite the rules of girls on the field! Juniors, earn your Staying Fit badge. Cadettes, earn your Field Day badge.

ENTERING GRADES 6-10 You Are What You Eat

test by creating a menu of dishes that taste delicious and are good for you, too! *Optional sleepover Thursday night for an addtional $25. Cadettes, earn your Eating for Beauty badge.

ENTERING GRADES 9-11

Camp Try It July 3-7 (No Camp July 4)

Camp Intern Training

$195

June 19-23 & June 26-30 Must attend both weeks

For the girl who wants it all! Cook out, swim, hike, archery, arts and crafts projects, and even at trip out to Camp Laughing Waters to master the high-ropes challenge course. This week features a little bit of everything camp has to offer so you won’t have to pick just one favorite activity!

On the Ropes July 17-21 $230 Build your teamwork and balance on the low-ropes challenge course! Spend time each day on the course and then work up your courage to try the high-ropes challenge course on a trip to Camp Laughing Waters. You’ll also enjoy other fun camp activities during the week. Cadettes and Seniors, earn segments of your Adventurers patch.

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS ENTERING GRADES 7-9 Day Camp Program Aide Training

$315 Learn the basics of leadership, childcare, safety, and general day-camp management. During this two-week program, you will also get the opportunity to increase your knowledge of camp songs, games, and crafts while learning how to work with girls. You will rotate through different units and specialty activities where you will be able to use your skills as a “counselor” for younger girls. Applicants must demonstrate maturity, commitment, leadership potential, and be able to work well with others to create a positive environment. Camp Interns will also enjoy traditional camp activities. Interested girls will be required to provide references and proof of leadership experience. An interview will be scheduled with each applicant within two weeks of registering for the program. Past participation in Camp Program Aide does not guarantee a spot as a Camp Intern, as space is limited. Candidates not accepted into the program will be refunded their payment for the program. Upon successful completion of this program, girls will earn the Camp Intern pin.

June 19-23 $160

Camp Interns

Are you a returning camper and want to be more involved? During this week-long training you will work as part of a team to design and lead activities for younger girls. Enjoy songs and games while learning about team building, personal growth, and the basics of leading a group of girls. You will fulfill GSEP requirements for the Program Aide Training Course. Girls will not be able to earn the Program Aide pin at camp, but they will complete many of the requirements. Completing Camp Program Aide Training does not guarantee a spot as a Program Aide each week, as space is limited.

June 19-August 11 $60 per week Camp Interns can assist with as many week-long sessions as they choose. Girls must register for and be able to attend each session in its entirety. As Camp Interns, girls will shadow in specialty areas such as arts & crafts, archery/adventure, or songs/games or be assigned to shadow a counselor with a group of younger girls. Must have successfully completed and earned the Camp Intern pin.

Day Camp Program Aides June 19-August 11

June 26-20

$60 per week

$220

Program Aides can assist with as many week-long sessions as they choose. Girls must register for and be able to attend each session in its entirety. As Program Aides, girls will develop leadership skills while enjoying traditional camp activities.

You may not turn into a pizza, or a slice of watermelon, but what you eat impacts more than just your hunger. Work with a team to try different cooking methods and sample new foods. Then put your knowledge to the

Participants will lead activity sessions for the younger girls. Must have successfully completed Program Aide Training Course.

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do-it-yourself projects and create our own lip gloss, make a paper bowl, and dream board for keeping track of your next amazing idea. Then head to Goggleworks Center for the Arts for hands-on workshops with the tools of DIY dreamers everywhere. Juniors, earn your Jeweler badge. Cadettes, earn your Woodworking badge.


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CAMP REGISTRATION INFORMATION Download your registration form at www.gsep.org/forms. All registrants are expected to review and abide by the registration information listed below.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES: • Online registration closes one week prior to the camp start date or when full. SPACE AND ATTENDANCE: • Space is limited so register online early to secure your space. • Attendance capacity is based on the needs of the camp program itself and cannot be adjusted due to late registration, transfer requests, buddy expectations, etc. • Registrants must notify the Member Services department of all cancellations. • Requests to make changes from one camp session to another must be sent to memberservices@gsep.org at least four weeks prior to the start of the originally scheduled camp session. One change request per order will be accepted free of charge, and additional changes will incur a $20 administrative fee or may require the purchaser to cancel the order and begin the registration process again for the new camp session. DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT: • A $50 NON REFUNDABLE deposit is required for each camp you wish to attend. •  Payment is due in full four weeks prior to the camp start date. If payment is not received, we cannot guarantee your space. • If you are interested in using your Cookie Adventure credits to pay for all or a portion of your summer camp experience, register online and pay the deposit and then email memberservices@gsep.org to have them applied to your camp balance due.

considered “no shows” (those who do not attend and did not give advance notification of cancellation), or for days missed during a camp session. This applies to programs, busing, overnights, and extended care for both resident and day camps. • For our full refund policy please visit this link: http://www.gsep.org/camp/summercamp-forms-bus-information/. CURRENT MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED: • To attend GSEP camp you must become a registered Girl Scout during the camp season year. To join now visit us at gsep.org. • If you are a member outside of the GSEP council, please use our online registration system and your members will be confirmed. REGISTER FOR CAMP ONLINE: 1. Visit us at gsep.org , click ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM. 2. Enter your Username and Password. Or, if you haven't used the system since 2013, activate your account by clicking on the NEW ONLINE ACCOUNT button. 3. If you receive an alert to contact us, please do so. Your record may be incomplete, you may have a duplicate record, or you may not be linked to your girl’s record. 4. Click on the ACTIVITIES tab. 5. Search for the camp you want using the various search features. 6. Click on the camp name and review the details. 7. Click REGISTER NOW.

REFUNDS:

8. Select the registrant and click CONTINUE.

• Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to memberservices@gsep.org at least 4 weeks in advance of the camp start date for consideration.

9. Enter additional information as requested, then click CONTINUE.

• Refunds may take up to 6 weeks for processing. • Refunds for cancellations occurring less than 4 weeks in advance are only considered in cases of emergency and handled on a case-by-case basis. These requests must be submitted within seven days of the camp start date.

10. Confirm your order details and click CHECKOUT; consider making a donation or select the not at this time option, click CONTINUE. 11. Enter your credit card information and click PROCESS MY ORDER. 12. You will receive an email confirmation that contains links to all of your camp paperwork and information.

• Refunds are NOT issued for early departures from camp, campers who choose not to stay at camp during drop off, campers

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CAMP REGISTRATION INFORMATION T: 888.564.4657, press 2 F: 215.564.6953 memberservices@gsep.org REGISTER FOR CAMP USING THE ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM gsep.org


Camp Scholarships & Financial Aid Financial Assistance for summer camp is available to all girls who qualify. GSEP offers financial aid as well as camp scholarships. Funds are limited and are awarded on a first come, first served basis. Please apply early for the best chance of securing funds. We cannot guarantee that funds will be available throughout the duration of camp season.

• Visit our website to explore your options and to print registration forms: www.gsep.org/camp/campscholarships-financial-aid/ • Financial aid applicants are strongly encouraged to register and pay the required $50 deposit using the Online Registration System to secure your spot while the financial aid application is being processed.

• Please allow at least 4 weeks lead time from the camp start date for processing financial aid applications. • Completed applications must be submitted with proof of income to: Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania 330 Manor Road Miquon, PA 19444

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Resident Camp

Laughing Waters Gilbertsville, PA

Mosey Wood White Haven, PA

Shelly Ridge Miquon, PA

Wood Haven Pine Grove, PA

Early Bird Registration Register Online by March 14 $50 OFF each resident camp session! $25 OFF each day camp session! * Please note that Early Bird Pricing is NOT transferable


Come discover what’s new at our resident camps! LAUGHING WATERS Youghiogheny Activity Center Indoor Climbing Wall MOSEY WOOD AquaClimb

SHELLY RIDGE Daisy's Place Activity Center Indoor Climbing Wall Shawnee Lodge WOOD HAVEN Treetop Ascension Element

Join us at an open house! No registration needed! For directions to one of our camps, email us at camps@gsep.org. LAUGHING WATERS Sunday, April 9, 12-2PM Sunday, April 30, 12-2PM Saturday, June 17, 1-4PM

WOOD HAVEN Sunday, April 23, 1-4PM Sunday, May 7, 1-4PM Sunday, June 4, 1-4PM

MOSEY WOOD Sunday, April 23, 1–4PM Sunday, June 18, 1–4PM SHELLY RIDGE Saturday, April 8, 4-6PM Sunday, May 14, 1-4PM

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DROP OFFS All Programs: Sunday 3-5PM PICK UPS Full Week: Friday 3-5PM Half-Week: Wednesday 4PM LATE ARRIVAL/EARLY PICK UP Please contact the camp director in advance to make arrangements. BUS TRANSPORTATION Busing is available from select locations. (See GSEP website for details.) OPEN HOUSE Sunday, April 9, 12-2PM Sunday, April 30, 12-2PM Saturday, June 17, 1-4PM LOCATION For security reasons, GSEP does not publish the address of its camps. (The address and directions will be provided in your confirmation packet or email camps@gsep.org for directions to an open house.) Camp Laughing Waters in conveniently located in Gilbertsville, Montgomery County, approximately an hour’s drive from Allentown, Reading, and many of Philadelphia’s suburbs. Laughing Waters is surrounded by farmland and quiet neighborhoods, giving camp a country feel while still being close to home.

WOW FACTORS! Youghiogheny Activity Center Indoor climbing wall


Gilbertsville, PA With almost 500 acres, Camp Laughing Waters has a little something for everyone. Push your personal limits on the ropes challenge courses and rock wall (low ropes: grade 4+; high ropes: grade 6+) or try out new activities such as yoga, water aerobics, disc golf, horseback riding, and life-sized Hungry, Hungry Hippos. Expand your artistic side with themed arts and crafts projects, music programs, and nature art. Take aim at archery (grade 2+), work as a team as you play gaga and sports in the activity center, learn new cooking skills, and splash in the pool. Your week will be filled with excitement, new adventures, connecting with old and new friends, and enjoying the natural surroundings around you.

ACTIVITY PREREQUISITES Swimming: Girls will be tested during the first swimming period they arrive. Please note that participation in some activities requires passing of certain levels. Canoeing: Must have passed American Red Cross level 2 swimming instruction. Horseback Riding: All riders will be assessed during their first trip to the stables. If the appropriate level is not reached as needed for certain programs, campers’ activities on the horse may be modified accordingly.

ENTERING GRADES 1-3 (Not all of the activities listed will be done by girls participating in the half week program.)

Enchanted Forest

a pony ride on our camp unicorns. Let your imagination run wild as you find out what makes Camp Laughing Waters so magical! Brownies, earn the Outdoor Adventurer badge.

Summer Scientists JUNE 25-30 (CABIN) $380 Let out your inner scientist. Spend the week making magic milk, goo, cloud in a jar, and much more. Feed your hunger for knowledge as you make ice cream in a bag and create your own Play-Doh. Brownies, earn your Home Scientist badge.

JULY 2-7, JULY 16-21, JULY 30 – AUGUST 4 (CABIN) $365 Calling all mermaids! Splish-splash your way through camp this week by spending extra time in the pool to improve your swimming skills. Enjoy lunch by the pool side, go for a night swim, and spend some time in our very own Laughing Waters Creek discovering animals that love the water just like you! Brownies, earn your Making Friends badge.

My Little Pony JULY 2-7, JULY 23-28, AUGUST 6-11 (CABIN)

Make New Friends

$425

JULY 2-5, JULY 16-19 (CABIN)

Giddy up, y’all! Pack your favorite pony stuffed animal and join us at the CLW corral for some horsing around. Visit the barn daily to learn about horses and perfect your riding skills. When you’re not at the barn, do pony crafts, make horse treats, play pony games, as well as experience traditional camp activities. Earn segments of the GSEP Horseback Riding patch.

JUNE 25–30, JULY 16-21 (CABIN)

$200 (1/2 Week)

$365

Are you a first-year camper eager to see what Girl Scout camp is all about? If so, this is the perfect session for you! Play games, make crafts, go swimming, and sing along at campfire all while making new friends and lifelong memories.

Camp is full of fairies who want to share their magic with you! Discover the world of the wood fairies and their magical friends while enjoying crafts, creating fairy houses, playing games, and going on adventures including

Mermaids

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Slumber Party JULY 9-14 (CABIN) $365 Grab your stuffed animals, pajamas, and fuzzy slippers and come to the ultimate slumber party. During the day, splash in the pool, play a game of gaga, and hike around camp. In the evening, keep the fun going with nail painting, dance parties, stargazing and even a movie night! Meet new friends and have tons of fun experiencing all that camp has to offer. Brownies, earn your My Best Self badge.

Grab your boots and head up to the barn. Spend the week learning all about horse care, trying new skills on horseback, and working in the arena. Take a trail ride on your new equine friend and leave with an appreciation and love for the dedication it takes to care for horses. Earn segments of the GSEP Horseback Riding patch. Juniors, earn your Horseback Riding badge.

Wild Things

JULY 9-14, JULY 23-28, AUGUST 6-11 (CABIN + 1 NIGHT IN TENTS) $365 Come enjoy the outdoors! Use your hiking skills as you take a stroll on the trails, enjoy time with your friends at campfires, splash around in the pool, play games, and create art projects. Even try sleeping in the tents one night for the ultimate overnight experience (weather permitting). Brownies, earn your Hiker badge.

Dance Party JULY 30-AUGUST 4 (CABIN) $365 Dance the summer days away. Listen to music and feel the groove as you learn fun routines, play dancing games, and even have a special performance at the end of camp to show off your new moves. Brownies, earn your Dancer badge.

JULY 2-7 (CABIN), JULY 16-21 (TENTS) $365 Create your own camp adventure! You and your group will pick most of your activities throughout the week. Choose from creek hikes, games on the sports field, horseback riding, floating lunch, adventure elements, canoeing, archery, a sleep out, and more. It’s all there waiting for you! Juniors, earn your Camper badge.

JUNE 25 – 30 (TENTS) $365

Outdoors and S’mores

Trail Mix

Go where the wild things are. Spend a wacky week taking part in backward day, crazy hair day, and other zany activities just for your group. Perform messy science experiments, create edible art, make a lovable monster to take home, and create your own twists on camp activities!

Starfish JUNE 25-30 (CABIN), AUGUST 6-11 (TENTS) $375 Spend your days swimming in the pool, playing water games, and competing in water relays. You won’t even have to leave the pool for meals as you enjoy a poolside lunch. You’ll also take a trip to Green Lane Park for a canoeing adventure. What better way to beat the summer heat! Earn segments of the GSEP Waterfront patch.

Cycle-mania JUNE 25-30 (TENTS)

Mind, Body and Spirit JULY 2-7 (TENTS), JULY 30-AUGUST 4 (TENTS) $365 Relax, rejuvenate and reenergize! Investigate the ingredients in food, ways to eat nutritionally, and how to distressed-stress through aerobics, yoga, and other fitness activities. Juniors, earn your Staying Fit badge.

Saddle and Paddle JULY 9-21 (2 WEEKS; TENTS) $900 Enjoy two weeks of fun with horseback riding and water adventures. Your weeks will be filled with daily riding lessons and adventures to local lakes for canoeing. We’ll even spice it up with funyaks and kayaks! You will also enjoy pool time, creek walks, and trail rides. Girls will stay the weekend. Earn segments of the GSEP Horseback Riding patch and Waterfront patch. Juniors, earn your Horseback Riding badge.

$375

Nature Artist AUGUST 6-11 (CABIN) $365 Mother Nature loves her…. artists! Get creative and inspired as you transform nature into your own work of art. Work on projects that you will get to take home, as well as other that will stay in nature and become a part of Laughing Waters. Brownies, earn your Outdoor Art Creator badge.

ENTERING GRADES 4-5 (Not all of the activities listed will be done by girls participating in the half week program.)

Saddle Up JUNE 25-30 (TENTS), JULY 2-7 (TENTS), JULY 23-28 (CABIN) JULY 30-AUGUST 4 (TENTS), AUGUST 6-11 (CABIN)

Hit the camp trails on two wheels and practice your biking skills as you ride to all your favorite camp activities. Then take a day trip to a local park, where you’ll ride while enjoying the sites. Campers must bring their own bikes and bike safety gear. Campers should be comfortable riding on uneven and rugged terrain. Juniors, earn your Practice with a Purpose badge.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! JULY 2-5 (CABIN), JULY 16-19 (TENTS), JULY 23-26 (TENTS) $200 (1/2 Week) Ever wonder what camp is like? Can’t decide if it’s right for you? This is the perfect session to try it out if you’re a first-time camper. Meet new friends while trying out camp’s best activities and making lifelong memories. Make food over a fire, take a hike, enjoy swimming, conquer the rock wall, and much more. Juniors, earn your Camper badge.

$425

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Top Chef JULY 9-14 (CABIN), JULY 30-AUGUST 4 (CABIN) $385 Are cookouts the highlight of your camp experience? This week you will be chef-ing up a storm! Try out new cooking methods in the kitchen and over the fire, visit a local farm stand, try new ingredients, and take a tour of a profession kitchen with our very own camp cook! Juniors, earn your Simple Meals badge.

Animal Crackers JULY 9-14 (TENTS) $390 Deer, squirrels, turkeys… what else will you find? Explore the natural habitat camp provides for all its woodland creatures. You’ll spend time observing camp’s natural surroundings and then take a trip to a local zoo to compare animal homes! Create fun animal crafts, play animal games, and


Ultimate Dance Off JULY 9-14 (TENTS) $365 Can you feel the beat, rhythm, and excitement of dance? Explore different styles of music and dance, from classical to contemporary. Learn musical numbers and create props and costume pieces for your ultimate dance performance. Juniors, earn your Musician badge.

Fireflies JULY 16-21 (TENTS), JULY 23-28 (TENTS)

Make it New

on the low-ropes challenge course, and even try your skills on the rock wall. New this summer: learn skateboarding basics and tricks from professional skateboard instructors. Earn segments of the GSEP Adventure patch. Juniors, earn your Practice with a Purpose badge.

JUNE 25-30 (CABIN) $365 Take recycling to a whole new level! Design imaginative pieces of art out of recycled materials. Learn about up-cycling by creating your very own T-shirt bag, fun accessories, and other craft projects. Bring a few pieces of old clothing and any special recycled materials you want to work with.

Bull’s-Eye AUGUST 6-11 (TENTS) $370 Learn the skills it takes to master the archery range. Pick up your bows and arrows for the ultimate archery experience every day. Try all kinds of targets, including water balloons and paint to hone your precision. Earn segments of the GSEP Archery patch.

$375 As the moon rises and camp settles down, you will enjoy a nighttime twist on some of your favorite activities: swimming, glow-in-the-dark archery, hikes, climbing the rock wall, and more. Learn about the stars by watching the night sky and invent some of your own constellations. Don’t worry. You will enjoy all of camp’s daytime activities as well after you sleep-in!

Art Attack JULY 23-28 (TENTS)

ENTERING GRADES 6-9 Summer Sampler

Spa JULY 23-28 (CABIN), AUGUST 6-11 (CABIN) $375 Turn your bunk into the ultimate day spa. Make your own spa essentials, like lip gloss and lotion, as well as make healthy snacks and smoothies. Enjoy some active relaxation with water aerobics, yoga, fitness activities, and leisurely walks in the woods.

Game Time JULY 30- AUGUST 4 (TENTS) $375 Want to try new sports and learn new games? Play volleyball, soccer, horseshoes, croquet, tetherball, disc golf, and archery. Compete in relay races both on land and in the water, complete challenges

JULY 2-7 (CABIN) $400 Spend a relaxing week at camp being pampered and having fun. You and your friends will spend your days chilling at the pool, making your own lotion, getting facials, and drinking smoothies. You’ll even take trip to get pampered at a local salon.

JUNE 25-30 (TENTS), JULY 9-14 (CABIN), JULY 30- AUGUST 4 (TENTS)

Camp Magic

$365

JULY 2-7 (TENTS), AUGUST 6-11 (TENTS) $410

Come discover the best of Laughing Waters! Enjoy all your favorite activities such as canoeing, swimming, hiking, and archery. Play disc golf, conquer the ropes courses, including the new rock wall. Enjoy horseback riding, and more.

$400 Is art your passion? Enjoy art all around camp as you set out on a color hike. Throw an art party, and get creative as you spruce up your cabin! Make your own jewelry and tie-dye, and learn different painting and drawing techniques. Wrap up all the fun with a trip to the Crayola Factory for even more creativity. Juniors, earn the Drawing badge.

Spa 2.0

All About Horses JUNE 25-30 (CABIN), JULY 2-7 (TENTS), JULY 9-14 (CABIN) JULY 16-21 (TENTS), AUGUST 6-11 (TENTS)

“Do not pity the dead, Harry.” Pity those who don’t come to camp! Immerse yourself in the magical world of Harry Potter! Learn about herbology, experience the science of potion making, play Muggle Quidditch, learn to care for some of camps mythical creatures, and study astronomy as you sleep under the stars. Take part in CLW’s version of the Tri-Wizard tournament, finishing with a journey to the maze. You’ll be sure to manage lots of mischief throughout the week!

$425 Head up to the barn for a fun horse-filled adventure. Take daily lessons, focused on riding, stable care, grooming, and more. Create special horse treats, make horse-inspired art projects, and still have plenty of time for traditional camp activities. Earn segments of the GSEP Horseback Riding patch.

Climb On! JUNE 25-30 (TENTS), JULY 16-21 (TENTS) $375 Come enjoy all the high-flying adventure at camp as you spend the week in the trees. Work together as a team to overcome challenges on the low-ropes challenge course, spend time pushing yourself on the highropes challenge course, and even work on your climbing skills on the rock wall. Earn segments of the GSEP Adventure patch.

Wild Waters JULY 2-7 (TENTS), JULY 16-21 (TENTS) $440 It’s going to be hot, hot, hot, so spend your time cooling down. Get extra time at the pool, then take trips to enjoy even more water activities. Head to a local park for some canoeing fun and visit Dutch Springs for a day water rides. Finish off your week with a river tubing trip. Earn segments of the GSEP Waterfront patch.

Trip and Travelers JULY 9-14 (TENTS), JULY 23-28 (TENTS), AUGUST 6-11 (TENTS) $495 Love coming to camp, but still want to travel around the Key State? Spend a week at camp and explore local attractions. Visit a corn maze and adventure farm, go mini-golfing, take a canoe and hiking trip, and even head to an amusement park for

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the day! In between trips, you will get to participate in your favorite camp activities.

Let’s Tri It! JULY 30- AUGUST 4 (TENTS) $385

Moon on the Meadow JULY 9-14 (TENTS), JULY 23-28 (TENTS) $375 Take part in all your favorite camp activities with a nighttime twist. Stay up late and enjoy the wonders of a starry sky. Go on night hikes, learn about nocturnal animals, sleep under the stars, play fun nighttime games, and sleep in almost every day! Cadettes, earn your Night Owl badge.

Summer Cook-Off JULY 16-21 (CABIN) $380 Take the challenge of creating dishes, both in the kitchen and over the fire. Use unique ingredients to create new dishes and foods from other countries. Then put your experience to the test by helping to prepare and serve meals in the dining hall for all your fellow campers. Cadettes, earn your New Cuisines badge.

Can’t choose between running, swimming, and biking? Tri them all! This week you will be the star at Cheetah Club and Polar Bear! Spend time biking all the trails at camp! Once you have mastered the trials, head out on a bike trip to Valley Forge for an overnight, followed by a day of hiking. Campers must bring their own bike and biking gear, along with an extra inner tube. Must be comfortable biking on uneven terrain.

Shoot Like a Girl AUGUST 6-11 (TENTS)

JULY 23-AUGUST 4 (2 WEEKS; CABIN) $800 Have you always wanted to try your hand at acting? Maybe you’ve been in plays and dream of being on stage? Come to camp for two weeks and practice your acting skills though improv games. You’ll also work behind the scenes designing costumes and sets, and write your own play to perform for campers, family, and friends. Afterward, take a trip to see a local production. Girls will stay the weekend. Cadettes, earn your Screenwriter badge.

Head to the archery range, where you’ll learn the skills it takes to be a master archer. Test your aim and precision on various targets and participate in archery games and exercises. Show the world what you can do! Cadettes, earn your Archery badge as well as segments of the GSEP Archery patch.

AUGUST 6-11 (CABIN) $365 Bring your favorite instrument to camp and work with the staff to learn how to play campfire songs, popular radio tracks, and more. Improve your skills, learn from each other, and provide the soundtrack to camp for the entire week! Campers must have basic music skills, be able to play standard cords, and bring their own instrument.

ENTERING GRADES 9-12 Get Outdoors! JUNE 25-30 (TENTS)

Trot, Canter, Gallop

$375

JULY 23- AUGUST 4 (2 WEEKS; TENTS)

Come enjoy wide-open spaces, starry night skies, and the great outdoors. Spend the week enjoying all your favorite camp activities: swimming, canoeing, archery, ropes, and cooking, and more. You’ll even take a special trip for an overnight adventure.

$900 One week with the horses not enough? How about two! Join us for double the fun as you learn new skills, refine your riding techniques, and enjoy life at the stables. Head off camp to see a horse show and then compete in your own show back at camp! Must be an intermediate or advanced rider. Girls will stay the weekend. Earn segments of the GSEP Horseback Riding patch.

Come Together JULY 23-28 (TENTS) $425 Spend your week building leadership skills and bonding with fellow campers as you navigate the low- and high-ropes challenge courses, head out on the lake for a canoeing adventure, and learn other outdoor survival skills. You and your group will set

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Teen Travelers JULY 30- AUGUST 4 (TENTS) $600 This week will be nonstop travel as you enjoy amusement parks, water rides, and more. You’ll head to Dorney Park, Dutch Springs, and Hershey Park, and even enjoy a campout during your travels. Wrap up the week exploring the Pennsylvania underground as you crawl through the Lost River Caverns. You will need a vacation after all your travels!

$370

Tune and Melody Lights, Camera, Action!

goals and challenge yourselves to reach them. Take a trip to a local tree-adventure course for even more high flying fun! Earn segments of the GSEP Adventure patches.

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LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS ENTERING GRADES 7-9 Resident Camp Program Aide JULY 9-21 (2 WEEKS; TENTS) $405 Are you a returning camper who is looking to become more involved at camp? During these two weeks, you will work as a team to design and lead resident camp activities for younger girls. You’ll explore a number of areas, including camp crafts, the pool, adventure activities, horseback riding, and more. Enjoy themed days and special events, and learn about teambuilding, personal growth, and leadership basics. Girls will go home on the weekend. You will fulfill the GSEP requirements for the Program Aide Leadership course. Girls will not earn the Program Aide pin but will complete many of its requirements; LiA and leadership hours will need to be completed independently in order to earn the pin.

ENTERING GRADES 8-9 Take Charge JULY 30-AUGUST 11 (2 WEEKS; TENTS) $405 This program is designed for girls who have taken Camp Program Aide and want to continue their experience. During your two weeks at camp, you will finetune the skills you learned in your Camp Program Aide training as you continue your work with younger campers and cultivate your leadership skills. You may choose areas of special interest: the barn, the pool, arts and crafts, nature, and team building. Girls will go home on the weekend. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Camp Program Aide.


ENTERING GRADES 10-12 CIT-I JUNE 25- JULY 21 (4 WEEKS) *GIRLS WILL STAY THE WEEKEND OF JULY 14-16 (TENTS) $535 Learn about leadership, safety, risk management, childcare, and all that it takes to be a camp counselor. The first two weeks of this program will focus on leadership skills and tips and tricks to be a successful counselor. During the second two weeks, you will participate in an internship where you will be able to use your skills as a counselorin-training for younger girls. Applicants must demonstrate maturity, commitment, and leadership potential, as well as be able to work well with others to create a positive environment. CITs will also enjoy traditional camp activities during their stay. Applicants will be required to pass an interview with the camp director prior to final acceptance into the program. Upon successful completion of this program, girls will earn the CIT I pin.

ENTERING GRADES 11-12 CIT-II JULY 23-AUGUST 11 (3 WEEKS) $475 Have you already earned your CIT-I pin and are looking for more experience in a special activity area? If so, then CIT-II is for you! Girls will go home on the weekend. *Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed CIT-I and obtained permission from the camp director. Waterfront: To qualify, you must be a lifeguard by the beginning of your session. In this area, you will help supervise and give swim lessons and lead water games and creek hikes. Horseback Riding: To qualify for this program, you must have four years of riding experience. In this program, you will work with the barn staff to lead lessons and care for horses and the stable. Arts and Crafts: To qualify for this program, you must have experience with different art techniques, such as drawing, painting, sculpting, sewing, etc. You will help plan and lead lesson, and come up with projects of your own. Adventure: To qualify, you must have previous experience participating in ropes courses. You will learn how to assemble and take down the rope courses and help facilitate different teambuilding activities.


DROP OFFS Full Week & Multi-Week: Sunday 1–3PM Half-Week Sunday–Tuesday: Sunday 1–3PM Half-Week Wednesday–Friday: Wednesday 10AM PICK UPS Full Week & Multi-Week: Friday 6:15PM Half-Week Sunday–Tuesday Pick Up: Tuesday 7PM Half-Week Wednesday–Friday Pick Up: Friday 6:15PM BUS TRANSPORTATION Busing is available from select locations. (See GSEP website for details.) OPEN HOUSE Sunday, April 23, 1–4PM Sunday, June 18, 1–4PM LOCATION For security reasons, GSEP does not publish the address of its camps. (The address and directions will be provided in your confirmation packet or email camps@gsep.org for directions to an open house.) Camp Mosey Wood is located in Carbon County, PA in the beautiful Pocono Mountains. The camp is within close proximity to Jack Frost Big Boulder Resort and the Pocono Raceway.

WOW FACTORS! AquaClimb


White Haven, PA Come join the adventure on the water, in the air, and everywhere in between while exploring Camp Mosey Wood’s 425 acres in the Poconos. Challenge yourself as you participate in bouldering, wall climbing (grade 4+), the challenge tower (6th grade and above), and amazing 900-feet dueling zip lines (grade 6+)! Enjoy Mosey Wood pond by boat as you row, sail, stand-up paddleboard, and more. Enjoy swimming? Try our Aquatower and Wibit obstacle course (see swimming prerequisites for all water activities)! The fun doesn’t stop there. You will also participate in traditional camp activities, including archery (grade 2+), cooking over a campfire, science exploration, environmental education, and hiking. All girls will sleep in platform tents unless otherwise noted.

ACTIVITY PREREQUISITES Swimming: Girls will be tested during the first swimming period when they arrive at camp. Please note that participation in some activities requires passing of certain levels. Canoeing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Aqua Tower (Blob): Must have passed American Red Cross level 2 swimming instruction. Kayaking and Sailing: Must have completed or currently be in American Red Cross level 4 and completed an endurance test (consists of swimming the length of the swimming area twice and treading water for two minutes).

launch rockets, and blow up soda! This is sure to be a fun, science-filled week, where you’ll explore how things work. Brownies, earn your Home Scientist badge.

JULY 9-14

JUNE 25-27, JUNE 28-30, JULY 23-25, JULY 26-28

$205 (1/2 Week) Grades 1–3 $365 (Full Week) Grades 2–3

JUNE 25-30, JULY 23-28 $205 (1/2 Week) Grades 1–3 $365 (Full Week) Grades 2–3

ENTERING GRADES 1-3 Not all of the activities listed will be done by girls participating in the half-week program.

Frozen Frenzy

Silly Science

Do you love dinosaurs? Come to camp and have fun with dinos all week long! You’ll get to hatch a dino egg, play dino games, and make dino crafts. Whether you like T-Rex or brachiosaurus, this week is for you!

Happy Hiker JULY 9-11, JULY 12-14 JULY 9-14

JULY 2-4, JULY 5-7

$205 (1/2 Week) Grades 1–3

JULY 2-7

$365 (Full Week) Grades 2–3

JUNE 25-27, JUNE 28-30, JUNE 25-30

$205 (1/2 Week) Grades 1–3

$205 (1/2 Week) Grades 1–3

$365 (Full Week) Grades 2–3

$365 (Full Week) Grades 2–3

What does Olaf like most about the summer? Camp, of course! Come and explore camp with other Frozen fans! You’ll enjoy frozen drinks by the lake and have a Frozen-themed

Science can be super fun! Come experiment at camp as you make your own Silly Putty,

Diggin’ the Dinos! JULY 9-11, JULY 12-14

Super Sampler

Come enjoy all your favorite activities including boating, swimming, hiking, campfires, cookouts, sleeping under the stars and more. Brownies, earn your Hiker badge.

Wibits: All levels

ball to dance the night away. Hopefully, no one breaks out the magical ice to ruin the ball!

Put your hiking shoes on and get ready for an adventurous week in the woods! Learn how to read a map, which tools you’ll need when go hiking, and other survival tips. Brownies, earn your Hiker badge.

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Under the Sea JULY 16-18, JULY 19-21 JULY 16-21 $205 (1/2 Week) Grades 1–3 $365 (Full Week) Grades 2–3 We don’t have an ocean at camp, but we do have a pretty cool lake! Swim in the lake like a mermaid, boat on the lake like an Olympian, and learn about what animals and plants live under the water! This will be a fantastic week of water fun!

Teddy Bear Picnic

ENTERING GRADES 4-5 Be Brave! JUNE 25-30

desserts! Take home your own recipe book for indoor and outdoor cooking and work with the camp chefs to create a treat for the whole camp! Juniors, earn your Simple Meals badge.

$365 Being a princess isn’t always about glitter and fancy dresses. To achieve greatness, sometimes you just need to be true to yourself, like Merida. Now is your chance to follow in her footsteps. Increase your current archery skills or learn how to shoot an arrow! Play archery games while making your own “magic potions and cakes” using plants found around camp.

Junior Explorer JULY 9-21 (2 WEEKS) $730 One week of camp not enough? Try two! Camp out on the Yellow Trail, where you’re sure to run into woodland creatures that call the campgrounds home. Climb to the top of both climbing walls, hike to Hawk Falls, and go swimming. The exploring will be endless!

JULY 23-25, JULY 26-28 JULY 23-28

S’mores & More

$210 (1/2 Week) Grades 1–3

JUNE 25-27, JULY 16-18, JULY 19-21, JULY 28-30, JULY 30-AUGUST 7, AUGUST 2-4

$370 (Full Week) Grades 2–3 Start your week off by making your very own stuffed animal! You’ll name your animal friend and even dress it up in handmade clothes that you create. Many adventures will be had with your stuffed animal, including boating, hiking, and even a picnic!

Dance Party JULY 30-AUGUST 1, AUGUST 2-4 JULY 30-AUGUST 4

$365

JULY 30-AUGUST 7, AUGUST 2-4

Spend your week at camp searching for treasure! Go on a scavenger hunt to solve camp mysteries. Use a GPS to find geocaches all over camp and take a hike to nearby Boulder Field. The search is never-ending for treasures this week! Juniors, earn your Geocacher badge.

$365 (Full Week) New to camp or can’t decide which program you want to do? Try a little bit of everything that Mosey Wood has to offer, including outdoor cooking, swimming, archery, sports, boating, crafts, songs, games, and much more! Juniors, earn your Camper badge.

Beach Camper Junior Adventurer

$365 (Full Week) Grades 2–3

JULY 2-7

Get ready to move your feet and dance the day away! Try line dancing, hip-hop, ballet, and other types of dance to create an unforgettable performance that you’ll show off to the rest of camp during the big dance party! Brownies, earn your Dancer badge.

$365 Like adventure? Start your week out scaling the rock wall and bouldering, and then work with your sister Scouts to complete some of the low-ropes challenge course elements.

Sporty Girl JULY 2-7, AUGUST 6-11

AUGUST 6-8, AUGUST 9-11

$365

AUGUST 6-11

Are you an athlete? Here is your chance to enjoy a variety of sports including basketball, rollerblading, archery, volleyball, hockey, lacrosse, and swimming. But, wait, there’s more. Keep yourself moving by hiking, boating, organizing cookouts, and navigating the water on our stand-up paddleboards! See swimming prerequisites.

$205 (1/2 Week) Grades 1–3 $365 (Full Week) Grades 2–3 Arghhh! Do you like pirates or playing pretend? Come design your own eye patch, create a boat to float in Brownie Bay, and find buried treasures. More fun awaits as you search for pirates in the all-camp Pirate Hunt and make them walk the plank! Brownies, earn your Letterboxer badge.

JULY 23-28 $365 Bet you didn’t know Mosey Wood had a beach! Come explore it while you spend extra time swimming, building sand castles, making sand art, and more. Then get ready for a luau at the beach under the sun!

Night Owls JULY 23-28 $365 The fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down! Stay up late to explore the night. You’ll go stargazing, take a night hike, throw a dance party, and cook out under the night sky. Sleep in and rest up before enjoy traditional camp activities during the daytime.

Spy Camper JULY 30-AUGUST 4

BAM!

$365

JULY 9-14, AUGUST 6-11

Camp will be filled with mystery this week. You and your fellow sleuths will have to solve the Mosey Wood mishap. Gather evidence, interview witnesses, and build your case! You’ll also enjoy traditional camp activities, too! Juniors, earn your Detective badge.

$370 It’s time to kick up your cooking skills! Try new recipes as you whip up new snacks, fun appetizers, tasty main courses, and yummy

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JULY 16-21

$205 (1/2 Week)

$205 (1/2 Week) Grades 1–3

Pirates of the Pond

In Search of Treasure

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ENTERING GRADES 6-8 OPTIONAL RAFTING TRIP: During their first week, girls in these programs can participate in a guided rafting trip down the Lehigh River for an additional $35. Registration and payment for this option occur during check-in; the required release form is available online.

Adventure Sports JUNE 25-30, JULY 16-21, AUGUST 6-11 $365 Work as a team to complete different elements on the low-ropes challenge course. Hike to Hawk Falls, create your own obstacle course, and participate in stand-up paddle boarding on the lake! The adventure doesn’t end there because you’ll still have time to challenge yourself on the high-ropes challenge course and fly across the lake on the dueling zip lines! Spend a night sleeping out under the stars to round out your adventure! See swimming prerequisites.

Camp Half-Blood JUNE 25-30, JULY 23-28 $365 Calling all Percy Jackson fans! Always wanted to go to Camp Half-Blood? This is your chance to train to canoe like Poseidon, shoot archery like Artemis and build things like Hephaestus. You’ll play capture the flag and make your own beaded necklace to remember the summer. At the end of your training, consult the Oracle and go on a quest across camp!

Extreme Adventure JUNE 25-JULY 7 (2 WEEKS) $730 The name says it all! Start off scaling the climbing wall and enjoying teambuilding games before you take on more extreme team activities. Work together on the low-ropes challenge course and navigate around the lake on stand-up paddleboards! You’ll also get to explore local wildlife by paddling around beaver lodges. Finish out your extreme adventure on the high-ropes challenge course and fly across the lake on the zip line. This adventure is sure to be extreme!


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Hanging Around JUNE 25-JULY 7 (2 WEEKS)

across the lake on the zip line to be the first team to complete the challenge!

$740 Spend two weeks climbing around Mosey Wood and beyond. Start your adventure on the rock climbing wall and move on to the high-ropes challenge course to practice rappelling. You’ll finish your rock climbing adventure outside of camp on a real rock face. You’ll also have time for lots of traditional camp activities too!

Iron Chef

Fun for Sail JULY 2-7, AUGUST 6-11 $365 Have you always wanted to sail on Mosey Wood Lake? Here is your chance! This is a great opportunity for girls just learning to sail or those who want to improve their skills. You’ll also spend time trying out the stand-up paddleboards and enjoying traditional camp activities. See swimming prerequisites.

JUNE 25-30, JULY 23-28 $370 Love to cook and show off your skills? Work in small groups and compete with your fellow Girl Scout chefs to create tasty dishes with a secret ingredient. Counselors will taste test and judge the best dish! Work with the camp chefs to make a delicious treat for the entire camp and take home a recipe book to keep on cooking when you go home! Cadettes, earn your New Cuisines badge.

SUPsational JUNE 25-30

HP and the Tri-Camper Tournament JULY 2-7, JULY 30-AUGUST 4 $365 Ever dream of going to the school of witchcraft and wizardry to compete in the Tri-Wizard Tournament? Start by getting sorted into your houses and then compete for house points throughout the week. In addition to potions, herbology, and a game of Quidditch, you and your friends will participate in the Tri-Camper Tournament, a magical day of wizard games. Wands at the ready!

the Dauntless and make the jump off of the Giant’s Swing. Can your group unlock the five sided box to reveal the secret hidden inside? Come test your skills?

Mosey Wood Aces JULY 9-21 (2 WEEKS) $730 Spend two weeks experiencing all of the adventure that Mosey Wood has to offer. Compete in friendly competitions, show off your archery skills, go boating and swimming, create arts & crafts, tackle the high-ropes challenge course and go climbing, and more! Spend a day hiking at nearby Hickory Run State Park.

Showtime JULY 9-21 (2 WEEKS) $955 Lights, camera, action! Work on sets, create props, and help write a script for a play you’ll perform for some of your fellow campers. During rehearsal breaks, take a trip to a local theater to see a live production before heading to New York City, the theater capital, where you’ll attend a live Broadway performance!

$365 Spend your week on the stand up paddleboards (SUPs)! Practice your paddling skills, work with your group on team-building activities, have a relay race, play tag, and even learn tricks— all while riding a SUP! You will have plenty of time to enjoy the traditional camp activities too.

Katniss Kamp

Set Sail

JULY 2-7, AUGUST 6-11

JULY 9-21 (2 WEEKS)

$365

$735

Welcome to Panem! Try your hand practicing survival techniques that Katniss Everdeen used to win the Hunger Games. Learn archery, discover medicinal plants, bake bread from the District 12 bakery, and so much more. May the odds be ever in your favor!

Learn how to rig a sunfish, captain a craft, and navigate the high seas. Set sail and master maritime activities over a twoweek period. You’ll get a chance to sail on a larger body of water to show off all you have learned. See swimming prerequisites.

$370

Climb, Splash, and Soar!

Blast from the Past!

Want to go on a backpacking trip? Learn the basics of packing, hiking safety, and cooking on the trails. Spend a day and night backpacking outdoors! Prerequisite: Campers must be in good physical condition and have broken- in hiking boots, but no prior backpacking experience is needed. Bring your own or use one of camp’s backpacks. Cadettes, earn your Trailblazing badge.

JULY 9-14, JULY 30-AUGUST 4

JULY 16-21

Backpack Primer JULY 2-7

$365

$365

Soar to new heights on the AquaClimb, the Aquatower, and the high-ropes challenge course. Make a splash as you jump into the water off of the AquaClimb, Wibbits, and blob. The week wouldn’t be complete without soaring over the lake on the dueling zip lines! Join your sister Scouts for a week of action and adventure! See swimming prerequisites.

Celebrate the history of Mosey Wood when you take a trip back in time! Camp out on grounds used long ago, sing songs from decades past, and even try an oldfashioned Mosey Wood meal. You’ll also be able to enjoy modern camp activities too!

Challenge Accepted JULY 2-7, JULY 23-28 $365 If you like the thrill of challenge courses, this week is for you! Start with team building on the low-ropes challenge course, climb the wall, and attempt to conquer the high-ropes challenge course. Zoom

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Dare to be Different! JULY 9-14 $365 Are you brave like Tris? Be daring as you climb the challenge tower and zip across the lake. Bake and eat chocolate cake like

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Midnight Madness JULY 16-21 $365 Stay up late and hang out with your friends as you explore Mosey Wood at night. Go stargazing, take a night hike, organize a dance party, and cookout over the fire. You’ll hang out till the stars shine bright


Climb It JULY 23- AUGUST 4 (2 WEEKS) $870 Take your climbing skills to a new level by spending time at three different climbing areas around Pennsylvania. Do some bouldering, top-rope climbing, and rappelling, too! You are sure to reach new heights in this program!

Lake Explorers

Pocono Extravaganza

AUGUST 6-11

JULY 2-7, JULY 23-28

$365

$475

Spend your week exploring the Mosey Wood Pond. Pick blueberries from stand-up paddleboards, take kayaks to the overflow, and explore the life of beavers and carnivorous plants that call the pond home. You’ll even do team building while floating on boats and paddle canoes out to the camp site where you’ll sleep out under the stars.

See what the Poconos have to offer with a series of day trips. Raft on the Lehigh River, hike and explore Hawk Falls, ride a mountain bike down the Lehigh Gorge, and go to an indoor water park.

JULY 9-14, JULY 30-AUGUST 4 $475

Still Singin’ at 100! Definitely Disney JULY 23-28 $365 Do you love everything Mickey Mouse? Do you know all the words to Disney songs and love all the pirates and princesses? Well, this program is for you! We’re doing everything Disney all week long! From a mermaid-themed luau to a Mulan-like climb, camp truly is the happiest place on earth!

AUGUST 6-11 $365 GSEP turns 100 in 2017! Over the last 100 years, there have been hundreds of songs sung around campfires in Eastern Pennsylvania. Take the time to learn songs old and new. Even learn a basic guitar progression. You’ll have a blast singing songs that were written before you were born!

JULY 30-AUGUST 4 $375 Come be a pampered camper for a week. Practice yoga, get a facial with homemade products, relax as you get a pedicure, and pick out colors for your spa manicure! You’ll even have time for traditional camp activities such as swimming, boating, and campfires.

Project Runway JULY 30-AUGUST 4 $375 Spend your week designing clothing, jewelry, hair, and more. Fashionistas-in-training will spend the week putting their design skills to the test with daily challenges. Create a fashion line through sketches, put a new spin on old styles, and make unique clothing and accessories for the big fashion show. Bring along an old pair of jeans to make over.

Fueled by the Force AUGUST 6-11 $370 Will you give in to the dark side or become a Jedi master? Learn to use the force as you participate in activities on land, water, and in the air. Make a light saber and train like a Skywalker! May the force of camp be with you.

Time to hit the road to explore the Poconos! Take day trips to check out the historic Jim Thorpe Jail, raft down the Lehigh River, spend a day at Knoebels Amusement Resort, and shop ’til you drop at the nearby outlets! Bring shopping money.

Saddle and Paddle JULY 23-AUGUST 4 (2 WEEKS) $795

ENTERING GRADES 6–12 Club MoWo

Road Trip

OPTIONAL RAFTING TRIP: During their first week, girls in these programs can participate in a guided rafting trip down the Lehigh River for an additional $35. Registration and payment for this option occur during check-in. The required release form is available online.

Spend your first week at Mosey Wood participating in activities on the Lake. Try your hand at paddleboats, rowboats, canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. Over the weekend, travel to Camp Wood Haven and spend your second week grooming and riding horses. You get the best of both worlds in this tour of two camps!

Choose Your Own Adventure

I ♥ Art

JULY 30-AUGUST 4, AUGUST 6-11

JUNE 25-30, JULY 9-14

$365

$375

Want to try a little bit of everything that Mosey Wood has to offer? Pick this program and each day you’ll get to decide which activities you want to do! You can try high ropes, the climbing wall, boating, art and crafts, archery, rollerblading and much more. Make your own choices and design your ultimate camp experience!

Do you love art? Tap into your creative mind by practicing a week of painting, sculpting, origami, and weaving. Design your own tie-dye T-shirt and decorate a cake. There will be plenty of time to enjoy traditional camp activities as well.

MW Roadies ENTERING GRADES 8–12

JUNE 25-30, JULY 16-21, AUGUST 6-11 $475 Time for a new day-tripping program at Mosey Wood! Spend a day hiking at the beautiful Bushkill Falls, raft down the Lehigh River, and play a round of mini-golf. You’ll also spend time relaxing at the Kalahari water park.

OPTIONAL RAFTING TRIP: During their first week, girls in these programs can participate in a guided rafting trip down the Lehigh River for an additional $35. Registration and payment for this option occur during check- in. The required release form is available online. All of the programs in this section will be housed in Lou’s Lodge!

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Appalachian Adventure JUNE 25-JULY 7 (2 WEEKS) $870 Have you ever hiked through an entire state? After you finish this program, you will have those bragging rights! Spend your first few days in camp learning the skills you need for the trail, like how to fit and pack your backpack, use camp stoves, leave no trace, and more. Then head out for a five-day excursion along the Appalachian Trail. Start your journey in Pennsylvania, hike throughout the state of Maryland, and complete your journey in West Virginia!

Center. Prerequisite: Campers must be in good physical condition and have brokenin hiking boots, but no prior backpacking experience is needed. Bring your own or use one of camp’s backpacks.

Assateague Adventure

$845 Spend your first week at camp learning how to maneuver a canoe, then get ready for even more adventure. You’ll spend five days paddling on the beautiful Delaware River, taking in the scenic waterways and learning about wildlife native to the area. See swimming pre-requisites.

$830 Spend these two weeks floating and climbing. Go on a three-day climbing trip to Ralph Stover and an overnight river trip on the Delaware. You will have plenty of time back at camp to try out the AquaClimb, climb up and zip down the challenge tower, and explore the lake on stand-up paddleboards. Climb and float your days away!

Head to the Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland and explore this fascinating area. Camp on the beach with the Assateague ponies, tour state and national forests by bike, learn the pirate lore of the area, and explore a salt marsh by kayak.

Extreme Road Trip JULY 9-21(2 WEEKS)

Shipped to Shenandoah

$870

JULY 23- AUGUST 4 (2 WEEKS)

For two weeks, explore Lost River Caverns, raft down the Lehigh River, visit Dorney Park and Wild Water Kingdom, and splash around at H2Ooooh! Don’t worry, you’ll still leaves plenty of time to enjoy traditional camp activities.

$1100

Maine Mayhem

JUNE 25-JULY 7 (2 WEEKS)

JULY 9-21 (2 WEEKS)

$920

$1170

Enjoy history and adventure on the beach! Learn to windsurf on the bay, stand up paddleboard near the beach, and relax on a water taxi tour. Explore Fort Miles from World War II and enjoy disc golf all while camping at the beach! If you are lucky, you might even see the dolphins swimming just off the coast at sunrise!

Set out an adventure to the scenic Acadia National Park in Maine. Tour the park by land and sea, climb and hike around the beautiful national treasure, and even follow the Acadia Earth cache. You’ll get to explore the first Eastern National Park and travel to the highest point on the North Atlantic seaboard. Spend the night on the ride up and back camping at different New England state campgrounds.

JUNE 25-JULY 7 (2 WEEKS) $900 Try a little bit of everything during these two weeks at camp! Go on a two-day rock climbing trip, a two-day canoeing trip, and a two-day backpacking trip. In between trips, you'll spend plenty of time zip lining, boating, and trying out the AquaClimb! You will be on the loose during this program, free to choose what you want and still have time to enjoy traditional camp activities too!

$920 Hike, backpack, and canoe your way through the wilderness of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. Visit the Lake Placid Olympic

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Spend part of your two weeks on a six-day excursion to Shenandoah National Park. See the beautiful vistas along Skyline Drive, camp in the park, and explore the Shenandoah Earth cache. Hike to the highest peak and enjoy all the wild beauty of this National Park.

Nearly Niagara JULY 30-AUGUST 11 (2 WEEKS) $1100 Spend five days on an out-of-camp excursion to Niagara Falls. Climb aboard the Maid of the Mist, get up close and personal with the Cave of Winds, hike along the beautiful gorge, and travel aboard the trolley through the scenic Niagara area. Explore America’s oldest state park through and through.

Adventure Bound

Float, Fly, and Climb

JULY 23-AUGUST 11 (3 WEEKS)

AUGUST 6-11

$1350

$425

Feel the need for even more adventure? Try a week of canoeing to prepare for an out-of-camp trip, where you’ll navigate the waters and go rock climbing at Ralph Stover. Finish off the program with an off-site backpacking trip. Must be in good physical condition and have broken-in hiking boots. No prior backpacking experience needed. Bring your own backpack or use one of ours. See swimming prerequisites.

Spend a week of adventure at Mosey Wood and beyond! You’ll float down the Delaware River on a tube, climb rock faces at Ralph Stover State Park, and fly down the zip line at camp!

Adirondack Adventure JULY 9-21 (2 WEEKS)

JULY 23- AUGUST 4 (2 WEEKS)

$920

Cape Henlopen

On the Loose

Rocks and Boats

JULY 9-21 (2 WEEKS)

Canoe It JUNE 25-JULY 7 (2 WEEKS)

down the Lehigh River and tube down the Delaware River. While at camp, you will get to explore the waterways using stand-up paddleboards. It will be one wet week for sure!

River Rats JULY 23-28, AUGUST 6-11 $460 Spend a week on the water. Raft and kayak

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Big Apple Happenings $640 Time to take a bite out of the Big Apple! Spend a day sightseeing in New York City. Visit sites chosen by you and your counselors such as the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Empire State Building, the September 11th Memorial & Museum, and the American Museum of Natural History.

HP and the Campers of Mosey Wood JULY 9-14 $365 Calling all Harry Potter fans! Come join us for a week of wizarding fun! Get sorted into houses and compete for house points. The victors win the house cup! Join in on potions, herbology, and a game of Quidditch. At the end of the week, sit for your OWL exams.

Destination D.C. JULY 30–AUGUST 4 $650 Travel to our nation’s capital to explore and dig into our country’s history. Visit the Smithsonian and the National Zoo, and then head over to the Washington Monument. Girls will spend one night in a D.C. hotel.

Vertical Limits AUGUST 6-11 $365 Go vertical as you climb the rock wall and hike to the top of Jacob’s Ladder for lunch. Reach for the sky while being launched off the blob and then head to the multi-level high-ropes challenge course to spend extra time exploring the treetops. Finish your adventure by soaring through the sky on the dueling zip lines! The sky is the limit in this program! See swimming prerequisites.

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS OPTIONAL RAFTING TRIP: During their first week, girls in these programs can participate in a guided rafting trip down the Lehigh River for an additional $35. Registration & payment for this option occur during check-in. The required release form is available online.

ENTERING GRADES 7-9

ENTERING GRADES 11–12

Resident Camp Program Aide

CIT II

JULY 9-21, JULY 23-AUGUST 4 (2 WEEKS)

JULY 23–AUGUST 11 (3 WEEKS) Girls go home weekend of August 4-6

$405 Are you a returning camper and want to be more involved? During these two weeks, you will work as part of a team to design and lead activities for younger girls. Enjoy songs and games while learning about team building, personal growth, and the basics of leading a group of girls. You will fulfill GSEP requirements for the Program Aide Training Course. Girls will not be able to earn the Program Aide pin at camp, but they will complete many of the requirements. LiA and leadership hours will need to be completed independently to earn the pin.

ENTERING GRADES 10–12 CIT I JUNE 25–JULY 21 (4 WEEKS) *Girls go home the weekend of July 7-9 $535 Learn about leadership, safety, risk management, childcare and all that it takes to be a camp counselor. The first two weeks of this program will focus on leadership skills and tips and tricks for being a successful counselor. During the second two weeks, you will participate in an internship where you will be able to use your skills as a “counselor” for younger girls. Applicants must demonstrate maturity, commitment, leadership potential, and work well with others to create a positive environment. CITs will also enjoy traditional camp activities during their stay. Applicants will be required to pass an interview with the camp director prior to final acceptance into the program. Upon successful completion of this program, girls will earn the CIT I pin.

$475 Have you already earned your CIT-I pin and are looking for more experience in a special activity area? If so, then CITII is for you! *Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed CIT-I and obtained permission from the camp director. Waterfront: You must be a lifeguard or qualify to take the lifeguard training prior to the start of camp (first weekend in June at Mosey Wood) and be a minimum of 16 years old. To qualify for training, you will be expected to swim 550 yards using the freestyle and breast strokes, retrieve a 10lb block from the bottom of the lake and tread water for 10 minutes with hands out of the water. After successfully completing the Waterfront Lifeguard course, you will spend your time reviewing and practicing what your learned in CIT I and continue your internship on the lake at both boating at swimming! Adventure/Teambuilding: This program is designed for girls who are experienced campers and like the adventure elements of camp. In this training, you will learn how to facilitate the rock wall and ropes course as well as learn how to implement various teambuilding exercises with younger girls. Plan and lead hikes, help teach survival skills, geocache, and more as you work with the staff to provide adventure programs for the younger campers.

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DROP OFFS Full Week: Sunday 3–5PM Half-Week Sunday–Tuesday: Sunday 3–5PM Half-Week Wednesday–Friday: Wednesday 10AM PICK UPS Full Week: Friday 4–6PM Half-Week Sunday–Tuesday: Tuesday 7PM Half-Week Wednesday–Friday: Friday 4–6PM OPEN HOUSE Saturday, April 8, 4-6PM Sunday, May 14, 1-4PM LOCATION For security reasons, GSEP does not publish the address of its camps. (The address and directions will be provided in your confirmation packet or email camps@gsep.org for directions to an open house.) Camp Shelly Ridge is located on the same campus as GSEP’s Shelly Ridge Service Center and Shelly Ridge Day Camp. The camp is situated on the border of Philadelphia and Montgomery County near the Chestnut Hill, Roxborough, Mt. Airy and Germantown neighborhoods, and is less than five miles from Plymouth Meeting, Conshohocken, and Flourtown.

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Miquon, PA Nestled in the woods right outside Philadelphia, Camp Shelly Ridge is close to the city but feels like a world away. Camp Shelly Ridge is ideal for both the first-time resident camper and those looking for a week with a more focused theme. Come stay in our air-conditioned lodge while you play in the activity center, swim in the pool, have fun with archery (grade 2+), play gaga, ascend the climbing wall (grade 4+), and balance on our low-ropes challenge course (grade 4+).

ENTERING GRADES 1–5 (Not all of the activities listed will be done by girls participating in the half-week program.)

Anything Goes

Brownies, earn your Fair Play badge. Juniors, earn your Practice with Purpose badge.

JULY 23-28 $375

JUNE 25-27, JUNE 28-30

Kitchen Scientists

JUNE 25-30

JULY 9-14

$183 (1/2 Week)

$380

$365 (Full Week)

Put your culinary skills to the test this week as you cook up some tasty treats and learn the science behind preparing food! Experiment with different cooking techniques, try your hand at outdoor cooking, and compete in some friendly Top Chef-style competitions with your new friends. You’ll also have lots of fun with non-culinary experiments too! Brownies, earn your Snack badge.

Eager to try camp but not sure a full week is for you? Try our half-week option and sample all the best that Shelly Ridge has to offer! Play in the activity center, swim in our pool, practice your aim in archery, take a nature hike, and make a crafts project to take home. You will have so much fun, we bet you’ll come back for more!

Artsy Divas

Let your creativity run wild this week! Using camp as your inspiration, experiment with different art techniques and see your ideas brought to life through drawings, paintings, pottery and much more! Use your imagination as you create special art pieces to share with your camp friends. Brownies, earn your Outdoor Art Creator badge. Juniors, earn your Outdoor Art Explorer badge.

Silly Science JULY 30-AUGUST 4 $365

Game Time JULY 2-4, JULY 5-7 JULY 2-7 $183 (1/2 Week) $365 (Full Week) Play volleyball, soccer, and archery, as well as compete in relay races both on land and in the water. Create your own team colors and accessories to cheer each other on.

Little Critters JULY 16-21 $365 Find out who lives at camp with you! Learn about the critters living around camp and look for clues to discover where they hide and play. Practice your owl call and communicate with a catbird. Create a plaster casting of animal prints and play fun critter games. Brownies, earn your Bugs badge.

Science can be super fun! Come experiment at camp as you make your own Silly Putty and a cloud in a jar. Snack on homemade ice cream and compete in an egg-drop competition. Take home instructions for the experiments so you can wow your parents and friends with your scientific knowledge.

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Dance Party

Native and Creative

AUGUST 6-11

JULY 16-21

$365

$365

Dance the summer days away. Listen to music and feel the groove as you learn fun routines, play dancing games, and even have a special performance at the end of camp to show off your new moves. Brownies, earn your Dancer badge.

Travel back in time and use your surroundings in everything you do this week! Create useful tools to use around camp, cook meals over an open fire, and create craft projects using materials found in nature. Hear stories from a native storyteller and learn new songs and games. Cadettes, earn your Outdoor Art Apprentice badge.

ENTERING GRADES 6–10 (Not all activities described will be done by girls participating in the half week program.)

Art Smart

Ridge Archer

$375

JUNE 25-30

If you like to use your hands to make things, Art Smart is for you! Get creative as you try your hand at pottery, photography, and jewelry making. Make a clay piece to fire in the kiln while learning about the properties of clay. Show off your masterpieces at the end of week during the art show.

$365 Become a master at the archery range! Pick up your bows and arrows daily for the ultimate archery experience as you sharpen your aim using targets such as water balloons, paint, and more. Cadettes, earn your Archery badge.

Games Galore JULY 2-4, JULY 5-7 JULY 2-7

JULY 23-28

Shelly Ridge Stars JULY 30-AUGUST 4 $365

Do you like to play games and sports? Grab some friends and get ready for broom hockey, volleyball, basketball, and much more. Create your own rock, paper, scissors tournament and jump in the pool to enjoy swimming and water relay races. Work as a team to complete the low-ropes challenge course and climbing wall. Cadettes, earn your Field Day badge. Seniors, earn your Game Visionary badge.

Starlight, star bright, can you find the constellations at night? Keep your head above the clouds this week as you learn all about astronomy. Create your own solar system, use a telescope to get a closer look at our galaxy, and meet a professional in the field who can tell you about what it’s like to study the stars for a living. Afterward, enjoy an evening sleep-out under the stars. You will be sure to impress your friends and family with all of your newfound knowledge! Seniors, earn your Sky badge.

Happy & Healthy

Cool Careers

JULY 9-14

AUGUST 6-11

$380

$365

This week is all about taking care of you and others! Learn First Aid and CPR skills and meet professionals from the community who keep us safe and healthy. Spend some time relaxing while being pampered and having fun. Get active in the pool, make your own facials and beauty products, practice relaxation techniques, and create your healthy cookout menu. Cadettes, earn your Eating for Beauty badge.

Marie Curie, Clara Barton, Sally Ride, and Juliette Low were all pioneers in their fields and now it is your turn! Come explore various careers as you get a chance to meet female professionals from all walks of life. You and your new friends will also work throughout the week to bring your business ideas to life! Cadettes, earn your Entrepreneur badge. Seniors, earn your Business Etiquette badge.

$183 (1/2 Week) $365 (Full Week)

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DROP OFFS Sunday 1:30–4PM PICK UPS Full Week: Closing Ceremony, Friday 4PM Half-Week: Tuesday 5PM BUS TRANSPORTATION Busing is available from select locations. (See GSEP website for details.) OPEN HOUSE Sunday, April 23, 1-4PM Sunday, May 7, 1-4PM Sunday, June 4, 1-4PM LOCATION For security reasons, GSEP does not publish the address of its camps. (The address and directions will be provided in your confirmation packet or email camps@gsep.org for directions to an open house.) Camp Wood Haven is located in Schuylkill County, less than an hour drive from Reading, PA, and a stone’s throw from the beautiful Appalachian Trail. SWIMMING LESSONS Girls in grades 1-5 will have swimming lessons every day. Girls in grades 6-12 may elect to have swimming lessons or free swims. Level 1 or 2 swimmers will have lessons every day.

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Pine Grove, PA Whether you enjoy horseback riding, taking care of alpacas, shooting archery (grade 2+), or challenging yourself on our low-ropes challenge course, treetop ascension element (grade 6+), climbing wall (grade 4+), the opportunities at Camp Wood Haven are endless. Have fun creating arts and crafts, swimming, taking trips out of camp, and developing new leadership skills. Campers can sleep in a tent, an Adirondack shelter, a Conestoga wagon, or tree house with beds and mattresses. Girls in grades 6-12 can choose their own activities in the “Older Girl option” Monday and Thursday.

ACTIVITY PREREQUISITES Swimming: Girls are tested on Sunday and placed in swim groups based on ability. Participation in certain activities requires the appropriate swimming skills. See program descriptions. Canoeing, Boating, Rafting, etc: Must have passed American Red Cross level 2 swimming instruction. Horseback Riding: All girls are placed in lessons based on their ability. Horseback riding questionnaires are included with the confirmation packet to help us determine a camper’s skill level. We provide girls with approved helmets, but all participants must bring appropriate footwear and clothing. Descriptions will be included in your confirmation packet. Only one of our horseback riding programs currently has a prerequisite. For the Extreme Equestrian program, riders must be at the intermediate level and must be able to do the following: tack, mount, ride with good position and balance at a walk, trot, jog and canter, do simple reverses, circles or patterns at a jog or trot without breaking gait, demonstrate correct jumping posture over poles or low cross rails, dismount and lead the horse away unaided, transition from one gait to another smoothly on command, and demonstrate correct jumping over low single fences.

ENTERING GRADES 1–3

Sea Horses

(Not all activities described will be done by girls participating in the half week program.)

Mini Adventure Camp JUNE 25–27, JULY 2-4, JULY 9-11, JULY 16-18, JULY 23-25, JULY 30-AUGUST 1, AUGUST 6-8 $200 (1/2 WEEK) This pint-sized adventure is just right for the new camper! Get a little taste of sleeping away from home. Make new friends as you create tie-dye T-shirts, eat s’mores, cook out over a campfire, play at the pool, visit the alpacas, and take a nature hike.

JULY 2-7, JULY 30-AUGUST 4 $365 Explore Wood Haven by both horse and water! Ride the horses, visit the alpacas, play water games, splash in the pool, enjoy a creek lunch, and explore Teardrop Island. You will also have plenty of time to enjoy your camp favorites including s’mores, cookouts, and campfires with your new friends. Brownies, earn your Making Friends badge and Alpaca patch.

Equestrian Lovers JULY 9-14, AUGUST 6-11 $395 Grades 2-3

Animal Crackers JUNE 25–30 $365 Calling all animal lovers! Spend a week at camp getting up close with all of Wood Haven’s animals: alpacas, horses, and more. Make animal snacks, take a horseback ride, and have a barn lunch. Don’t forget swimming, arts and crafts, archery and lots of laughter! Brownies, earn your Pet badge and Alpaca patch.

Giddiup, y’all! There’s plenty of horsing around for our girls this week. Bring your favorite stuffed pony with you to join in on the games, crafts, and a special pony lunch! Visit the on-site stables every day for a lesson and to learn about the horses. Plus, check out the alpacas at the Critter Cabin. When you’re not at the barn, participate in other activities camp has to offer. Girls of all riding abilities, including Western and English riders, are accepted into this program. Earn the Outdoor Adventure badge, segments of the GSEP Horseback Riding patch and the Alpaca patch.

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Camp Crawlers JULY 9–14 $365 Do you like spending time outdoors? Come to camp and learn about the tiny critters you find in the woods every day. Get up close and personal with harmless bugs, try to catch a butterfly, and build a bug box. Take a night hike to catch fireflies and look for the owls. Brownies, earn your Bugs badge.

Little Mermaids JULY 16–21

Spend three hours at the barn every day and learn all about horses and grooming, as you improve your riding skills at your own pace. Our riding staff will assess and place you with a group of riders with similar abilities. Weather permitting, you will have five mounted lessons either in the ring or on the trail. Don’t worry! You’ll also have time to enjoy all the other camp activities you love. Attend one session or come back for multiple. All skill levels are included each week. All riding abilities and both English and Western riders are welcome. Juniors, earn the Horseback Riding badge, a segment of the GSEP Horseback Riding patch and the Alpaca patch.

$365 Here’s your chance to escape the heat and make a splash. Join your fellow mermaids during a water-filled adventure week! Swim, slip and slide, play water games, explore Teardrop Island, enjoy a pool lunch, and even meet a mermaid. Everything this week is about water—even the crafts! Brownies, earn your Senses badge.

Outdoor Art JULY 23-28

Happy Campers JUNE 25-27, JULY 9-11, AUGUST 6-8

Friends in Fairyland AUGUST 6-11

ENTERING GRADES 4–5 (Not all activities described will be done by girls participating in the half week program.)

Junior Equestrian Riders JUNE 25-27, JULY 9–11, JULY 23–25, AUGUST 6–8 JUNE 25-30, JULY 2-7, JULY 9-14, JULY 16-21, JULY 23-28, JULY 30-AUGUST 4, AUGUST 6-11 $225 (1/2 Week) $415 (Full Week)

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JULY 2-7 $365 Come to camp and create all the messy fun you can imagine. Experiment with slimy goo, stomp around the creek, look for bugs, build catapults, try the mud slide, make marshmallow shooters, and even have an egg drop hunt. All you need is a sense of adventure and a little soap to clean up! Juniors, earn your Geocacher badge.

$225 (1/2 Week)

Spa Wood Haven

$365 (Full Week)

JULY 2-7

Discover what camp is all about! Take a dip in the pool, work as a team on the low-ropes challenge course, shoot archery, and enjoy cookouts and arts and crafts. Take a trail ride and even visit Teardrop Island for some creek fun. Juniors, earn your Camper badge.

$375

Moonlight Mischief JUNE 25-30, JULY 23-28 $365 Not an early bird? Why not stay up late and sleep in? Enjoy late-night snacks, “glow” fun, and take a night hike to learn about nocturnal critters. You’ll make camp come alive at night! Spend the rest of your time taking part in camp’s daytime activities. Juniors, earn your Animal Habitats badge.

$365 Experience the magic all around camp! Create a fairy garden, get a visit from the unicorn, go on a fairy hike, and keep an eye out for the mermaids at Teardrop Island. The magic is hidden around every corner at camp. Brownies, earn your Making Games badge.

Messy Mayhem

JUNE 25-30, JULY 9–14, AUGUST 6-11

$365 Discover the world of art all around you at camp! Have fun with nature and then bring it indoors to create your own wind chimes, window art, T-shirts, and more! When you aren’t crafting, enjoy all your other camp favorites. Brownies, earn your Outdoor Art Creator badge.

a barn lunch, learn pet first aid, make pet treats, ride a horse, explore the wildlife both in the creek and on Teardrop Island. You’ll even take a trip to the zoo. Juniors, earn your Animal Habitats badge and Alpaca patch.

Spy Camp JUNE 25-30 $365 Calling all secret agents! Spend your week at camp solving mysteries and decoding secrets. Learn about forensic crime scenes, try your hand at fingerprinting, and write your own secret code. Use your knowledge to solve the Great Wood Haven Mystery. Juniors, earn your Detective badge.

Lay back and relax! Enjoy homemade facials, make your own lip gloss and lotion, and have fun painting your nails. When you are not pampering yourself, participate in martial arts, yoga, and aqua aerobics. Enjoy healthy snacks like smoothies as you learn what foods are good for you and why. You’ll also enjoy lots of other traditional activities that camp has to offer. Juniors, earn your Outdoor Art Explorer badge.

Be Brave JULY 9–14, JULY 23–28 $365 Ready to learn how to shoot with a bow and arrow and ride a horse? You’ll learn to aim like a pro as you hit different targets during the day and at night. When you aren’t on the archery field, ride horses and learn how to care for them and their habitats. Show off your new skills at the end of the week with an archery competition. Juniors, earn your Practice with a Purpose badge and segments of the GSEP Archery patch.

Ultimate Survival JULY 9–14 $380

Animal Lover JULY 2–7, JULY 16-21 $400 Are you crazy about animals? To the CWH Critter Cabin and barn you go! Learn about dogs, alpacas, horses, and other animals. Have

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Do you want to learn what it takes to survive in the wild? Go on a hike and explore the woods around camp to find your food, pitch a tent, learn about the animals that live in the forest, cook over a fire, and make your own survival kit. Put your skills to the test when you spend a night sleeping out. Juniors, earn your First Aid badge.


Camp Out Loud $365 Camp your way! Want to sample arts and crafts? Sit by the pool? Explore the outdoors? Get a little bit of everything, including cooking over a campfire, practicing and sleeping under the stars. At the end of the week, write a camp song with your group about all the fun you had and present it at the campfire and closing ceremony. Juniors, earn your Camper badge.

Cupcake Wars JULY 16-21 $385 Just a spoonful of sugar is the perfect ingredient for a delicious week at camp. Put on your apron and get out the oven mitts. Learn the basics of baking as you prepare yummy snacks and desserts. Decorate cupcakes and compete in a cupcake competition. Create your very own recipes that you can take home and share with family and friends. In between taste tests, enjoy other camp activities like swimming and archery! Juniors, earn your Simple Meals badge.

Harriett Potter

Take a trip to a different era, as you become a pioneer. Cook your meals over a fire, create your own toys, take a ride on a horse, and make candles. Stay in the Conestoga Wagons and even take a trip to the Daniel Boone Homestead to see how the pioneers lived. Juniors, earn your Playing the Past badge.

Art Explorers AUGUST 6-11

Extreme Equestrian

$365

JUNE 25-30, JULY 23-28

Use the nature at camp for your inspiration as you explore, design, and create your own works of art. Design art to wear, make an outside nature project and create a mural to hang in the nature center. Juniors, earn your Art Explorer badge.

$415

Minion Madness AUGUST 6-11 $365 Calling all minions to camp! Try hands-on mad science experiments while discovering the wonders of science all around you. When not cooking up an experiment, participate in all the traditional camp activities such as swimming, archery, and more. Juniors, earn your Camper badge.

JULY 16-21, JULY 30-AUGUST 4 $365

ENTERING GRADES 6–12

Have you ever wanted to go to Hogwarts? On the first night of camp, get sorted into your houses and spend the week earning house points. Take a potions class, defend against the dark arts, and learn astronomy and herbology to take care of magical creatures. Eat a meal in the Great Hall and try your hand at Quidditch. When you are not practicing wizardry skills, participate in traditional camp activities. Juniors, earn your Flowers badge.

All girls participate in Older Girl Option every Monday-Thursday. Within a two-hour block, choose from an array of activities and build your own schedule. Choices include nontraditional camp activities such as: martial arts, slack-lining, arts and crafts (knitting, journaling and more), guitar/ukulele club, extreme gaga, pool time, chill on the hill, and more.

Make a Splash

very own summer get-away as you make your own schedule. Sleep in, hang out at the pool, climb to the top of the climbing wall, express yourself through arts and crafts, aim for the bull’s eye, discover the breathtaking views at the 501 lookout! The choice is yours! Don’t forget to plan a trip to play mini golf and get some ice cream.

Amusement Park Mania

Are you an experienced horseback rider looking to spend time refining your skills? Join us this week for an extreme week of horseback riding. When you are not hanging out at the barn or riding in the ring, jump into your other favorite camp activities. Earn segments of the Equestrian patch. Girls in this program must be able to ride at the intermediate level or above. See riding prerequisites.

Older Girl Equestrian Riders JUNE 25-30, JULY 2-7, JULY 9-14, JULY 16-21, JULY 23-28, JULY 30-AUGUST 4, AUGUST 6-11 $415 Spend at least three hours every day at the barn and learn all about horses and grooming as you improve your riding skills at your own pace. Our riding staff will assess and place you with a group of riders with similar abilities. Weather permitting, campers will have five mounted lessons either in the ring or on the trail. Don’t worry! You’ll also have time to enjoy all the other camp activities you love. Attend one session or come back for multiple, as all skill levels are included each week. All riding abilities and both English and Western riders are welcome. Earn a segment of the GSEP Horseback Riding patch and the Alpaca patch.

JUNE 25-30, JULY 30-AUGUST 4

It’s Your Adventure

JULY 30-AUGUST 4

$540

$365

If you can’t get enough of roller coasters and log flumes, we have just the program to get your adrenaline pumping! Visit Hershey Park, Dorney Park, and Knoebels all in one week and push your adrenaline to the max. Take a break between trips to enjoy traditional camp activities. Girls must be 48 to 54 inches tall to ride the roller coasters.

JUNE 25- 30, JULY 9-14, JULY 23-28, JULY 30-AUGUST 4

On a hot summer day, there is no better place to be than at the pool! Have a blast playing water games, enjoy a floating lunch, and celebrate at your very own luau. Continue your refreshing water activities with a creek hike, lunch at Teardrop Island, and a trip to Sweet Arrow Lake for canoeing. See swimming prerequisites. Juniors, earn a segment of the GSEP Waterfront patch.

Pioneer Girls JULY 30-AUGUST 4 $380

Chillin’ Out

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$365 You choose! Your own camp adventure will begin each day with morning choices from the Older Girl option. In the afternoon, try the treetop ascension element, challenge yourself on the climbing wall, enjoy free swims, or extra arts and crafts. In the evening, the fun continues as you choose to enjoy an evening dance party, a late-night dessert fest, Brooklyn Wink, or glow gaga.

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Bit & Bridle JULY 2-14 (2 WEEKS) $830 Is one week of horseback riding just not enough? Why not two! During this twoweek program, try your hand at different styles of riding, learn more about caring for a horse, take a trip to a horse show or rodeo, and even host your very own horse show at camp. Earn a segment of the Equestrian patch and the Alpaca patch.

Girl on Fire JULY 2-7, JULY 16–21 $365 What would you do if you were lost in Panem? Travel to a world where you’ll use your survival skills. Focus on outdoor survival such as self defense, archery, first aid, building shelters in the woods, creek exploration, and finding edible plants. Enrich your days with climbing adventures, swimming, and even sleeping out one night. Come join us in the arena for the competition! Cadettes, earn your First Aid badge and a segment of the Archery and Adventure patch.

Midnight Madness JULY 2–7, AUGUST 6-11 $390 The camp fun gets going when the sun goes down! Enjoy exciting activities with an after-dark twist. Venture out on night hikes and go for evening of stargazing, swimming, bowling, glow games, and more. Don’t forget about pajama breakfasts! Cadettes, earn your Night Owl badge.

gardening and woodworking to build a fairy garden for camp. Learn how to safely use tools like hammers, drills, and handsaws, and then design what you want the garden to look like. Take a trip to check out gardens, nurseries, and workshops to help you gain inspiration.

JULY 2–7 $450 Want to try something new? Join us for a week of out-of-camp adventures! Go to Lancaster and visit the Amish country, eat your fill at Shady Maple, and visit the Turkey Hill Experience. Then travel to Knoebels and take a trip to Crystal Cave. When you aren’t traveling, spend time at camp shooting some archery, swimming in the pool, and so much more.

Up in the Trees JULY 2-7, JULY 16-21 $405 Get a bird’s eye view of camp! Spend your days above the ground on the low-ropes challenge course, climbing wall, the treetop ascension element and slack lining. Enjoy your nights high above the rest of camp in the trees at Birdsong, Wood Haven’s tree house unit! Learn how to use a GPS to navigate through the water and the woods as you seek hidden treasures in and out of camp at Sweet Arrow Lake and the Appalachian Trail. Earn a segment of the Adventurer patch.

Divergent JULY 9-14, JULY 23-28 $365 What faction do you belong to? Take a test that will help determine your destiny. Then learn the basics of martial arts and archery. Choose your side as you play an exciting game of glow-in-the-dark capture the flag. Face your fears as you encounter different challenges throughout the week. Enjoy general camp activities with a divergent twist. Cadettes, earn your Archery badge.

Mountain Girls JULY 9-14, JULY 23-28 Like a true mountain girl, you’ll spend time around the campfire learning new and different ways to make yummy treats. When you aren’t cooking, boat to Sweet Arrow Lake, try the treetop ascension element, and take an overnight hike out of camp. Cap it all off with evenings spent staying in the Wood Haven Conestoga Wagons. Cadettes, earn your Trailblazer badge.

Outdoor Art Experience JULY 9-14

Property Sisters JULY 2-14 (2 WEEKS) $770 Do you want to design a project for camp for everyone to enjoy? Discover the basics of

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$380

On the Road

Outdoor Art Apprentice badge and Seniors, earn your Outdoor Art Master badge.

$385 It’s time to see the planet through the eyes of an artist—you! Start off your week going to the Banana Factory in Allentown to see artists at work in their studios. Then explore nature around you and design and create an artwork that will be installed permanently at Camp Wood Haven. Cadettes earn your

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Do you want to learn more about animals and how to help them? Care for Wood Haven’s very own animals, travel to the Philadelphia Zoo, visit a veterinarian, and take a trip to the Red Creek Wildlife Center. At camp, spend time at the barn and, of course, don’t forget about the alpacas! Earn the Alpaca patch. Cadettes, earn your Animal Helpers badge. Seniors, earn your Voice for Animals badge.

Camper Sampler JULY 16-21, AUGUST 6-11 $365 Discover the best of Wood Haven! Enjoy sleeping outside, boating, swimming, hiking, climbing the wall, shooting some archery, and so much more! Take time to enjoy nature, climb a tree, and even ride a horse (weather permitting).

Epic Adventure JULY 16-28 (2 WEEKS) $800 Travel throughout camp and beyond on a wild adventure, but watch out for detours! Join forces to navigate through a race that will require skill, knowledge, and teamwork as you forge ahead. Solve clues, riddles, and puzzles and complete physical challenges to make it to the next stop in the race. Travel to other GSEP camps, Harrisburg, the Appalachian Trail and more on your journey.

Take the Reins JULY 16-28, JULY 30-AUGUST 11 (2 WEEKS) $830 Improve your riding skills at this two-week camp designed to make you a better rider. Learn how to care for and groom horses. Get paired with your very own horse and care for him or her while you’re at camp. Horseback riders of all experience levels are welcome in the ring! Earn a segment of the GSEP Equestrian patch and the Alpaca patch.

Extreme Cuisine – Snack Style JULY 23-28 $380 Are you ready to become an extreme chef? With your team at your side, use your


Paddle and Saddle JULY 23-AUGUST 4 (2 WEEKS) $775 Can’t decide between balancing on paddleboards or riding horses? Now you don’t have to! Enjoy your first week at Camp Wood Haven riding horses and doing traditional camp activities. Then head to Camp Mosey Wood for your second week of adventure, where you’ll boat, swim, and explore more exciting activities. End your experience back where you started at Wood Haven. All horseback riding levels are accepted. Boating activities will be dependent on meeting Mosey Wood’s prerequisites. The optional Jim Thorpe rafting trip from Mosey Wood is a separate charge. See swimming prerequisites. Earn a segment of the GSEP Equestrian and Waterfront patch.

Iron Chef

Archery Aces

JULY 30-AUGUST 4

AUGUST 6-11

$380

$375

Try your hand at competitive cooking! Work as a team to create a dish for the judges using a secret ingredient. Put together your own cookbook so you can recreate your masterpieces at home. Talk with a professional about the culinary business and finish the week with the Wood Haven Camp Cook Off. Cadettes, earn your New Cuisines badge.

Take your archery skills to the next level! Spend extra time at the archery range sharpening your shot. Try glow-in-thedark archery, floating archery, balloon archery, and more. Create your own archery challenge to finish off the week. Cadettes, earn your Archery badge and a segment of the Archery patch.

Run Amok!

Spa-Haven

JULY 30-AUGUST 11 (2 WEEKS)

AUGUST 6-11

$775

$365

Are you into backpacking, hiking, and wilderness survival? Is one week of camp just not enough? Try this two-week program designed to teach you about lashing, knots, fire building, outdoor cooking, edible plants, animals, and tent pitching. Take a hike out on the Appalachian Trail to put your new skills to use. While at camp, stay in Birdsong, our tree house unit. Cadettes and Seniors, earn your First Aide badge.

It’s time to slow down and relax! Try homemade facials, pedicures, and manicures and even make your own lotion. Plan a schedule that works for you! Sleep in, stay up late, and, of course, don’t forget the smoothies! Cadettes, earn the Eating for Beauty badge.

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imagination to create snacks featuring interesting ingredients. Try out different cooking methods to see what you and your team will make with the ingredients in the pot. Cadettes, earn your New Cuisines badge.


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ENTERING GRADES 7–12 Riding Thru History JULY 16-21 $535 Giddy up! Go to Gettysburg, the site of the largest Civil War battle and one of the most haunted places in the United States. Ride the battlefield (weather permitting), explore historic Gettysburg, and take a candlelight ghost tour! Back at camp, take part in the riding program, shoot archery, swim, and more. There is no riding prerequisite for this program. Earn a segment of the Equestrian patch.

This program is designed for girls who have taken Camp Program Aide and want to continue their experience­—you can even take it more than once! During your two weeks at camp, you will fine-tune the skills you learned in your Camp Program Aide training as you continue your work with younger campers and cultivate your leadership skills. You may choose areas of special interest—the barn, pool, arts and crafts, and nature. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Camp Program Aide.

ENTERING GRADES 10–12 CIT-I

Ghostbusters

JUNE 25–JULY 21 (4 WEEKS) *Girls go home the weekends of June 30JULY 2 AND JULY 14–16

JULY 30-AUGUST 4

$535

$525

Learn about leadership, safety, risk management, childcare and all that it takes to be a camp counselor. The first two weeks of this program will focus on leadership skills and tips and tricks of being a successful counselor. During the second two weeks, you will participate in an internship where you will be able to use your skills as a “counselor” for younger girls. Applicants must demonstrate maturity, commitment, leadership potential, and be able to work well with others to create a positive environment. CITs will also enjoy traditional camp activities during their stay. Applicants will be required to pass an interview with the camp director prior to final acceptance into the program. Upon successful completion of this program, girls will earn the CIT I pin.

Who you gonna call? You! First, take a trip to Philadelphia and the Eastern State Penitentiary for a behind-the-scenes tour. Then, take a two-night trip to explore the mysteries of Gettysburg, one of the most haunted places in the United States. Go on the Ghosts of Gettysburg tour—voted the #1 ghost tour in the world—and hunt for paranormal activity in a hands-on ghost investigation at Spooky Riley’s Black Cat Tours. Don’t forget to bring your cameras! During the day, visit the Gettysburg Visitor Center, tour the battlefield, explore the Jenny Wade House, and more.

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS ENTERING GRADES 7–9 Resident Camp Program Aide JULY 16-28 (2 WEEKS) $405 Are you a returning camper who wants to be more involved? During this two-weeklong training, you will work as part of a team to design and lead activities for younger girls. Enjoy songs and games while learning about teambuilding, personal growth, and the basics of leading a group of girls. You will fulfill GSEP requirements for the Program Aide Training Course. Girls will not earn the Program Aide Pin at camp, but they will complete many of the requirements; LiA and leadership hours will need to be completed independently in order to earn the pin.

ENTERING GRADES 8–9 Take Charge JULY 30 – AUGUST 11 (2 WEEKS) $405

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Horseback Riding: This program is designed for the experienced rider with at least four years of extensive horse experience. Training includes shadowing members of the riding staff and observing from behind the scenes. In addition, you will learn advanced horse and stable management skills, herd care, and horse psychology. You’ll also discover techniques for teaching and supervising horseback riding students, and learn equine medical emergency skills. Once this is completed, you will put your newly acquired skills into practice. Teambuilding: Designed for girls who like the adventure elements of camp. In this training, you will learn how to facilitate teambuilding activities, the rock wall and ropes courses, and how to implement various backpacking techniques. Once completed, you will work with younger girls to help them experience the thrill of adventure. Arts and Crafts: This program is designed for girls who are experienced in different types of arts activities i.e. drawing, painting, ceramics, weaving, or knitting. Environmental/Nature: You will work with the Environmental Education Specialist to plan and lead girls on creek exploration hikes, track finding, and science experiments. You will also spend time at the Critter Cabin, teaching girls about the alpacas and other animals found there.

WEEKEND STOWAWAY ENTERING GRADES 4–12 Weekend Stays

ENTERING GRADES 11–12 CIT-II JULY 23-AUGUST 11 (3 WEEKS) *Girls go home the weekend of July 28-30 JULY 30-AUGUST 11 (2 WEEKS) $405 (2 weeks) $475 (3 weeks) Have you already earned your CIT-I pin and are looking for more experience in a special activity area? If so, then CITII is for you! Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed CIT-I and obtained permission from the camp director. Waterfront: You must be a lifeguard, or qualify to take the lifeguard training prior to the start of camp. To qualify you will be expected to swim 550 yards using freestyle and breaststrokes, retrieve a 10 lb. brick from the bottom of the lake or pool, and tread water with hands out of the water for 10 minutes.

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JULY 7-9, JULY 21-23, AUGUST 4-6 $90 Stow away at camp between sessions! Once your first session ends, hang out at camp overnight to rest up for your next adventure. Have a movie night, pool party, and explore camp after everyone else has gone home. This program is only open to campers registered for the following sessions: (Session 2: JULY 2-7 and Session 3: JULY 9-14), (Session 4: JULY 16-21 and Session 5: JULY 23-28) and (Session 6: JULY 30-AUGUST 4 and Session 7: AUGUST 6-11). *If you are signed up for a two-week session, your weekend is part of the original rate and you do not need to sign up for the Weekend Stay. Girls who want to start their camp stay early must arrive at 5PM on the Friday of their weekend stay. Girls that are extending their stay should be picked up Sunday at 1:30PM.

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