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CAMP GUIDE

2014

a publication of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

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Table of Contents 12 | Resident Camp 14 | Laughing Waters 20 | Mosey Wood 27 | Wood Haven

36 | Day Camp 38 | Mountain House 42 | Shelly Ridge 46 | Valley Forge

35 | Horseback Riding Prerequisites 50 | Special Events 50 | Camp Scholarships

Visit a Camp Attend an Open House. See dates and times on pages 13 & 37.

No matter what your “spark� we have something for the artist, adventurer, animal friend, crafter, traveler, scientist, water lover, performer, and the leader in you! We have camps for girls from kindergarten to high school. The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania offers: 3 Resident Camps >> Laughing Waters >> Mosey Wood >> Wood Haven

3 Day Camps >> Mountain House >> Shelly Ridge >> Valley Forge


Every Camp has Somethin g Did You Know? You can sign up for Girl Scout Camp even if you are not a Girl Scout yet! Register now and let camp be your first Girl Scout experience! >> Fees are reasonable.

>> W  e offer financial assistance, camp scholarships and early bird registration discounts.  ravel or timing an issue? >> T Not a problem! We offer bus transportation and extended days at some camps.

LAUGHING WATERS

Canoeing at Green Lane Park, Gaga Pit & Badges

MOSEY WOOD

Stand Up Paddleboards & Badges

WOOD HAVEN

Critter Cabin, Gaga Pit & Badges

MOUNTAIN HOUSE

Longer Camp Season, Outdoor Stage & Badges

Early Bird Registration! REGISTER ONLINE BY MARCH 15th AND RECEIVE:

$50 off

>> 

each resident session!

$25 off

>> 

each day camp session!

Cannot be combined with another offer.

FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE

SHELLY RIDGE

Longer Camp Season, Archery, Explorers Outpost, Pottery Kiln, Starter Garden, Gaga Pit & Badges

VALLEY FORGE

Longer Camp Season, Star Lab, Gaga Pit, Nature Shack & Badges


DAISIES (K-1) & BROWNIES (2-3) June 15–20

June 22–27

June 29–July 4

July 6–11

Residential Camps Laughing Waters Gilbertsville, PA (pages 14–19)

Outdoors & S’mores ( 1-3)

Brownie Sleepover ( 1-3)

Let’s Try Camp ½ Wk (1-3)

The Mane Event (1-3)

Splash Stars (1-3)

Painter Gals (1-3) Where the Wild Things Are (1-3)

Fun with Food ½ Wk ( 1-3)

Mosey Wood Fair ½ Wk (1-3)

Fun with Food ( 2-3)

Mosey Wood Fair (2-3)

It’s a Slumber Party (½ or Full Week) (1-3)

American Girls (½ or Full Week) (1-3)

June 16–20

June 23–27

June 30–July 3

Craft Queens (½ or Full Week) (K-3)

Fairytale Frenzy (K-3)

It’s a Beach Party (K-3)

Let Me Entertain You (K-3)

Budding Artists (K-3)

Time Travelers (K-5)

You’re Buggin’ Me (K-3)

Mosey Wood White Haven, PA (pages 20–26)

Wood Haven Pine Grove, PA (pages 27–34)

Pixie Power (2-3) Super Sampler ½ Wk (1-3) Super Sampler (2-3)

Amazing Art (½ or Full Week) (1-3)

Horse Lovers (1-3)

DAISIES (K-1) & BROWNIES (2-3) July 7–11

Day Camps Mountain House Allentown, PA (pages 38–41)

Shelly Ridge Miquon, PA (pages 42–45)

Valley Forge Valley Forge, PA (pages 46–48)

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Pottery Princesses (K-9) Passion for Fashion (K-10)

Artists in Residence (K-10)

Snack Attack (K-3)


July 13–18

July 20–25

July 27–Aug. 1

Aug. 3–8

Juliette Low Girls (1-3)

Let’s Try Camp ½ Wk (1-3)

Outdoors & S’mores (1-3)

Brownie Sleepover (1-3)

Snackin’ Around (1-3)

Pixie Power (1-3)

Splash Stars (1-3)

The Mane Event (1-3)

Crafty Campers (2-3)

Silly Science ½ Week (1-3)

Dance Party ½ Wk (1-3)

Pirates of the Pond ½ Wk (1-3)

Little Mermaids ½ Wk (1-3)

Silly Science (2-3)

Dance Party (2-3)

Pirates of the Pond (2-3)

Brownie Bash (½ or Full Week) (1-3)

S’mores & More (½ or Full Week) (1-3)

Fairy Wings... (½ or Full Week) (1-3)

We Can Dance! (1-3)

Aug. 10–15

Little Mermaids (2-3) Mermaid Tales (½ or Full Week) (1-3)

Horse Lovers (1-3)

July 14–18

July 21–25

July 28–Aug. 1

Aug. 4–8

Aug. 11–15

Up in the Sky (K-3)

Cookin’ It Up (K-3)

Cowgirl Corral (K-3)

All Around the World (1-3)

Sparkle Spa (1-3)

Healing Helpers (K-3)

Silly Science (K-3)

Treasure Seekers (K-3)

Rocket Girls (K-5)

It’s a Dance Party (K-9)

American Girl Extravaganza (K-5)

Fuzzy Friends (K-5)

Nature Girls (K-3)

Ahoy Matey! (K-3)

Juliette Low Girls (K-10)

Mixed Media Masterpiece (K-10)

American Girl Extravaganza (K-5)

Passion for Fashion (K-10)

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JUNIORS (4-5) June 15–20

June 22–27

June 29–July 4

July 6–11

Residential Camps

Laughing Waters Gilbertsville, PA (pages 14–19)

I ♥ Horses (4-5)

Fireflies (4-5)

I ♥ Horses (4-5)

Board Games… (4-5)

Giddy Up Wk 1 (4-5)

Giddy Up Wk 2 (4-5)

Top Chef (4-5)

Girls on the Go (4-5)

My Way (4-5)

Spy Camper (4-5)

Amazing Race Wk 1 (4-5)

Night Owls (4-5)

Bam! (4-5)

S’mores & More (½ or Full Week) (4-5)

Mosey Wood White Haven, PA (pages 20–26)

Totally Tie Dye (4-5)

Animal Lover (4-5) Happy Campers (½ or Full Week) (4-5)

Wood Haven Pine Grove, PA (pages 27–34)

Jr. Horse Rider (4-5) Star Trekkers (4-5)

Water Logged (4-5)

Take the Bead (4-5)

Happy Campers (½ or Full Week) (4-5) Ghouls Rule (4-5) Jr. Horseback Rider (½ or Full Week) (4-5)

Be Brave (4-5) Crafty Creations (4-5) Happy Campers (½ or Full Week) (4-5) Jr. Horse Rider (4-5)

JUNIORS (4-5) June 16–20

June 23–27

June 30–July 3

July 7–11

Day Camps Mountain House Allentown, PA (pages 38–41)

Art-rageous (½ or Full Week) (4-8)

Shelly Ridge Miquon, PA (pages 42–45)

Valley Forge Valley Forge, PA (pages 46–48)

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Medieval Madness (4-8)

Tiki Island (4-8)

Movin’ & Groovin’ (4-8)

Flower Power (4-5)

Time Travelers (K-5)

Fresh from the Garden (4-10) Pottery Princesses (K-10)

Passion for Fashion ( K-10)

Artists in Residence (K-10)

I Designed That (4-5) Glamour Girls (4-10)


July 13–18

July 20–25

I ♥ Horses (4-5)

Farm Gals (4-5)

Pool Party CLW (4-5)

500 Miles (4-5)

Spa CLW (4-5)

Amazing Race Wk 2 (4-5) S’mores & More (½ or Full Week) (4-5)

My Way (4-5)

Cupcake Wars (4-5) Hold Your Horses Wk 1 (4-5) Jr. Horseback Rider (½ or Full Week) (4-5)

Draw Your Passion (4-5) I ♥ Horses Too (4-5) Spa CLW (4-5)

Be Brave! (4-5)

Bam! (4-5)

Little Camp on the Lake (4-5)

Geocaching (4-5)

Aug. 3–8

I ♥ Horses (4-5) Pool Party CLW (4-5)

Shipwrecked (4-5) Sporty Girl (4-5) Totally Tie Dye (4-5)

Hold Your Horses Wk 2 (4-5)

Ghouls Rule (4-5)

Animal Lover (4-5)

Jr. Horseback Rider (½ or Full Week) (4-5)

Jr. Horse Rider (4-5)

Happy Campers (½ or Full Week) (4-5)

Pirates & Princesses (4-5) Spa WH (4-5)

Pioneer Days (4-5) Swim Splash Paddle (½ or Full Week) (4-5)

Aug. 10–15

Fireflies (4-5)

S’mores & More (½ or Full Week) (4-5)

Splash On (4-5) Be Brave (4-5)

July 27–Aug. 1

Jr. Horse Rider (4-5) Mischief Managed (4-5)

July 14–18

July 21–25

July 28–Aug. 1

Aug. 4–8

Aug. 11–15

Out of this World (4-8)

Campfire Chefs (4-8)

Rodeo Round-Up (4-8)

Around the World… (4-8)

Glamour Girls (4-8)

Fun N’ Games (4-10)

The Natural Artist (4-10)

Mapping Your Future (4-10)

Rocket Girls (K-5)

It’s a Dance Party (K-10)

Glamour Girls (4-10) American Girl Extravaganza (K-5) Katniss Kamp (4-10)

Glamour Girls (4-10)

Fuzzy Friends (K-5)

CSI: Valley Forge (4-10)

Katniss Kamp (4-10)

Dumbledore’s Army (4-10)

American Girl Extravaganza (K-5)

Passion for Fashion (K-10)

Mixed Media Masterpiece (K-10)

Juliette Low Girls (K-10)

Robo Girls (4-5)

Girls must be ENTERING the grade level listed after each camp session.

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CADETTES (6-8), SENIORS (9-10) & AMBASSADORS (11-12) June 15–20

June 22–27

June 29–July 4

July 6–11

All About Horses (6-9)

All About Horses (6-9)

All About Horses (6-9)

I Wanna… (6-9)

Mocking Jay Wk 1 (6-9)

CLW Detectives (6-9)

Moon on the Meadow (6-9)

Mocking Jay Wk 2 (6-9)

CIT I Wk 2 (10-12)

On the Loose (6-9)

Residential Camps

Let’s Get Moving (6-9) Laughing Waters Gilbertsville, PA (pages 14–19)

Water Works (6-9) CIT I Wk 1 (10-12)

Country Roads Wk 1 (10-12)

CIT I Wk 3 (10-12) Country Roads Wk 2 (10-12)

Mosey Wood White Haven, PA (pages 20–26)

Mosey Wood Aces Wk 1 (6-8)

Mosey Wood Aces Wk 2 (6-8)

Canyak Wk 1 (6-8)

Choose Your Adventure (6-12)

Extreme Adventures (6-12)

Choose Your Adventure (6-12)

Fun for Sail (6-12)

Iron Chef (6-12)

CPA Wk 1 (7-8)

I ♥ Art (6-12)

Rock the Boat (6-12)

Happy Birthday (6-12)

Katniss Kamp (6-12)

Walk on Wild Side (6-12)

Project Runway (6-12)

Pocono Extravaganza (6-12)

Adirondack Adventure Wk 2 (9-12)

Road Trip (6-12)

Adirondack Adventure Wk 1 (9-12)

CIT I Wk 2 (10-12)

CIT I Wk 1 (10-12)

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Camp Program Aide Wk 1 (7-8) Set Sail Wk 1 (9-12) CIT I Wk 3 (10-12)


July 13–18

July 20–25

July 27–Aug. 1

Aug. 3–8

All About Horses (6-9)

Broadway Bound Wk 1 (6-9)

Broadway Bound Wk 2 (6-9)

All About Horses Too (6-9)

Trip & Travelers (6-9)

Park! (6-9)

Fashion Sense (6-9)

Let’s Tri It (6-9)

On Your Mark (6-9) Water Works (6-9) CIT I Wk 4 (10-12)

Ultimate Equine… Wk 1(6-9) I Wanna… (6-9) CIT II Wk 1 (11-12) Country Roads Wk 1 (10-12)

Ultimate Equine… Wk 2 (6-9)

Aug. 10–15

Moon on the Meadow (6-9) CIT II Wk 3 (11-12)

Yes, She Can! (6-9) CIT II Wk 2 (11-12) Country Roads Wk 2 (10-12)

Canyak Wk 2 (6-8)

Hanging Around Wk 1 (6-8)

Hanging Around Wk 2 (6-8)

Extreme Adventures (6-12)

Backpack Primer (6-12)

Club MoWo (6-12)

Iron Chef (6-12)

Choose Your Adventure (6-12)

Fun for Sail (6-12)

Katniss Kamp (6-12)

Midnight Madness (6-12)

Katniss Kamp (6-12)

Pocono Extravaganza (6-12)

Walk on Wild Side (6-12)

Road Trip (6-12)

Camp Program Aide Wk 2 (7-8) Set Sail Wk 2 (9-12) CIT I Wk 4 (10-12)

Camp Program Aide Wk 1 (7-8) Rock & Roll Wk 1 (9-12) CIT II Wk 1 (11-12)

Camp Program Aide Wk 2 (7-8) Rock & Roll Wk 2 (9-12)

CSI: MW (6-12) Choose Your Adventure (6-12) I ♥ Art (6-12) Walk on Wild Side (6-12) X Marks the Spot (6-12) Skip to the Shore Wk 2 (9-12) CIT II Wk 3 (11-12)

Skip to the Shore Wk 1 (9-12) CIT II Wk 2 (11-12)

Girls must be ENTERING the grade level listed after each camp session.

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CADETTES (6-8), SENIORS (9-10) & AMBASSADORS (11-12) June 15–20

June 22–27

June 29–July 4

July 6–11

Residential Camps Amusement Park Mania (6-12) Be Xtreme (6-12) Horseback Rider (6-12) Wood Haven Pine Grove, PA (pages 27–34)

Midnight Madness (6-12) Chillin Out (7-12) CIT I Wk 1 (10-12)

Saddle Up Wk 1 (7-8)

Saddle Up Wk 2 (7-8)

Horseback Rider (6-12)

Art Extravaganza (6-12)

Girl on Fire (6-12)

Girl on Fire (6-12)

Swamp Thing (6-12) On the Road (7-12) Wild Water Fun (7-12) Wilderness Adventures Wk 1 (9-12) Bit & Bridle Wk 1 (9-12) CIT I Wk 2 (10-12)

Horseback Rider (6-12) It’s a Mystery (7-12) Wilderness Adventures Wk 2 (10-12) CIT I Wk 3 (10-12) Bit & Bridle Wk 2 (9-12)

CADETTES (6-8), SENIORS (9-10) & AMBASSADORS (11-12) June 16–20

June 23–27

June 30–July 4

July 7–11

Day Camps Mountain House Allentown, PA (pages 38–41)

Art-rageous (½ or Full Week) (4-8) Program Aide Training (6-10)

Medieval Madness (4-8) Program Aide (6-10)

Scene Stealers (6-10) Shelly Ridge Miquon, PA (pages 42–45)

Tiki Island (4-8) Program Aide (6-10)

Movin’ & Groovin’ (4-8) Program Aide (6-10)

Party Animals (6-10)

Fresh from the Garden (4-10)

Aqua Aide Wk 1 (9-11)

Pottery Princess (K-10)

Guard Start Wk 1 (7-8)

Aqua Aide Wk 2 (9-11) Guard Start Wk 2 (7-8)

Passion for Fashion (K-10) Valley Forge Valley Forge, PA (pages 46–48)

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Program Aide Training (8-9)

Artists in Residence (K-10) Program Aides (8-12)

Shark Tank (6-10) Program Aides (8-12) Glamour Girls (4-10)


July 13–18

July 20–25

July 27–Aug. 1

Aug. 3–8

Camper Sampler (6-12)

Camper Sampler (6-12)

Camper Sampler (6-12)

Camper Sampler (6-12)

Glee Wk 1 (6-12)

Glee Wk 2 (6-12)

Horseback Rider (6-12)

Horseback Rider (6-12)

Horseback Rider (6-12)

Extreme Equestrian (6-12)

Take the Reins Wk1 (6-12)

Hiking Through History (6-12)

Paws & Claws (6-12)

Up in the Trees (6-12)

Midnight Madness (6-12)

Riding Thru History (7-12)

Camp Program Aide Wk 1 (7-8)

Take the Reins Wk 2 (6-12)

Take Charge Wk 1 (8-9)

Ghost Busters (7-12)

Camp Program Aide Wk 2 (7-8)

Sooo Weird Wk 1 (9-12)

Whale Watch Wk 1 (9-12)

Whale Watch Wk 2 (9-12)

CIT II Wk 2 (11-12)

CIT I Wk 4 (10-12)

CIT II Wk 1(11-12)

July 14–18

July 21–25

Iron Chef (6-12)

Aug. 10–15

Wet & Wild (6-12) Horse Riders (6-12) Her Majesty’s Court (7-12) Take Charge Wk 2 (8-9) Sooo Weird Wk 2 (9-12) CIT II Wk 3 (11-12)

July 28–Aug. 1

Aug. 4–8

Aug. 11–15

Out of this World (4-8)

Campfire Chefs (4-8)

Rodeo Roundup (4-8)

Around the World (4-8)

Glamour Girls (4-8)

Pampered Camper (6-10)

Lehigh Valley Adventure (6-10)

Crafty Creations (6-10)

Program Aide (6-10)

Program Aide (6-10)

Program Aide (6-10)

Program Aide (6-10)

Program Aide (6-10)

Fun N’ Games (4-10)

The Natural Artist (4-10)

Mapping Your Future (4-10)

Summer Cook-Off (6-10)

It’s a Dance Party (K-10)

Intern I Wk 1 (9-11)

Intern I Wk 2 (9-11)

Intern II Wk 1 (9-11)

Intern II Wk 2 (9-11)

Glamour Girls (4-10)

Around the World (6-10)

Dumbledore’s Army (4-10)

Program Aides (8-12)

Program Aides (8-12)

Katniss Kamp (4-10)

Mixed Media Masterpieces (K-10)

Glamour Girls (4-10)

CSI: VF (4-10) Program Aides (8-12)

Katniss Kamp (4-10)

Juliette Low Girls (K-10)

Program Aides (8-12)

Program Aides (8-12)

Passion for Fashion (K-10)

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Try Them All AMPS! SIDENT C E R >> Laughing Waters >> Mosey Wood >> Wood Haven Camp is my second home, a safe haven. It is sacred. Every time I go, I try to slow down and appreciate every moment, every detail—my friend’s smile, the crunch of leaves on the trails, the steam that rises when I speak in the early morning, the ripples that spread across the lake when I skim my hand across the surface.

Early Bird Registration! REGISTER ONLINE BY MARCH 15th AND RECEIVE:

$50 off

>> 

each resident session!

$25 off

>> 

each day camp session!

Cannot be combined with another offer.

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Come to an Open House

Not sure if camp is right for you yet?

No registration needed! If you need directions to one of our camps please contact us at camps@gsep.org

What the Experts Say A camp experience offers all of the five main factors that research has shown to build strength and resilience in a young person: 1

Laughing Waters Sunday, May 4, 1–4PM

POSITIVE EMOTIONS from having fun,

2 ENGAGEMENT with people and activities,

Mosey Wood Sunday, May 18, 1–4PM Sunday, June 15, 1–4PM

3 RELATIONSHIPS that develop with other

young people and adult mentors,

4 MEANING that comes from nature

Wood Haven Sunday, May 4, 1–4PM Sunday, June 15, 1–4PM

and new experiences, and

5 A SENSE OF ACHIEVEMENT with

opportunities to try new things.

What We’ve Heard One happy mom wrote us and said, “Thank you for an amazing week for my daughter. She LOVED camp! Camp week is the best week of her year, and she is ALWAYS sad to leave GSEP camp. I personally believe that camp is building her into an amazing young woman. Sarah is more confident, more independent, more helpful, more knowledgeable and more adventuresome with each week of camp she completes.”

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Drop Offs

CAMP LAUGHING sville, PA bert WATERS Gil Camp Laughing Waters features 460 acres of rolling meadows, wide open spaces, a large swimming pool with lights, an athletic field, hiking trails, archery (4th grade and above) and horseback riding. In addition to their chosen program theme, all campers will participate in traditional camp activities (weather permitting) which may include swimming, arts and crafts, cookouts, campfires, hikes, nature activities, singing, and games.

All Programs: Sunday 3–5PM Pick ups Full Week: Friday 3–5PM Half Week*: Tuesday 5–6PM PLEASE NOTE: Pick Up time will be at 1PM for all programs ending on July 4. Early/Late Pick Ups Arrangements must be made prior to drop off for earlier or later pick-ups. Bus transportation Busing is available from select locations. See GSEP website. ACTIVITY PREREQUISITES Swimming: Girls are tested during the first swimming period when they arrive at camp. 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 appropriate level is not reached as needed for certain programs, campers’ activities on the horse may be modified accordingly.

• Canoeing at Green Lake Park • Gaga Pit • More cabin week options for Juniors & Cadettes • Two-week camper travel program for rising 10th-12th graders • Tie-Dye Tuesday t-shirts & unit photos included for each girl

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*PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the activities listed will be done by girls participating in the half week program.


CAMP LAUGHING WATERS

Entering Grades 1–3

Brownie Sleepover

Outdoors & S’mores

June 29 – July 4, August 3–8 (Cabins both sessions)

June 22–27, July 27 – August 1 (Cabins + 1 night in tents)

$330

$330 Whether you are looking to try camp for the first time or you have already enjoyed time at camp, this is the week for you! You will swim, make crafts, play games, have a cookout, and go for a hike. Campers will spend four nights in a cabin and one night in a tent (weather permitting). Brownies, earn your Hiker Badge.

The Mane Event June 22–27, August 3–8 (Cabins Both sessions) $330 Have you always wondered what it would be like to be around horses? Have you always wanted to braid a horse’s mane or to learn about how they are fed? In this program you will get to spend time taking care of the horses while learning about what it takes to take care of a horse! You will also get a special “barn breakfast or lunch” with the horseback riding staff as well the opportunity to create special pony treats! You will even experience a pony ride!

Splash Stars June 29 – July 4, July 27 – August 1 (Cabins both sessions) $330 Come splash around at this watery fun week at camp. Enjoy extra pool time with a floating lunch and a night swim. Jam to the beat at a sprinkler dance party and enjoy other water-based activities. Brownies, earn your Fair Play Badge.

Hang out with friends at a pool party, paint your nails, play games in a cabin, make slumber party crafts and enjoy special late night snacks. Brownies, earn your Girl Scout Way Badge.

Where The Wild Things Are July 6–11 (Cabins)

of paintings and even get the chance to paint with your hands! Brownies, earn your Painting Badge.

Juliette Low Girls July 13–18 (Cabins) $330 Show that you are proud to be a Girl Scout! Sing your way around camp, celebrate Juliette Low’s birthday and make special Girl Scout crafts! Brownies, earn your Girl Scout Way Badge.

$330 Let the wild rumpus begin! Explore all things wild at camp by exploring camp trails, identifying the different insects that make their home at CLW, enjoying a breakfast with the horses, and playing wild games. Brownies, earn your Bugs Badge.

Let’s Try Camp! July 6–8, July 20–22 (½ Weeks) (Cabins both sessions) $170 In this program designed especially for first time campers (but open to everyone), campers will get to sample a bit of everything camp has to offer! During their time at camp, campers will get a chance to swim in the pool, play an activity on the sports field, attend a campfire, take home an art project, and even get to see the horses! Brownies, earn your Making Friends Badge.

Painter Gals

Snackin’ Around July 13–18 (Cabins) $330 This week is all about everyone’s favorite time of the day — snacks! While we normally don’t encourage you to play with your food, this week is all about just that! You will taste yummy treats, get a chance to meet with the camp chef, and even create your very own snack to take home! Brownies, earn your Snacks Badge.

Pixie Power July 20–25 (Cabins) $330 Camp is full of fairies that want to share their magic with you! Discover the world of the wood fairies and their other magical friends while enjoying magical crafts, games, and adventures! Let your imagination run wild as you find out what makes Camp Laughing Waters so magical!

July 6–11 (Cabins) $330 Get inspired by camp and create paintings that you can take home as lasting memories of your time at camp! You will get to try your hand at different kinds

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WATERS CAMP LAUGHING Top Chef June 22–27 (cabins)

We Can Dance!

$340

Dance your way through a week of camp as you learn dance routines that will be shown off at an end of session talent show in front of family and friends! Brownies, earn your Dancer Badge.

Are you a food whiz up for a little competition? Come to this week and go behind the scenes with the camp chef, visit a local farmstand, test your skills using various cooking methods, and participate in Top Chef style quick-fire challenges. Juniors, earn your Simple Meals Badge.

Entering Grades 4–5

Board Games & Bonding

July 20–25 (Cabins) $330

I ♥ Horses June 22–27 (tents), July 6–11 (tents), July 13–18 (cabins), August 3–8 (cabins) $380 Do you enjoy being around horses? Are you interested in learning about the various parts of the horse, learning to groom, and also having the chance to ride? In this program, you will learn the basics of horse riding and horse care and even get to have a “barn breakfast or lunch” with the horseback riding staff.

My Way July 20–25 (tents), July 6–11 (Cabins) $330 Working together with fellow campers, you will help choose a lot of your activities with your counselors! Which day do you want to explore the Yellow Trail? Which game do you want to play on the sports field? Do you want to have a picnic lunch or dinner? Come to this week of camp and help to answer these questions alongside your new friends!

June 22–27 (Cabins) $330 Come turn camp into one big game! Work with your unit as you make a game out of almost everything that you do! Use chalk to make sidewalk games, play new and old favorites on the sports field, and make a splash in the pool! At night you will get to play board games in your cabin and work to create a new game to teach family and friends back home!

Fireflies June 29 – July 4 (Tents), August 3–8 (cabins) $330 Stay up late and have a sleep-in breakfast almost every day. Enjoy some late night swimming, nighttime arts and crafts, games in the moonlight, night hikes, and sleeping out under the stars! Don’t worry, you will still get plenty of sleep and have time to all of the daytime camp favorites as well.

Giddy Up June 29 – July 11 (2 Weeks) (tents) $750 If you love to ride horses and are looking to further advance your skills then come to camp and giddy up! Increase your horseback riding abilities and your

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knowledge with this two week adventure! Girls will get an in-depth study of horse anatomy, horse care, and try English style riding. Elementary level or above riders only. *See riding prerequisites.

Girls on the Go! June 29 – July 4 (tents) $330 This week is all about moving! Join us as you keep your energy up by participating in field games, swimming laps in the pool, making healthy snacks and getting to speak with a health care professional. Juniors, earn your Staying Fit Badge.

Pool Party CLW July 13–18 (tents), August 3–8 (cabins) $330 Take a break from the summer heat with a week of cooling off at CLW! Enjoy extra pool time with a floating lunch and a night swim. Have a pool party and play water games. When you towel off you will also enjoy traditional camp activities with a watery twist.

Spa CLW July 13–18, July 27 – August 1 (Cabins both sessions) $330 Pamper yourself for a whole week as you turn your cabin into a fabulous spa! Enjoy homemade facials, manicures, make your own lip gloss and lotion too! Learn about natural dyes and how to make healthy snacks like smoothies that are delicious and nutritious. Try your hand at yoga and water aerobics as you chill out and learn to relax at camp!


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I ♥ Horses Too July 27 – August 1 (Tents) $380

Farm Gals July 20–25 (Tents) $370 Calling all animal lovers! Come to this week and visit a real working farm, hear from our horse staff how they take care of our horses, and even get to ride a horse!

This program is for campers who have already experienced I Love Horses! and want to enhance their skills. During this week, you will be get four mounted horseback riding lessons and further instruction from the barn staff (weather permitting). There will also be new art projects and a chance to eat with the barn staff.

Entering Grades 6–9

500 Miles

All About Horses!

July 20–25 (tents)

June 22–27 (Tents), July 6–11 (Tents), July 13–18 (Tents), June 29 – July 3 (Cabins)

$370 Do you enjoy running, hiking and biking? If so, come join in as you participate in all three activities during your time at camp! We will start out hiking and biking the trails at CLW, and expand to local, state and even national parks! Campers will also have the opportunity to explore camp with early morning runs! Campers must bring their own bike and be comfortable riding it on uneven/rugged terrain. Juniors, earn your Staying Fit Badge.

$380 If you are “all about horses” this program is for you! As part of this program, you will spend time at the barn riding and learning about horses, create horse-related arts and crafts projects, spend an evening sleeping at the barn, and even get to eat a meal out by the stables!

Let’s Get Moving!

July 27 – August 1 (Tents) $350 This week is all about art! You will experiment with different media as you work toward creating scenery for the end of camp play! You will also get to go on an out of camp art adventure!

Water Logged July 6–11 (Tents) $350 Do you feel more comfortable when out on the water than on land? Then this week is for you! Go canoeing in Green Lane Park almost every day (weather permitting) as well as spend lots of time in the pool at camp! *See swimming prerequisite.

June 29 – July 4, August 3–8 (Tents both sessions) $330 The fun starts with traditional day activities, but the real adventure begins when the moon comes out! Your after sundown activities will include night hiking, late night snacks, science tricks, swimming under the lights, and sleeping out under the stars. Cadettes, earn your Night Owl Badge.

Mocking Jay June 29 – July 11 (2 Weeks) (Tents) $675 This two week program is all about learning to survive. Sharpen your archery talents and gain skills that will help you survive in the wild. Learn shelter building, knot tying, search and rescue techniques, tracking, and orienteering. Take a day hike out of camp to explore the wilderness.

On The Loose

June 22–27 (Tents)

Draw Your Passion

Moon On The Meadow

July 6–11 (Tents)

$330 This week is all about moving! Join us as you keep your energy up by participating in field games, swimming laps in the pool, making healthy snacks and speaking with a health care professional. Cadettes, earn your Eating For Beauty Badge.

I Wanna… June 22–27 (Cabins), July 20–25 (Tents) $330 Are you looking to make your voice heard at camp? If so, this week is for you! Along with pre-planned activities, together your unit will help to design much of your schedule. Do you want to sleep in one morning? Which day do you want do nature? Do you want to participate in a night swim? Come help design your ultimate camp week!

$360 In this program, campers get to enjoy the best of camp and the outdoors! Do you want to explore the great outdoors and not be relegated to a set schedule while at camp? Is one night of cookout not enough? If so, this program is for you! You will get to hike and picnic in both Green Lane Park and Valley Forge National Parks. On the days when you are not out exploring local parks, you will be eating at least one meal out of the dining hall each day (this may include an extra cookout, a floating lunch at the pool or even a picnic out over the bridge) and spending one night out under the stars.

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WATERS CAMP LAUGHING Park! July 20–25 (Tents)

CLW Detectives!

Water Works

July 6–11 (Tents)

JUNE 22–27, July 13–18 (Tents both sessions)

$330 Would you like to learn how to solve crimes like they do on television? Come learn fingerprint lifting, evidence collecting, interview reporting, self-defense skills, and much more led by a retired police sergeant. You will even get to solve your own “crime scene.” Cadettes, earn your Special Agent Badge.

Trip & Travelers July 13–18 (tents)

$380 Do you love all things water related? Are you eager for more time in the pool while also getting out to a lake to canoe? In this program you will get extra time at the pool when you swim under the lights and experience a special floating dinner, plus you’ll visit a water park and venture out to Green Lane Park to canoe. You will also enjoy special water related games outside of the pool as well. *See swimming prerequisite.

$450 Are you up for a bit of out of camp fun while still experiencing activities at camp? If so, come be part of this program where almost every day includes an out of camp adventure! You will visit an amusement park, get lost in a maze, play a round of mini-golf, and enjoy the day hiking in a park! Don’t worry, you will also have time to enjoy lots of activities at camp as well.

On Your Mark… July 13–18 (Tents) $330 Ready, aim… shoot away! Are you new to archery but have always wanted to try it? Have you done archery before but are you looking to spend more time at the range sharpening your skills? Either way this week is for you as you will learn and then build on the basics every day (weather permitting) with both traditional and wacky archery shoots.

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Broadway Bound July 20 – August 1 (2 Weeks) (Cabins) $670 In this two-week program, you will put your acting, writing and public speaking skills to the test as you take turns making camp announcements, enjoying improv games, and helping to write the end of session camp play, which you’ll also have a chance to act in! Cadettes, earn your Screenwriter Badge and your Public Speaking Badge.

Ultimate Equine Experience July 20 – August 1 (2 Weeks) (Tents) $770 This program is designed for campers who are looking to experience more time at the barn. Campers in this program will get plenty of time riding horses as well as taking care of them. You will even venture out of camp to see a horse show with some of the barn staff! * Prerequisite: Campers must be an intermediate or advanced rider to attend this program.

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$470 What is in a word? Well, at camp, it can mean a lot! In this program, you will sample the various types of parks in the area-from enjoying a picnic in Green Lane Park to viewing history at Valley Forge Park, to creating a splash at a water park and then enjoying the rides at an amusement park! You will even have time to enjoy your favorite camp activities right in our own 500 acre “park” backyard!

Yes, She Can! July 27 – August 1 (Tents) $330 There is nothing quite like building or fixing something yourself. Come apprentice with a camp ranger this week and learn new skills you can use for a lifetime. You will use both hand and electric tools, understand how plumbing systems work, investigate electricity, and even build your own toolbox to take home. Cadettes, earn your Woodworker Badge.

Fashion Sense July 27 – August 1 (Cabins) $330 This week is all about fashion! You and your fellow campers will work as designers reformatting old clothes that you bring with you into new and exciting designs! You will also help to create costumes for the end of session play.

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will get four mounted horseback riding lessons and further instruction from the barn staff (weather permitting). There will also be a special horse-related adventure!

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

Let’s Tri It!

CIT–I

August 3–8 (Tents)

June 22 – July 18 (Girls go Home the weekends of June 27-29 & July 11-13)

Cost $370 Show off your running, biking, and swimming skills as you log your miles doing each one! Swim laps, ride your bike, and go for a run within the beautiful grounds of camp and out of camp as well! The culminating experience will be a bike ride from camp to Valley Forge National Park with an overnight stop to swim and enjoy Valley Forge Day Camp. The next day explore Valley Forge National Park by foot and return to camp. Campers must bring their own bike and be comfortable riding on uneven/rugged terrain.

Entering grades 10–12 Country Roads

$500 Become a Counselor in Training! Learn about leadership, safety, risk management, camp management, childcare, and much more during the first two weeks. During the second two weeks participate in an internship where you will be able to use your skills as a “counselor” for younger girls. Applicants must demonstrate maturity, commitment, and leadership, and work well with others. CITS also enjoy traditional camp activities during their stay. Upon successful completion of this program, girls will earn their CIT Pin.

CIT-II

June 29 – July 11, July 20 – August 1 (Tents both sessions)

July 20 – August 8 (Girls go Home weekend of August 1–3)

$750

$450

Camp Laughing Waters is beautiful and so is the area around us. Check out the local culture as we venture out nearly every day (or night) on a new adventure! Activities (weather permitting) include splashing at Dutch Springs, hiking at Green Lane Park, enjoying a picnic and historic sites at Valley Forge National Park, playing mini-golf , sampling local food, and more. You will also experience a lot of your favorite camp activities and help to plan an all-camp activity for the rest of camp!

If you have already completed CIT I and are looking for more specialized training, come be a part of CIT–II. *Prerequisite: Must have completed CIT I and obtain permission from the Camp Director. Applicants must also interview for their chosen specialized area and can choose from Horseback Riding, Waterfront (must be a certified lifeguard), or Arts and Crafts.

swim 550 yards using the freestyle and breast strokes, retrieve a 10lb block from the bottom of the lake or pool and tread water for 10 minutes with your hands out of the water. 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 to this, 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, as well as learning equine medical emergency skills. Once this is all completed, you will put your newly acquired skills to practice. Arts & Crafts: These programs are designed for girls who are experienced in different types of arts activities (i.e. drawing, painting, ceramics, some kind of weaving, or knitting). For the first week you will shadow the arts and crafts staff and then for the last two weeks you will work with the girls.

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D OO W Y E MOS A ,P White Haven

Mosey Wood is located in the Pocono Mountains on 425 acres and features a beautiful lake. In addition to their chosen theme, all girls experience traditional camp activities including swimming and boating on a daily basis (weather permitting). Other activities include arts & crafts, cookouts, campfires, hikes, nature, science, singing, archery (4th grade and above), climbing wall (6th grade and above), teambuilding activities, and wishing candles. All girls sleep in platform tents.

Drop Offs Full Week: Sunday 1–3PM Pick ups Full Week: Friday 6:15PM Half Week*: Tuesday 7PM PLEASE NOTE: Pick Up time will be at 1PM for all programs ending on July 4. Bus transportation Busing is available from select locations. See GSEP website. ACTIVITY PREREQUISITES Swimming: Girls are 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 Paddleboarding, Aqua Tower (blob): Must have passed American Red Cross level 2 swimming instruction. Kayaking or Sailing: Must have completed or currently be in ARC Level 4 and complete an endurance test (consists of swimming the length of the swimming area twice and treading water for 2 minutes). *PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the activities listed will be done by girls participating in the half week program.

• Stand Up Paddleboards • T  ie-Dye Tuesday t-shirts & unit photos included for each girl

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Super Sampler Entering Grades 1–3 Fun with Food June 22–27 $190 (½ Week) Grades 1–3 $330 (Full Week) Grades 2–3 Get ready to play with your food! Make art out of your food; create a picture using jelly beans, and use graham crackers and marshmallows for more than just s’mores. Not only will you play with your food, you will make yummy snacks each day to share with your friends. Brownies, earn your Snacks Badge.

Mosey Wood Fair June 29 – July 4 $190 (½ Week) Grades 1–3 $330 (Full Week) Grades 2–3 Come to the Great Mosey Wood Fair! This week is all about enjoying the fun of fairs and festivals. Enjoy the Mosey Wood 4th of July Fair as we enjoy games, win prizes, dunk your counselors, and get your face painted!

Pixie Power July 6–11 (Grades 2–3) $330 Mosey Wood is a magical land where fairies live throughout the year, come and discover the magic of camp! Search for their fairy castles, enjoy magical crafts, games and other adventures around camp!

July 6–11

Dance Party

$190 (½ Week) Grades 1–3 $330 (Full Week) Grades 2–3

July 27 – August 1

Try everything at camp that you possibly can: campfires, cookouts, hiking, sleeping under the stars, crafts, swimming and boating are included in this fun filled week as you explore Mosey Wood. Brownies, earn your Hiker Badge.

Crafty Campers

$190 (½ Week) Grades 1–3 $330 (Full Week) Grades 2–3 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 you can show off to the rest of camp during the big dance party! Brownies, earn your Dancer Badge.

July 13–18 (Grades 2–3) $335 Do you like art and doing crafts?  Come to this week-long adventure at Mosey Wood where you get to experience camping and crafting.  Create jewelry, clothing, and other projects to take home to show off your craftiness!

Little Mermaids July 13–18 $190 (½ Week) Grades 1–3 $330 (Full Week) Grades 2–3

Pirates of the Pond August 3–8 $190 (½ Week) Grades 1–3 $330 (Full Week) Grades 2–3 Arghhh! Do you like pirates or just playing pretend? Come design your own eye patch, create a boat to float in Brownie Bay, and find treasures. You will search for pirates in the all-camp Pirate Huntwhen you find them we will make them walk the plank!

Cool off with some extra time at the lake! Enjoy free swims, water games, sandcastles, lunch by the lake and even a luau. There will also be a water carnival all-camp to get you and your favorite counselors soaked!

Entering grades 4–5

Silly Science

Can’t decide which program you want to do or just new to camp? Try a little bit of everything that Mosey Wood has to offer. Outdoor cooking, swimming, archery, sports, boating, crafts, songs, games, and much more! Juniors, earn your Camper Badge.

July 20–25 $190 (½ Week) Grades 1–3 $330 (Full Week) Grades 2–3 Science can be super fun! Come play and experiment at camp as you create bubbles and silly putty, and then blow things up into the air like rockets and soda! This is sure to be a fun-filled week of camp. Brownies, earn your Home Scientist Badge.

S’mores & More June 22–27, July 13–18, July 27 – August 1 $190 (½ Week) $330 (Full Week)

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MOS EY WOOD Totally Tie Dye June 22–27, August 3–8 $350 It’s time to make the world a little brighter with tie dye! Bring a pair of jeans to transform into a new fashion statement, then get ready for the main event of tie dye! Learn to reverse tie dye, create amazing effects with Sharpies, and of course create your very own design as you do traditional tie dye!

bouldering, geocaching, archery, canoeing, cookouts and an out of camp hike to visit Hawk Falls. Earn points as you complete each task allowing you move on to the next level of adventure! *See swimming prerequisites.

June 29 – July 4 $330 The fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down at camp! Stay up late to explore the night with star gazing, a night hike, dance party, and a late night cookout. You will get to sleep in before you start your adventures of doing traditional camp activities in the daylight.

Spy Camper June 29 – July 4 Cost $330 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 to solve the mystery! While working the case you will still have time to do all the traditional camp activities too! Juniors, earn your Detective Badge.

Be Brave! July 20–25

BAM! July 6–11, July 27 – August 1

Night Owls

and keep the water fun happening during the all-camp water carnival! *See swimming prerequisites.

$335 It’s time to kick up your cooking skills by trying new recipes by whipping up new snacks, fun appetizers, tasty main courses, and yummy desserts! You will also take home your own recipe book for indoor and outdoor cooking. Work with the camp chefs to create a treat for the whole camp! Juniors, earn your Simple Meals Badge.

Take the Bead

$330 Sometimes being the Princess is not all glitter and fancy dresses – in order to achieve greatness you need to be true to yourself, like Merida. Now is your chance to follow in her footsteps. This is an opportunity to increase your current archery skills or just learn how to shoot an arrow! Girls will play various archery games while making their own “magic potions and cakes” using plants found around camp.

Little Camp on the Lake July 20–25

July 6–11

$330

$335

Come celebrate Mosey Wood’s 75th Anniversary by going back in time and exploring old ways of life. Dip candles, make butter, homemade ice cream, make your own loom to weave, and bake your own bread. Don’t worry not everything is old school, still lots of fun to have in the modern days as well while you are at camp! Juniors, earn your Playing the Past Badge.

Design and make your own jewelry. Use different techniques to make beads and use wire to make jewelry. Make your own bling while you enjoy all types of camp activities. Juniors, earn your Jeweler Badge.

Splash On! July 13–18

Amazing Race July 6 –18 (2 Weeks) $660 You and your team will work together to meet the Mosey Wood Challenges and conquer road blocks as you race around camp. Road blocks will include

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$330 Enjoy time on Mosey Wood Pond, whether you are floating in boats or splashing around while swimming. Hang out on the lake with your friends in paddle boats, rowboats and canoes. Enjoy a tubing lunch drifting around the lake, spend extra time splashing around in the lake,

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Geocaching July 27 – August 1 $330 Time to get out into the woods and explore Mosey Wood while discovering the 30+ geocaches located in camp. Learn to use a GPS to navigate around camp and find the treasures hidden around camp.


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Mosey Wood Aces June 22 – July 4 (2 Weeks) $660

Shipwrecked August 3–8 $330 Ahoy Mates! Get ready for some swashbuckling fun! Spend the week at camp like your ship has just wrecked off the shores of Mosey Wood Island. Learn beginner survival skills and hunt for the Mosey Wood treasure. Make your counselors walk the plank in the all-camp pirate hunt!

Sporty Girl August 3–8 Do you like to play sports? Here is your chance to come to camp and enjoy a variety of sports like basketball, rollerblading, archery, volleyball, hockey, lacrosse, swimming, and more. Keep yourself moving this week not only with sports but with crafts, hiking, boating, cookouts, and the new Stand Up Paddleboards too! *See swimming prerequisites.

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 & payment for this option occur during checkin; the required release form is available online.

Do you love camp and want to be there for more than just a week? Spend two weeks mastering all of the adventures that Mosey Wood has to offer. Compete in friendly competitions to show you are the ace of camp! Show off your skills at Archery, Boating, Swimming, Arts & Crafts, Climbing Wall, High Ropes, Cookouts, Geocaching, and more. Spend a day out of camp as you hike to nearby Hickory Run State Park.

Entering Grades 6–12 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 checkin; the required release form is available online.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Canyak

June 22–27, July 6–11, July 20–25, August 3–8

July 6–18 (2 Weeks) $670 Can’t decide if you’d rather canoe or kayak? Spend your time at camp doing both and then some, like trying out the new Stand Up Paddleboards! Glide across the lake to explore different parts of camp seldom visited by other campers and examine the carnivorous plants and beaver lodges. You and your friends will decide on your favorite watercraft to take to F.E. Walter Dam for a day trip of more paddling adventures. *See swimming prerequisites.

$330 Want to try a little bit of everything that Mosey Wood has to offer? Pick this program and each day you will get to decide which activities you want to do! You can try High Ropes, climbing wall, boating, art & crafts, archery, rollerblading and much more Make your own choices and design your ultimate camp experience.

Fun for Sail June 22–27, July 27 – August 1

Hanging Around

$330

July 20 – August 1 (2 Weeks) $670 Spend two weeks climbing around Mosey Wood and beyond. Start your adventure on the rock climbing wall and move on to the high ropes course to practice rappelling. You’ll finish your rock climbing adventure outside of camp on a real rock face. There will also be time for lots of traditional camp activities too.

Have you always wanted to sail on Mosey Wood Lake? Here is your chance. This is a great opportunity for girls just starting or those who want to expand their sailing skills. You will spend time trying out the new Stand Up Paddleboards and doing traditional camp activities as well. *See swimming prerequisites.

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MOS EY WOOD I ♥ Art June 22–27, August 3–8 $340 Do you like art? Come try out different art media such as 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.

Katniss Kamp June 22–27, July 13–18, July 27 – August 1 $330 Welcome to Panem! Try your hand at the various 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!

Pocono Extravaganza June 22–27, July 13–18

Iron Chef June 29 – July 4, July 13–18 $335 Love to cook and show off your skills? Work in small groups and compete with your fellow chefs to create tasty dishes with a secret ingredient to be tasted by the counselor judges. Also work with the camp’s 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.

Rock the Boat June 29 – July 4 $365 Paddle boats, rowboats, canoes, kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards! Mosey Wood has them all and you will try each craft to see which one you like the best. Spend a day out of camp rafting on the Lehigh River. Excellent for both beginners and those wanting to work on their boating skills. *See swimming prerequisites.

$430 See some more of what the Poconos have to offer with a series of day trips. Raft on the Lehigh River, hike & swim at Hawk Falls, mountain bike down the Lehigh Gorge and go to an indoor waterpark.

Extreme Adventure June 29 – July 4, July 13–18 $330 Get ready for an extreme experience at camp! You will climb on the wall and swing from the high ropes course, eat lunch atop of Jacob’s Ladder and explore the world of extreme sports that camp has to offer. Also try out the new Stand Up Paddleboards-the new extreme water sport at Mosey Wood! *See swimming prerequisites.

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Walk on the Wild Side June 29 – July 4, July 20–25, August 3–8 $430 Introducing the newest day trip program at Mosey Wood! Take a walk on the wild side as you get up close and personal to animals at a Wild Animal Park, raft down the Lehigh River, explore the beauty of Bushkill Falls, and pan for your own gems after a guided tour through the Lost River Cavern.

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Mosey Wood was founded in 1939? Do old school camp activities, camp out where some of the first campers ever slept at Mosey Wood, and discover the history of this amazing place so many people call home every summer!

Road Trip July 6–11, July 27 – August 1 $430 Time to hit the road to explore the Poconos! Take day trips to check out the historic Jim Thorpe Jail, raft down the Lehigh, bring along money to shop at the outlets and spend a day at Knoebels amusement park.

Project Runway July 6-11 $340 Spend your week designing clothing, jewelry, hair, and more. Fashion designers-in-training will spend the week putting their fashion design skills to the test with daily challenges, designing a fashion line through sketches, putting a spin on old designs, and creating unique clothing and accessory items for the end of the week fashion show. Bring along an old pair of jeans to make over.

Backpack Primer July 20–25 $330 Do you have an interest in seeing what it takes to do backpacking trips? Learn the basics of packing, hiking safety, and cooking on the trail. Spend a day and night out on the trail. This could lead to many more backpacking adventures in the future. *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.


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Midnight Madness July 20–25 $330 Stay up late and hang out with your friends as you explore Mosey Wood at night. Stargazing, night hiking, dance parties and a late night cookout will keep you hanging out till the stars shine bright. Sleep in and enjoy traditional camp activities during the daylight hours.

Club MoWo July 27 – August 1 $340 It’s summer time–time to take it easy and relax–enjoy swimming, boating, yoga, homemade facials, pedicures and manicures. While you will spend quite some time being a pampered camper you will have time for traditional camp activities as well!

CSI: Mosey Wood August 3–8

Entering grades 9–12 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 checkin; the required release form is available online.

Adirondack Adventure

X Marks the Spot August 3–8 $340 Geocaching is a great game that people around the world play. Time to use a GPS to find treasures hidden around Mosey Wood and spend a day out of camp hunting for geocaches around the area. High tech treasure hunting is not all that is offered this week, also navigate around camp using a compass, and there will still be time for traditional camp activities too.

July 20 – August 2 (2 Weeks) $670 Rock climbing and kayaking are the main focus of this program. You will spend time high off the ground while practicing your climbing skills to prepare you for a trip to Ralph Stover for rock face climbing. Also spend time on the lake practicing your kayaking skills which will lead up to an out of camp kayaking experience. *See swimming prerequisites.

June 22 – July 4 (2 Weeks) $810

Skip to the Shore

You will start off in camp practicing your hiking and canoeing skills before you head to the great outdoors to backpack and canoe your way through the wilderness of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. While you are there you will visit the Lake Placid Olympic Center. *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.

July 27 – August 8 (2 Weeks)

$330 Time for you to become a Camp Scene Investigator. Hunt for clues to solve the great Camp Caper. Lift fingerprints, examine a crime scene, follow leads and interview suspects. Learn basic self defense move to help keep you safe. Cadettes, earn your Special Agent Badge.

Rock & Roll

$810 Pack plenty of sunscreen and get ready to spend some quality time at the beach! Head south to camp out in the Rehoboth Beach area! Explore different beaches while you are there, roam the boardwalk, shop at the outlets and more! After spending some time in camp on the new Stand Up Paddleboards take an eco-tour near Rehoboth Beach on SUPs at the shore! *See swimming prerequisites.

Set Sail July 6–18 (2 Weeks) $660 Spend your time at camp learning to rig a Sunfish, captain a craft, and navigate as you practice the skills you need to sail. Once you have mastered your sailing skills, you will head out of camp to sail on a much larger body of water to show off all you have learned. *See swimming prerequisites.

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MOS EY WOOD Entering grades 11–12

Special Events!

CIT II

MOSEY WOOD 75th

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July 20 – August 8 (Girls go Home weekend of august 1–3) $450 If you have already completed CIT I and are looking for more specialized training come be part of CIT II. *Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed CIT I and obtained permission from the Camp Director.

Camp Mosey Wood: Waterfront or Adventure/ Teambuilding

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 checkin; the required release form is available online.

Entering grades 7-8 Camp Program Aide July 6–18, July 20 – August 1 $370 Are you a returning camper who is looking to become more involved? During these two weeks you will work as a team to design and lead resident camp activities for younger girls. You will explore a number of areas, including camp crafts, games, songs, environmental activities, science and sports. Enjoy theme days and special events, and learn about team building, personal growth and leadership basics.

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You will fulfill the GSEP requirements for the Program Leadership Course. Girls will not earn the Program Aid pin but will earn many of requirements; LIA and leadership hours will need to be completed to earn the pin.

Entering grades 10–12 CIT I June 22 – July 18 (Girls go Home the weekend of July 4–6) $500 You will learn about leadership, safety, risk management, general camp management, childcare and much more during the first two weeks of this program. 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. Must demonstrate maturity, commitment and leadership potential and be able to work well with others in a positive atmosphere. CITs will also enjoy traditional camp activities during their stay. Upon successful completion of this program girls will earn their CIT I Pin.

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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 to take the test 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 and like the adventure part of camp. Included in this training is how to facilitate the rock wall and ropes course as well as learning how to implement various teambuilding exercises with younger girls. Plan and lead hikes, help teach survival skills, geocaching and more as you work with the staff to provide adventure programs for the younger campers.


Drop Offs Full Week: Sunday 1:30–4PM

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Pick ups Full Week: Closing Ceremony, Friday 4PM Half Week*: Tuesday 8PM

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PLEASE NOTE: Pick Up time will be at 1PM for all programs ending on July 4.

Located in Schuylkill County, Camp Wood Haven has 200 beautiful acres of forests, meadows, and protected wetlands. Choose from a great selection of leadership, horse, animal, and trip programs with fun themes to make this your best summer ever. All girls enjoy swimming and age-appropriate activities like archery (4th grade and above), low ropes, climbing wall, teambuilding, arts and crafts, journey activities and more (weather permitting). Girls in grades 6-12 design their own activities in the “Choose Your Own Adventure” program. Campers may live in a tent, Adirondack shelter, or a tree house with beds and mattresses. They will share these shelters with 3-5 other girls.

Bus transportation Busing is available from select locations. See GSEP website. ACTIVITY PREREQUISITES Swimming: Girls are tested on Sunday and put into swim groups based on their abilities. Participation in certain activities requires the appropriate swimming skills. These prerequisites will be noted in the program description. Canoeing, boating, rafting, etc: Must have passed American Red Cross level 2 swimming instruction. Horseback Riding: All riders will be initially placed in riding groups based on their Horseback Riding Questionnaires. If there are questions on a riding level a riding test will be given. Girls are placed into groups based on their abilities. Some riding programs have prerequisites noted in the program description. If appropriate level isn’t reached as needed for certain programs, campers’ activities on the horse may be modified accordingly.

• Critter Cabin

*PLEASE NOTE: Not all of the activities listed will be done by girls participating in the half week program.

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Entering Grades 1–3 Horse Lovers June 29 – July 4 and August 3–8 $360 Giddy up, y’all! There’s plenty of horsing around for our pony girls this week. Visit the on-site stables to learn all about horses and even ride! Bring your favorite stuffed pony with you to join in the games, crafts and a pony lunch. Girls of all riding abilities are accepted into this program. Earn segments of your GSEP Equestrian Patch.

It’s a Slumber Party! June 22–27 $190 ½ Week / $330 Full Week Bring your sleeping bag, stuffed animal and bedtime stories for this fun sleepover! Take part in a dance party, go on a night hike, make up skits, and more. Sleep in one morning and cook breakfast in your unit! Brownies, earn your Snacks Badge.

American Girls: Camping Adventure June 29 – July 4 $190 ½ Week / $330 Full Week You have an American Girl Doll, right? Instead of going to New York City, dress up your doll in her outdoor clothes and let’s go camping! You and your American Girl Doll will do everything together. Go hiking, sleep out or have a picnic. Whatever your unit decides, you’re going to have a great time-American Girl style. Brownies, earn your My Best Self Badge.

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Amazing Art

Fairy Wings & Princess Things

July 6–11

August 3–8

$190 ½ Week / $330 Full Week

$190 ½ Week / $330 Full Week

Express your creative side at Wood Haven — go on a color hike, have an art party, and decorate your unit house. Create your own jewelry, design a tie dye shirt and decorate your own tote. At the end of the week you can show off your creations at the All Camp Art Show. Brownies, earn your Painting Badge.

Camp is filled with fairies, princesses, and fairy tale creatures that are waiting to share their magic with you! Explore the magical world of Teardrop Island, make a magic wand, design and create your own tiara, and dress up for a magical pixie party. Brownies, earn your Bugs Badge.

Mermaid Tales July 13–18 $190 ½ Week / $330 Full Week Here is your chance to get out of the heat and make a splash. Join your fellow mermaids in adventure to have fun with water! Swim, slip & slide, play water games, explore Teardrop Island, enjoy a pool lunch, and more. Everything this week is about water — even the crafts! Brownies, earn your Household Elf Badge.

Brownie Bash July 20–25 $190 ½ Week / $330 Full Week Learn to boogie, jive, leap, and lunge like a dancing star while partaking in all of camp’s great activities. Get a chance to shine alongside your dance buddies while performing for the entire camp. Brownies, earn your Dancer Badge.

S’mores and More July 27 – August 1 $190 ½ Week / $330 Full Week Do it all! Enjoy making crafts, swimming in the pool, cooking outdoors, making s’mores and exploring camp – all while making new friends! Tons of fun and lots of singing! Brownies, earn your Make New Friends Badge.

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Entering Grades 4–5 Happy Campers June 22–27, June 29 – July 4, July 6–11, August 3–8 $190 ½ Week / $330 Full Week Try everything! Experience all that camp has to offer — enjoy horseback riding, swimming, low ropes, archery, cook-outs, arts & crafts, and even visit Teardrop Island for some creek fun. Juniors, earn your Camper Badge.

Junior Horseback Rider June 22–27, June 29 – July 4, July 6–11, July 13–18, July 20–25, July 27 – August 1, August 3–8 ½ Weeks: June 29 – July 1, July 13–15, July 20–23 $210 ½ Week / $380 Full Week Horseback riders of all experience levels (even beginners!) are welcome in the ring! Learn and improve your English or Western riding skills at your own pace. Weather permitting, you will have five mounted lessons either in the ring or on the trail. Girls will also get to participate in other activities when not at the barn. You may attend one session or come back again for multiple sessions, as all skill levels are catered to each week. Earn segments of your GSEP Equestrian Patch.


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Animal Lover

Star Trekkers

June 22–27, August 3–8

June 22–27

$340

$340

Calling all animal lovers! Spend the week learning about different kinds of animals. You and your fellow animal lovers will take care of different pets during the week, visit the barn to learn about the horses, hang out at our new Critter Cabin, take a ride, explore the wetlands, and visit an Alpaca farm. Juniors, earn your Animal Habitats Badge.

Hiking in daytime can be fun, but hiking at twilight is fantastic! Join your friends for nighttime games like flashlight tag, glow in the dark archery and moonlight hikes. Plan a stargazing sleepover take a tour of the summer night sky and explore a planetarium.

Ghouls Rule! June 29-july 4, July 27–august 1 $335 Do you enjoy Monster High, Harry Potter, Goosebumps, fairy tales, and make believe? Come to camp and create your own world of magic! During this session you can build a house for the wee folk, hunt for the horcrux, participate in Magical Creatures class, and perform experiments that grow, pop and explode. Celebrate your magical week with a “Spooktacular” party.

Crafty Creations July 6–11 $335 Find your inner artist at this creative camp. You’ll try a wide assortment of art activities like sketching, jewelry making, tie dye, duct tape purses, pottery and more. Share your creations at the camp wide art show. While your pottery and project are drying, enjoy all of the other fun activities at camp. Juniors, earn your Jeweler Badge.

July 6–11, July 13–18 $380 Learn to shoot with a bow and arrow and ride a horse – what could be better? You’ll learn to aim like a pro, hitting different targets both day and night. When you aren’t on the archery field, spend some time riding at the barn. Show off your new skills at the end of the week with a competition. You’ll also enjoy some of the other activities available at camp. Juniors, earn your Camper Badge.

July 13–25 (2 Weeks) $720 Is one week of riding not enough for you? Then come for two weeks and further advance your skills. During your two-week adventure you will continue building your skills in either Western or English Riding, while spending more time taking care of a horse that is assigned to you and a fellow camper. When you aren’t spending time at the barn you will get to enjoy all the other camp activities. Earn segments of your GSEP Equestrian Badge. Must be elementary level and above. *See riding prerequisites.

Pirates and Princesses July 20–25 $340

Cupcake Wars July 13–18

Be Brave

Hold Your Horses

$360 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 the final cupcake war competition. Create your very own recipes that you can take home and share with family and friends. In between taste tests, choose from a banquet of camp activities like swimming and archery! Juniors, earn your Simple Meals Badge.

Talk like a pirate or glitter it up: this is the perfect camp for aspiring swashbucklers and royalty in training! Create your own character and make dress-up accessories to fit the part. Cast off on a hunt for buried treasure and take part in a tasty tea party. Dream up skits, act them out with your new friends and take part in our end of the week show. Juniors, earn your Playing the Past Badge.

Spa Wood Haven July 20–25 $345 Lie back and relax! Enjoy homemade facials, make your own lip gloss, lotion, and body glitter and have fun painting your nails. When you are not pampering yourself, participate in martial arts, yoga, and aqua aerobics. You will also enjoy all the other activities camp has to offer. Juniors, earn your Social Butterfly Badge.

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D HAVEN CAMP WOO Entering Grades 6–12 Swim, Splash, Paddle July 27 – August 1 $190 ½ Week / $330 Full Week On a hot summer day, there is no better place to be than the pool. Spend plenty of time playing water games, having a floating lunch, and enjoying an evening luau. Continue your refreshing water activities with a creek hike, a water balloon fight, and a visit to Sweet Arrow Lake to go canoeing. *See swimming prerequisites.

Pioneer Days July 27 – August 1 $340 Have you ever dreamt of being able to travel back in time? Come experience what it was like to live in the 1800’s. Try old-fashioned bread baking, ice cream and jam making , and churning butter as you cook meals over the campfire. Play games like hopscotch, jacks and tiddly winks. Try your hand at archery, spend time in the CWH vegetable garden, care for a horse, take a trail ride, and learn some Western riding skills. Juniors, earn your Gardener Badge.

Mischief Managed August 3–8 $330 Riddles, mysteries, and clues oh my! It’s a fun-filled week of solving exciting challenges and obstacles. Stump your teammates when you create your own secret camp map and send them on a giant scavenger hunt with clues and codes they have to solve. Spend extra time on the ropes course figuring out how to conquer each element. Juniors, earn your Detective Badge.

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Horseback Rider June 22–27, June 29 – July 4, July 6–11, July 13–18, July 20–25, July 27 – August 1, August 3–8 $380 Horseback riders of all experience levels (including beginners) are welcome in the ring! Learn and improve your English or Western riding skills at your own pace. Weather permitting, you will have five mounted lessons either in the ring or on the trail. While not at the barn you will have time to enjoy all the other activities camp has to offer. Come for one week or more as all skill levels are catered to each week. Earn segments of your GSEP Equestrian Patch.

Midnight Madness

Camper Sampler July 13–18, July 20–25, July 27 – August 1, August 3–8 $335 Discover the best of Wood Haven! Enjoy sleeping out, boating, swimming, hiking, climbing the wall, archery, nature and horseback riding (weather permitting). Participate in the many activities that camp has to offer.

Amusement Park Mania June 22–27 $485 If you can’t get enough of roller coasters and log flumes, we have just the program to get your adrenaline pumping. We’ll visit Hershey Park, Dorney Park, and Knoebels this week.

June 22–27, July 20–25 $345 Enjoy exciting activities with an after-dark twist. Participate in night hikes, stargazing, games in the dark, evening swims, bowling, movies, glow games, Tajar tricks, midnight munchies, and pajama breakfasts. Cadettes, earn your Night Owl Badge.

Girl on Fire June 29–July 4, July 6–11

Be Xtreme June 22–27 $405 Take your camp experience to the extreme. While in camp, spend time learning trailblazing, teambuilding, low ropes, martial arts and even try some extreme archery. Then take your extreme adventures out of camp for a one night trip.

$370 What would you do if you were lost in Panem? Travel to a world where survival skills are explored and encouraged. Focus on outdoor survival such as self defense, archery, first aid, building shelters in the woods, fishing, and finding edible plants. Fill the rest of your days with climbing adventures, swimming, and more. Come join us in the arena for the competition.

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Art Extravaganza July 6–11 $375 It’s your time to see the planet through the eyes of an artist—you! Spend this week testing different ways to express yourself through paint and colors, and experiment with a variety of materials to create your special items for the camp art show at the end of the week. Take a trip to the Philadelphia Art Museum to see how other artists experience life.


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Swamp Thing

Take the Reins

June 29 – July 4

July 13–25 (2 Weeks)

$330

$750

Who crawls in the mud at camp? You do! Find out what lives and breathes in and out of the water of the Swatara Creek. Spend time at Teardrop Island, take a creek hike, go boating, and visit the marshlands at Sweet Arrow Lake. If that isn’t enough, have your own dirty run at camp and enjoy some mudrucking. This program is for the girl who is not afraid to get dirty! *See swimming prerequisites.

If one week of riding isn’t enough, come to camp for two weeks to improve your riding skills. Horseback riders of all experience levels are welcome in the ring! Work on horse care, grooming, and general knowledge. Girls will be paired with one horse to take care of for the 2 weeks they are at camp. Earn segments of the GSEP Equestrian Patch.

Up in the Trees July 14–19 $370 Spend some time in the trees at Birdsong, Wood Haven’s treehouse unit! Spend your days on the low ropes course, climbing wall, and slack-lining. Challenge yourself to try something new and have a blast in the process! Learn how to use a GPS and navigate through the water and woods to the hidden treasures in and out of camp at Sweet Arrow Lake, the Appalachian Trail, and more.

Glee

Hiking Through History July 20–25 $420 Enjoy hiking and history as you visit two of Pennsylvania’s national parks. Take a one-day visit to Valley Forge, site of the 1777-1778 winter encampment of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. You’ll then be prepared for your two-night visit to Gettysburg, site of the largest civil war battle. You’ll spend time exploring and hiking the battlefield. Discover the experiences of young women during the three-day siege and take a candlelight ghost tour in one of the most haunted towns in the United States.

July 13–25 (2 Weeks) $755 It’s show time at Camp Wood Haven! You are invited to join Wood Haven’s very own show. Come dance, act, and sing to your heart’s content. Visit the Dutch Apple Theatre, tour backstage, and then enjoy dinner and a show. During your rehearsal breaks, you’ll have time for swimming, archery, and much more. Finish your weeks of theatricality with a performance for the rest of camp and your families.

Iron Chef July 27 – August 1

Paws and Claws July 27 – August 1 $330 Calling all animal lovers! Do you want to learn more about animals and how to help them? During this week you will tour the horse barn, visit our new Critter Cabin, spend time with the riding director, and talk about what it takes to take care of these beautiful horses. You will be paired with another camper to take care of a special horse for the week. Visit a local animal rescue and find out ways that you can help the animals in your neighborhood. You will also learn about animal habitats, and the proper food and care needed for all different kinds of animals.

Extreme Equestrian August 3–8 $420 Experienced riders can join this group and refine their riding skills for one extreme week of riding. When you are not at the barn, you will participate in standard camp activities. Girls in this program must be able to ride at the Intermediate Level or above. *See riding prerequisites.

$340 Try your hand at competitive cooking! This week, work as a team to create a dish for the judges that uses a secret ingredient. Spend the first part of the week getting ready for the cooking battle; you’ll learn how food is prepared, practice recipes, and put together your own cookbook so you can recreate your masterpieces at home. Visit a restaurant and talk with a professional about the culinary business. Cadettes, earn your New Cuisines Badge.

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Wet & Wild August 3–8 $440 Water + sun = fun! Hang out at the pool, explore Teardrop Island, and go on a creek hike—if that isn’t enough, leave camp to raft at Jim Thorpe and spend a day at Camel Beach. This program is for girls who love extreme water activities. *See swimming prerequisites.

Entering Grades 7–8 Saddle Up

by the pool, go on “night bear” swims, or just have extra downtime in your unit. You’ll also take a trip out of camp to play mini golf and visit an old fashioned ice cream parlor.

*Remember we want this to remain a mystery to the girls, but if parents just have to know before signing up, please feel free to email the Camp Director for more details at mbement@gsep.org..

On the Road

Ghostbusters

June 29 – July 4

July 13–18

$460

$510

We’re on the road again! Spend the week going on day trips. Have breakfast at Shady Maple Smorgasbord and enjoy some outlet shopping in Lancaster, visit Dutch Springs Aqua Park, and take a trip to Knoebels amusement park. *See swimming prerequisites.

Explore the mysteries of Gettysburg, site of the largest Civil War battle and one of the most haunted places in the United States. Take the Ghosts of Gettysburg tour — voted the #1 ghost tour in the world — and hunt for local ghosts and paranormal activity in a handson method of ghost investigation. Assist in a ghost hunt, and bring your cameras! During the day, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Gettysburg Visitor Center, tour the battlefield, visit the Jenny Wade House, and more.

June 29 – July 11 (2 Weeks) $760 During this two-week program, you will have the chance to take a trip out of camp to a horse show or the rodeo. Spend time increasing your knowledge of horse care and refine your riding skills. Participate in a horse show at camp. Girls in this program must be able to ride at the Elementary Level or above. *See riding prerequisites.

Entering Grades 7–12 Chillin’ Out

June 29 – July 4 $430 Experience the thrill of climbing the Iceberg and playing on the Saturn at Dutch Springs Aqua Park. Take a trip out of camp to kayak and enjoy canoeing at Sweet Arrow Lake. This is for the girl who can’t get enough of the water. *See swimming prerequisites.

It’s a Mystery July 6–11

June 22–27

$405

$340

Want to try something new? Come join us for a mystery adventure outside of camp! Where you are going is the mystery* (but we will tell you that you’ll spend two days out of camp). As is gets closer to your week at camp, you will receive a specific packing list for the trip.

Are you looking for a more relaxed camp program? Design your own schedule and set your wake up time. On Sunday evening, decide with your counselors how you would like to spend your week. You may choose to sleep in, enjoy chillin’

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Riding Thru History July 27 – August 1 $490 Giddy up! Girls in this program will 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, explore historic Gettysburg, and take a candlelight ghost tour! While at camp take part in the riding program, shoot archery, swim and more. There is no riding prerequisite for this program.


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Her Majesty’s Court August 3–9

FINANCIAL AID &

$460 Step back 400 years to a time of romance, swashbucklers, jesters, Scottish lasses and ladies fair. What will you be? Take a look at the music, food, language and dress of the Renaissance and then go experience it for yourself at the PA Renaissance Faire. While at camp try your hand at archery, flower design, and jewelry making, and spend some time at the barn. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

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Entering Grades 9–12 Bit & Bridle June 29 – July 11 (2 Weeks) $760 During this two-week program, you will have the chance to take a trip out of camp to a horse show or the rodeo. Try your hand at another style of riding and learn more about caring for a horse. Participate in a horse show at camp. Girls in this program must be able to ride at the Intermediate Level or above. *See riding prerequisites.

Wilderness Adventures June 29 – July 11 (2 Weeks) $810

Whale Watch

Sooo Weird

July 13 – July 25 (2 Weeks)

July 27 – August 8 (2 Weeks)

$810

$710

Travel north out of camp to Boston to whale watch, sea kayak, visit the New England Aquarium, and spend time at the beach. While you are out of camp you will visit historic Salem and even enjoy a lobster dinner. While in camp enjoy all of the regular camp activities as well as boat at Sweet Arrow Lake. *See swimming prerequisites.

Discover two week’s worth of stuff your history teacher never taught you. Visit weird places like the Mütter Museum, Eastern State Penitentiary, Edgar Allen Poe’s house, Gravity Hill, PA Stonehenge, and even go on a ghost hunt. You can document your weird findings in your own So Weird handbook that you will create and bring with you throughout your weird journeys! End your two weeks with your own “haunted all-camp.” Costumes are encouraged but not a necessity.

Adventure is what you will get with this exciting two-week program. Before you even leave camp for your overnight trip, you will raft the Lehigh River, hike the Appalachian Trail, and explore low ropes, high ropes, and rock climbing. Then when you are ready, travel to Ohio Pyle State Park and whitewater raft, rock climb, and hike. *See swimming prerequisites.

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LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS Entering Grades 10–12 CIT-I June 22 – July 18 (Girls go home the weekends of June 27–29 and July 11–13) $500 You will learn about leadership, safety, risk management, general camp management, childcare, and much more during the first two weeks of this program. 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. Applicants will be required to fill out a separate application for CIT and provide references and proof of leadership experience. CITs will also enjoy traditional camp activities during their stay. Upon successful completion of this program, girls will earn the CIT I Pin.

Entering grades 7–8 Camp Program Aide July 13–25 $370 Are you a returning camper who is looking to become more involved? During these two weeks, you will work as a team to design and lead resident camp activities for younger girls. You will explore a number of areas, including camp crafts, games, songs, environment and sports. Enjoy theme days and special events, and learn about

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teambuilding, personal growth, and leadership basics. You will fulfill the GSEP requirements for Program Aide Leadership Course. Girls will not be able to earn the Program Aide Pin at camp but they will earn many of the requirements.

Entering grades 8–9 Take Charge July 27 – August 8 $370 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! Participants will be required to fill out a separate application, and provide references and proof of successful completion of their Program Aid Pin. 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. In this program, you will be able to choose the areas of camp in which you have a special interest – the barn, the pool, arts & crafts, nature, teambuilding – and spend time learning new skills. *Prerequisite: Successful completion of Camp Program Aide.

Entering Grades 11–12 CIT-II July 20 – August 8 (Girls go home the weekend of July 25–27) $450 If you have already completed CIT-I and are looking for more specialized training, come be a part of CIT-II. Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed CIT and have obtained permission from the Camp Director.

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Camp Wood Haven offers specialization in Waterfront, Horseback Riding, Arts & Crafts, and Teambuilding. Waterfront: You must be a lifeguard, or qualify to take the lifeguard training prior to the start of camp. To qualify for lifeguard training you will be expected to swim 550 yards using the freestyle and breast strokes, retrieve a 10 lb brick from the bottom of the lake or pool, and tread water with your hands out of the water for 10 minutes. 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 to this, 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, as well as learning equine medical emergency skills. Once this is all completed, you will put your newly acquired skills into practice. Teambuilding: This program is designed for girls who are experienced and like the adventure part of camp. Included in this training you will learn how to facilitate teambuilding activities, facilitate the rock wall and ropes courses, as well as learning how to implement various backpacking techniques. Once this is all completed, you will work with younger girls in helping them to experience the thrill of adventure. Arts and Crafts: These programs are designed for girls who are experienced in different types of arts activities i.e. drawing, painting, ceramics, some type of weaving, or knitting. For the first week you will shadow the arts and crafts staff and then for the last two weeks you will work with the girls.


DING RI K C A HORS EB UISITES Q PRERE Keeping girls safe is always our first concern. For horseback riding, all girls are placed in programs based on their ability. Horseback Riding Questionnaires are included with the confirmation packet to help us determine campers’ skill level. All riders are 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. All riding lessons are weather permitting. We provide girls with approved helmets, but all participants of the Horseback Riding Program must bring appropriate footwear (not flat-soled shoes). Girls without appropriate footwear will not be allowed to ride. Please contact the camp if you need more information. Some programs are geared toward the rider with more experience. Below are the prerequisite levels referred to in the camp program descriptions. Please review before registering. Elementary Riding Level: You should be able to: tack, mount, do a tack check, and adjust stirrups unaided; ride with good position and balance at a walk, trot, or jog. Be able to ride at least twice around the ring without breaking gait at a jog or trot; do simple reverses, circles or patterns at a jog or trot without breaking gait; put horse into a lope or canter and ride at least once around the ring with good seat and control; demonstrate correct jumping posture over poles or low cross rails; and dismount and lead horse away unaided. Intermediate Riding Level: Capable of doing everything at the Elementary level plus: be able to canter demonstrating a simple lead change on a figure 8; execute a halt from any gait and transition from one gait to another smoothly and promptly on command; ride through turns and circles with the horse bending correctly; and demonstrate correct jumping over low single fences. Advanced Riding Level: Capable of doing everything at the Intermediate Level plus: posting trot on the correct diagonal and demonstrate change of direction on the diagonal; be able to pass another rider and handle your horse when being passed; be able to trot over cross rails; and canter over two- foot varied fences. gsep.org • camp guide • spring/summer 2014

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Try Them All RESIDENT CAMPS! >> Mountain Laughing Waters House >> Shelly MoseyRidge Wood >> Valley Wood Forge Haven

Camp is myI went second home,I learned a safe haven. It is sacred. Every The first year to camp how to swim really well. time I go, I try to slow down and appreciate every moment, every I also learned how to cook over a fire and make really yummy monkey detail—my smile, the crunch leaves on the thelots steam bread. I gotfriend’s to try archery, make reallyofcool crafts, andtrails, I made of that rises when I speak in the early morning, the ripples that spread new friends. I feel more like a Girl Scout because I go to camp. across the lake when I skim my hand across the surface.

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Come to an Open House

Not sure if camp is right for you yet? What the Experts Say Research shows that the learning that occurs through the camp experience supports the development of “21st Century Skills” such as critical thinking and problem-solving, teamwork and collaboration, adaptability and leadership. By placing children in new situations beyond the family and school environments, a strong day camp experience helps build a child’s sense of self and personal efficacy. 4Studies show that being active outdoors and in nature is

important to children’s development in every major way— 5intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually, and physically. And day camp helps prevent summer learning loss due to the educational opportunities that camp offers.

No registration needed! If you need directions to one of our camps please contact us at camps@gsep.org Mountain House Laughing Waters May 4, 27,1–4PM 2–4PM Sunday, April Mosey Wood Ridge Shelly May18,17,1–4PM 12–2PM Sunday, May Saturday, Sunday, June 15, 1–4PM Valley Forge Wood Haven May 3, 12–2PM Saturday, Sunday, May 4, 1–4PM Sunday, June 15, 1–4PM

What We’ve Heard One A mom working from mom from Montgomery shared her, asCounty well as wrote her us and said, “Thank daughter’s, day camp you for experience an amazing with week us.for “I know my daughter. that my daughter She LOVED is safe camp! and cared Campfor. week It isisobvious the best weekeach that of her counselor year, andisshe there is ALWAYS becausesad they towant leaveto GSEP be. At camp. the endI personally of each camp believe day,that my daughter camp is building has her into the biggest an amazing smile as young she waves woman. goodbye Sarahtoisall more her new confident, friends. Shemore always independent, wants to gomore back the helpful, nextmore day!” knowledgeable and more adventuresome with each week of camp she completes.”

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US E HO MOUNTAIN DAY CAMP Allentown, PA

Mountain House is a wooded sanctuary located in Lehigh County minutes away from Allentown. This popular day camp has two large cabins, a picnic pavilion, a nature trail and new this year, an outdoor stage for performances. In addition to their chosen theme week, all girls experience arts and crafts, cookouts, campfires, hikes, science, singing, games, archery (4th grade and above), team building activities and daily swimming offsite.

• Outdoor Stage • Girl Scout Badges

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Camp Hours 9AM–4PM Extended Care* 7:30–9AM 4–5:30PM *additional $40/week Bus transportation Busing is available from select locations for $50/week. See GSEP website for bus stop locations.


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It’s a Beach Party Entering Grades K–3

June 30 – July 3 (No camp July 4th)

Craft Queens

Play all day in the island sun! If you love the beach then this is the week for you! Make your own lei necklace, play water games, and make art with sand. End the week with a luau celebration!

June 16–20, June 18–20 (½ Week) $125 (½ Week) $190 (Full Week) Be a decorating diva and make lots of cool crafts! Add glitter and personal touches to your creations to make them unique. You’ll get to paint, mold clay, and more as you craft yourself silly! If you love to craft and create new things then this is the week for you!

Fairytale Frenzy June 23–27 $190 You’re a princess at Mountain House Castle! Everything is unicorns, rainbows, and pixie dust in this fairytale filled week. Make your own tiara and royal jewelry. Play lots of fun games and put on a puppet show. End the week with a magical ball! *Girls will have the opportunity to stay overnight on Thursday for an additional fee of $20.

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Let Me Entertain You July 7–11 $195 Do you like to sing along to your favorite songs? Dance to a catchy tune? Make people laugh? Try a bunch of different skills, then pick your favorite? Practice with your friends all week and then dazzle and shine for a special show on the new Outdoor Stage! *A special show will take place for friends and family Thursday evening.

Up in the Sky July 14–18

Cowgirl Corral July 28 – August 1 $195 You’re a cowgirl at Mountain House Ranch! You’ll have fun horsin’ around as you play games and see some real animals. Decorate your own bandana and enjoy a hoedown with your friends. You’ll be sure to have a rootin’ tootin’ time in the wild west!

All Around the World August 4–8 $190 Travel around the world and visit different lands. See how girls from other countries are like you and what makes them special. Learn games they play, try some of the foods they eat, and see how they dress. We’ll celebrate the end of the week with a multicultural festival!

$195 Soar with us as we take off through the clouds! Did you ever wonder what it was like to fly like a bird or trickle down like a raindrop? Take to the skies by inventing your own aircraft and making a wind chime! Go on a special field trip to learn all about the planets and stars.

Cookin’ It Up! July 21–25 $190

Sparkle Spa August 11–15 $190 This week is all about you! Relax in your pajamas and enjoy all that camp has to offer including manicures, face masks, and fruit smoothies. Add some sparkle and shine to your week as you create fashion accessories to bring out your inner diva with tie dye, duct tape, and so much more!

With a pinch of this and a dash of that, you’ll be cooking up a storm at camp! Make some yummy snacks and tasty treats all while having fun in the kitchen. Help make a special recipe to take home and share! Earn your Brownie Snacks Badge *Girls will have the opportunity to stay overnight on Thursday for an additional fee of $25.

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Entering Grades 4–8 Art-rageous! June 16–20, June 18–20 (½ Week) $135 (½ Week) $190 (Full Week) Spark your creativity with a week full of crafts! Work with paint, clay, and a variety of other materials to make your own creations. Make decorations for your room, fashion accessories to wear, and cool artwork to display!

Medieval Madness June 23–27 $190 Travel back in time and venture into Mountain House Kingdom! Be a character from the royal court, a jester, knight, or wizard. Play medieval games and make your own pet dragon. End the week with a renaissance fair! Earn your Junior Playing the Past Badge. *Girls will have the opportunity to stay overnight on Thursday for an additional fee of $25.

Tiki Island June 30 – July 3 (No camp July 4th) $152

Movin’ & Groovin’

Rodeo Round-up

July 7–11

July 28 – August 1

$205

$205

If you like to share your talents, or discover new ones, it’s your time to shine! Try lots of skills then pick your favorite. Practice all week with your friends and then show off your stuff on the new Outdoor Stage and entertain your family and friends on Thursday evening. Be a Mountain House Shining Star!

Yee-haw! Put on your boots and get ready to take a walk on the wild side – the wild, wild west that is! Learn how to use a lasso, try country square dancing, take part in adventure challenges, and even get to see some live animals. You’ll ride away from this week singing yippee-ki-yo-ki-ay!

Out of this World July 14–18 $205 Explore the great beyond as you blast off into outer space! Create rockets, UFOs, moon slime, and much more as you orbit the solar system. Take a closer look at the planets and stars on a special field trip.

Campfire Chefs

August 4–8 $190 Discover what makes different cultures unique from all around the globe. Play other cultures’ games, make some of their foods, and learn about their customs. Learn about the Seven Wonders of the World and other famous landmarks. End the week with a multicultural festival. This is your ticket for a trip of a lifetime!

July 21–25 $190 Take advantage of the great outdoors and one of the best cooking tools–the campfire! Pick some of your favorite dishes and work with friends to cook up campfire masterpieces. From appetizers to desserts, this week is sure to feed your love of cooking! Juniors earn your Simple Meals Badge. *Girls will have the opportunity to stay overnight on Thursday for an additional fee of $25.

Welcome to Tiki Island! Adventure awaits as you play survivor games, search for lost treasure and create your own island mask. Use your skills to navigate the island and cookout on a campfire. Enjoy a festive island party at the end of the week!

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Glamour Girls August 11–15 $190 Want to look and feel your best? At the “Mountain House Spa” create your own lotions, bath salts, lip glosses, and more. Learn about skin care and explore the world of make-up. Add some glam as you create fashion accessories and jewelry to enhance your new glow.


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Entering grades 6–10 Pampered Camper July 14–18 $205 Sit back, relax, and take care of yourself during this pampering week at camp. Spend the week making facials, getting your nails done, and learning relaxing yoga poses and stress reduction techniques. You will even spend a day relaxing at the lake! It’s all about you!

Lehigh Valley Adventure July 21–25 $215 Explore all that Lehigh Valley offers. Shop at the Lehigh Valley Mall, explore local parks, visit historical sites, enjoy in exciting and adventurous challenge activities, and even get a dose of adrenaline during your trip to Dorney Park! Excitement awaits you! *Girls will have the opportunity to stay overnight on Thursday for an additional fee of $25.

Crafty Creations July 28 – August 1 $205 Love anything and everything craft related? Design your own t-shirt; create a mosaic mirror, experiment with glass painting, and so much more! You will even get a tour of a local art school. Crafty adventures await you here at camp!

Leadership Programs

Entering Grades 7–10

Program Aide Training

Program Aides

June 16–20

$50 per week

$195

Program Aides may assist with as many sessions as they choose. Girls must register for and be able to attend the entirety of each session. As Program Aides, girls will develop leadership skills while enjoying the traditional camp activities. Participants will lead activity sessions for the younger girls. *Must have earned LIA and successfully completed Program Aide Training. Girls will be asked to provide the Program Aide Requirements Completion Log upon arrival to camp.

Are you a returning camper looking to become more involved? Program Aides work as a team to design and lead activities for younger girls. You will enjoy games and songs while learning about teambuilding, personal growth, and the basics of leading a group of girls. Participants will fulfill GSEP requirements for the Program Aide Training Course and lead at least one activity session for younger girls. Completing Program Aide training does NOT guarantee a spot as a Program Aide each week as space is limited. *Highly recommended that girls have earned the LIA Award.

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FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE

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DGE RI Y L L E SH DAY CAMP Miquon, PA

Camp Hours 8:30AM–3:30PM Extended Care* 3:30–6:30PM *additional $70/week

Located just outside Philadelphia in Montgomery County at GSEP Headquarters, Shelly Ridge offers 113 acres of meadows and woodlands, an indoor activity lodge, and a large swimming pool. All girls who attend Shelly Ridge Day Camp experience a special themed week in addition to traditional camp activities including swimming, arts and crafts, archery (4th grade and above), sports, and outdoor exploration.

• Archery (4th grade & up) • Explorer Outpost • Gaga Pit • Pottery Kiln • Starter Garden

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Bus transportation Busing is available from select locations for $70/week. See GSEP website for bus stop locations.


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You’re Buggin’ Me! July 7–11 $180

Entering Grades K–3

Caterpillars, honeybees, mosquitoes and crickets...and what is it with the praying mantis? Come learn all you ever wanted to know about bugs as you map a bug tour of camp, build bug homes, and create bug art. Brownies, earn your Bugs Badge.

Time Travelers

Budding Artists June 23–27 $180 Paint all the colors and moods of the world. Use a paintbrush or just your hands as you create art big and small. You’ll make your own art collection to take home and share with family and friends. Brownies, earn your Painting Badge.

Entering Grades K–5 June 30 – July 3: (week shortened for the holiday )

Healing Helpers July 14–18

$144

$180 Do you enjoy helping to care for others? Come learn how the professionals do it! Make your own first aid kit, hear from people whose job is to provide first aid, and learn important first aid basics yourself. Experience lots of traditional camp activities too! Brownies and Juniors, earn your First Aid Badge.

Silly Science July 21–25 $180 There’s steam and bubbles, interesting tools and amazing smells… and lots of room for experiments. It’s not a laboratory – it’s our own camp kitchen! Brownies, earn your Home Scientist Badge.

Go back in time! Learn about the past with stories, crafts, songs and more. There will even be a dress-up day! Juniors, earn your Playing the Past Badge.

Rocket Girls August 4–8 $200 Reach for the stars! Explore the solar system without leaving the ground. Visit a science museum, make a sundial and constellation-in-a-can, and complete the week by launching a model rocket. Experience a whole galaxy of things to do and learn.

Entering Grades K–10 Pottery Princesses July 7–11

Treasure Seekers

$190

July 28 – August 1 $180 Learn how to understand your surroundings, read a map, and make a plan. Then use your new skills as you seek out buried treasures in the woods of Shelly Ridge. Brownies, earn your Letterboxer Badge.

Be creative with clay! Get your hands dirty as you as work on pottery projects you can show off at the end of the week pick up! Most of your fun will be with clay, but you will also dabble in other art forms. Brownies, earn your Potter Badge.

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Mapping Your Future July 28 – August 1

It’s a Dance Party!

Fun n’ Games

August 11–15

July 14–18

$180

$180

End the summer with a splash with both an all camp dance party and game day! You and your friends will create a dance to share, prepare a game for others, and put on a summer-ending extravaganza in front of family and friends!

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. Cadettes, earn your Good Sportsmanship Badge.

Entering Grades 4–5 Flower Power June 23–27 $180 Flowers do lots of jobs such as feeding insects and animals and making food for humans. Learn more about these hardworking beauties as we dig and plant in the garden and have fun exploring all the things we can do with flowers. Juniors, earn your Flowers Badge.

Glamour Girls July 21–25, August 4–8 $180 Want to look and feel your best? At the “Shelly Ridge Spa,” create your own lotions, bath salts, lip glosses, and more. Learn about skin care and explore the world of makeup. Add some glam as you create fashion accessories and jewelry to enhance your new glow.

The Natural Artist

$180 Technology is the future and this week you will have fun exploring why! Talk with female leaders in the field and experiment with technology including geocaching for hidden treasures around Shelly Ridge. Juniors, earn your Geocacher’s Badge.

Entering Grades 6–10 Scene Stealers June 23–27 $180 Calling all Drama Queens! Entertain your friends by learning the art of being a great storyteller. Create your own scenes and have fun with improvisation. Work in a team to plan costumes and write dialogue for the end of week show. Cadettes, earn your Public Speaker Badge.

July 21–25

Entering Grades 4–10 Fresh from the Garden July 7–11 $180 Get your hands dirty digging and planting in our camp garden. Visit a local community garden and design your garden of the future. Create yummy snacks fresh from the garden in our very own camp kitchen. Juniors, earn your Gardener Badge.

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$180 Explore the wonders of nature in your mind’s eye to create works of art. Hone your skills by drawing scenes and landscapes in the beauty of our large wooded campus. Juniors, earn your Drawing Badge.

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Party Animals June 30 – July 3 (week shortened for the holiday ) $144 What better way to celebrate the holidays than to create your own party! Working within a budget, you’ll plan the theme, music, decorations, games and everything it takes to create a fabulous end of the week holiday celebration!


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Summer Cook-Off!

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August 4–8 $180 Show off your Top Chef skills as you join a girl-powered team testing new recipes during daily cooking challenges. Explore different cooking methods, create dishes and hear feedback from a panel of guests. You’ll be an Iron Chef by the week’s end! Cadettes, earn your New Cuisines Badge .

Leadership Programs Entering Grades 7–8

Entering Grades 9–11

Guard Start

Aqua Aid

July 28 – August 1, August 4–8 (2 weeks)

June 30 – July 11

June 30 – July 3, July 7–11 (2 Weeks)

$200

$375 This American Red Cross program builds a foundation in lifeguarding and swim instruction. You will learn basic water rescue skills and personal water safety. Use your knowledge to design and organize a water safety demonstration and rescues of younger campers. Must have successfully completed advanced level swim instruction, swim two lengths of the pool without stopping, and tread water for one minute.

$200 You will spend several hours a day learning general pool responsibilities by assisting the pool manager. Must be able to swim three lengths of the pool using front crawl, tread water for two minutes, and pass a swim test administered by the pool manager.

Intern II

Continue developing your leadership skills. Rotate through units assisting with teaching activities and helping younger girls. Practice and further develop childcare skills while still enjoying all the daily camp activities. *Must have completed Intern I .

Intern I July 14–18, July 21–25 (2 Weeks) $200 Are you a returning camper looking to become more involved at camp? You will learn the basics of leadership and childcare. In addition, you will have an opportunity to increase your knowledge of songs, games and crafts while learning how to work with campers.

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ORGE F Y E L L VA DAY CAMP PA Valley Forge,

Valley Forge Day Camp has plenty to offer girls with a sports field, archery (4th grade and above), Nature Shack, pool, and ample climate controlled indoor spaces including an art studio, kitchen facilities and multi-purpose rooms. In addition to the listed themes for each week, campers will also swim every day (weather permitting), visit Valley Forge National Park each week, and enjoy other traditional camp activities.

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Camp Hours 8:30AM–4PM Drop off 8:30–9AM Pick Up Daily: 4–4:30PM


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Entering Grades K–3 Snack Attack

Ahoy Matey!

July 7–11

August 4–8

$200

$200

A snack attack can strike at any time! Get hands-on experience making a variety of delicious foods. Create your own recipe book complete with recipes to use all week. Recipes will vary based on camper experience. Brownies, earn your Snacks Badge.

Climb aboard our ship and prepare for adventure. Find out why pirates wear eye patches, learn to talk like a true pirate, and go on a treasure hunt, of course! By the end of the week, you’ll’ go from a land lubber to a fearsome sea dog! ARRRGH!

Nature Girls July 28 – August 1 $200 Be one with nature as you spend time in our new Nature Shack, investigate the wildlife that makes its home at Valley Forge Day Camp, create art projects using items found around camp, and even explore the night sky during the day through our Star Lab!

Entering grades K–5 American Girl Extravaganza

This week you will play fashion designer and show off your creativity in a fashion show at the end of the week for families and friends!

July 14–18, July 28–August 1 $200 Travel back in time with the American Girls! Learn, play, and explore the past from a different era each day! Understand history through art projects and play games like the American Girl characters. You are welcome to bring a doll to camp, (she will go on some, but not all ) of your adventures. Juniors, earn your Playing the Past Badge.

Artists In Residence June 30 – July 3 $200 Use camp as your artistic canvas! Explore different media, including using nature to make art! You will even get the chance to have your artwork displayed at camp!

Mixed Media Masterpieces

Fuzzy Friends

July 21-25

July 21–25

$200

$210

Create amazing masterpieces! You’ll spend your time at camp exploring different media, including paint, clay, and mosaics. End the week with an art show where your fellow campers can admire your work.

Spend time discovering all of the furry (or feathery, or scaly) animals that you love best. Learn about animals that could be pets and some that live in the wild. You will get to meet some at the Elmwood Park Zoo!

Entering grades K–10

(Girls will be grouped by age levels)

Passion For Fashion June 23–27, August 4–8 $200 Do you have a passion for fashion? Would you like to learn how to turn old pieces of clothing into new creations?

Juliette Low Girls August 11–15 $200 Show that you are proud to be a Girl Scout! Sing your way around camp, celebrate Juliette Low’s birthday, and make special Girl Scout crafts! Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes, earn your Girl Scout Way Badges.

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Entering grades 4–10 Glamour Girls July 7-11 $200 Want to look and feel your best? At the “Valley Forge Spa,” create your own lotions, bath salts, lip glosses, and more. Learn about skin care and explore the world of makeup. Add some glam as you create fashion accessories and jewelry to enhance your new glow.

Dumbledore’s Army

Entering Grades 4–5 I Designed That July 7–11 $200 Have you ever looked at an idea or invention and said I could have thought of that? Well now is your chance! Work together in a team to identify a product that to solve a problem and have fun as you design it! Show off your designs on the last day. Juniors, earn your Product Designer Badge.

July 21–25 $200 Come join us for a week of Harry Potter adventures! Once you are sorted into houses, you’ll spend the week competing for House Points as you delve into Potions, Herbology and Quidditch.

CSI: Valley Forge July 28 – August 1 $200 Time for you to become a Camp Scene I nvestigator. Hunt for clues to solve The Great Camp Caper, lift fingerprints, examine a crime scene, follow leads, and interview suspects. Juniors, earn your Detective Badge and Cadettes, your Special Agent Badge.

Katniss Kamp July 14–18, August 4–8 $200 Welcome to Panem! Try your hand at the various 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!

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Robo Girls

Around the World in Five Days July 14–18 $200 Come get your “Valley Forge” passport stamped as you explore a different country every day! Have fun learning about other country’s customs through art, food, celebration and games! Become a world traveler by the end of the week!

Leadership programs Entering Grades 8–9

August 4–8

Program Aide Training

$200

June 23–27

Work in teams to experiment and design a robot with a Lego Mindstorms. Each team takes on a challenge that can only be solved by programming the robot to complete the specific tasks. Your week will end with a show for the rest of the camp to see your robotic achievements.

$160

Entering Grades 6–10 Shark Tank July 7–11

Are you a returning camper looking to become more involved? Program Aides work as a team to design and lead activities for younger girls. You will enjoy games and songs while learning about team building, personal growth, and the basics of leading a group of girls. Participants will fulfill GSEP requirements for the Program Aide Leadership Course and lead at least one activity session for younger girls. * Prerequisite: Must have earned LIA to attend.

$200 Do you have an idea for an innovation or business? Use your creativity to design, advertise, budget, and sell your team’s concept. At week’s end present your ideas to a panel of Girl Scout leaders. Cadettes, earn your Entrepreneur Badge.

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Entering Grades 8–12 Program Aides $50 per week All summer Program Aides may assist with as many sessions as they choose. Girls must register for and be able to attend the entirety of each session. As Program Aides, girls develop leadership skills while enjoying the traditional camp activities. Participants will lead activity sessions for the younger girls.


NEIGH BORHOO D DAY CAMPS In addition to camps sponsored by GSEP, troops and service units offer local day camps. Contact the individuals below for more information. Additional Neighborhood Day Camps may be listed on the GSEP website. Blue Mountain Day Camp: Superheroes, Indian Trail Park July 28 – August 2, 9AM–3:30PM Route 248 & Indian Trail Road Entering Grades: K-12 $100 / $50 if a parent or guardian volunteers for the week Contact Info: Kim Doutt T: 610.597.3268 kimberlyann1031@hotmail.com E:

Camp Shady Grove: Arctic Adventure, Palmerton Memorial Park

Boyertown Twilight Camp: Galaxy Quest, Calvary UCC Church

July 14–18, 9AM–3:30PM

July 14–18 6–9PM

Entering Grades: 1-8 & Program Aide Training available for girls age 12+

Route 100, Barto, PA

$95 / $25 for Program Aides

$55

Contact Info: Lisa Jacobsen T: 610.746.5734 E: campshadygrove@live.com

In a shaded park with a creek and pavilions, learn about superheroes of all types - police officers, firemen, coaches, teachers, etc. Enjoy crafts, archery (4th graders & up), games, boat race, a superhero visitor and show for families. Meet new and old friends.

Beat the heat and chill out with us. Explore caves, build a snowman, learn about Eskimo culture and even have a snowball fight. No snow in July? We’ll see about that.

Neffs Spa Camp, Neffs UCC Grove

75 Church Lane Rd., Reading, PA June 23–27 6:30–8:30PM

July 7–11, 9AM–3:30PM Entering Grades: K-12 $100, or $50 if parent/guardian volunteers for the week Contact Info: Shelley Pringle, T: 610.261.1474 E: mikeandshelley@netzero.net Discover fun, relaxation, and friendship. Renew mind, body, and spirit. Build confidence and character. We offer styling, crafts, games, archery, and songs, and the quiet atmosphere of the grove.

Entering Grades: K-6 Contact Info: Denise Saxman T: 610.473.7931 E: DeniseSax@aol.com Zoom through the universe as we discover planets, stars and galaxies! Get ready to have a great time as we create, explore, taste and blast off! Tackle our “Astronaut Training” obstacle course and join us for Galaxy Quest.

The AMAZING Race! , Schwarzwald UCC Entering Grades: K-8 $50 Contact Info: Denise Kramer T: 610.582.0995 Get ready to travel around the world in the AMAZING Race! Explore and experience different countries through games, projects, and hands-on activities. Join us for an exciting adventure!

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SPECIAL EVENTS! CAMP

SCHOLARSHIPS!

In addition to financial aid, special Camp Scholarships exist due to the generosity of individual donors. Applications, available on the GSEP website, must be submitted at the time of registration. Scholarship funds are limited; early applications are encouraged. Busing will be included if available.

Camp Mosey Wood 75th Anniversary Celebration Friday, August 15, 7PM – Sunday, August 17, 10AM* Or Saturday, August 16 Only, 10am–10pm $75 for entire weekend / $40 for Saturday only *Only Adults can stay overnight. Girls grades K-12 and adults can register for Saturday only. Girls must be accompanied by an adult to attend. Calling all Mosey Wood Alumni! Whether you were a camper, on staff, or both, come celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Camp Mosey Wood. Relive some of the best days of your life over this weekend at Mosey Wood! Adults can spend the whole weekend to sleep in a tent and have your meals prepared for you and served in the Dining Hall. Saturday is open to girls and adults who want to enjoy the day and evening at camp (lunch and dinner included for the day). Enjoy swimming, boating, archery, climbing wall, crafts, hikes, singing around a campfire, connecting with friends and taking part in a Wishing Candles ceremony. Bring photos and stories to share with others who have enjoyed camp over the years.

MILITARY FAMILIES CAMPERSHIP Daughters of active military personnel may apply for up to two weeks of day camp or one week of resident camp.

Mosey Wood Family Camp September 29 – September 1, 7pm Friday – 10am Sunday (ALL AGES) $75 per person / Children under 2 are free

JANET AND SOLOMON ESHNER CAMPERSHIP Residents of Philadelphia may apply for up to two weeks of resident camp. DOROTHEA B. LEH CAMPERSHIP

Enjoy a weekend of fun and relaxation for your entire family. Parents, sisters, brothers, grandparents and other relatives are invited. Families participate in organized activities such as swimming, hikes, games and crafts; you are also free to enjoy other activities independently. Camp provided meals and snacks are prepared and served in the Dining Hall. There will be numerous activity specialists, including an archery instructor and lifeguards for swimming and boating. Adults must supervise children during the event. One adult must register with every 3 children.

Girls who attend Mosey Wood Camp may apply for up to two weeks of resident camp. SALLY A. MOYER CAMPERSHIP Residents of Pottstown may apply for up to two weeks of day camp or one week of resident camp. ANNE TREVASKIS CAMPERSHIP Residents of the City of Chester, PA may apply for up to two weeks of day camp or one week of resident camp.

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Rent a campsite on your own!

Camp Tohikanee >> C  amp Tweedale >> 

Open to all grade levels

Cost varies by site and duration of stay Troops and families, camp your own way! Bring your own food and activities. Troop camping certification and First Aid & CPR are required to rent a site.

Dates available throughout the summer, check online or call 888.564.4657 & speak to a registrar.


Shelly Ridge Headquarters* Lafayette Hill Jane Seltzer Service Center* Northeast Philadelphia Delaware County Service Center* Springfield Valley Forge Service Center* Berks County Service Center* Reading Lehigh Valley Service Center* Allentown *Retail Shop Valley Forge Shelly Ridge, Lafayette Hill Laughing Waters, Gilbertsville Mosey Wood, White Haven Mountain House, Allentown Wood Haven, Pine Grove

CAMP LOCATIONS Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania camps are located throughout our 9-county Council. Busing is available to most of our camps. Contact camps@gsep.org for camp addresses and locations.

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Camp registration information General registration for membership, camp and programs is online only. Paper registration is accepted for financial aid, camp scholarships, and out of council girls only. GSEP does not accept registration by phone. All registrants and their families are expected to review and abide by the registration information listed below.

Registration Deadlines: • O  nline registration closes 2 weeks prior to the camp start date or when full.  aper registration closes 4 weeks • P prior to the camp start date. Space and Attendance: • C  amp space is limited so register online early to secure your space. • A  ttendance capacity is based on the needs of the camp program itself and cannot be adjusted due to late registration, transfer requests, buddy expectations, etc.  egistrants are required to notify • R the registration department of all cancellations. Deposit and Payment:  $50 NON REFUNDABLE deposit • A is required for each camp you wish to attend.  ayment is due in full 4 weeks prior • P to the camp start date. If payment is not received, your information will be submitted to the collections department for follow up. You may also risk forfeiting your space in camp. Refunds: • R  equests for refunds must be submitted in writing to ebiz@gsep.org at least 4 weeks in advance of the camp start date for consideration. • R  efunds may take up to 6 weeks for processing.  efunds for cancellations occurring • R 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 7 days of the camp start date. • R  efunds are NOT issued for early departures from camp, campers who choose not to stay at camp during drop off, campers 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.  his refund policy will be strictly • T enforced for all camp registrants.

CAMP Registration Information Telephone: 888.564.4657, press 2 Fax: 215.564.6953 Email: ebiz@gsep.org Register for camp using the Online Registration System Website: gsep.org

REGISTER FOR CAMP ONLINE: 1. Visit us at gsep.org , click ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM. 2. Enter your Username and Password. Or, if you are first time user or haven’t used the system since last August, 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.

Current Membership Required:

4. Click on the ACTIVITIES tab.

• A  ny girl wishing to attend a GSEP camp must become a registered Girl Scout during the camp season year. To join now visit us at gsep.org.

5. Search for the camp you want using the various search features.

• I f you are a member outside of the GSEP council, please complete the Out of Council Registration Form located on our website under Forms and Publications. Camp Financial Aid: • R  egistrants are strongly encouraged to register and pay the required $50 deposit using the Online Registration System in order to secure your spot. • P  lease allow at least 4 weeks lead time from the camp start date for processing financial aid applications. • C  ompleted applications must be submitted with proof of income to: Camp Financial Aid Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania 210 George Street, Suite 106 Reading, PA 19605

6. Click on the camp name and review the details. 7. Click REGISTER NOW. 8. Select the registrant and click CONTINUE. 9. Enter additional information as requested, then click CONTINUE. 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.


SUMMER CAMP FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE REGISTRATION FORM Deadline for submission is april 30th

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania is committed to supporting camping opportunities for individual girls. Financial Aid: • Is awarded on a sliding scale, based on the information provided below. • Is available to GSEP members only. • Is for resident or day camp only; busing, extended care, overnights, and neighborhood day camps are not included. • Funds may be requested for only one camp session per camper, per year and cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. • Requires a $50 deposit for all camp registrations. Registrants are strongly encouraged to register and pay the $50 deposit using the Online Registration System in order to secure your space. • Awards will total less than 100% of the total cost so that we may meet the needs of as many girls as possible. • Applicants must complete the following information below in order to be considered. Incomplete forms, applications missing the required proof of income or deposit, and forms for non GSEP members will be returned. • Requirements for consideration: 1.) current GSEP membership, 2.) completed two-page form, 3.) proof of income, and 4.) $50 deposit COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE MAILED AT LEAST 4 WEEKS IN ADVANCE TO: Attn: Camp Financial Aid, GSEP, 210 George Street, Suite 106, Reading, PA 19605 An email confirmation for financial assistance awarded will be sent separately upon approval. Applicant Name:

ID Number:

Address: City:

Home phone:

State:

Zip:

Email Address(required):

Parent/Guardian name:

Home phone:

Email Address(required):

Work phone:

Cell phone:

Do you have a parent in active military duty? q Yes q No How much are you able to pay towards camp? $ Please circle total number of people in household:

q 2 q 3 q 4 q 5 q 6 q 7 q 8+

Total annual household income: include income from all sources (unemployment, support, assistance, etc.) q Below 10,000

q 10,001 - 20,000

q 20,001 – 30,000

q 30,001 – 40,000

q 40,001 – 50,000

q 50,001 – 60,000

q 60,001 – 70,000

q 70,001 – 80,000

q 80,001 – 90,000

q 90,001 +

Proof of household income attached (required): To protect your privacy, all proof of income documentation will be destroyed after verification. DO NOT send original documentation, it will not be returned to you. q Salaries/wages

q Social Security

q Unemployment Comp.

q Child Support

q Eligible for Free/ Reduced School Lunch Programs

q Disability

q Worker’s Comp.

q SNAP Benefits

q I certify that all information on this application is true and accurate. Signature of person completing form:

(over)

Date:


SUMMER CAMP FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE REGISTRATION FORM Deadline for submission is April 30th

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION Applicant Name: Jan ‘14 Level:

ID Number: q Brownie

Birth Date

/

/

q Junior Age:

q Cadette

q Senior

q Ambassador

Grade in Jan. 2014:

q Juliette

Troop #:

School Name :

HS Graduation Year:

Resident Camp: q Laughing Waters q Mosey Wood

q Wood Haven

Day Camp:

q Valley Forge

q Mountain House q Shelly Ridge

1st Choice Program:

Camp Dates:

Alternate Camp:

Alternate Dates:

Financial aid cannot be transferred from one camp program to another so please make your decision carefully. Name of Requested Camp Buddy (only one buddy name is permitted. Both buddies must name each other in order for the request to be honored): To help us provide the best care possible, please answer the following questions (use additional paper if needed.) 1. Does your child have any medical conditions, learning difficulties, special needs, or limitations that are addressed in their school program? 2. List all medications, allergies, and special dietary needs. Note: medication changes are not recommended during camp stays. 3. Describe any special assistance necessary for your girl to participate in camp activities. q $ Enclosed is a check or money order payable to Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania. Credit card payments must be made online using the Online Registration System at gsep.org PLEASE READ AND SIGN I give full permission for my camper to attend and participate in all phases of the activities including trips out of camp when applicable. I agree to cooperate with all regulations and understand that my camper will abide by all camp rules, and if she does not, she may be sent home with no refund. I understand that the camp cannot be responsible for loss of valuables. My deposit of $50 (attached or completed online) applies toward the total camp fee. All camp fees must be paid in full 4 weeks prior to the camp start date. Media Permission: When participating in Girl Scout activities my child may be photographed for print, videotaped, or electronically imaged. Images may be used in promotional materials, news releases, and other published formats for either the local Girl Scout Councils or Girl Scouts of the USA. The images will be the sole property of either the local Girl Scout Council or Girl Scouts of the USA. I wish to opt out of the media permission at this time. Parent/Guardian Signature:

Date

For Office use only Date received:

Date processed: Date accepted/declined:

Amount awarded:

Initials:


Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania 2014 Camp Guide