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Vol. 4 Issue 1

The Tradition Continues …Your complete guide to Summer Camp!

CAMP ISSUE Learn about: CORE Camps, page 5 Day Camps, page 8 Resident Camps, page 10 Scholarship Info, page 33 Register Online! page 35


What can a cookie do?

2012 Cookie Program

All Girl Scouts can benefit from the financial literacy skills that the Girl Scout Cookie Program offers. But did you know your cookie sales can help pay for Girl Scout camping programs?

Individually Registered Girl Scouts

• Earn 70-80 cents for every box of cookies sold, which is received as Girl Scout Program Reward Certificates. • These Girl Scout Program Reward Certificates can be used to pay for camp programs, Girl Scout merchandise at our Camp Trading Posts and membership registration. • An Individually Registered Girl Scout who sells 121 boxes of cookies could earn approximately $85 toward her camp experience! • For complete details on how Individually Registered Girl Scouts can participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program and earn funds that can be used toward the camp programs of her choice, please contact Deb Hazlett at 800-248-3355 ext. 1209 or dhazlett@gswpa.org.

Troop Members

• Troop members experience group planning and decision making by working with their leaders and other troop members to decide how they want to use their cookie proceeds. • Troops can earn 70-80 cents per box. • If a troop decides to attend a Core Camp that costs $60 per girl, they can earn the funds by each girl selling approximately 82 boxes. • For more information on your Girl Scout’s participation in her troop’s cookie sale, please contact her troop leader.

Cookie Dough Incentive Option

All girls can choose to earn Cookie Dough in lieu of the merchandise incentives for their cookie sales. Cookie Dough can be used toward Resident Camp, Day Camp and purchases at the Camp Trading Posts and Council Shops, as well as membership registration.


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Can you imagine Girl Scouting without camp?

One of my favorite parts of my job is the time I get to spend at our camps — watching the girls learn from being outdoors and talking with volunteers who love the experience just as much as the girls. Camping takes girls away from their day-to-day stresses and lets them explore the environment, try new things, make friends, and most importantly, have fun. Camping is a strong Girl Scout tradition. Our Girl Scout alumnae tell us time and time again that when they remember their times as Girl Scouts, memories of camping are vivid. Camping is such an important part of Girl Scouting, we felt it needed to have its very own issue of S’MORE. In this issue, you’ll find tons of great programs from Bubble Fun CORE Camp at Camp Curry Creek (page 13) to Horsin’ Around at Camp Redwing (page 19). We’re excited about camp as we celebrate our 100th anniversary — and we hope you are too. You’ll notice we’re also including information about the Girl Scout Cookie Program in this issue. Goal setting is a major part of selling cookies. Whether you’re in a troop or are an Individually Registered Girl Scout, you can use your cookie proceeds to pay for your camp experience. Remember, scholarships are also available for one camp program each year. (See the form and instructions on page 33.) So, make your wish list and discover how many boxes of cookies you need to sell to go to your favorite camp. With so much fun at our fingertips, we need to share it. As we celebrate our 100th year in Girl Scouting, make this your year to connect with camp — and bring a friend to share the fun! It’s a great way to try Girl Scouting for the first time, or to reconnect. You don’t need to be in a troop to go to Girl Scout Camp. So what are you waiting for? A whole world of outdoor adventures awaits! Registration starts January 9, 2012. I hope you’ll enjoy your time at camp this summer as much as I will.

Patricia A. Burkart CEO


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Table of Contents Life at Camp................................................................. 4 CORE Camp Schedule.............................................. 5 Day & Resident Camp Schedule............................ 6 Day Camps................................................................... 8 Resident & CORE Camps.................................10-27 Conshatawba..................................................... 10 Curry Creek .........................................................13 Elliott.................................................................... 14 Hawthorne Ridge.............................................. 16 Redwing............................................................... 18 Roy Weller . .........................................................22 Singing Hills.........................................................24 Skymeadow........................................................26 FAQ About Camp.....................................................28 Day Camp Registration Form................................29 Resident/CORE Camp Registration Form..........31 Scholarship Form.....................................................33 Registration Tips......................................................35 Program Partner Showcase..................................36 Important Dates...................................................... 49

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is proud to feature our own girls, adult members and camp properties in this publication.


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Shop Info 2012 Day Camp T-shirt & Patch Both the 2012 Day Camp T-shirt ($12) and the Patch ($2.50) will be pre-ordered again this year. Order them while registering for your camp session (on your camp registration form or online under the registration tab/camp activities). The order deadline is six weeks prior to the start of your camp session. The Day Camp Patch is a multicolored embroidered patch with metallic thread and rhinestone bling! (Pictured at right.) The green T-shirt will have a multi-colored screen printed graphic — similar to the patch design.

Council Shop Extended Hours & Sales Get your camping gear early by shopping extended hours at most GSWPA Council Shop locations: April 21, May 5, and May 19, 2012. Check with your local shop to ensure participation. Receive FREE shipping online Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Look for discounts during the Green Sale on Girl Scout’s 100th Birthday Monday, March 12, 2012.

Camp Trading Posts

Stop by the Trading Post at Day Camp or Resident Camp this summer. We’ll have all of your favorites: T-shirts, stuffed animals, flashlights, water bottles, jewelry and much more. Cookie Dough and Nut Bucks are accepted at all Trading Posts. The Trading Post gives the girls a chance to make choices, learn money management and feel confident about their purchasing decisions.

Girl ScoutsCamp WesternLocations Pennsylvania GSWPA

Camp Key These symbols will appear throughout the issue next to a camp program name.

Activities Adventures & Challenges Camp Sampler

GSWPA Camps Available for Reservations

Offices Erie

Hawthorne Ridge Edinboro

Warren

Smethport

Warren

McKean

Potter

Resting Waters

Crawford

Cameron

Elk

Venango Mercer

Clearfield Butler

Lawrence

Armstrong

Skymeadow

Beaver Wexford

Beaver

Centre

Kittanning

Redwing

Conshatawba

Cambria Blair

Pittsburgh

Duncansville Southpointe

Swimming & Water Sports The Arts

Indiana Indiana

Allegheny

Horse Lover Special Interest

Curry Creek

Jefferson

Elliott

Environment & Nature Family

Forest Singing Hills

Clarion

Classics & Culture

Johnstown

Greensburg

Yough

Camp Type

Westmoreland

Day- or Evening-Only Activities

Washington Timberlake

Somerset Fayette Greene

Roy Weller

West Virginia

Bedford

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Life at Camp Types of Camps Core Camp

Enjoy the fun, friendship and adventure of CORE Camp! Girls* or groups, along with their adult chaperones,** participate in camp program opportunities designed and organized by GSWPA staff members. The CORE Camp experience provides well-balanced meals, project supplies and experienced instructors.

Day Camp

Grow, explore and have fun at Day Camp! Girls* enjoy a variety of activities like nature hikes, arts and crafts and songs and games at these council-sponsored camps conducted during the daylight hours. Transportation may be offered. Contact your local service unit manager for additional Day Camp opportunities.

Resident Camp

Experience the fun and adventure of summer Resident Camp! ALL girls* can register for Girl Scout Resident Camp and may even bring a friend. These overnight camping experiences offer a wide variety of activities at several of GSWPA’s properties. Staff and volunteers provide 24-hour supervision, prepare well-balanced meals and conduct specialized activities like horseback riding, swimming and canoeing.

*Girls who are not registered as a Girl Scout will pay $12 in addition to the camp fee for the annual Girl Scout Membership. **Must go through GSWPA volunteer approval process.

General Camp Info Who Are The Camp Staff?

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

Health And Safety

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

Meals At Camp

All camp meals are prepared by camp staff and served in a dining hall facility. Menus are planned based on the summer food service program guidelines (the same guidelines used in most school cafeterias). Based on the camp session’s theme, a cookout may occur. All campers receive an evening snack. Milk is available at all meals. Campers will participate in cleanup activities after each meal.

Program Disclaimer

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

Visitors And Phone Calls

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

Looking to go camping with your troop or service unit this summer? Check out Camps Yough, Timberlake, Resting Waters and Curry Creek. Most GSWPA camps save special places for troop camping during the summer. Contact camp@gswpa.org for more details, or simply send in your Campsite Reservation form, available at www.gswpa.org or in Volunteer Essentials.


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CORE Camp Schedule DATE

EVENT

GRADES

LOCATION

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6/17-19 6/17-19

Horse Lover CORE Camp — Session 1 Into The Woods CORE Camp

3-8 4-6

Skymeadow Skymeadow

6/21-23

Outdoor Magic CORE Camp

3-9

Skymeadow

6/21-23

Pony Pals (Mother/Daughter) CORE Camp — Session 1

1-5

Skymeadow

6/21-23

Canoe & Climb CORE Camp

6-12

Singing Hills

6/24-26

Pony Pals (Mother/Daughter) CORE Camp — Session 2

1-5

Skymeadow

6/24-26

Water Otters CORE Camp

2-4

Skymeadow

6/28-30

Dances With Branches CORE Camp — Session 1

2-9

Skymeadow

6/28-30

Take The Reins CORE Camp — Session 1

3-9

Skymeadow

6/28-30

High Adventure! CORE Camp

6-12

Singing Hills

Pony Pals (Mother/Daughter) CORE Camp — Session 3

1-5

Skymeadow

26 26 26 26 24 26 26 26 26 24 26 26 24 27 27 26 27 27 11 11 24 26 27 24 26 26 24

7/1-2 7/1-2

Outdoors & S’mores CORE Camp — Session 1

1-4

Skymeadow

7/5-7

Canoe U. (Level 2) CORE Camp

4-12

Singing Hills

7/6-7

Giddy Up CORE Camp — Session 1

1-4

Skymeadow

7/6-7

Nibble Of Nature CORE Camp

2-5

Skymeadow

7/8-10

Horse Lover CORE Camp — Session 2

3-8

Skymeadow

7/8-10

Ready, Set, Camp! CORE Camp

1-5

Skymeadow

Corral Day CORE Camp — Session 1

2-5

Skymeadow

7/12-14

Bubbleology CORE Camp

2-5

Conshatawba

7/12-14

Treasure Hunt CORE Camp

6-12

Conshatawba

7/12-14

Camp & Cave CORE Camp

6-12

Singing Hills

7/13-14

Outdoors & S’mores CORE Camp — Session 2

1-4

Skymeadow

7/13-14

Giddy Up CORE Camp — Session 2

1-4

Skymeadow

7/13-14

My First Camp! CORE Camp

K-3

Singing Hills

7/15-17

Dances With Branches CORE Camp

2-9

Skymeadow

7/15-17

Take The Reins CORE Camp — Session 2

3-9

Skymeadow

7/15-20

Natural Wonders of PA Tour! CORE Camp

4-12

Singing Hills

7/18-20

Ride The Waves Of Lake Erie CORE Camp

2-10

Hawthorne Ridge

7/19-21

Fillies & Stallions (Father/Daughter) CORE Camp — Session 1

1-5

Skymeadow

7/12

7/19-21

Today I Am … CORE Camp

4-6

Skymeadow

7/20-21

Teddy Bear Princesses CORE Camp

K-3

Hawthorne Ridge

7/22-24

Bubble Fun CORE Camp

2-5

Curry Creek

7/22-24

Horse Lover CORE Camp — Session 3

3-8

Skymeadow

7/22-24

Margret Scout CORE Camp — Session 1

4-9

Skymeadow

7/23-25

Fur, Feathers & Fun CORE Camp

2-8

Hawthorne Ridge

7/24-25

Camp Games, Splash & Climb! CORE Camp

2-5

Singing Hills

7/26-28

Summer Chillin’ CORE Camp

6-12

Curry Creek

7/26-28

Pony Pals (Mother/Daughter) CORE Camp — Session 4

1-5

Skymeadow

7/26-28

Outdoor Chef CORE Camp

3-9

Skymeadow

7/26-28

Canoe U. (Level 1) CORE Camp

4-12

Singing Hills

7/26-28

The Pinnacle CORE Camp

6-12

Singing Hills

7/27-28

Take Aim CORE Camp

6-12

Singing Hills

7/29-30

Fillies & Stallions (Father/Daughter) CORE Camp — Session 2

1-5

Skymeadow

7/29-30

Elves In The Woods CORE Camp

2-4

Skymeadow

7/29-31

Weller Wonderers CORE Camp — Session 1

1-8

Roy Weller

7/31

Corral Day CORE Camp — Session 2

2-5

Skymeadow

8/1-4

The Camp Olympics! CORE Camp

4-12

Singing Hills

8/2-4

Weller Wonderers CORE Camp — Session 2

1-8

Roy Weller

8/2-4

Take The Reins CORE Camp — Session 3

3-9

Skymeadow

8/2-4

Margret Scout CORE Camp — Session 2

4-9

Skymeadow

8/6-8

Survivor CORE Camp

K-12

Redwing

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Day & Resident Camp Schedule DATE 4/22 6/14 6/17 6/17-22 6/17-22 6/17-22 6/17-22 6/17-22 6/18-22 6/18-22 6/18-22 6/18-22 6/20-21 6/21 6/23 6/24 6/24-26 6/24-27 6/24-27 6/24-29 6/24-29 6/24-29 6/24-29 6/24-30 6/24-30 6/24-7/1 6/25-29 6/25-29 6/25-29 6/27-29 6/27-29 6/28 6/29-7/1 6/30-7/1 6/30-7/1 7/1 7/2 7/3 7/5 7/5-7 7/6 7/6-8 7/7 7/7 7/8 7/8-9 7/8-10 7/8-11 7/8-11 7/8-11 7/8-13 7/8-13 7/8-13 7/8-13 7/8-13 7/8-13 7/8-13 7/8-13 7/8-14 7/9-13 7/10-11 7/11-13 7/12-13 7/13-15 7/13-15

EVENT No Impact Man — Movie Screening Shooting Stars Family Open Swim — Session 1 Back In The Saddle (Level 2) — Session 1 Blazing Saddles (Level 3) — Session 1 Color Wonders Lazy River (Level 1) Splish Splash — Session 1 Back To Basics — Camp Elliott Day Camp Burrell Township Day Camp Camp Conshatawba Day Camp — Session 1 Camp Hawthorne Ridge Day Camp — Session 1 Back To Basics — Camp Elliott Day Camp (Overnight) Shooting Stars Family Climb & Swim Family Open Swim — Session 2 Camp Sampler Camptastic! — Session 1 C.S.I. Camp Boat & Bike (Level 1) Horsin’ Around (Level 1) — Session 1 Survivor Boats & Bridles No Impact Project: Camp Elliott Shoot, Splash & Spelunk Western Fun & Games (Level 5) Rippling Trails’ Got Talent Day Camp Camp Hawthorne Ridge Day Camp — Session 2 Camp Singing Hills Day Camp Camptastic! — Session 2 Lazy Days Shooting Stars Me & My Gal — Session 1 Brownie Panda-monium! Daisy Princess Sleepover Family Open Swim — Session 3 Inspired By Nature Trail & Pail Day Shooting Stars Me & My Gal — Session 2 Aloha! Island Girls — Mom & Me Right On Target! — Session 1 Right On Target! — Session 2 Family Open Swim — Session 4 Mom & Me — Session 1 Mess Fest Around The World Weave It, Wear It, Twist It Camp Crime Scene Investigators Blazing Saddles (Level 3) — Session 2 Horsin’ Around (Level 1) — Session 2 Creeks & Critters River Runners (Level 2) Spy Girls Learning The Ropes Breathe Wonders Of Water Ultimate High Adventure! Warren Day Camp Nature Explorers Runway Of Fashion Mom & Me — Session 2 Dad & Me Wet & Wild

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

LOCATION Elliott Curry Creek Hawthorne Ridge Redwing Redwing Redwing Redwing Redwing Elliott Rod & Gun Club Conshatawba Hawthorne Ridge Elliott Curry Creek Conshatawba Hawthorne Ridge Conshatawba Redwing Conshatawba Redwing Redwing Redwing Conshatawba Elliott Singing Hills Redwing Brady's Run State Park Hawthorne Ridge Singing Hills Redwing Conshatawba Curry Creek Redwing Conshatawba Conshatawba Hawthorne Ridge Elliott Elliott Curry Creek Redwing Elliott Conshatawba Elliott Elliott Hawthorne Ridge Hawthorne Ridge Conshatawba Conshatawba Hawthorne Ridge Hawthorne Ridge Redwing Redwing Redwing Redwing Redwing Conshatawba Elliott Elliott Singing Hills Chapman State Park Hawthorne Ridge Hawthorne Ridge Hawthorne Ridge Hawthorne Ridge Hawthorne Ridge

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DATE 7/13-15 7/14 7/15 7/15-17 7/15-17 7/15-18 7/15-20 7/15-20 7/15-20 7/15-20 7/15-20 7/15-20 7/15-20 7/15-20 7/15-20 7/15-20 7/15-20 7/15-27 7/15-27 7/16-20 7/16-20 7/18-20 7/18-20 7/20-21 7/20-22 7/20-22 7/20-22 7/22 7/22-25 7/22-27 7/22-27 7/22-27 7/23-25 7/23-27 7/23-27 7/25-27 7/26-28 7/26-28 7/29-31 7/29-8/2 7/29-8/2 7/29-8/2 7/29-8/2 7/29-8/2 7/29-8/3 7/29-8/3 7/29-8/3 7/29-8/4 7/29-8/4 7/29-8/4 7/30-8/1 7/30-8/1 7/30-8/1 8/2-3 8/2-4 8/3 8/3-4 8/3-5 8/5-7 8/5-8 8/5-9 8/5-11 8/5-11 8/5-11 8/5-11 8/5-11 8/9-11

EVENT Just The Two of Us (Mother/Daughter) Daisies Day Out Family Open Swim — Session 5 Game On Game On Earth, Wind & Fire Movie Makers Super Soakers Thrill Seekers Trailblazers (Level 4) Center Stage Ride Away Horsin’ Around — Session 1 Get Moving! Sow What? Native American Traditions Smooth Sailing Counselor-In-Training 1 (CIT) Wrangler-In-Training (WIT) Blue Spruce Day Camp Camp Resting Waters Day Camp Makin’ Waves Ride The Waves Of Lake Erie Teddy Bear Princesses Staff Alumni Weekend Stayover Weekend Trail Pals (Father/Daughter) Family Open Swim — Session 6 Daring Designs Back In The Saddle (Level 2) — Session 2 Horsin’ Around (Level 1) — Session 3 Redwing Spa Fur, Feathers & Fun Birthday Bash Day Camp Camp Conshatawba Day Camp — Session 2 Splish Splash — Session 2 Can You Find It Now? Let's Dance Daydreamer Moonlight Madness Picture This Pony Tails Sea Horses Yurt Ventures Camp U Choose Extreme Adventure Horsin’ Around — Session 2 A Pirate’s Life Night Delight Paddle Pals Animal Care Animal Careers The Forest Of Hawthorne Ridge Cleveland Zoo Bus Trip With Camp Sleepover Paws & Claws Cleveland Zoo Trip Father/Daughter Weekend Me & My Guy S’more Summer Fun! Beauty School Lorax Learner Culinary Capers Drip, Drip, Splash Gunwale Girls Knap Sackers Under The Stars Camp Critters

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

LOCATION Elliott Conshatawba Hawthorne Ridge Hawthorne Ridge Hawthorne Ridge Conshatawba Redwing Redwing Redwing Redwing Conshatawba Conshatawba Conshatawba Elliott Elliott Singing Hills Singing Hills Redwing Redwing Blue Spruce Park Resting Waters Conshatawba Hawthorne Ridge Hawthorne Ridge Redwing Redwing Elliott Hawthorne Ridge Redwing Redwing Redwing Redwing Hawthorne Ridge TBD Conshatawba Redwing Hawthorne Ridge Hawthorne Ridge Roy Weller Redwing Redwing Redwing Redwing Redwing Conshatawba Conshatawba Conshatawba Roy Weller Roy Weller Roy Weller Hawthorne Ridge Hawthorne Ridge Hawthorne Ridge Hawthorne Ridge Roy Weller Hawthorne Ridge Conshatawba Redwing Conshatawba Conshatawba Roy Weller Roy Weller Roy Weller Roy Weller Roy Weller Roy Weller Roy Weller

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Day Camp Beaver County

Rippling Trails’ Got Talent

Do you have a special talent? The answer is YES! Come to Rippling Trails Day Camp this year to show off your skills in math, art, sports, drama and music. Maybe you’ll discover abilities you didn’t even know you have! Girls Grades: K-12 Dates/Time: June 25-29 • 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Location: Brady’s Run State Park, Beaver Falls, PA Cost: $55 per camper/$10 per tagalong (Day Camp Volunteer’s preschool or male child). Contact: Andrea Kelly, Camp Pathway Manager 800-248-3355 ext. 1417

Cambria County

Camp Conshatawba Day Camp — Session 1 Girls Grades: K-12 Dates/Time: June 18-22 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $50 per camper/$10 per tagalong (Day Camp Volunteer’s preschool or male child). Transportation Cost: $25. Available from: • McIlwain Bus Garage, 702 White Horse Pike, Berlin, PA 15530 • Somerset Wal-Mart, 2028 N. Center Ave., Somerset, PA 15501 • Route 219/ 30 Interchange Dirt Lot, Boswell, PA 15531 • Blockbuster Video/Dunkin’ Donuts – Richland, 1425 Scalp Ave., Johnstown, PA 15904 • East Side Elementary School, 220 Messenger St., Johnstown, PA 15902 • West Side Elementary School, 196 Westgate Dr., Johnstown, PA 15905 • Westmont Hilltop Middle School, 827 Diamond Blvd., Johnstown, PA 15905 • Windber Community Building, 1605 Graham Ave., Windber, PA 15963 Contact: Dona Hershberger, 814-255-4341

Camp Conshatawba Day Camp — Session 2

Girls Grades: K-12 Dates/Time: July 23-27 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $50 per camper/$10 per tagalong (Day Camp Volunteer’s preschool or male child). Transportation Cost: $25. Available from: • Emmanuel Baptist Church, 425 Luther Rd., Johnstown, PA 15904 • Northern Cambria Catholic School, 3278 Blue Goose Rd., Nicktown, PA 15762 • Ebensburg Comfort Inn, 111 Cook Rd., Ebensburg, PA 15931 • Nanty Glo Fire Hall, 902 Chesnut St., Nanty Glo, PA 15943 • Ideal Market/ Vinco, 2690 William Penn Ave., Johnstown, PA 15909 • Ligonier Valley Middle School, 536 Bell St., Ligonier, PA 15658

• Westmont Hilltop Middle School, 827 Diamond Blvd., Johnstown, PA 15905 • Windber Community Building, 1605 Graham Ave., Windber, PA 15963 Contact: Dottie Molnar, 814-241-6667

Erie County

Camp Hawthorne Ridge Day Camp — Session 1

Discover past adventures in air and space! Swim, hike, explore the gorge, make crafts and paper airplanes, play games and cook outdoors. Fly to camp and celebrate the first 100 years of Girl Scouts! Girls Grades: K-12 Dates/Time: June 18-22 • 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $60 per camper/$10 per tagalong (Day Camp Volunteer’s preschool or male child). Transportation Cost: $35. Available from: • Harding Elementary, 820 Lincoln Ave., Erie, PA 16505 • Rite Aid, 163 W. 26th St., Erie, PA 16508 • JoAnna Connell Elementary, 1820 E. 38th St., Erie, PA 16510 • Park United Methodist Church, 30 North Lake St., North East, PA 16428 • Springfield Elementary School, 11911 Bond St., East Springfield, PA 16411 • Girard High School, 1135 Locust St., Girard, PA 16417 • Fairview Elementary School, 5145 Avonia Rd., Fairview, PA 16415 Contact: Camp Pathway Manager, Camp Hawthorne Ridge 800-248-3355 ext. 1422

Camp Hawthorne Ridge Day Camp — Session 2

Journey into the future on the space ship Hawthorne Ridge! Let the stars guide you to a week of swimming, hiking, crafts, campfires, and more. Explore the next 100 years of Girl Scouting! Girls Grades: K-12 Dates/Time: June 25-29 • 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $60 per camper/$10 per tagalong (Day Camp Volunteer’s preschool or male child). Transportation Cost: $35. Available from: • Kmart, 2873 W. 26th St., Erie, PA 16506 • JoAnna Connell Elementary, 1820 E. 38th St., Erie, PA 16510 • JMC Ice Arena, 423 W. 38th St., Erie, PA 16508 • John V. Schultz Furniture, 7200 Peach St. #300, Erie, PA 16509 • Waterford Gazebo, High St., Waterford, PA 16441 • Peebles, Corry, 370 West Columbus Ave., Corry, PA 16407 • Tops, 19 East High St., Union City, PA 16438 • Wattsburg Area Middle School, 10780 Wattsburg Rd., Wattsburg, PA 16509 • GSWPA Office, 5681 Route 6N, Edinboro, PA 16412 Contact: Camp Pathway Manager, Camp Hawthorne Ridge 800-248-3355 ext. 1422

All costs are per girl, unless otherwise noted.


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Indiana County

Burrell Township Day Camp

Back To Basics — Camp Elliott Day Camp (Overnight)

Girls Grades: K-12 Dates/Time: June 18-22 • 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $50 per camper/$10 per tagalong (Day Camp Volunteer’s preschool or male child). Location: Rod & Gun Club, 404 E. DeVinney Hollow Rd., Black Lick, PA 15716 Contact: Debbie Clawson, 724-459-9243 Janet Campbell, 814-446-5189

Day Campers stay overnight Wednesday to Thursday and have even more fun with games, crafts and lots of camp fun activities! Girls Grades: 5-12 Dates/Time: June 20-21 • 3 p.m.-9 a.m. Overnight Cost: $5 Contact: Kristin Anthony, 724-924-9194 or k10anthony@verizon.net

Blue Spruce Day Camp At Blue Spruce Park

McKean County

Girls Grades: K-12 Dates/Time: July 16-20 • 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Cost: $50 per camper/$10 per tagalong (Day Camp Volunteer’s preschool or male child). Contact: Lindy Fails, 724-459-6435

Lawrence County

Back To Basics — Camp Elliott Day Camp

Learn to camp like a true Girl Scout! Explore fire safety and fire making, outdoor cooking, trail signs, plants and wildlife, edible plants, animal habitats and building shelters. Have a wilderness guide or survival trainer presentation. Girls Grades: K-12 Dates/Time: June 18-22 • 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Cost: $55 per camper/$10 per tagalong (Day Camp Volunteer’s preschool or male child). Transportation cost: $30. Available from: • Bessemer Fire Hall, 5 N. Main St., Bessemer, PA 16112 • Mohawk High School, 385 Mohawk School Rd., Bessemer, PA 16112 • Westgate Plaza, West State St., New Castle, PA 16101 • Pulaski Township Building, 1172 State Route 208, Pulaski, PA 16143 • Neshannock Presbyterian, 330 W. Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington, PA 16142 • Shenango Fire Hall, 2424 E. Euclid Ave., New Castle, PA 16101 • Pizza Joe’s, 1203 N. Croton Ave., New Castle, PA 16101 • George Washington School, 101 E. Euclid Ave., New Castle, PA 16101 • Neshannock Twp. Bldg., 3304 Wilmington Rd., New Castle, PA 16105 • Forbush Ice Cream, 3462 Ellwood Rd., New Castle, PA 16101 • New Castle Harley-Davidson, 4655 US Route 422, New Castle, PA 16101 • Lawrence County Fairgrounds, 464 Midway Rd., New Castle, PA 16101 • Scott Township Fire Hall, State Hwy. 108, New Castle, PA 16101 • East Lawrence Elementary School, 1352 Golf Course Rd., Volant, PA 16156 Contact: Kristin Anthony, 724-924-9194 or k10anthony@verizon.net

Learning a new skill while at camp helps build confidence and self-esteem.

Camp Resting Waters Day Camp

Join us as we experience nature. Swim, hike and learn about all the wonderful things you can discover in your own backyard. Go fishing on the lake and take a canoe ride. Girls Grades: K-5 Dates/Time: July 16-20 • 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost: $60 per camper Contact: Neil Simpson, 800-248-3355 ext. 1409

Mercer County

Birthday Bash Day Camp

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary with this birthdaythemed day camp! In addition to songs and crafts, enjoy swimming, canoeing and paddleboats. Before and after care is available upon request. Girls Grades: K-12 Dates/Time: July 23-27 • 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $55 per girl/$10 per tagalong (Day Camp Volunteer’s preschool or male child). Location: TBD Contact: Tami Linamen, 724-342-0891

Venango County

Camp Singing Hills Day Camp

Join us as we experience nature. Swim, hike and learn about all the wonderful things you can discover in your own backyard. Challenge yourself on the Brownie Fun Course. Girls Grades: K-5 Dates/Time: June 25-29 • 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost: $60 per camper Contact: Neil Simpson, 800-248-3355 ext. 1409

Warren County

Warren Day Camp — Chapman State Park

Join us as we experience nature! Swim, hike and learn about the wonderful things you can discover in your own backyard. Girls Grades: K-12 Dates/Time: July 9-13 • 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $60 per camper/$10 per tagalong (Day Camp Volunteer’s preschool or male child). Transportation Cost: $35. Available from: • Warren Wal-Mart, 2901 Market St., Warren, PA 16365 • Youngsville Fire Hall, 222 Fireman Dr., Youngsville, PA 16371 • Sheffield High School, 6760 Route 6N, Sheffield, PA 16347 Contact: Warren Day Camp Director, 800-248-3355 ext. 1910 All costs are per girl, unless otherwise noted.


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Camp Conshatawba Camp Conshatawba, located eight miles south of Ebensburg, offers girls a rustic setting for experiencing Girl Scout camp at its best. Girls will live in platform tents, cabins or lodges, depending upon the program. Main camp facilities include a swimming pool, shower house, dining hall and program center. For specific camp questions, email conshatawba@gswpa.org.

Open House Satu rday, May 12, 2012 1-4 p.m.

Family Climb & Swim

Bring your family to kick off the camp summer season! Test your skills on the climbing wall and feel the breeze as you soar down the zip line. Enjoy a hike to the pool where you can cool off with poolside snacks and fun pool games. Climbing is open to all ages, but girls must be 10 or older to use the zip line. Girls Grades: K-12 and families Date/Time: Saturday, June 23 • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $12 per person

Camp Sampler

Never been to camp before? There are plenty of new activities for you to try! Sample arts and crafts, sports, the climbing wall, nature hikes, swimming and other exciting challenges! Once you’ve figured out what you like, come back for more at Camp Conshatawba. Girls Grades: 2-5 Dates: June 24-26 • Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Cost: $95

Lazy Days

C.S.I. Camp

Brownie Panda-monium!

Investigate a crime scene in the village of Conshatawba. Perform forensic experiments throughout camp to solve the case of the missing Thin Mints. Meet with a real crime-scene investigator to learn what it is like to work in a crime lab. Search for clues, see how real cases are solved, and learn how to analyze data and gather eye-witness reports. Girls Grades: 4-8 Dates: June 24-27 • Sun.-Wed. (3 nights) Cost: $125

Boats & Bridles

Enjoy two awesome activities at this camp — boating and horseback riding! On this out-of-camp trip, experience river kayaking in the Laurel Highlands and horseback riding, canoeing and a campfire sleepover at Camp Skymeadow. Plus, enjoy crafts, swimming and the climbing wall. Girls Grades: 7-10 Dates: June 24-29• Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $275 All costs are per girl, unless otherwise noted.

Relax at camp! Hang out by the pool and drink smoothies, get a manicure, read a book and soak up the sun. Try the climbing wall and arts and crafts, while making new friends. Girls Grades: 6-10 Dates: June 27-29 • Wed.-Fri. (2 nights) Cost: $95 Come to camp and share your love for panda bears! Learn all about panda bears, create a panda bear costume and participate in a panda parade. Take a dip in the pool, make panda crafts and eat panda-themed snacks! Girls Grades: 2-3 Dates: June 30-July 1 • Sat.-Sun. (1 night) Cost: $50

Daisy Princess Sleepover

Be a camp princess! Make a royal outfit and accessories, learn how to be a proper princess, sing princess songs and read princess stories! Take a swim in the pool, have fun with princess crafts and sleep in the royal lodge! Girls Grades: K-1 Dates: June 30-July 1 • Sat.-Sun. (1 night) Cost: $50


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Socks are the item found most often in the lost and found! Labeling everything that comes to camp helps to get items returned.

Island Girls – Mom & Me

Have some tropical fun at camp with your mom (or significant female adult). Enjoy a luau by the pool, make leis and other Hawaiian accessories and enjoy a smoothie bar. Don’t forget about all of camp’s other great activities like archery, the climbing wall and field games! Girls Grades: K-12 Dates: July 6-8 • Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $65 per person

Mess Fest

Come to camp and get messy! Make slime, have water battles, splatter paint and tie dye. Make messy desserts and enjoy camp favorites such as the climbing wall, archery and swimming. Girls Grades: 3-6 Dates: July 8-10 • Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Cost: $105

Around The World

Take a trip around the world without ever leaving camp! Learn about the traditions, games and foods of cultures from around the globe! Practice learning other languages and make exotic foods. Girls Grades: 4-8 Dates: July 8-11 • Sun.-Wed. (3 nights) Cost: $145

Learning The Ropes

Learn all the ins and outs of the climbing world while having a blast at camp! Experience climbing, group belaying and learn to tie knots essential for climbing. Plus, take a trip to Camp Singing Hills to participate in the multi-level high ropes course, cook over the campfire and spend the night. Girls Grades: 6-12 Dates: July 8-13 • Sun.–Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $295

Bubbleology

Come to camp with your troop and bubble over with all there is to do! Experiment with bubble science and make bubble bath, bubble art and bubbly campfire desserts. Enjoy traditional camp activities such as campfires, swimming and the climbing wall! Girls Grades: 2-5 Dates: July 12-14 • Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Cost: $60 per person

Treasure Hunt

Bring your troop to camp and search for hidden treasure while participating in adventure challenges! Earn clues and pieces of the treasure map while you participate in challenges involving archery, swimming, low ropes, the climbing wall and zip line. Girls Grades: 6-12 Dates: July 12-14 • Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Cost: $60 per person

Daisies Day Out

Enjoy a day of fun and try a variety of activities with other Daisy friends! Try arts and crafts, swimming, field games and a short nature hike. Girls Grades: K-1 Date/Time: Saturday, July 14 • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $15

Earth, Wind & Fire

Learn and experience the early life of Native Americans. Prepare a meal of Thanksgiving, learn Native American traditions and perform a rain dance. Build a tee pee and sleep under the stars for a night. Enjoy camp favorites such as crafts, the climbing wall and swimming! Girls Grades: 3-6 Dates: July 15-18 • Sun.-Wed. (3 nights) Cost: $140

All costs are per girl, unless otherwise noted.


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Camp Conshatawba (cont.) Center Stage

Showcase your acting and singing skills while learning the various aspects of theater, including set design and stage makeup. Work with a group to develop your own play or musical, visit a local playhouse to see a production and get a backstage pass to meet the cast! Girls Grades: 5-9 Dates: July 15-20 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $275

Ride Away

How many wild rides can you take in one camp session? Take day trips to ride coasters at Idlewild, go rafting on the Youghiogheny River and spend some time horseback riding. Participate in camp favorites such as archery, swimming, the climbing wall and so much more! Girls Grades: 4-6 Dates: July 15-20 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $315

Horsin’ Around

Come to camp and enjoy horseback riding and all the traditional camp activities! Spend your mornings at a local stable unlocking the mysteries of your favorite equine friends. Learn about tack and grooming and receive lessons in western riding. Head back to camp in the afternoon to enjoy traditional camp fun such as swimming, archery and the climbing wall. Session 1 Girls Grades: 7-8 Dates: July 15-20 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Session 2 Girls Grades: 5-6 Dates: July 29-Aug. 3 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $260

Makin’ Waves

Do you love spending time in the pool? Then this session is for you! Come to camp for a special session of water-based fun. Learn new swimming strokes and techniques, play water games, brook snoop in the creek and learn the art of synchronized swimming! Girls Grades: 3-6 Dates: July 18-20 • Wed.-Fri. (2 nights) Cost: $95

Camp U Choose

Design your own camping experience by participating in a week of camp activities that YOU choose! Select four pathways for the week and participate in activities that interest you most. Tracks include: Fit N Fun, Ceramics, Journalism, Extreme Adventurers, Camp-ology, Sports Time, Jewelry Making, Beauty Shop and so many more! Girls Grades: 2-12 Dates: July 29-Aug. 3 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $240

All costs are per girl, unless otherwise noted.

Extreme Adventure

In this excellent adventure, try three forms of extreme outdoor sports. Head to Ohiopyle State Park to camp in a tent and cook over a fire. Spend your days exploring the Laurel Highlands participating in mountain biking, rock climbing and white water rafting. Enjoy camp favorites such as archery, swimming and the climbing wall. Girls Grades: 7-11 Dates: July 29-Aug. 3 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $375

Father/Daughter Weekend

Share a fun-filled time at camp with your dad (or significant male adult). Swim, cook out, try the climbing wall and enjoy all the fun camp has to offer! Girls Grades: K-12 Dates: Aug. 3-4 • Fri.-Sat. (1 night) Cost: $35 per person

S’more Summer Fun!

If you didn’t get enough of camp to hold you over until next summer, this session is for you. Join us for one more session of camp fun, including swimming, crafts, brook snooping, outdoor cooking, eco exploring and, of course, s’mores! Girls Grades: 1-3 Dates: Aug. 5-7 • Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Cost: $85

Beauty School

Come enjoy the beauty of camp while getting tips on your own beauty! Learn about healthy lifestyles and exercise while trying zumba and yoga. Learn to style and braid hair, make your own lip gloss and get a manicure! During your session you’ll meet with a cosmetologist to have all your beauty questions answered. Girls Grades: 4-8 Dates: Aug. 5-8 • Sun.-Wed. (3 nights) Cost: $150


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Camp Curry Creek

Camp Curry Creek is situated on 63 acres in Brockway, in Jefferson County. Accommodations include lodges, platform tents and Adirondacks. Curry Creek flows through the property, forming a pond and creating conditions that support diverse animal and plant populations. The camp also features a swimming pool, unique nature center and an indoor rifle range. For specific camp questions, email currycreek@gswpa.org.

Shooting Stars

Spend your evenings at camp learning the sport of rifle shooting. Learn the basics of shooting and improve in the sport throughout the week with different techniques, challenges and adaptations. You must be 12 years or older to participate in rifle shooting programs as listed in Safety Activity Checkpoints. Girls Grades: 6-12 Dates/Times: Thursday, June 14 • 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 21 • 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 28 • 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 5 • 6-9 p.m. Cost: $20 per girl

All costs are per girl, unless otherwise noted.

Open House Sunday, June 3, 2012 1-4 p.m.

Bubble Fun CORE

Come to camp with your troop and bubble over with all there is to do! Experiment with bubble science and make bubble bath, bubble art and bubbly campfire desserts. Enjoy traditional camp activities such as campfires, swimming and boating. Girls Grades: 2-5 Dates: July 22-24 • Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Cost: $60 per girl/$25 per adult

Summer Chillin’ CORE

Come to camp with your troop and enjoy hanging out – camp style! Lounge by the pool with fruity drinks, get pedicures and manicures, make facial masks and relax! Enjoy traditional camp activities such as archery, swimming and boating. Girls Grades: 6-12 Dates: July 26-28 • Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Cost: $70 per girl/$35 per adult


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Camp Elliott

Camp Elliott is situated on 101 acres in Lawrence County, just outside of Volant. The camp has two fully equipped lodges with kitchen, bathroom, shower and dining facilities. Experience two platform tent units, as well as two Adirondacks for primitive camping. The grounds include a swimming pool, hiking trails, a sand volleyball court and a combination basketball/tennis court. Campers can also explore the property’s archeological dig site. For specific camp questions, email elliott@gswpa.org.

Open Hous012e

Inspired By Nature

,2 Sunday, June 3 1-4 p.m.

No Impact Man – Movie Screening

Celebrate Earth Day by viewing the documentary film, No Impact Man, about a man who lived for a year in New York City and made as minimal an impact on the environment as possible. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Find out more about No Impact Week happening July 15-20 at Camp Elliott. Also, help get the garden ready at Camp Elliott by checking out our other Earth Day events happening that day. Girls Grades: 4-10 Date/Time: Sunday, April 22 • 4-6 p.m. Cost: $2

No Impact Project: Camp Elliott

Tap into your creative side and make natureinspired crafts, write short stories and read throughout the day. Also, the pool will be open all day! Pack a lunch, but snacks and refreshments will be provided. Girls Grades: K-6 Date/Time: Monday, July 2 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $20

Trail & Pail Day

The hiking trails are open for you to explore! Learn more about plants and wildlife, relax by the pool and visit the Little Neshannock River. Pack a lunch, but snacks and refreshments will be provided. Girls Grades: K-6 Date: Tuesday, July 3 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $20

Aloha!

Say hello Camp Elliott style as you relax by the pool. Have tropical drinks, get a manicure and pedicure and make gourmet s’mores! Pack a lunch, but snack and refreshment will be provided. Girls Grades: K-6 Date/Time: Friday, July 6 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $20

Experience a No Impact lifestyle and learn how to include these ideas into your everyday life. Visit a local farm and learn the benefits of growing your own garden. Check out the screening of the documentary No Impact Man on April 22, 2012, for an idea of what our week might look like! Please contact Andrea Kelly at 800-248-3355 ext. 1417 or akelly@gswpa.org to indicate preference for tent or lodge accommodations. Girls Grades: 4-10 Dates: June 24-30 • Sun.-Sat. (6 nights) Camp menus are full of Cost: $288

All costs are per girl, unless otherwise noted.

kid-friendly options like fruit, pancakes, hamburgers, spaghetti and more! Contact the Camp Director if your child has any special dietary needs.


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Right On Target!

Practice your archery skills and compete in the newly formed Camp Elliot Archer’s League. Bring your bathing suit and cool off in the pool to celebrate your victory! Snack and refreshments will be provided. Girls Grades: 4-10 Session 1: Saturday, July 7 • 9 a.m.-Noon Session 2: Saturday, July 7 • 1-4 p.m. Cost: $10

Breathe

Get some more breathing room as we travel from Camp Elliott to Camp Resting Waters by bus to work on your Breathe Journey. Perfect your primitive camping skills as we cook over the fire. This week, you’ll also earn your Leader in Action award. Girls Grades: 6-8 Dates: July 8-13 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $328

Drinking water at camp is very important to keep you going and happy, so remember to bring a water bottle that is at least 16oz.

Wonders Of Water

Join us as we travel by bus on “A Very Wet Elf Adventure” from Camp Elliott to Camp Resting Waters. As you work in your Wonders of Water Journey, we’ll explore different water habitats and learn how we can use this non-renewable resource more wisely. Girls Grades: 2-3 Dates: July 8-13 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $328

Just The Two Of Us (Mother/Daughter Camp)

Bring your mom (or significant female adult) to camp! Experience a ton of activities like arts and crafts, nature hikes, archery, swimming, outdoor cooking and more! Please contact Andrea Kelly at 800-248-3355 ext. 1417 or akelly@gswpa.org to indicate preference for tent or lodge accommodations. Girls Grades: K-8 Dates: July 13-15 • Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $96 per person

Get Moving!

Experiment with solar and wind power and learn about energy sustainability. Make an action plan for Camp Elliott to become more energy efficient and work on the Get Moving Journey book. Girls Grades: 4-5 Dates: July 15-20 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $270

Sow What?

Learn about the benefits of eating food grown and produced locally and experiment with different growing techniques. Work on Camp Elliott’s garden and visit a local farmer! You’ll also work on the Sow What Journey book. Girls Grades: 9-10 Dates: July 15-20 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $270

Trail Pals (Father/Daughter Camp)

Bring your dad (or significant male adult) to camp! Experience a ton of activities like arts and crafts, nature hikes, archery, swimming, outdoor cooking and more! Please contact Andrea Kelly at 800-248-3355 ext. 1417 or akelly@gswpa.org to indicate preference for tent or lodge accommodations. Girls Grades: K-8 Dates: July 20-22 • Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $96 per person All costs are per girl, unless otherwise noted.


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Camp Hawthorne Ridge Camp Hawthorne Ridge is situated on 207 acres in Fairview Township in Erie County. Accommodations include cabins and platform tent units. Special features include geological study in the gorge, hiking trails and a swimming pool. For specific camp questions, email hawthorneridge@gswpa.org.

Nature Explorers

Family Open Swim

Come to Camp Hawthorne Ridge for a family swim at the pool. Members and non-members can come for the evening and have some fun in the sun. You may even bring a picnic dinner to eat on the lawn! Girls Grades: K-12 and friends and families Session 1: Sunday, June 17 • 4-8 p.m. Session 2: Sunday, June 24 • 4-8 p.m. Session 3: Sunday, July 1 • 4-8 p.m. Session 4: Sunday, July 8 • 4-8 p.m. Session 5: Sunday, July 15 • 4-8 p.m. Session 6: Sunday, July 22 • 4-8 p.m. Cost: $4 per person

Mom & Me

Bring your mom (or significant female adult) and take a short hike where you’ll learn to identify flowers and trees. Enjoy a campfire and spend time at the pool. Girls Grades: K-8 Session 1: July 8-9 • Sun.- Mon. (1 night) Session 2: July 12-13 • Thurs.-Fri. (1 night) Cost: $50 per person

Weave It, Wear It, Twist It

Learn different jewelry making techniques and practice basic basket weaving. Use your skills to make your own jewelry and basket. You’ll also design and decorate a T-shirt. Girls Grades: 4-10 Dates: July 8-11 • Sun.-Wed. (3 nights) Cost: $140

Camp Crime Scene Investigators

A mystery is unfolding at camp and we need your help to solve it! Work as a group to collect evidence and follow clues to crack the case. Girls Grades: 2-8 Dates: July 8-11 • Sun.-Wed. (3 nights) Cost: $140 All costs are per girl, unless otherwise noted.

Explore the woods and discover what creatures live at camp. Learn the basics of camp and search the gorge for crayfish and other animals. Girls Grades: K-3 Dates: July 10-11 • Tues.-Wed. (1 night) Cost: $50

Runway Of Fashion

Embrace your inner fashionista! Learn what it takes to be a fashion designer and explore color choices and flattering designs. Design your own accessories and decorative pieces to take home! Girls Grades: 4-8 Dates: July 11-13 • Wed.-Fri. (2 nights) Cost: $95

Dad & Me

Bring your dad (or significant male adult) and learn basic fishing skills, build a bat house to take home and canoe at Presque Isle State Park. Girls Grades: K-8 Dates: July 13-15 • Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $75 per person

Wet & Wild

Spend the day at Waldameer Park and Water World, relax at the pool and play water-themed games. Girls Grades: 2-8 Dates: July 13-15 • Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $95

Game On

Play Minute to Win It- and Survivor- themed games. Learn some new pool games and see how your skills stack up in a cup-stacking challenge. Girls Grades: K-3 Dates: July 15-17 Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Cost: $95


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Game On

Let’s Dance

Ride The Waves Of Lake Erie

Animal Care

Ride The Waves Of Lake Erie

Animal Careers

Try your hand at some more challenging games! Play Minute to Win It- and Survivor-themed games and see how your skills stack up in a cup-stacking challenge. Girls Grades: 4-10 Dates: July 15-17 • Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Cost: $95 Visit the Erie Maritime Museum, Presque Isle and the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. Canoe in the lagoons of Presque Isle State Park and learn about Lake Erie — and spend the night at Hawthorne Ridge. Girls Grades: 4-10 Dates: July 18-20 • Wed.-Fri. (2 nights) Cost: $95 Bring your troop and visit the Erie Maritime Museum, Presque Isle and the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. Canoe in the lagoons of Presque Isle State Park and learn about Lake Erie. Girls Grades: 2-10 Dates: July 18-20 • Wed.-Fri. (2 nights) Cost: $95 per person

Teddy Bear Princesses

Build your own teddy bear, design princess items for you and your bear, and watch a princess movie! Girls Grades: K-3 Dates: July 20 -21 • Fri.-Sat. (1 night) Cost: $50

Teddy Bear Princesses

Bring your troop and build your own teddy bear, design princess items for you and your bear, and watch a princess movie! Girls Grades: K-3 Dates: July 20-21 • Fri.-Sat. (1 night) Cost: $50 per person

Explore the art of ballroom dancing, hip hop and other types of dance. Then, show off your skills while working with a team to create your own dance routine! Girls Grades: 4-10 Dates: July 26-28 • Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Cost: $95 Learn what it takes to care for different animals and visit the Erie Zoo! Girls Grades: K-3 Dates: July 30-Aug. 1 Mon.-Wed. (2 nights) Cost: $95 Explore what it takes to become a vet, an animal trainer and other animal-related careers. Visit the Erie Zoo and try out the different skills you’ll need to work with animals. Girls Grades: 4-10 Dates: July 30-Aug. 1 Mon.–Wed. (2 nights) Cost: $95

The Forest Of Hawthorne Ridge

Join us for a medieval-themed camp! Practice your archery skills, learn jousting and sword fighting and try to capture the dragon! Girls Grades: 2-5 Dates: July 30-Aug. 1 • Mon.-Wed. (2 nights) Cost: $95

Cleveland Zoo Bus Trip With Camp Sleepover

Learn about native birds and discover what animals live at camp. Then, make a bat house to take home with you! Girls Grades: 2-8 Dates: July 23-25 • Mon.-Wed. (2 nights) Cost: $95

Want to join us for the bus trip, but want to sleep at camp the night before? Join us for the overnight option and we will house you at camp and wake you up in the morning! Come as a family or individually and join us for a full day at the Cleveland Zoo and Rainforest. We will provide a bagged breakfast and dinner and a hot lunch. Let us do all the planning — just come and have a great time! Girls Grades: K-12 and their friends and families Date: Aug. 2-3 • Thurs.-Fri. (1 night) Cost: $40 per person

Fur, Feathers & Fun

Cleveland Zoo Trip

Fur, Feathers & Fun

Bring your troop and learn about native birds and discover what animals live at camp. Then, make a bat house to take home with you! Girls Grades: 2-8 with adult leaders Dates: July 23-25 • Mon.-Wed. (2 nights) Cost: $95 per person

Can You Find It Now?

Find hidden items at camp and hide some of your own while learning to use a GPS. Also, learn to use a compass and find out about letterboxing! Girls Grades: 4-10 Dates: July 26-28 • Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Cost: $95

Come as a family or individually and join us for a full day at the Cleveland Zoo and Rainforest. We will provide a bagged breakfast and dinner and a hot lunch. We’ll do all the planning — just come and have a great time! Girls Grades: K-12 and friends and families Date/Time: Friday, Aug. 3 • 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Cost: $35 per person All costs are per girl, unless otherwise noted.

Disposable cameras are best to bring to camp. They take great pictures that you can share with your friends and family.


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Camp Redwing

Built in 1923, Camp Redwing is located near Butler on 123 acres of wooded property. Accommodations include platform tents and yurts (really cool round tents). Four of the five units have flush toilets and a washhouse. A swinging suspension bridge connects the grounds on either side of the creek that’s used for canoeing. The camp features a riding program with two riding rings, horse trails and a stable, as well as a heated swimming pool and water slide. For specific questions about this camp, email redwing@gswpa.org.

Back in the Saddle (Level 2)

Open House

Saturday, June 9, 2012 2-4 p.m.

Color Wonders

Improve your riding skills and increase your knowledge of horses by helping groom and care for them. Enjoy cowgirl crafts, games and activities. Prerequisite: Completion of Horsin’ Around (Level 1) or equivalent documented riding experience. Girls Grades: 5-9 Session 1: June 17-22 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Session 2: July 22-27 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $300

Get inspired when you come to camp. You’ll spend your days painting all the things you love and go home with your own canvas you’ve painted. Not to worry, there is still time for all those great camp activities like swimming and campfires. Girls Grades: 4-7 Dates: June 17-22 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $240

Blazing Saddles (Level 3)

Spend lots of time paddling your way down the Connequenessing Creek. You’ll perfect your strokes, play canoe games and go on a day trip canoeing on the lake at McConnells Mill State Park. (This is a prerequisite session for River Runners.) Girls Grades: 4-8 Dates: June 17-22 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $290

Polish your skills and expand your horsemanship knowhow by riding in the ring and on the trail. Help with the complete care of the horses. Prerequisite: Completion of Horsin’ Around (Level 1) and Back in the Saddle (Level 2), or documented minimum of six months of riding lessons. Participants should know how to groom, tack, mount and dismount. Girls Grades: 6-9 Session 1: June 17-22 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Session 2: July 8-13 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $300

Riding horses is a great experience for girls to build confidence and try new things. To keep her safe, make sure she has long pants like jeans to protect her legs.

All costs are per girl, unless otherwise noted.

Lazy River (Level 1)

Splish Splash

Hang out at the pool and play water games. Check out our super soakers, water balloons and the slip n’ slide, have a pool party, and spend some time exploring the creek. Plus, regular camp activities like nature and arts and crafts. Girls Grades: 2-5 Session 1: June 17-22 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $240 Session 2: July 25-27 • Wed.-Fri. (2 nights) Cost: $96


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Counselor-In-Training 1 (CIT) This program is designed to train young women for future work in camping. CITs will gain hands-on experience helping to develop the skills necessary for future work with children in a camp setting. This exciting two-week program introduces CITs to group work dynamics and skill development. CITs will work closely with the program coordinators to learn the skills necessary to grow as young leaders. Girls Grades: 10-12 Dates: July 15-27 • Sun.-Fri. (12 nights) Cost: $300

Horsin’ Around (Level 1)

This is for girls who love horses, but have little or no experience with them. Learn the basics of western riding, horse safety and grooming techniques, and enjoy cowgirl crafts, games and activities. Girls Grades: 4-7 Session 1: June 24-29 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Session 2: July 8-13 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Session 3: July 22-27 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $300

Survivor Camptastic!

Are you excited to see what camp is all about, but can’t choose? Then this is the perfect session for you. You will spend your time living in yurts and doing all of the great camp activities like swimming, nature, campfires and arts and crafts. Girls Grades: 2-5 Session 1: June 24-27 • Sun.-Wed. (3 nights) Cost: $144 Session 2: June 27-29 • Wed.-Fri. (2 nights) Cost: $96

Boat & Bike (Level 1)

Explore Pennsylvania by land and water! Zoom down the beautiful trails while biking at Ohiopyle State Park. Let the adventure continue as you canoe and have a picnic on a day-long trip. You’ll also have lots of time to hang out with your friends by the campfire and cool off in the pool. Girls Grades: 5-8 Dates: June 24-29 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $290

Participate in mental and physical challenges while trying to win group rewards and tribal immunity. Lose a challenge and you may face “Exile Island.” Plus, enjoy regular camp activities like swimming, arts and crafts and nature. Girls Grades: 4-7 Dates: June 24-29 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $240

Western Fun & Games (Level 5)

Take your skills to new heights as you star in Redwing’s own horse show. Take your horse on trail rides and an overnight trip on camp grounds. Learn how to throw a lasso and share your love of horses by helping out younger campers. Prerequisite: completion of Trailblazers (Level 4) or equivalent documented experience (name of instructor, phone number, facility and riding experience/time). Girls Grades: 9-12 Dates: June 24-July 1 • Sun.-Sun. (7 nights) Cost: $420 All costs are per girl, unless otherwise noted.


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Camp Redwing (cont.) Spy Girls

Make spy tools, track suspects, play with high-tech gadgets, crack codes, go geocaching and solve a mystery using your new spy skills. Plus, regular camp activities like arts and crafts, swimming and nature. Girls Grades: 4-7 Dates: July 8-13 • Sun.- Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $240

Movie Makers

Me & My Gal

Bring your favorite cowgirl, your mom (or significant female adult), to camp for the weekend! Go on a staffled horse ride, enjoy cowgirl-themed games, make crafts, and dance at the all-camp hoedown! There’s something for everyone, including swimming, nature and arts and crafts. Girls Grades: K-12 Session 1: June 29-July 1 • Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Session 2: July 5-7 • Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Cost: $65 per person

Creeks & Critters

Get outside and see what nature has to offer. Go on a creek hike and explore the woods around Redwing. Get your hands dirty, learn about wild edibles and search for critters. You’ll even spend the night sleeping under the stars at a campout. Also, participate in great camp activities like swimming and arts and crafts. Girls Grades: 5-8 Dates: July 8-13 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $240

River Runners (Level 2)

Get ready, get set, go canoeing! Perfect your paddling skills at camp, “swamp” your canoe in the safety of the pool, and paddle to a picnic lunch. Then embark on a two-night canoe trip on the Allegheny River. Prerequisite: completion of a Level 1 canoeing program or equivalent documented experience. Must have experience canoeing for at least three miles in one day on moving water. Girls Grades: 7-12 Dates: July 8-13 Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $290

All costs are per girl, unless otherwise noted.

Become the star of the show on Redwing’s stage. You and your friends will make videos starring you! Learn how to create a production all your own. You’ll still have time for hanging out at the pool, arts and crafts and nature too. Increase your fun by taking advantage of our Stayover Weekend! Girls Grades: 4-7 Dates: July 15-20 • Sun.- Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $240

Super Soakers

You’ll learn to canoe, enjoy water games, play with water balloons and of course, SUPER SOAKERS! Visit Sandcastles Water Park, have a pool party and enjoy regular camp activities like arts and crafts and nature. Increase your fun by taking advantage of our Stayover Weekend! Girls Grades: 4-7 Dates: July 15-20 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $265

Thrill Seekers

Set off in search of great thrills! Ride roller coasters at Kennywood Park, go white-water rafting and try geocaching. Plus, regular camp activities like swimming and arts and crafts. Increase your fun by taking advantage of our Stayover Weekend! Girls Grades: 6-12 Dates: July 15-20 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $290

Staff Alumni Weekend

Calling all Redwing Staff Alumni! Come to camp and see what we’ve been up to, catch up with old friends and meet some new ones. Your favorite things about camp will all be included like horseback riding, swimming and our Candlelight Ceremony. Please contact Karla Schell directly at 800-248-3355 ext. 1703 or kschell@gswpa.org to register. Adult Event Dates: July 20-22 • Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $20


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Stayover Weekend

If you love camp and would like to spend two back-to-back weeks, this is the perfect opportunity. Spend the weekend at camp swimming and hanging out, along with a special event Saturday night. (This is for campers who are registered for programs the week of July 15-20 and July 22-27.) Girls Grades: 4-10 Dates: July 20-22 • Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $70 Trailblazers (Level 4)

This camp is for the true horse lover. Trailblazers will spend lots of time riding trails at camp and even go on a overnight excursion with your horse at the outpost deep in the Redwing woods. Increase your fun by taking advantage of our Stayover Weekend! Prerequisite: Completion of Level 3 or equivalent documented riding experience (name of instructor, phone number, facility and riding experience/time). Girls Grades: 7-10 Dates: July 15-20 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $290

Wrangler-In-Training (WIT)

Share your love of horses by helping out younger campers and learn what it’s like to work as barn staff. Increase your knowledge of horsemanship, learn about group dynamics, child development, program planning and barn operations. Prerequisite: Completion of a Level 5 program or equivalent documented riding experience (name of instructor, phone number, facility and riding experience/time). Girls Grades: 10-12 Dates: July 15-27 • Sun.-Fri. (12 nights) Cost: $480

Daring Designs

Make jewelry and a tie-dye T-shirt to wear on Redwing’s traditional Tie-Dye Tuesday. You’ll be able to create pictures with exploding paint and art inspired by nature. You’ll also do regular camp activities like nature and swimming. Increase your fun by taking advantage of our Stayover Weekend! Please bring a white T-shirt to tie-dye. Girls Grades: 2-5 Dates: July 22-25 • Sun.-Wed. (3 nights) Cost: $144

Redwing Spa

Relax and get in touch with your glamorous side. Learn about aromatherapy, make fruit smoothies, mix up some all-natural face masks, try yoga and create your own lip gloss, fizzing bath bombs and bubble bath. Plus, enjoy regular camp activities likes swimming, arts and crafts and nature. Increase your fun by taking advantage of our Stayover Weekend! Girls Grades: 4-7 Dates: July 22-27 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $240

Moonlight Madness

See all the cool things that happen at camp when the sun goes down. You’ll get to stay up late, sleep in, go night swimming and learn about the stars above. Plus, do great camp activities like nature and arts and crafts. Girls Grades: 4-7 Dates: July 29-Aug. 2 • Sun.-Thurs. (4 nights) Cost: $192

Picture This

Come home from camp with more than memories. Learn how to take great photos to capture all the cool things you and your friends are doing at camp. Then you’ll put all your photos together for a video of your week. Make sure to bring your camera with you! Girls Grades: 4-7 Dates: July 29-Aug. 2 • Sun.-Thurs. (4 nights) Cost: $192

Pony Tails

Learn horse care and safety, take a staff-led horse ride and enjoy cowgirl games and crafts, plus regular camp activities like swimming and nature. Girls Grades: 2-5 Dates: July 29-Aug. 2 • Sun.-Thurs. (4 nights) Cost: $212

Sea Horses

Spend time at two favorite spots at Camp Redwing — the pool and barn. Learn horse care and safety, take a staff-led horse ride and enjoy a pool party. Plus, enjoy regular camp activities like arts and crafts and nature. Girls Grades: 2-5 Dates: July 29-Aug. 2 • Sun.-Thurs. (4 nights) Cost: $212

Yurt Ventures

Sleep in a yurt and try lots of swimming, archery, arts and crafts, canoeing and creek exploration. Make each day an adventure! Girls Grades: 4-7 Dates: July 29-Aug. 2 • Sun.-Thurs. (4 nights) Cost: $192

Me & My Guy

Bring your favorite cowboy, your dad (or significant male adult), to camp for the weekend! Go on a staff-led horse ride, enjoy cowgirl-themed games, make crafts and dance at the all-camp hoedown! There’s something for everyone, including swimming, nature and arts and crafts. Girls Grades: K-12 Session 1: Aug. 3-5 • Fri.-Sun. (2 nights) Cost: $65 per person

Survivor

Participate in mental and physical challenges while trying to win group rewards and tribal immunity. Lose a challenge and you may face “Exile Island.” Plus, enjoy regular camp activities like swimming, arts and crafts and nature. Girls Grades: K-12 Dates: Aug. 6-8 • Mon.-Wed. (2 nights) Cost: $65 per person All costs are per girl, unless otherwise noted.


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Camp Roy Weller

Camp Roy Weller is nestled in the foothills of Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, on 792 acres. Home to the Eberly Family Learning Center, the camp has two modernized lodges and two primitive camping areas, connected by an ecosystem of meadows, forests, hills, ravines, trails, streams and ponds. For specific camp questions, email royweller@gswpa.org.

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Daydreamer

This camp sampler is focused on art and expression. Try cooking over a fire and express yourself through different art forms. Plus, enjoy nature and other camp activities. Girls Grades: 4-6 Dates: July 29-31 • Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Cost: $96

Weller Wonderers CORE

Are you excited to see what camp is all about? Bring your troop to Weller Wonderers and experience camp activities and some Girl Scout favorites. Staff will be there to guide your troop to get the most out of your camping experience. Girls Grades: 1-8 Session 1: July 29-31 • Sun -Tues. (2 nights) Session 2: Aug. 2-4 • Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Cost: $70 per Girl/ $30 per Adult All costs are per girl, unless otherwise noted.

A Pirate’s Life

Ahoy mates, arrrre you ready to go on a treasure hunt? Learn how to read maps, hunt for buried treasure and find cool stuff. Also, enjoy nature and other camp activities. Girls Grades: 4-8 Dates: July 29-Aug. 4 • Sun.-Sat. (6 nights) Cost: $300


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When sending letters to your camper, make sure messages are positive. Highlight how much fun your camper is having and how excited you are to hear all about her cool experiences.

Culinary Capers

Test your outdoor cooking skills! Cook your meals outside using different outdoor cooking techniques, learn outdoor survival skills and make your own outdoor cookbook. Plus, enjoy other Weller activities. Girl Grades: 6-10 Dates: Aug. 5-11 • Sun.-Sat. (6 nights) Cost: $300

Drip, Drip, Splash

Come with your troop and have fun playing with water. Enjoy canoeing and learn the importance of water on planet Earth. Girl Grades: 4-6 Dates: Aug. 5-11 • Sun.-Sat. (6 nights) Cost: $290

Night Delight

As the moon comes out and camp settles down, explore the mysteries of the night. Stay up late to star gaze, go on a super secret kitchen raid and sleep in. Let the night capture your imagination as you plan your moonlight mischief! Girls Grades: 6-10 Dates: July 29-Aug. 4 • Sun.-Sat. (6 nights) Cost: $300

Paddle Pals

Discover a love for canoeing while boating on Roy Weller’s ponds. Learn about canoes and how to paddle while building a strong connection with your canoe partner. Enjoy other camp activities when you’re not on the water. Girls Grades: 4-8 Dates: July 29-Aug. 4 • Sun.-Sat. (6 nights) Cost: $290

Paws & Claws

Learn about the creatures that live at camp and build permanent animal habitats for them. Also, enjoy campfires and other camp activities. Girl Grades: 4-6 Dates: Aug. 2-4 • Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Cost: $96

Lorax Learner

A character from Dr. Seuss said, “I’m the Lorax. I speak for the trees.” At camp, we’ll use The Lorax story to learn about Camp Roy Weller and the universe. Work with your group and learn how to lend a helping hand to others. Girl Grades: 2-5 Dates: Aug. 5-9 • Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Cost: $96

Gunwale Girls

Whether you’re learning how to canoe for the first time or working on your perfect J stroke, this camp is all about relaxing on the water. When you’re not on the water, spend time doing arts, nature and other great activities. Girl Grades: 6-10 Dates: Aug. 5-11 • Sun.-Sat. (6 nights) Cost: $300

Knap Sackers

Discover the hiking trails around camp and learn how to camp with minimal impact on nature. Learn the basics of Leave No Trace and use your skills to go on an overnight trip. Plus, enjoy nature and other camp activities. Girl Grades: 4-8 Dates: Aug. 5-11 • Sun.-Sat. (6 nights) Cost: $290

Under The Stars

See all the cool things that happen at camp when the sun goes down. Stay up late, sleep in, participate in a night hike and learn about the stars and planets. But, don’t sleep in too late or you’ll miss all the other great camp activities! Girl Grades: 4-8 Dates: Aug. 5-11 • Sun.-Sat. (6 nights) Cost: $290

Camp Critters

Discover what critters live at camp and how to find them. Learn how each bug is important to us and work on your Brownie Bugs Badge. Girl Grades: 2-4 Dates: Aug. 9-11 • Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Cost: $96 All costs are per girl, unless otherwise noted.


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Camp Singing Hills

Camp Singing Hills sits on 221 acres, in central Venango County between Oil City and Franklin. Accommodations include platform tents and yurts (really cool round tents). The wooded hills and valleys are traversed with wonderful hiking trails and bridges. Singing Hills features a multi-level challenge course, a swimming pool, an outdoor rifle and an archery range. For specific camp questions, email singinghills@gswpa.org.

Canoe & Climb CORE

Come to camp and hang out on the High Ropes! Play and work as a team on the Challenge Course low elements and learn basic canoe strokes, rescues and maneuvers. Girls Grades: 6-12 Dates: June 21-23 • Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Cost: $95 per person

Shoot, Splash & Spelunk

Spend time on the rifle range and work toward earning your NRA rifle rocker (must be at least 12 years old). Lounge around the pool, go spelunking and explore natural caves. Girls Grades: 6-12 Dates: June 24-30 • Sun.-Sat. (6 nights) Cost: $265

Camp & Cave CORE

Enjoy camp and learn traditional Girl Scouting outdoor skills. Practice rappelling off the Challenge Course Tower, go spelunking and hiking. Troop leaders will need to transport girls offsite. Girls Grades: 6-12 Dates: July 12-14 • Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Cost: $95 per person

My First Camp! CORE

Take a nature hike and learn about the environment around you while you challenge yourself with teambased games and the Brownie Fun Course! Girls Grades: K-3 Dates: July 13-14 • Fri.-Sat. (1 night) Cost: $50 per person

High Adventure! CORE

Native American Traditions

Canoe U. (Level 2) CORE

Natural Wonders Of PA Tour! CORE

Play team-based games, work together to problem solve and learn to better trust your sister Girl Scouts! Complete low-course elements and challenge yourself on the High Ropes course. Girls Grades: 6-12 Dates: June 28-30 • Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Cost: $95 per person Play team games and work together on the Challenge Course low elements. Participate in an on-river canoe trip and camp out along the river on two overnights! Girls must have previous canoe and camping experience. All camping gear is provided by GSWPA. Troop leaders will transport girls to canoe livery. Girls Grades: 4-12 Dates: July 5-7 • Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Cost: $110 per person

Ultimate High Adventure!

Learn the process of facilitating the Multilevel Challenge Course, as well as the knots, safety equipment and procedures that will ensure safe participation of all campers on the ropes course. Complete as many low and high elements as you can, then end the camp with an experience rappelling and bouldering in the Allegheny National Forest and Panther Caves. Girls Grades: 6-12 Dates: July 8-14 • Sun.-Sat. (6 nights) Cost: $265 All costs are per girl, unless otherwise noted.

Start at Singing Hills and take a bus to visit Camp Resting Waters for a full week. Enjoy canoeing, kayaking, fishing and relaxing on the lake. Learn traditional Native American storytelling, dance, crafts and games. Girls Grades: 4-8 Dates: July 15-20 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $245 Join us on a tour of PA! First, meet at Singing Hills and take a bus to Camp Resting Waters to swim, fish, hike and relax. Next, you will visit the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon for exhilarating hiking and breathtaking views. Camp along the rim of the gorge and take a horsedrawn wagon ride along the canyon floor. Then, head to Elk County Visitors Center for a safe viewing area and a potential encounter with an Elk herd. Finally, travel to Singing Hills and enjoy the zip line and rock wall. (Must meet minimum capacity of 25 participants.) Girls Grades: 4-12 Dates: July 15-20 Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $150 per person


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Smooth Sailing

Start at Singing Hills and take a bus to Camp Resting Waters for a full week and enjoy sailing and relaxing on the Lake. After learning all the sailing basics and perfecting your skills, participate in a sailing regatta. When you’re not in the water, enjoy fishing, hiking and other camp activities. Girls Grades: 6-12 Dates: July 15-20 • Sun.-Fri. (5 nights) Cost: $265

Camp Games, Splash & Climb! CORE

Put your game face on and challenge yourself with team-based games you can only play at camp, such as all-camp tug-o-war, capture the flag and the Brownie Fun Course. Girls Grades: 2-5 Dates: July 24-25 • Tues.-Wed. (1 night) Cost: $50 per person

Canoe U. (Level 1) CORE

Play team games and work together on the Challenge Course low elements. Participate in an on-river canoe trip and camp out along the river overnight! Troop leaders will transport girls to canoe livery. Girls Grades: 4-12 Dates: July 26-28 • Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Cost: $105 per person

The Pinnacle CORE

For the true challenge course adventure seeker! Complete and master every high element Singing Hills has to offer and earn a specially designed fun patch denoting your success. If you can complete the Pinnacle, then take a shot on the rifle range. (Must be 12 years old to shoot rifles.) Girls Grades: 6-12 Dates: July 26-28 • Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Cost: $95 per person

Take Aim CORE

Learn the basics of archery and practice with different equipment, including recurve and compound bows. Then, learn the parts of a rifle and exercise control and precision on the range. (Must be 12 years old to shoot rifles.) Girls Grades: 6-12 Dates: July 27-28 • Fri.-Sat. (1 night) Cost: $80 per person

The Camp Olympics! CORE

Put your game face on and challenge yourself with team-based games you can only play at camp, such as all-camp tug-o-war, capture the flag and the low and high ropes courses. Learn outdoor cooking skills and compete in a one-pot cook off! Also enjoy canoeing, archery and swimming. Girls Grades: 4-12 Dates: Aug. 1-4 • Wed.-Sat. (3 nights) Cost: $115 per person

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Camp Skymeadow

Camp Skymeadow sits on 371 acres of grassy meadows and a stand of evergreens at the southern tip of Armstrong County, near Avonmore. There are two platform tent units and four lodges with bathrooms and showers. The camp specializes in horse programs, with stables, a riding ring and riding trails. Other features include a log cabin, a pond for fishing and another pond for canoeing and a large picnic pavilion. For specific camp questions, email skymeadow@gswpa.org.

Horse Lover CORE

This is for girls who love horses but have little or no experience with them. Enjoy an adult-led trail ride and participate in camp activities like crafts and swimming. Girls Grades: 3-8 Session 1: June 17-19 • Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Session 2: July 8-10 • Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Session 3: July 22-24 • Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Cost: $115 per girl/$30 per adult

Into The Woods CORE

Go on an adventure and make new friends with your Girl Scout sisters. Learn the basics of camping and Leave No Trace principles and learn to build a campfire. While at camp, participate on a night hike and earn your Camper Badge. Girls Grades: 4-6 Dates: June 17-19 • Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Cost: $70 per girl/$30 per adult

Outdoor Magic CORE

Come to Camp Skymeadow and experience fun camp activities. Enjoy the magic of the outdoors and hike a trail, shoot archery and cook over a campfire. Girls Grades: 3-9 Dates: June 21-23 • Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Cost: $70 per girl/$30 per adult

Pony Pals (Mother/Daughter) CORE

Bring your mom (or significant female adult) to camp for horse fun! Girls go on an adult-led horse ride, and moms can ride too. Participate in other camp activities like swimming and crafts. Girls Grades: 1-5 Session 1: June 21-23 • Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Session 2: June 24-26 • Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Cost: $75 per person Session 3: July 1-2 • Sun.-Mon. (1 night) Cost: $40 per person Session 4: July 26-28 • Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Cost: $75 per person All costs are per girl, unless otherwise noted.

Water Otters CORE

Come with your troop and have fun playing with water. Enjoy swimming, canoeing, and learn the importance of water on planet Earth. Girls Grades: 2-4 Dates: June 24-26 • Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Cost: $70 per girl/$30 per adult

Dances With Branches CORE

Experience the thrill of climbing and go as high as you can into the trees of Skymeadow’s great oaks! You will be fully harnessed and helmeted while using ropes to climb however high you feel comfortable. Try flipping upside down to show off your tree-climbing skills. Girls Grades: 2-9 Session 1: June 28-30 • Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Session 2: July 15-17 • Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Cost: $85 per girl/$45 per adult

Take The Reins CORE

This camp is for beginner riders. Increase your knowledge of horses and improve your riding skills by participating in a riding lesson. Plus, enjoy regular camp activities like swimming and archery. Remember, barn and riding time take priority. Girls Grades: 3-9 Session 1: June 28-30 • Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Session 2: July 15-17 • Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Session 3: Aug. 2-4 • Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Cost: $115 per girl/$30 per adult

Outdoors & S’mores CORE

Come with your entire troop to see what Camp Skymeadow is like! Go swimming, canoeing, enjoy arts and crafts and nature activities. Girls Grades: 1-4 Session 1: July 1-2• Sun.-Mon. (1 night) Session 2: July 13-14 • Fri.-Sat. (1 night) Cost: $40 per girl/$20 per adult


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Most activities are done outside, so make sunscreen and bug spray a priority.

Today I Am … CORE Giddy Up CORE

This camp has it all! Learn to shoot a bow and arrow, go on a hayride and enjoy an adult-led horse ride around camp. Girls Grades: 1-4 Session 1: July 6-7 • Fri.-Sat. (1 night) Session 2: July 13-14 • Fri.-Sat. (1 night) Cost: $60 per girl/ $20 per adult

Nibble Of Nature CORE

Add a cup of fire building, stir in some creative recipes and sprinkle with camp activities. Combine and cook over a campfire. Sounds like a recipe for fun! Girl Grade 2-5 Dates: July 6-7 • Fri.-Sat. (1 night) Cost: $40 per girl/$20 per adult

Ready, Set, Camp! CORE

First time camping? Bring your mom (or significant female adult) to camp and experience traditional camp activities. Go canoeing, shoot archery, hike a trail and roast s’mores over a campfire while singing songs. You’ll want to come back for more! Girls Grades: 1-5 Dates: July 8-10 • Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Cost: $50 per person

Corral Day CORE

Learn basic horse care and safety, take an adult-led horse ride and go swimming. You’ll also make a cowgirl craft and eat lunch in the “chuck wagon.” Girls Grades: 2-5 Session 1: Thursday, July 12 • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Session 2: Tuesday, July 31 • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $30 per girl/free for adults, but registration is required.

Come to camp and try on some new ideas of the “future you.” Bring ideas of who you want to be someday and try them out with your friends. Don’t worry — you‘ll still get a chance to do all the fun camp activities while on your new adventure. Girls Grades: 4-6 Dates: July 19-21 • Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Cost: $70 per girl/$30 per adult

Margret Scout CORE

Did you know Juliette Low’s niece, Margret Gordon, was the very first Girl Scout? Learn the basics of Girl Scouting like working with campfires and cooking over them, camp crafts and basic knots. While there, troop leaders will complete Outdoor 101 and Camping Basic Skill Training. Prerequisite: Girl Scouting 101. Girls Grades: 4-9 Session 1: July 22-24 • Sun.-Tues. (2 nights) Session 2: Aug. 2-4• Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Cost: $70 per girl/$40 per adult

Outdoor Chef CORE

Test your outdoor cooking skills while spending time enjoying all of Skymeadow’s great activities. You’ll learn different methods of cooking, plus enjoy camp activities like swimming and canoeing. Girls Grades: 3-9 Dates: July 26-28 • Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Cost: $70 per girl/$30 per adult

Elves In The Wood CORE

Come to camp and learn the basics of traveling outside, whether in your neighborhood or on a trail. While at camp earn your Hiker Badge. Girls Grades: 2-4 Dates: July 29-30 • Sun.-Mon. (1 night) Cost: $40 per girl/$20 per adult All costs are per girl, unless otherwise noted.

Fillies & Stallions (Father/Daughter) CORE Bring your dad (or significant male adult) to camp for the weekend! Go on an adult-led horse ride, and dads can ride too. Participate in other camp activities like hiking and swimming. Girls Grades: 1-5 Session 1: July 19-21 • Thurs.-Sat. (2 nights) Cost: $75 per person Session 2: July 29-30 • Sun.-Mon. (1 night) Cost: $40 per person

Open House Saturday

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Frequently Asked Questions About Camp How will camper placement occur?

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

My camper wants to designate a buddy; how does this work?

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

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

A confirmation packet/registration receipt will be sent stating the session(s) and date(s) for which you are registered. These packets will be sent electronically if an email address is provided. Check your junk mail/spam for filtered emails.

What is a Tagalong and what is their fee?

Tagalongs are potty-trained children ages 3-5 and boys ages 6 and older whose parent is volunteering at Day Camp. Please register and pay the Day Camp fee of $10 for each Tagalong. Bus fees apply for any child using transportation.

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

Yes. Please fill out the scholarship form on page 33 and submit appropriate payments, including the $50 deposit to: 5681 Route 6N Edinboro, PA 16412. You may also submit your deposit of $50 online. However, you still need to complete the scholarship form and send it to 5681 Route 6N, Edinboro, PA 16412. Once a scholarship is awarded, a refund may be approved, depending upon the amount of the financial assistance.

Is my deposit refundable?

The deposit must be paid for each camp session when you submit your registration, and it’s only refundable if the camp session(s) is cancelled or the girl is unable to be placed in a camp session. If you pay in full when you register, the deposit is still non-refundable if you cancel at a later date.

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

Yes! For girls not currently Girl Scouts, please include the $12 membership fee in addition to the deposit. Look for more detailed camp information in your confirmation packet after you register.

When is final payment due?

Final payment is due by May 1, 2012. Parents will receive an invoice with their confirmation packets and will not be able to attend unless complete payment is made. If final payment is not made by May 1, 2012, the space will be opened to others.

What is the Summer Camp refund policy?

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

Can I be a volunteer at Day Camp? Yes, simply follow the steps below:

1. Send a completed volunteer application with the Disclosure Agreement to GSWPA Volunteer Placement, 5681 Route 6N, Edinboro, PA 16412. Volunteer placement is not guaranteed and is subject to a background check, availability and camp staffing needs. 2. Send your child’s summer camp registration form and membership registration form (if applicable), with the $50 deposit to 5681 Route 6N Edinboro, PA 16412. If the child’s camp fee exceeds the $50 deposit, it must be paid in full by May 1, 2012, or two weeks prior to the start of the camp session. Bus fees apply for any adult or child using this provided transportation. 3. Once Day Camp has occurred, and if you attended the entire week, a refund or partial refund of the discounted child’s Day Camp fee will be issued.

Can a girl volunteer at Day Camp?

Yes, if you completed any of the following trainings, you are eligible to assist at Day Camp: Program Aide (PA), volunteer-in-training (VIT) or counselor-in-training (CIT). Assignment is subject to staffing needs, availability and proof of completion of training. Please note: some camps will not accept 6th grade program aides. Bus fees apply forany girl using this provided transportation.


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2012 Council Sponsored Day Camp Registration Form

Camp registration starts January 9, 2012. Register online for faster processing. (See page 35 for details.)

Please register online at www.gswpa.org. Click “Calendar and Registration.” Either select “New Visitor” or “Returning Visitor,” then select Camp Activities (left-hand on task bar). Complete instructions for online registrations are found on page 35. Mail your completed registration form and payment to: GSWPA, Registrar, 5681 Route 6N, Edinboro, PA 16412, or fax with credit card information to 814-734-7701. See back for additional spaces to register other people. For commonly asked questions about camp registration, please see page 28. Last Name

First Name

Middle Name

School Name

Grade Completed 2011/2012 yr

Troop #

Address

City/State

Zip Code

Mother/guardian’s name

Email Address

Home Phone ( )

Cell Phone ( )

Work Phone ( )

Father/guardian’s name

Email Address

Home Phone ( )

Cell Phone ( )

Work Phone ( )

Adult Volunteers — Would you like to be an adult day camp volunteer? q Yes q No Are you a current GSWPA Volunteer? q Yes q No If you are not a current GSWPA volunteer please complete a volunteer packet at www.gswpa.org/volunteers/volunteer-application-packet. Girl Volunteers — Would you like to be a Day Camp volunteer? (Not all Day Camps approve 6th grade Day Camp volunteers.) q Yes q No Girls Grade 7 to 8 — Have you attended q Program Aide (PA Training) q S.A.L.E. q VIT Training or q CIT Training? Buddy Information Please list only one buddy name for each camp. Please understand that girls’ buddy placement is dependent upon space availability and is not guaranteed. Buddies must be in the same camp session. Camp Buddy Name

Camp Session

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

Session Name

Session Date

2nd Choice — Camp Name

Session Name

Session Date

Bus Transportation q Yes I need to be picked up at

q No Bus Transportation Needed

See pages 8-9 for locations

Day Camp T-shirt and Patch: T-shirts are $12 (please circle the size needed) and Patch $2.50: q T-shirt Youth — S M L q T-shirt Adult — S M L XL 2XL 3XL q Patch Payment: Camps require a $50 non-refundable deposit per session. If the total due is less than $50, please send the total fee. Final payments are due by May 1, 2012. Make checks payable to GSWPA. Non-registered Girl Scouts must include the $12 registration fee. q

Check/Money order (make checks payable to GSWPA ) $

q

Scholarship request (Please compete the Scholarship Form on pages 33-34, and attach.)

q Credit Card (circle one)

Visa

MasterCard

Card number Signature

AMEX

Discover

Cookie Dough/Nut Bucks/Program Award $

(please attach)

Membership Fee ($12) $

$

Exp. Date

3-digit code (on back of card) Print Name

I have read and understand the camp information, including payment fee and refund policies. I give permission for my daughter to attend camp and to participate in all activities both on and off the camp property, including transportation out of camp for planned program activities. When participating in camp, she may be photographed for print, video or electronic imaging. We agree that the images may be used in promotional material, news releases and other published formats for the council. Signature of Parent/Guardian

Date


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Day Camp Roster

Use this side only if you are registering for more than one girl or adult.

Adults Attending: 1. Name ____________________________________________________Email _________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________________ Phone (____)________________________ Street

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Zip Code

2. Name ____________________________________________________Email _________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________________ Phone (____)________________________ Street

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Girls Attending: 1. Name ________________________________________Email _________________________________________ Grade_______ Address_______________________________________________________________ Phone (____)________________________ Street

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2. Name ________________________________________Email _________________________________________ Grade_______ Address_______________________________________________________________ Phone (____)________________________ Street

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2012 Resident or CORE Camp Registration Form Camp registration starts January 9, 2012. Register online for faster processing. (See page 35 for details.)

Please register online at www.gswpa.org. Click “Calendar and Registration.” Either select “New Visitor” or “Returning Visitor,” then select Camp Activities (left-hand on task bar). Complete instructions for online registrations are found on page 35. Mail your completed registration form and payment to: GSWPA, Registrar, 5681 Route 6N, Edinboro, PA 16412, or fax with credit card information to 814-734-7701. See back for additional spaces to register other people. For commonly asked questions about camp registration, please see page 21. Last Name

First Name

Middle Name

School Name

Grade Completed 2011/2012 yr

Troop #

Address

City/State

Zip Code

Mother/guardian’s name

Email Address

Home Phone ( )

Cell Phone ( )

Work Phone ( )

Father/guardian’s name

Email Address

Home Phone ( )

Cell Phone ( )

Work Phone ( )

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

Camp Session

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

Session Name

Session Date

2nd Choice — Camp Name

Session Name

Session Date

Payment: Camps require a $50 non-refundable deposit per session. If the total due is less than $50, please send the total fee. Final payments are due by May 1, 2012. Make checks payable to GSWPA. Non-registered Girl Scouts must include the $12 registration fee. q

Check/Money order (make checks payable to GSWPA ) $

q

Scholarship request (Please compete the Scholarship Form on pages 33-34, and attach.)

q Credit Card (circle one)

Visa

MasterCard

Card number Signature

AMEX

Discover

Cookie Dough/Nut Bucks/Program Award $

(please attach)

Membership Fee ($12) $

$

Exp. Date

3-digit code (on back of card) Print Name

I have read and understand the camp information, including payment fee and refund policies. I give permission for my daughter to attend camp and to participate in all activities both on and off the camp property, including transportation out of camp for planned program activities. When participating in camp, she may be photographed for print, video or electronic imaging. We agree that the images may be used in promotional material, news releases and other published formats for the council. Signature of Parent/Guardian

Date


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Resident or CORE Camp Roster

Use this side only if registering for more than one girl for Resident or CORE Camp.

Adults Attending: 1. Name ____________________________________________________Email _________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________________ Phone (____)________________________ Street

City

State

Zip Code

2. Name ____________________________________________________Email _________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________________ Phone (____)________________________ Street

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3. Name ____________________________________________________Email _________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________________ Phone (____)________________________ Street

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4. Name ____________________________________________________Email _________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________________ Phone (____)________________________ Street

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Girls Attending: 1. Name ________________________________________Email _________________________________________ Grade_______ Address_______________________________________________________________ Phone (____)________________________ Street

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2. Name ________________________________________Email _________________________________________ Grade_______ Address_______________________________________________________________ Phone (____)________________________ Street

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Scholarship Form SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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


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Scholarship Form Scholarships are available to Girls Only. All information provided is strictly confidential. For event/camp registration, send this form along with the event/camp registration form(s) and all applicable payments to: Council Registrar, 5681 Route 6N, Edinboro, PA 16412. For membership registration, attach this form to the member’s registration form and submit to your Service Unit Registrar or Membership Manager. Or download a registration form at www.gswpa.org. Deadline date: for all events, three (3) weeks prior to the start date. For membership registration, no deadline date. Girl Name: Troop #: Girl Scout Service Unit: Parent/Guardian Name(s): Parent/Guardian Occupation(s): Address: Street City State Zip Code Home Phone: Work Phone: Cell Phone: Email: Girl lives with: q both parents q one parent q other (specify): Number of children (under 18) in household: Number of adults in household: Sources of income (check all applicable): q Salaries q Investments q Pensions q Social Security q Other source(s):

q Alimony q Public Assistance

Total annual household income combining all sources: q Less than $10,000 q $10,000 - $15,000 q $15,001 - $20,000 q $30,001 - $40,000 q $40,001 - $50,000 q $50,001 - $60,000

q Child Support q Food Stamps q Unemployment Compensation q SSI

q $20,001 - $30,000 q $60,001 - $70,000

q $70,000+

Does your family qualify for the free- or reduced-lunch program? q Yes q No Please check box q if you have previously applied for a scholarship in this year or any past year. How many girls in your family are applying for a scholarship this year? I am applying for a scholarship for: (Check one and complete the appropriate section.) q Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) membership registration q Event/Program q Camp Title/name: Date(s): Time/Session: Event/Program Fee: 10 percent of the total event/program fee (enclosed) Additional amount family can pay (enclosed) Amount troop can pay (enclosed) Nut Bucks and/or Cookie Dough credit (enclosed) Scholarship amount requested:

$ -

$ $ $ $

= $

GSUSA Membership Registration: $ Additional amount family can pay (enclosed) - $ Amount troop can pay (enclosed) - $ Nut Bucks and/or Cookie Dough credit (enclosed) - $ Scholarship amount requested:

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Camp Fee: Camp deposit (enclosed) 10 percent of the total camp fee (enclosed) Additional amount family can pay (enclosed) Amount troop can pay (enclosed) Nut Bucks and/or Cookie Dough credit (enclosed)

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= $

$ $ $ $ $ $

Describe specific reasons/circumstances for requesting a scholarship. Must be completed. (Attach additional sheet if necessary.)

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I certify that all information in this application is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. False information is a basis for disqualification for current and future consideration. Scholarships will not be considered for any girls/family with delinquent monies due to the council. All outstanding monies owed to the council must be paid prior to distribution of the scholarship awards. Signature of Parent / Guardian:

Date:


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Register Online In 6 Steps! Step 1—Sign up.

Go to www.gswpa.org and click on the Calendar & Registration button at the top of the page.

Step 2—Activate your account – or your daughter’s account. (If you attempt to activate any account without success, please contact the GSWPA Help Desk at 800-248-3355 ext. 1460 or helpdesk@gswpa.org. If you’re registering multiple people, you must activate each new account individually.) • Select the New Visitor box in the middle of the screen. • Enter the name of the person you’re registering. (First name, last name, and email address. These should all match the information currently in our membership database if she’s already a registered member.) • A message will be sent to the email address provided. • Open the email and select the link in the body of the email. • You’ll be asked to create a username and password. (Password must be 7 characters with no symbols.) • Choose a hint question and enter the answer. • Click “Create Account.” • You’ll receive an email confirmation and will be logged into the registration portion of the site. The name of the person you’re registering will appear in the top right corner of the Web page.

Step 3—Log in once the account is activated.

Once the account has been activated, use the username and password to log in and register for future events, programs or trainings!

Step 4—Select camp activities, programs and events and/or adult trainings and events. To view GSWPA camp activities, programs and events or adult trainings and events, you can: • Select the appropriate section on the left side of your screen, and • Select the different links on the page. You’ll find specific program information, as well as the registration deadline and number of spaces available. Simply click on the green name listed. A detailed page will appear with the name and description. • Click “Add To Cart.”

Step 5—Verify your shopping cart.

Your product will appear in the shopping cart. At this point, you can click on “Continue Shopping” or “Check Out.” Be sure to review your information to make sure it’s correct.

Step 6—Pay for your order.

If you’re registering your daughter for an event, her name and address must appear in the “Ship to Address” field. • Enter payment information. • Select “Process My Order.” • Print your receipt. Congratulations! You’ve successfully registered for an activity! *If you’re paying with Cookie Dough, Nut Bucks, Program Award Certificates, or if applying for a scholarship, please use registration forms.

Registration Tips Registration Deadlines

• Camp Registration starts January 9, 2012 (unless noted otherwise). Most registration deadlines are three weeks in advance of the start date, so please check each camp listing carefully. • Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Camps fill quickly — so be sure to register early. Add-ons after the registration deadline will be made as space is available. • Troop leaders: when going with girls to an event, please keep in mind adequate adultto-girl ratios. (You can find this on page 15 of Volunteer Essentials.)

Payment Options

A $50 deposit is due at the time of registration. Full payment is due by May 1, 2012. If you’re mailing in your registration, please send your payment or scholarship request (see the Scholarship Form on page 33) with the Registration Form. If reserving multiple events, please send one check per event. Girls ages 5-17 who aren’t currently Girl Scouts must add $12 to the event fee to cover the annual membership dues for Girl Scouts of the USA. The membership year runs from Oct. 1-Sept. 30. Once she’s registered as a Girl Scout, she’ll receive information about many more Girl Scout events and opportunities.

Camp-Specific Details

Detailed confirmation materials will be sent directly to each participant — after we receive your final camp payment. Receipt of confirmation materials doesn’t mean we’ve met the minimum participants for the event to take place. When attending an event, please bring the completed Camp Health History form with you. You can download this form at www.gswpa.org. It’s also included in the Camp Confirmation Packet you receive after registration. All registration correspondence, including confirmation materials, happens via email if one has been provided. (If you’re using paper forms, please write neatly.) All incoming registration checks are receipted/ processed before being entered into our registration system. Please do not assume that you’re registered for an event if the check is cashed. Once an event is full, registrations are placed on a waiting list. If this happens to you, we’ll notify you of this status and you’ll be able to (1) remain on the waiting list, (2) reschedule or (3) cancel. New sessions may be added if the camp fills quickly. If for some reason your Girl Scout is unable to attend camp, please contact 800-248-3355 ext. 1460 or registrar@gswpa.org so someone else on the waiting list can enjoy camp.


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our Earn Y ag Laser T Patch Premier Scout Accommodations in DC • Quad occupancy with separate beds & on-suite bath • Indoor/outdoor recreation spaces • Minutes to the National Mall/Smithsonian • Fully guided DC tours available

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Broadcast Communications & Technology Radio Broadcasting Patch program: A hands-on class for Brownies & Girl Scouts Get hands-on experience learning about the skills and technology used in our radio studio. Learn to use our audio mixer and microphones and experiment with digital recording and editing! Class is held in the broadcast studios of The Saturday Light Brigade, a national award-winning public radio program for kids and adults. A radio fun patch is awarded to each participant and a souvenir CD provided for the class.

Class Information: Class size: 8-12 scouts | Class time: 60-90 minutes | Cost: $15 per person Location: The Saturday Light Brigade Studios, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Reservations: 412.586.6300 x 7 or robert@slbradio.org

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Come to the Science Center for super cool science experiences just for Daisies, Brownies, and Scouts! Our special sleepovers just for girls offer an indoor “camping” experience that’s loaded with science excitement—way less costly and much more fun than a hotel! Or visit us for a unique field trip or workshop! Your girls can explore outer space, the depths of the ocean, and everything in between! Visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org or call 412.237.1637 for more details.

*Free Parking at Lower Station (1197 West Carson) *A Walk-Through Museum (New in 2004) *The Museum Displays The Original 1877 Hoisting Mechanism *An Observation Deck Offering The Best View of Pittsburgh *Gift Shop *Group Rates ($3.00 round trip per adult) *Scouting tours are guided *Call or mail for details


the home of Mon River Arts

Whether you prefer watching from the seats or waiting in the wings, we have a place for you! Theatre Camp July 9-20 2012

www.monriverarts.org or www.elizabethgrand.com

 Free theater tours for all scout troops  Theatre rental available for a scout troop private movie screening

 Admission discounts for groups of 10 or more to theatre performances

 Auditions for Children’s Theatre troupes Petite Players and Stagemasters

 Theatre classes for children ages 4-14  Musical Theatre camp July 9-20 Find us on

Grand Theatre 207 S. 2nd Avenue Elizabeth 412-384-0504

Big thinking for a big world

Grow your talents and discover new ones. Expand your mind and explore the world. You’ll be amazed at the big thinking – and big opportunities – that unfold everyday at Chatham. Take classes in another country. Learn what it means to live green. Develop an entrepreneurial spirit. And get involved in the world on a more meaningful level. Small class sizes and dedicated professors let you soar and explore in unbelievable ways.

Chatham offers unique sCholarship opportunities for girl sCouts $6,000 girl sCout gold sCholarship Offered to Girl Scout Gold Award Recipients; must provide proof of membership and completed Girl Scout scholarship application. Renewable annually based on a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, full-time enrollment and participation in Chatham’s community service activities. $2,000 girl sCout leadership award Offered to women who were members of Girl Scouts for a minimum of two years but not Gold Award recipients; must provide proof of membership and completed girls scout scholarship application. Renewable annually based on a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, full-time enrollment and participation in Chatham’s community service activities.

chatham.edu

Woodland Road . . . Pittsburgh, PA 15232 800-837-1290 . . . admission@chatham.edu


Summer Camp Edition 2011-2012

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Friendly booking + personalized attention + fascinating collections + small groups + cozy beautiful site = the best Girl Scout field trip you’ll take! Hands-on workshops for Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts, custom-designed opportunities for Senior and Cadette troops and even programs for Daisy scouts — the Frick Art & Historical Center welcomes all levels! At the Frick you can see beautiful artwork, turn-of-the-century carriages, antique automobiles, and a 150-year-old mansion, all on five acres of lawns and gardens in Pittsburgh’s East End.

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

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

Girl Scouts!

Discover. Imagine. Explore.

Come to the History Center for Scout Days and earn your patches and badges!

Night at the History Museum - April 20, 2012 The museum will come alive with costumed re-enactors and other visitors from the past. Enjoy behind the scenes tours, a late night movie, and snacks. Then camp out on the History Center’s fifth floor. Cost is $35 per person and includes a snack, breakfast, patch, and free next-day admission to the History Center! This popular event fills quickly, so plan to register your troop early! To register, please contact Erin Murray at ekmurray@heinzhistorycenter.org or 412-454-6314. For a complete list of badge programs, please visit www.heinzhistorycenter.org.

Perfect for your Girl Scout group! • Badge Workshops – February 18 and March 17, 2012 • Girls Scout Sleepovers – March 2, March 16 and April 13, 2012 • Hundreds of hands-on science exhibits • OMNIMAX Theater • NASA Glenn Visitor Center • Steamship Wm. G. Mather (seasonal) ®

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Communications 5 | Undergraduate Programs

Humanities 17 | Undergraduate Programs

NCAA Division II Athletics 12 | Women’s Programs

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GIRL SCOUT PATCH PROGRAM: Experience the ballet like never before! NEW! "Dance the Nutcracker" ballet class at PBT studios on select dates during December Receive up to 50% off with groups of ten or more Enjoy a special insider’s backstage tour Watch PBT dancers take company class on stage Earn a specially designed PBT Girl Scout Patch

For tickets please contact our Group Sales Department at: 412.454.9127 or ael-feil@pittsburghballet.org

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Year-Round Badge Workshops for Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, and Seniors

SLEEPOVERS AT THE RMU ISLAND SPORTS CENTER

“Passion for Fashion” & “Obstacle Overnight” Camp-ins in March & June

2012 SPRING SCHEDULE FRIDAY, APRIL 27 DAISIES, BROWNIES, JUNIORS FRIDAY, MAY 11 JUNIORS, CADETTES, SENIORS, AMBASSADORS Bring your troop for an evening of fun! Enjoy crafts, games, mini golf, ice skating, hot dogs and s'mores around the campfire, late night movie and breakfast in the morning.

For more information:

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For more information call Heidi at 412-397-4480 or visit rmuislandsports.org/sleepovers


Face the Furnace & Fire Up the Torch

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

Sleepovers & Afternoon Workshops! A great y opportunit n fu e v to ha u o y e il h w learn!

• 10-Week After School Classes • One-Week Summer Camp • Scholarships Available • Tours & Demonstrations for your Troop or Class

For details, call 412.365.2145 or email pgcinfo@pittsburghglasscenter.org

www.pittsburghglasscenter.org

Fun, hands-on interactive programs offered for all age levels. Contact us today for more information and a complete listing of program topics!

GOOD ZOO

Wheeling, WV • 304-243-4068 vmarkey@oglebay-resort.com www.oglebay-resort.com/goodzoo

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125 West Station Square Dr., Pittsburgh

ly Pittsburgh’s on tour! land and water Call 412 402-DUCK 3825 SINCE to book your tour today! 1997 WWW.JUSTDUCKYTOURS.COM Ask for your Girl Scout discount!

And Remember...Have a Quacking Good Day!


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Experience history on location...

Join a scheduled tour or create your own custom tour destination. thomastours.com • 1-800-473-1551 • 724-337-9000 travel@thomastours.com 2011

May 18 - 20, 2012 and SepteMber 21 - 23, 2012

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June 2, 2012 This is a special day designed exclusively for our youngest scouts. “Beach Bop” follows the same unique model of Beach Jam, with an added splash of fun.

Beach Jam is the ultimate scouting adventure. Join us in May and September for two very different and very exciting events.

Here’s what is planned for you: Trading at the SWAP Tent Beach Bonfire Dolphin Watching Tour Boat Rides Complimentary Admission to the Boardwalk Tram Car Delicious Catered Meals Sand Sculpting Contest with great prizes at our May Spring Beach Party Hayrides and spooky fun at our September Fall Fest

2011 This day just for the little ones features: • All day unlimited amusement rides • Unlimited waterpark admission at Raging Waters waterpark • DJ Dance Party • Delicious build-your-own-taco lunch • Commemorative patch

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For information visit www.MoreysPiers.com or email us at beachjam@moreyspiers.com • 609-522-3900 Ext. 1195


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Girl Scout programs for all ages and

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Lincoln Caverns and GSWPA are pleased to announce the following spring programs just for you! • Junior Geocacher & Caves Rock Combo (4/27-28/2012) • Brownie WOW Journey, Wonders of Water (5/4-5/2012) • Cadette, Senior & Ambassador Going Batty (5/18-19/2012) New in 2012: Brownie Letterboxer and WOW Journey Junior Geocacher and Animal Habitat

Visit www.lincolncaverns.com for other program and date options! Custom programs are available to larger troops and groups year round!

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814-643-0268 www.lincolncaverns.com

7703 William Penn Hwy. / U.S. Route 22 / 3 miles West of Huntingdon, PA

Lend a Hand to Those in Need Help our Meals On Wheels program by:

Decorating meal bags Making cards or favors for the clients “Adopting” a senior

Find out how your troop can make a Difference Call Laura in our volunteer services department today! (412) 307-1796 - www.LSSWPA.org/volunteer


Create a Smile and Earn a Patch! Your troop can make the holidays brighter for nursing home and personal care home patients this Christmas.

It’s Easy in Four Simple Steps!  Step 1. Call PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS® headquarters to get the name of a nursing home or living assistance facility near you.

 Step 2. Your troop  Step 3. Create a smile will receive information by delivering your gift. about the patient and Visiting with the patient three present ideas. The is the real present! present can be purchased or handmade.

 Step 4. Receive a PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS® patch!

Adopt a Patient Today!

Call 724-444-5521

dwhetsell@stbarnabashealthsystem.com www.PRESENTSFORPATIENTS.com

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GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE SEATS AVAILABLE NOW! for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Blue Man Group! SAVE THE DATE! Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival • May 16-20, 2012 • University of Pittsburgh Main Campus

417-471-6930 • GROUPSALES@TRUSTARTS.ORG • TRUSTARTS/GROUPSALES PNC Broadway Across America - Pittsburgh is a presentation of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony and Broadway Across America.


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Laugh, Splash, Spin & Soar… Make Memories!

Girls Scouts of Western PA…

2012 Scout Family Days! ~friends welcome~

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Amusement Rides Water Slides Picnic Shelter Soft Drinks

~ Tuesday, July 10 ~ Wednesday, July 11 ~ Thursday, July 12 ~ Friday, July 13

                                 Congratulations on the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting…                              Celebrate with us this summer!  WEB: http://waldameer.com/girlscoutsboysscouts.asp ~ EMAIL: groupsales@waldameer.com PHONE: 814.838.3591 ~ TOLL FREE: 877.817.1009


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Join us for Spring 2012 Town Hall Meetings All girls ages 14 and older and adult members are encouraged to participate in Town Hall Meetings. This important, interactive meeting is your chance to share your ideas and keep up with important council issues. All meetings are 6:30-8:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, March 6

Munhall Borough Building 1900 West St. Munhall, PA 15120

Thursday, March 8

Tuesday, March 13

Franklin Industrial & Commercial Development Authority 191 Howard St. Franklin, PA 16323

First United Methodist Church of Aliquippa 2816 Brodhead Rd. Aliquippa, PA 15001

Wednesday, March 14

Saturday, March 10

Monday, March 19

Shaler Township Municipal Building Glenshaw, PA 15116 Time: 10 a.m.-Noon

GSWPA Southpointe office 345 Southpointe Blvd. Canonsburg, PA 15317 GSWPA Greensburg office 126 East Otterman St. Greensburg, PA 15601

Tuesday, March 20 Erie First Assembly 8160 Oliver Rd. Erie, PA 16509

Tuesday, March 20

Trinity United Methodist Church 398 Church St. Indiana, PA 15701

Thursday, March 22

Brookville Borough Complex 18 Western Ave. Brookville, PA 15825

Tuesday, March 27

Emanuel Lutheran Church 152 Seward Ave. Bradford, PA 16701

Come join the fun at your favorite camp for a Camp Work Weekend!

Who: All Girl Scouts and registered volunteers who are approved through our Volunteer Application process.

When: May 4-6, 2012 Where: Camp Conshatawba, Camp Curry Creek, Camp Elliot, Camp Hawthorne Ridge, Camp Singing Hills, Camp Skymeadow, Camp Redwing, Camp Resting Waters and Camp Roy Weller. Team up with other girls and adults working on projects throughout the camp. Bring your Girl Scout(s) and join the camp’s site team in repairing and refreshing the camp property. Registered members can stay overnight at no charge. (You’re welcome to stay Friday, Saturday or both nights.) A hot breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served Saturday and a continental breakfast served on Sunday. In the evening, join us for sports and games followed by a campfire. Contact Pam Balas at 800-248-3355 ext. 1123 or pbalas@gswpa.org, or Tom Benoit at 800-248-3355 ext. 1707 or tbenoit@gswpa.org. We’re also planning a family work event this fall. Stay tuned!

Celebrate Our 100th Anniversary In Grand Style Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) is taking over downtown Pittsburgh! Join thousands of Girl Scouts on Aug. 17-19, 2012 to celebrate our history and embrace our future. Visit www.gswpa.org for a full rundown of Grand Celebration events as more details are available.


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It’s a great time to be a Girl Scout Volunteer! Did you know that 2012 marks Girl Scouting’s 100th anniversary? Now is the time to get involved as a Girl Scout volunteer — and make a lasting positive impact on your community. All that’s missing in this picture is YOU! Match your time and talents with a variety of Girl Scout Pathways for volunteer opportunities, including: • • • • • •

Camp – Share your appreciation for the outdoors with girls. Events – Perfect if you have high energy but limited availability. Series – Love dance? Chess? Yoga? Share your passion in a way that fits your schedule. Travel – Take girls on a trip across town or across the world. Troop – Help girls explore their interests, skills goals and dreams throughout the year. Virtual – Girl Scouting via the Internet? You bet!

Get involved today by visiting www.gswpa.org/volunteers, or contact us at 800-248-3355 ext. 1410 or volunteer@gswpa.org.

Looking for a summer job? Think about working at Summer Camp! What are you going to do next summer? Don’t just sit around … have fun while you earn money. We have the job for you!

HELP WANTED: Summer camp positions will be open at Camps Skymeadow, Conshatawba, Elliott, Redwing, Hawthorne Ridge, Roy Weller and Singing Hills for summer 2012. Summer camp employees will participate in pre-camp training and assist in the daily operations of camp. Applicants must successfully pass the required background checks and have the ability to work as a team member with a flexible schedule and live in a camp community. Room and board are provided. These positions are available for ages 15 and older: junior counselors, kitchen aides, barn aides and lifeguards. Ages 18 and older: positions include assistant camp director, health supervisor, horseback riding director, assistant horseback riding director, horseback riding instructor, waterfront director, assistant waterfront director, canoe instructor, kitchen manager, cook, program director, nature instructor, arts & crafts instructor, activity specialist, adventure staff, unit leader and unit counselor (not all positions are available at every camp). Visit www.gswpa.org/join/career-opportunities for more details.


GSWPA S'more Camp Issue 2012  

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania S'more Magazine - Camp Issue

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