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Camp and Outdoors

You live in a world of screens—smartphone! laptop! TV! tablet!—and sometimes you just want to get away from it all. We get it. That’s why you can focus your whole Girl Scout experience on getting outdoors.

You’ll develop the kind of outdoor skills it’s hard to get anywhere else. Skills like building a campfire, pitching a tent, or canoeing across a lake.

Hey, how about adding some horseback riding, climbing, and archery to the mix? Round things out with a ropes course, some zip lining, and maybe a week-long back-country trek, and you’ll find out how much fun it can be to unplug and explore the world around you.

GSWPA Camps

We have four amazing camps across western Pennsylvania, and just like our Girl Scouts, every one is different and has its own unique personality special qualities. So, every girl will find a GSWPA camp that's as awesome as she is--whatever her interests, age or level of outdoor experience.

Get Outdoors! 

GSWPA is one of five Girl Scout councils from across the country to benefit from a $1 million grant from the Richard K. Mellon Foundation aimed at getting more girls outdoors.

The funding is helping to launch a pilot outdoor internship program at GSWPA and create a summer Girl Scout Destinations trip to a national park.

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Katherine Stancil, a Senior Girl Scout from Gibsonia, had the outdoor experience of a lifetime as part of an all-Girl Scout crew working on the trails at Shenandoah National Park. 

Watch this awesome video Katherine made about her experience. 

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Christina Spohn, a Pittsburgh native, Gold Award recipient, and former Redwing camper and staffer, re-joined GSWPA in the fall of 2016 as our Education and Outreach Intern! 

Read more about Christina

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Outdoor enthusiast Ariel Barasch has trekked through most of Europe, much of Central America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Now she's helping to enhance outdoor and conservation activities for girls and volunteers as GSWPA's Curriculum and Training Intern.

Read more about Ariel

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Check out how SCA interns Christina and Ariel are teaching girls about the importance of conservation