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FEBRUARY 2018
 


Flurry Fun with Furry Friends at Camp Hawthorne Ridge - Session 1- 02-10-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Feb 10, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

Come to Camp Hawthorne Ridge for a pawsitively puptastic day of winter fun! Red Sky Working Siberians will be joining us with their team of six sled dogs, teaching girls how to use a dog sled and how to care for working dogs. Learn about how the team does the impawssible, racing for miles and miles in the snow! When you're not learning with our fuzzy friends, have fun cross country skiing and snow shoeing! All activities contribute towards the Get Outdoors Challenge: Winter Edition. In the event that there is not enough snow for some winter activities other activities will be substituted. But don't worry, dog sledding will take place, with snow or without! All girls must attend with a troop or guardian. All adults attending must be approved volunteers. Registration Deadline: February 5, 2018

Flurry Fun with Furry Friends at Camp Hawthorne Ridge - Session 2 - 02-11-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Feb 11, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

Come to Camp Hawthorne Ridge for a pawsitively puptastic day of winter fun! Red Sky Working Siberians will be joining us with their team of six sled dogs, teaching girls how to use a dog sled and how to care for working dogs. Learn about how the team does the impawssible, racing for miles and miles in the snow! When you're not learning with our fuzzy friends, have fun cross country skiing and snow shoeing! All activities contribute towards the Get Outdoors Challenge: Winter Edition. In the event that there is not enough snow for some winter activities other activities will be substituted. But don't worry, dog sledding will take place, with snow or without! All girls must attend with a troop or guardian. All adults attending must be approved volunteers. Registration Deadline: February 5, 2018

JUNE 2018
 


S'more Fun 06-24-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jun 24, 3:00 PM - Fri Jun 29, 2:00 PM EDT

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

Sample everything Camp Hawthorne Ridge has to offer! This includes swimming, shooting archery, cooking out over a camp fire, testing your survival skills, making crafts, and hiking to the gorge. Having fun at camp is what this week is all about! Don’t forget about night games with your new friends! Registration Deadline: 06-03-18

Night Owls 06-24-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jun 24, 3:00 PM - Fri Jun 29, 2:00 PM EDT

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

When the sun goes down, you’ll stay up and experience how cool camp can be in the dark! Head out on a night hike, check out the stars, play night games, and catch some fireflies. Don’t worry though. Even night owls get to swim and shoot archery during the day. Registration deadline 06-03-18

Horsin' Around 06-24-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jun 24, 3:00 PM - Fri Jun 29, 2:00 PM EDT

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

If you’ve never taken a ride but love all things horse, you’re in luck! You don’t need to be a rodeo rider for this camp. First, learn the basics of western riding, horse safety, and grooming techniques in the barn. Then hop in the saddle for your first ride! Dust off from the barn after a long day and hit the pool. Plus, you’ll try archery, canoeing, and all your other favorite camp activities, too! Horseback riding lessons are taught off-site. Transportation will be provided. Registration Deadline: 06-03-18

Me & My Gal- Summer Fling - Camp Hawthorne Ridge - 06-29-18

Date: Fri Jun 29, 7:00 PM - Sun Jul 01, 11:00 AM EDT

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

Bond and make memories with your mom (or significant female adult). Take aim on the archery range, relax by the pool, or take a hike to explore our beautiful gorge. Make s’mores on the campfire and participate in all-camp games. Enjoy the crafts room while you tie dye or make a craft. T-shirts for tie dye are not provided. Optional canoeing will be available at Presque Isle lagoons. Adults will need to provide transportation to boating. Daisy Girl Scouts are not old enough to canoe or shoot archery. Registration Deadline: 06-08-18

JULY 2018
 


Pathfinder 07-01-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 01, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 06, 2:00 PM EDT

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

Looking for a new adventure this summer? Come explore with us at Camp Hawthorne Ridge! Brush up on your outdoor skills like fire building, outdoor cooking, and setting up a campsite under the stars. During the day, practice your navigation skills. Learn to use a compass, how to read a map, and what to do if you get lost. With your new knowledge in tow, hike onto the camp trails to test your skill in exciting wayfinding activities and races. Work your way back to main camp for a cool dip in the pool. Registration Deadline: 06-10-18

Kamp Katniss 07-01-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 01, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 06, 2:00 PM EDT

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

This week is on target to be the best week of the summer! Learn all the essential skills of the heroine Katniss Everdeen and see if you have what it takes. Get plenty of practice on the archery range, in addition to outdoor cooking, knife skills, plant identification, and navigation. Once you’re confident in your skills, put them to the test in a challenge of skill. Who will win? Registration Deadline: 06-10-18

Horsin' Around 07-01-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 01, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 06, 2:00 PM EDT

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

If you’ve never taken a ride but love all things horse, you’re in luck! You don’t need to be a rodeo rider for this camp. First, learn the basics of western riding, horse safety, and grooming techniques in the barn. Then hop in the saddle for your first ride! Dust off from the barn after a long day and hit the pool. Plus, you’ll try archery, canoeing, and all your other favorite camp activities, too! Horseback riding lessons are taught off-site. Transportation will be provided. Registration Deadline: 06-10-18

Water Otters 07-08-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 08, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 13, 2:00 PM EDT

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

You otter be excited for this camp! Splash into a week of swimming, slip ’n slides, and water balloon battles. Take some time to dry off and explore the forest with some nature hikes, and learn about the creatures that live both in and out of the water. Registration Deadline: 06-17-18

Fun at the Lagoons 07-08-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 08, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 13, 2:00 PM EDT

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

Grab a buddy and your bathing suit for a week of wild water adventures! Slip ’n slide around camp with waterthemed games and activities before taking the canoes out for a spin on the lagoons at Presque Isle State Park. Finish up the week at another lagoon—Splash Lagoon! Let the water slides thrill and chill, then dry off at camp again with archery and crafts. Registration Deadline: 06-17-18

Back to the Basics CORE 07-13-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Fri Jul 13, 7:00 PM - Sun Jul 15, 11:00 AM EDT

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

Bring your troop to camp for a traditional Girl Scout weekend. Practice your fire-building skills, spend a night sleeping under the stars, hit the trails, swim, and learn all about nature. At the end of the weekend, your troop will have some wonderful memories to take back with them and a jump start on their Troop Camping badge. Daisy Girl Scouts are not old enough to shoot archery. Registration Deadline: June 22, 2018

A Week at Hogwarts 07-15-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 15, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 20, 2:00 PM EDT

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

You’ve been accepted to the 2017 Session of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Bring your Hogwarts uniform, get sorted, join our Hogwarts Dueling Club, and work toward the Hogwarts House Cup! Come explore the same subjects that Harry studied at Hogwarts: astronomy, care of magical creatures, and potions. Learn how these subjects truly connect to our Muggle world! Participants will receive a house crest patch to take home! Registration Deadline: 06-24-18

Triwizard Tournament 07-15-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 15, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 20, 2:00 PM EDT

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

Welcome to Hogwarts! Be immersed in the fictional world of Harry Potter. Start off by being sorted into one of four houses. During this magical week, students will experience potion making, charms, Muggle magic, care of magical creatures, Quidditch, and plenty of games that will give you chances to earn points for your houses. Who’ll win the House Cup? Participants will receive a house crest patch to take home! Registration Deadline: 06-24-18

Slumber Party 07-22-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 22, 3:00 PM - Wed Jul 25, 2:00 PM EDT

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

Grab your pajamas and fuzzy slippers and come to camp for the ultimate slumber party! Meet new friends and have tons of fun experiencing all that camp has to offer. During the day, swim in the pool, play in our Gaga pit, shoot arrows, and take hikes around camp. Don’t worry, at night the fun continues with nail painting, dance parties, stargazing, and even a movie night. Registration Deadline: 07-01-18

Wonders of Water 07-25-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Wed Jul 25, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 27, 2:00 PM EDT

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

Jump into a session of water fun! Spend your days swimming, playing water games, and competing in water relays in the pool. You won’t even have to leave the poolside as you enjoy a lunch pool party. Don’t forget all your camp favorites like nature and crafts, too! Registration Deadline: 07-04-18

Pony Party 07-25-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Wed Jul 25, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 27, 2:00 PM EDT

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

Are horses your “mane�? thing? Then this entry-level horseback riding session is for you! Learn the basics of riding and horse care as you get comfortable at the barn. But all your time won’t be at the barn. You’ll get your chance to have fun doing other camp activities like swimming, crafts, games, and campfires! Horseback riding lessons are taught off-site. Transportation will be provided. Registration Deadline: 07-04-18

Me & My Guy- Messy Mayhem - Camp Hawthorne Ridge - 07-27-18

Date: Fri Jul 27, 7:00 PM - Sun Jul 29, 11:00 AM EDT

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

Bring your dad (or significant male adult) to camp for a weekend of messy fun! Start off the weekend with messy relay races and games, splatter paint, and water balloons, and take part in our wacky, one-utensil meal. This is a weekend of non-stop slime, mud, suds, and fun! Don’t forget an extra change of clothes! Optional canoeing will be available at Presque Isle lagoons. Adults will need to provide transportation to boating. Daisy Girl Scouts are not old enough to canoe or shoot archery. Registration Deadline: 07-06-18

Doodlebugs 07-29-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 29, 3:00 PM - Fri Aug 03, 2:00 PM EDT

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

Create, invent, mold, make, recycle, sculpt, and shape your way through a week of artistic exploration. Experiment with paint, clay, wood, plastic, paper, and much more to come up with your own creations! At the end of the week, display your artwork proudly in our camp-wide art show. Registration Deadline: 07-08-18

Fashion Art 07-29-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 29, 3:00 PM - Fri Aug 03, 2:00 PM EDT

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

Glitz and glam is the name of the game. Give your wardrobe a boost this week while learning new skills. Stitch together the perfect accessories and fill them with your custom handmade jewelry. Spend the evenings relaxing by making your own bath bombs and lip gloss to pamper yourself later. Registration Deadline: 07-08-18

AUGUST 2018
 


Animal Scientist 08-05-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Aug 05, 3:00 PM - Fri Aug 10, 2:00 PM EDT

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

Love animals of all shapes and sizes? Join us for a week of animal exploration. Animals are all around camp. Investigate the gorge for friends with gills or wings before hitting the trail on a nature hike to track, observe, and sketch all the wildlife around Camp Hawthorne Ridge. Make some treats for the animals at the Humane Society, then hit the pool, archery range, or crafts to round out your week of fun! Registration Deadline: 07-15-18

Horsin' Around 08-05-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Aug 05, 3:00 PM - Fri Aug 10, 2:00 PM EDT

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

If you’ve never taken a ride but love all things horse, you’re in luck! You don’t need to be a rodeo rider for this camp. First, learn the basics of western riding, horse safety, and grooming techniques in the barn. Then hop in the saddle for your first ride! Dust off from the barn after a long day and hit the pool. Plus, you’ll try archery, canoeing, and all your other favorite camp activities, too! Horseback riding lessons are taught off-site. Transportation will be provided. Registration Deadline: 07-15-18

Science Sampler 08-05-18

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Aug 05, 3:00 PM - Fri Aug 10, 2:00 PM EDT

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

You don’t have to be an Einstein to come to this camp. Come sample an entire science fair’s worth of cool science projects and experiments in a packed week of rocket launches, animal tracking, smash and crash physics, and household engineering. Crash tests, bubbling test tubes, and soaring inventions are waiting for young scientists to grab their goggles and lab coats. There are lots of other things to do at camp like archery, swimming, plus crafts! Registration Deadline: 07-15-18

Me & My Gal - Summer Fling - Camp Hawthorne Ridge - 08-10-18

Date: Fri Aug 10, 7:00 PM - Sun Aug 12, 11:00 AM EDT

Location: GSWPA Camp Hawthorne Ridge, 7755 Hawthorne Ridge Rd, Girard, PA, 16417, USA

Bond and make memories with your mom (or significant female adult). Take aim on the archery range, relax by the pool, or take a hike to explore our beautiful gorge. Make s’mores on the campfire and participate in all-camp games. Enjoy the crafts room while you tie dye or make a craft. T-shirts for tie dye are not provided. Optional canoeing will be available at Presque Isle lagoons. Adults will need to provide transportation to boating. Daisy Girl Scouts are not old enough to canoe or shoot archery. Registration Deadline: 07-20-18

 

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You'll see a detailed receipt on your screen upon completion of the registration process. This receipt is your activity registration confirmation. If you do not see a detailed receipt, you have not fully completed the registration process. If this happens to you, please contact Customer Care at customercare@gswpa.org for assistance. For some council activities, you will receive a confirmation letter via email with more activity information.

To view a list of your current activity registrations, log in to your MyGS and click MyActivities. Clicking the information icon next to each activity will provide you additional information.  

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Refunds & Cancellations

Refunds will be given when:

  • GSWPA cancels council activity;
  • Financial Assistance is not awarded and the registrant has made a partial payment;
  • Registrant cancels their registration: 

1. By the posted registration deadline for programs/training OR

2. Two weeks prior to the camp start date. 

Refund requests submitted after these deadlines will result in forfeiture of registration fee. 

Refund requests submitted after these deadlines will be considered when a registrant cancels due to illness, family illness, or family emergency. 

Refunds will NOT be given for deposits, late arrivals, early departures, no shows, or participants who leave due to behavior or due to dissatisfaction. Financial Aid will not be refunded to members upon cancellation of activity. 

To cancel your registration use the Council Activity Cancellation and Refund Request form

Transfers

If you can’t attend a council activity for which you registered and for which you paid fully, you can request that the registration be transferred to another active member of Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania. To make this request, complete the Transfer Registration Request form. Requests must be submitted at least 3 business days before the council activity. Note: Financial Aid cannot be transferred.

Late Registration and Late Payment

To ensure that we have the proper amount of supplies and adult supervision available, we do not allow registrations to be processed after the posted registration deadline with the exception of waitlist registrations. Registrants who are on a waitlist will have their registration processed if a spot opens up after the registration deadline. The registration deadline that is listed with the council activity is the last date that you can register for the council activity.

If you have not paid in full by the registration deadline, your registration may be cancelled and partial payment may not be refunded.

If you want to confirm your registration was completed, check the MyActivities tab in your MyGS. If you have questions, please contact Customer Care at customercare@gswpa.org