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Cambria County woman takes the lead at Girl Scout camp as director


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Johnstown, Pa.—Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) announced Amber Peretin as director of Camp Conshatawba, 288 Oaks Road, Summerhill.

Peretin is a familiar face at Conshatawba. She visited the camp at least once a year during her 10 years as a Girl Scout, and was a member of the camp’s seasonal staff for the past four years.

As camp director, Peretin is responsible for the day-to-day operations of camp programs, including development and management of activities and programs for Girl Scouts in grades K-12 and leading the seasonal staff.

“Conshatawba is such a great camp because it feels like home,” Peretin said. “It's a safe space for campers, staff and volunteers to grow and learn. Camp is all about unplugging, learning new skills, making new friends, growing as a person, and keeping things fun.”

Peretin, 23, is a 2012 graduate of Forest Hills High School. She earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in history from Susquehanna University in 2016.

Camp Conshatawba, located about 15 miles from Johnstown, sits on nearly 300 acres of wooded, hilly terrain in the Allegheny Mountain Range, with a stream running through the camp.

The camp offers a full residential summer camp program for girls, with both specialty sessions offering traditional camp favorites like hiking, swimming, arts, archery and theater, and high-adventure sessions that include the low and high ropes course, zip line and climbing wall.                       

About Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership experience for girls and is the leading authority on girls' healthy development. Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The 2.8-million-member organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, call 800-248-3355 or visit gswpa.org.