Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) announced Allison Bednar as director of Camp Skymeadow, 164 Sky Meadow Lane, Avonmore.
Prior to joining GSWPA, she most recently worked for a nursing school in Chicago as a clinical coordinator. She has nearly a decade of camp experience working in programming and management roles at residential and day camps.
As camp director, Bednar 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.
“I’m excited about all of the different activities offered at Camp Skymeadow from scuba to horses,” Bednar said. “I’ve been trained as a scuba assistant instructor with hundreds of dives under my belt. So, I know the new scuba program is going to be fun.”
Bednar graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor of Science in Recreational Management in 1996. She completed her master’s degree in Workforce Education and Development in 2002.
Camp Skymeadow, located at the southern tip of Armstrong County, is situated on 371 acres of grassy meadows and forested hills and serves as horse program headquarters for GSWPA.
The camp offers a full residential summer camp program for girls, with both specialty sessions and traditional camp favorites like horseback riding, hiking, swimming, arts, archery, scuba, paddle boarding, and mountain biking.
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 firls and their classmates attending American of 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.