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JUNE 2019
 


Brownie Bug Badge Day 06-01-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Jun 01, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST

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

Hey Girl Brownies! It’s time to get your Bug Badge! Learn and experience all things “buggy�? by visiting the McBrier Nature Center at Camp Hawthorne Ridge. On a nature hike you will search for bugs in their natural habitat, exploring their homes as well as how they live and act. During this Badge Day, you will complete all the requirements to earn your Brownie Bug Badge! Girls can bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at camp and we recommend bringing a water bottle for the day. This is a rain or shine event, so please dress appropriately. Check in and additional activities will be held at Thompson Hall. Girls will receive their badge as part of registration. Girls must be accompanied by a leader or adult. Registration Deadline: May 28, 2019

Crafty Creations 06-23-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jun 23, 3:00 PM - Fri Jun 28, 2:00 PM EST

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

If creative creations are your jam, this is the session for you! Explore your artistic side through a variety of mediums—indoors and out. From drawing and sculpting to jewelry and mosaics, you’ll try your hand at everything. Round out your days with fun in the pool and shooting sports! Registration Deadline June 13, 2019

Apocalypse Avengers 06-23-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jun 23, 3:00 PM - Fri Jun 28, 2:00 PM EST

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

Zombies, meteors, and plagues—oh my! From the natural to the supernatural, get prepared for whatever apocalypse might come our way. Learn emergency preparation and survival skills through fun apocalyptic challenges and games. Archery, geocaching, and nature identification will give you the edge you need to survive! You’ll also get to swim and play camp games before the world comes crashing down! Registration Deadline: June 13, 2019

Science Sampler 06-23-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jun 23, 3:00 PM - Fri Jun 28, 2:00 PM EST

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, animals and critters, smash and crash physics, and beautiful botany. There are lots of other things to do at camp, too, like archery, swimming, and crafts! Registration Deadline: June 13, 2019

Adventure Squad: Camp Set Sail 06-23-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jun 23, 3:00 PM - Fri Jun 28, 2:00 PM EST

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

Smooth sailing ahead! Anchor up for five days filled with maritime adventure and nautical activities with the Flagship Niagara League at the Erie Maritime Museum. You’ll sail, tie knots, and learn about weather, history, and vessels—a true seawoman in the making! Each evening, you’ll return to camp to get your land legs back for more camp fun! From games to campfires, your evenings will be the perfect end to your days at sea! Sailing is taught off-site, and transportation will be provided. This session will have a late check out at 7pm on Friday. Registration Deadline: June 13, 2019

Counselor-in-Training 1 (CIT 1) 06-23-19

Date: Sun Jun 23, 3:00 PM - Sun Jun 30, 2:00 PM EST

Location: GSWPA Camp Conshatawba, 288 Oaks Rd, Summerhill, PA, 15958, USA

Counselors are pretty awesome, right? Want to be just like them? This exciting, eight-day program helps CITs develop their skills by learning from experienced staff and then working with campers directly. You’ll gain valuable experience in working with children, such as program development, creating great camp culture, and behavior management. CIT 1 is offered at Camp Conshatawba, Camp Hawthorne Ridge, and Camp Skymeadow. (CIT 1 is a prerequisite for CIT 2). Registration Deadline: June 13, 2019

Holidaze 06-30-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jun 30, 3:00 PM - Wed Jul 03, 2:00 PM EST

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

It’s time to celebrate! Christmas in July, Halloween in the Summer, and kicking off your Fourth of July festivities all await you at Camp Hawthorne Ridge. Holiday-themed crafts and games will fill your days, and parties and festivals will fill your nights. Don’t forget about your camp favorites like swimming, nature, and archery, too. Registration Deadline: June 20, 2019

Midnight Madness 06-30-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jun 30, 3:00 PM - Wed Jul 03, 2:00 PM EST

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

Glow for it! Stay up late and shine a light on new aspects of Camp Hawthorne Ridge at night. Soak up the stars through telescopes, peer into the weird quirks of nocturnal nature, and plan your own after-dark glow party extravaganza. You’ll even learn the stealthy art of camp-friendly pranks! Registration Deadline: June 20, 2019

Pony Party (Introductory Level) 06-30-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jun 30, 3:00 PM - Wed Jul 03, 2:00 PM EST

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.You’ll also get your chance to have fun swimming, crafting, playing games, and at many more camp activities! Registration Deadline: June 20, 2019

Slumber Party 06-30-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jun 30, 3:00 PM - Wed Jul 03, 2:00 PM EST

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 ball pit, shoot arrows, and take hikes around camp. At night, the fun continues with nail painting, dance parties, stargazing, and even a movie night. Registration Deadline: June 20, 2019

JULY 2019
 


Carnival Campout 07-07-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 07, 3:00 PM - Tue Jul 09, 2:00 PM EST

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

Parades, games, and delicious treats—the Camp Hawthorne Ridge carnival session will have it all! You’ll get to craft your own parade float to take on tour in the pool, create your own carnival games, and make campfire twists on your favorite carnival treats. You’ll even get to take part in your camp favorites, like archery, swimming, and hiking! Registration Deadline: June 27, 2019

Who Done It? 07-07-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 07, 3:00 PM - Tue Jul 09, 2:00 PM EST

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

There is a mystery to be solved at Camp Hawthorne Ridge! Immerse yourself in a life-size game of Clue, take on an ultimate riddle challenge, and solve a nature mystery. You’ll even take part in a murder mystery dinner! Take a break from detective work with a swim in the pool, some creative time with crafts, and a turn at the archery range. Registration Deadline: June 27, 2019

Counselor-in-Training 2 (CIT 2) 07-07-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 07, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 19, 2:00 PM EST

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

Want to take your #Leadership experience to the next level? Join the team and feel what it’s like to be a counselor. Pick a camp, and we’ll see you there! CIT 2 is offered at both Camp Conshatawba and Camp Hawthorne Ridge. (Prerequisite: Completion of CIT 1 program at a GSWPA camp.) Registration Deadline: June 27, 2019

The Perfect Shot 07-07-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 07, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 12, 2:00 PM EST

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 archery skills of your heroes and heroines—whether it’s Katniss, Princess Merida, Robin Hood, or Hawkeye. Get plenty of practice at the archery range, field archery, slingshots, and tomahawks! Every good heroine needs to know how to survive in any situation, so you’ll learn the fine art of outdoor cooking, knife skills, plant identification, and navigation. Once you’re confident in your skills, put them to the test in an ultimate scavenger hunt. Registration Deadline: June 27, 2019

Night Owls 07-07-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 07, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 12, 2:00 PM EST

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. You’ll even learn the stealthy art of camp-friendly pranks! Registration Deadline: June 27, 2019

Wonders of Water 07-10-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Wed Jul 10, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 12, 2:00 PM EST

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 a creek stomp and crafts, too! Registration Deadline: July 1, 2019

Spa Getaway 07-10-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Wed Jul 10, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 12, 2:00 PM EST

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

Glamping is the name of the game! Come for a relaxing stay on the ridge. Spend your days relaxing by the pool, making funky tie-dye designs, unwinding with yoga, and making your own homemade spa treats for later. At night, the fun continues with nail painting, stargazing, and even a movie night. Please bring your own white, cotton item to tie dye. Registration Deadline: July 1, 2019

Me & My Gal - Camp Sampler 07-12-19

Date: Fri Jul 12, 7:00 PM - Sun Jul 14, 11:00 AM EST

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

Make lifelong memories with your mom or significant female adult this weekend! You’ll get to explore camps nature trails, shoot archery and slingshots, mountain bike, craft, and so much more. This weekend will be packed with fun, but we won’t forget your camp favorites—s’mores around the campfire and pool parties! Be sure to bring a T-shirt if you would like to tie dye. Daisy Girl Scouts are not old enough to shoot archery. Lodging may be platform tents, rustic cabins, or lodges. Registration Deadline: July 3, 2019

O.W.L.s Ordinary Wizarding Levels 07-14-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 14, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 19, 2:00 PM EST

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

Do you think you are ready for your O.W.L. examinations? The Ministry of Magic will admit only the best young witches and wizards to the Hawthorne Ridge Camp of Witchcraft and Wizardry this session. Get sorted into your Hawthorne Ridge house join our Dueling Club, and get busy studying and training in Potions, Divination, Charms, Care of Magical Creatures, and Defense Against the Dark Arts. All students will be required to sit for their O.W.L.s (Ordinary Wizarding Levels) at the end of the week—NO EXCEPTIONS. Participants receive a house crest patch to take home! Registration Deadline: July 4, 2019

A Week at Hogwarts 07-14-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 14, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 19, 2:00 PM EST

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

You’ve been accepted to the 2019 Session of Hawthorne Ridge Camp of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Get sorted into your Hawthorne Ridge house, join our Hogwarts Dueling Club, and work towards winning the House Cup! Come explore the same subjects that Harry studied at Hogwarts: Astronomy, Care of Magical Creatures, and Potions. Participants will receive a house crest patch to take home! Registration Deadline: July 4, 2019

Triwizard Tournament 07-14-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 14, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 19, 2:00 PM EST

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

Come to the Hawthorne Ridge Camp of Witchcraft and Wizardry to be immersed in the world of Harry Potter. Start off by being sorted into one of four Hawthorne Ridge houses. During this magical week, students will experience Potions, 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: July 4, 2019

Dumbledore's Army Horcrux Hunt 07-14-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 14, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 19, 2:00 PM EST

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

Dumbledore has a mission for you—find and destroy all the horcruxes! You’ll start your adventure by being sorted into one of four Hawthorne Ridge houses. Prepare for the puzzles and the battles ahead by learning Defense Against the Dark Arts. Keep your skills sharp with scavenger hunts and duels. The mission won’t take all your time though—Quidditch, Potions, wand making, Astronomy Dumbledore’s Army will do it all! Participants receive a house crest patch to take home! Registration Deadline: July 4, 2019

Pathfinder 07-21-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 21, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 26, 2:00 PM EST

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 skills in exciting wayfinding activities and races. Work your way back to main camp for a cool dip in the pool. Registration Deadline: July 11, 2019

Counselor-in-Training 1 (CIT 1) 07-21-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 21, 3:00 PM - Sun Jul 28, 2:00 PM EST

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

Counselors are pretty awesome, right? Want to be just like them? This exciting, eight-day program helps CITs develop their skills by learning from experienced staff and then working with campers directly. You’ll gain valuable experience in working with children, such as program development, creating great camp culture, and behavior management. CIT 1 is offered at Camp Conshatawba, Camp Hawthorne Ridge, and Camp Skymeadow. (CIT 1 is a prerequisite for CIT 2). Registration Deadline: July 11, 2019

Hogwarts Summer School 07-21-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 21, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 26, 2:00 PM EST

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

Attention all magically-minded Girl Scouts! Hawthorne Ridge Camp of Witchcraft and Wizardry is in session! Join your pals for a non-stop week of magical mischief. From Quidditch and Potions to Care of Magical Creatures and Astronomy—this is the perfect session for Harry Potter super fans to get sorted and compete for the House Cup! What are you waiting for? Platform 9 ¾ now boarding! Participants will receive a house crest patch to take home! Registration Deadline: 07-11-19

Festival of the Arts 07-21-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 21, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 26, 2:00 PM EST

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

Calling all drama enthusiasts! Put your creativity to work. Singing, dancing, storytelling, acting—we’ll do it all! You’ll practice performing and improv techniques that are sure to make you shine on any stage. Conquer that stage fright with your sister Girl Scouts and put on a performance for all to see. Need a break from the limelight? Take a swim, shoot some archery, and hike the gorge to round out this camp adventure. Registration Deadline: July 11, 2019

Sail Away 07-21-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 21, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 26, 2:00 PM EST

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

Don’t be a dinghy! Hang with the cool catamarans and learn to sail this summer! Learn your port from starboard and get some sailing safety skills before you sail away on Edinboro Lake. Spend some time hanging on the beach with your first mates after you’ve got the basics down. There’s plenty of fun to be had back at camp—archery, swimming, and even sleeping under the stars. After this session you’ll be ready for your own captain’s hat! All participants will receive a fun patch! Registration Deadline: July 11, 2019

Water Slides & Theme Park Rides 07-21-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 21, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 26, 2:00 PM EST

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

Spend three days off camp swimming in Lake Erie, riding the coasters at Waldameer Park, and hitting the water slides at Splash Lagoon. You’ll still have plenty of time for camp favorites like archery, crafts, and campfires, too! Registration Deadline: July 11, 2019

Me & My Guy - Messy Mayhem 07-26-19

Date: Fri Jul 26, 7:00 PM - Sun Jul 28, 11:00 AM EST

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 our wacky, one-utensil meal. This is a weekend of non-stop slime, mud, suds, and fun! We’ll even take the mayhem to the pool for a cardboard boat regatta! Bring an extra change of clothes—things are about to get messy! Daisy Girl Scouts are not old enough to shoot archery. Lodging may be platform tents, rustic cabins, or lodges. More than one family may be placed in housing accommodations. When registering, please request if you would like to be housed with a specific family. All participants will receive a fun patch! Registration Deadline: July 18, 2019

Camp Hero 07-28-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 28, 3:00 PM - Fri Aug 02, 2:00 PM EST

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

Do you have the courage to be a hero in your community? Meet the women and men who protect our communities as they share tales of their heroic escapades. Explore a career in emergency services as you learn from the experts. Jump in to hands-on training like search and rescue, how to apprehend a suspect, and what to do in an emergency. Continue your camp adventures with archery, swimming, campfires, and other camp favorites. Registration Deadline: July 18, 2019

Hammock Hangout 07-28-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 28, 3:00 PM - Fri Aug 02, 2:00 PM EST

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

Swing on in for a week of relaxing and exploring. Gather your new and old friends together to find the perfect site for our camp hammock unit for the week. During the days, hang out at camp while crafting, taking aim on the archery range, and cooling off in the pool. When the sun goes down, settle into your hammock for a relaxing evening stargazing with your new pals. Registration Deadline: July 18, 2019

Fun at the Lagoons 07-28-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 28, 3:00 PM - Fri Aug 02, 2:00 PM EST

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 water-themed 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: July 18, 2019

Water Slides & Theme Park Rides - Ohio! 07-28-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 28, 3:00 PM - Fri Aug 02, 2:00 PM EST

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

This popular camp session is taking you to Ohio! Start off your thrilling adventure with a beach day at Presque Isle before we head to the Roller Coaster Capital of the World at Cedar Point! A day at Splash Lagoon rounds out the thrills. You’ll still have plenty of time for camp favorites like archery, crafts, and campfires, too! Registration Deadline: July 18, 2019

Counselor-in-Training 2 (CIT 2) 07-28-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 28, 3:00 PM - Fri Aug 09, 11:59 PM EST

Location: GSWPA Camp Conshatawba, 288 Oaks Rd, Summerhill, PA, 15958, USA

Want to take your #Leadership experience to the next level? Join the team and feel what it’s like to be a counselor. Pick a camp, and we’ll see you there! CIT 2 is offered at both Camp Conshatawba and Camp Hawthorne Ridge. (Prerequisite: Completion of CIT 1 program at a GSWPA camp.) Registration Deadline: July 18, 2019

Counselor-in-Training 1 (CIT 1) 07-28-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 28, 3:00 PM - Sun Aug 04, 2:00 PM EST

Location: GSWPA Camp Skymeadow,164 Skymeadow Ln, Avonmore, PA, 15618, USA

Counselors are pretty awesome, right? Want to be just like them? This exciting, eight-day program helps CITs develop their skills by learning from experienced staff and then working with campers directly. You’ll gain valuable experience in working with children, such as program development, creating great camp culture, and behavior management. CIT 1 is offered at Camp Conshatawba, Camp Hawthorne Ridge, and Camp Skymeadow. (CIT 1 is a prerequisite for CIT 2). Registration Deadline: July 18, 2019

AUGUST 2019
 


S'more Fun 08-04-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Aug 04, 3:00 PM - Fri Aug 09, 2:00 PM EST

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 campfire, testing your survival skills, making crafts, and hiking to the gorge. You’ll get to explore camp in a fun and exciting way using a GPS and letterboxing. Having fun at camp is what this week is all about! Don’t forget about night games with your new friends, and we’ll even celebrate National S’mores Day! All participants will receive a s’mores fun patch. Registration Deadline: July 25, 2019

Reality Show Showdown 08-04-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Aug 04, 3:00 PM - Fri Aug 09, 2:00 PM EST

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

Are you a survivor? Are you ready for an amazing race? Can you take on a ninja course? Do you have what it takes to face your fears? Then this session full of challenges is perfect for you! Practice your outdoor skills, race around camp, conquer an obstacle course, and try something new. Everyone’s sure to come out a winner! Registration Deadline: July 25, 2019

Horsin' Around (Level 1) 08-04-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Aug 04, 3:00 PM - Fri Aug 09, 2:00 PM EST

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

If you’ve never taken a ride but love horses, 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, slingshots, and all your other favorite camp activities, too! Horseback riding lessons are taught off-site and transportation will be provided. Registration Deadline: July 25, 2019

Presque Isle Party 08-04-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Aug 04, 3:00 PM - Fri Aug 09, 2:00 PM EST

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

Grab a buddy and your swimsuit for a week of aquatic adventures! Slip ‘n’ slide around camp with water-themed games and activities before taking the canoes out for a spin on the lagoons at Presque Isle State Park. On your second visit to the great lake, you’ll get to bike the trails and geocache the peninsula. There will even be time to visit the lighthouse and nature center! No Presque Isle party would be complete without some beach time! There will be plenty of archery, crafts, and campfires back at camp! Registration Deadline: July 25, 2019

Me & My Gal - Summer Fling 08-09-19

Date: Fri Aug 09, 7:00 PM - Sun Aug 11, 11:00 AM EST

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

Bond and make memories with your mom (or significant female adult) this weekend! Take aim on the archery range, relax by the pool, and take a hike to explore our beautiful gorge. Make s’mores at the campfire and enjoy the craft room for tie dye or crafts. Make sure to bring a T-shirt if you would like to tie dye. Daisy Girl Scouts are not old enough to shoot archery. Lodging may be platform tents, rustic cabins, or lodges. Registration Deadline: August 1, 2019

Me & My Gal - Niagara Falls Road Trip 08-09-19

Date: Fri Aug 09, 7:00 PM - Sun Aug 11, 11:00 AM EST

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

Nothing makes for better memories than a good old-fashioned road trip to Niagara Falls with your mom (or significant female adult)! Hit the road bright and early Saturday morning for the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and Niagara Falls State Park (transportation provided). You’ll be treated to beautiful views on a scenic overlook hike and experience the wonder of 3,160 tons of water flowing over Niagara Falls every second, up close and personal aboard the Maid of the Mist! On Sunday, you get to choose your camp adventure—will it be archery or crafts or a slightly smaller gorge hike? The choice is yours! Participants will be responsible for purchasing their dinner on Saturday. Daisy Girl Scouts are not old enough to shoot archery. Lodging may be platform tents, rustic cabins, or lodges. Registration Deadline: August 1, 2019

Outdoor Journey Extravaganza 08-23-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Fri Aug 23, 7:00 PM - Sun Aug 25, 11:00 AM EST

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

"Take your outdoor skills to the next level as you explore nature and learn how to enjoy the great outdoors safely. Girls will complete the Outdoor Journey during this jam packed weekend full of camp fun. Between hiking and cooking over the fire, girls will also experience Hawthorne Ridge's wooded wonderland by day and by night! Join us for campfire songs and s’mores under the stars – it’s bound to be a camping weekend full of new friends and great memories. Badges, lodging, and meals will be included. All girls must attend with a troop or parent/guardian. All adults attending must be approved volunteers. Adults will be asked to help with some activities over the weekend. GSWPA staff will facilitate and lead activities and accompanying adults will be responsible for supervision and assisting with things like preparing meals. Volunteer-to-Girl ratios for camping must be provided for by accompanying adults. Please be sure to closely review the confirmation letter and to report any food allergies and/or special needs. Registration Deadline: August 20, 2019

OCTOBER 2019
 


Camp Creepy Hawthorne Ridge 10-12-19

Date: Sat Oct 12, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

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

You don’t want to miss this annual festival!! Enjoy Halloween-themed games, crafts, and activity stations, created and staffed by sister Girl Scouts. You'll also get to show off your costume as you go trick-or-treating, play ghoulish games, take a haunted hike, and make s'mores around the campfire. You'll even get the chance to dance to some ghostly favorites after strolling around camp to check out all the spooky decorations! The Girl Scout Shop trading post will be open from 5-8 p.m. Stop by to see the selection of camp merchandise and novelties! Children will receive a Camp Creepy patch, Halloween bag, glow necklace, candy, prizes, and crafts that they make at the craft area. Cadette-Ambassador Girl Scouts Troops may volunteer to host activity areas. Please contact Customer Care for information. A meal of hotdog, chips, cookie, and drink is included with each admission. Please contact us regarding dietary needs. Children age 3 and under are free and do not need to register for the event;  Children age 4 & up $20;  Adults $4;  ALL ATTENDEES OVER THREE YEARS OF AGE MUST PRE-REGISTER. Please note: All children must attend with a troop or guardian. NOTE:  We CANNOT accept WALK-IN registrations.   Registration Deadline: 10-08-19

NOVEMBER 2019
 


Mischief Managed - A Wizarding Overnight 11-01-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Fri Nov 01, 7:00 PM - Sat Nov 02, 3:00 PM EST

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

Attention all Harry Potter fans! Come to Hawthorne Ridge Camp of Witchcraft and Wizardry for an overnight of magical mischief! All participants will be sorted into one of Hawthorne Ridge's four houses and receive a house crest patch to take home. Compete in trivia contests, visit the wand store, tame a dragon, and escape the Room of Requirement. Our forest isn't forbidden, and this overnight will be packed full of Marauder-esque exploration! All girls must attend with a troop or parent/guardian who is an approved volunteer. Breakfast and lunch will be included. Buddy requests for lodging will be accepted, but house sorting is based on a sorting quiz and requests to be in the same house will not be available. Participants sorted into different houses will not be separated from their buddies/troop/adult volunteers during activities. All girls must attend with a troop or parent/guardian. All adults attending must be approved volunteers. GSWPA staff will facilitate and lead activities and accompanying adults will be responsible for supervision. Volunteer-to-Girl ratios for camping must be provided for by accompanying adults. Please list any allergies and/or special needs." Registration Deadline: October 28, 2019

Cadette Science of Happiness Overnight 11-02-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Nov 02, 6:00 PM - Sun Nov 03, 11:30 AM EST

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

Hey Cadettes! It’s time to earn your Science of Happiness Badge and create a stained-glass project at a camp slumber party! You will explore what makes you happy, how you can be happier, and leave with a plan to put all your new happiness skills into action! Spend the night at camp completing all the requirements to earn your Science of Happiness Badge and a stained glass-inspired project. Girls will receive their badge as part of registration and take home their stained-glass creation. All girls must attend with a troop or parent/guardian who is an approved volunteer. Fee includes overnight accommodations, evening snack, light breakfast, late morning snack, and staff-led activities. Please bring any additional snacks that you would like. All girls must attend with a troop or parent/guardian. All adults attending must be approved volunteers. GSWPA staff will facilitate and lead activities and accompanying adults will be responsible for supervision. Volunteer-to-Girl ratios for camping must be provided for by accompanying adults. Please list any allergies and/or special needs. Registration Deadline: October 28, 2019

 

Help with Registering

Registering for council programs, trainings and camp just got a whole lot better!
Our new Activities registration system makes it easier for you to register for and keep track of all your Girl Scout activities. Find out more

Need help with the new Activities registration process?
Check out this step-by-step tutorial or email us at customercare@gswpa.org for support. We're here to help!

Registration Confirmation

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.  

Contact Customer Care at customercare@gswpa.org with any questions.

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