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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

First Time Camper Overnight: Trail Adventure Badge 11-08-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Fri Nov 08, 7:00 PM - Sat Nov 09, 2:00 PM EST

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

Are your Daisies and Brownies ready for their first overnight camp? Let us help you out with the first time jitters (both for adults and girls *wink, wink*) at this camp overnight designed just for first time campers! GSWPA staff will be on hand to facilitate classic camping experiences - explore nature, sing songs around the campfire, make s'mores, and learn how to enjoy camp safely! Participants will earn their Daisy Trail Adventure or Brownie Trail Adventure badge. Fee includes overnight accommodations in a lodge, s'mores, an evening camp snack, continental breakfast, lunch, and badge. Girls must be accompanied by an approved volunteer. Please note that troops are welcome to sign up together, but will share lodge space with other troops. Each troop should make sure they meet the Volunteer to Girl Ratio required for their troop participants and that at least one volunteer is certified in First Aid/CPR/AED. Registration Deadline: October 24, 2019

Friends of Hawthorne Ridge R&R Weekend 11-22-19

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Fri Nov 22, 7:00 PM - Sun Nov 24, 11:00 AM EST

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

Come out to Camp Hawthorne Ridge for a weekend of rest and relaxation! The holidays can sure be a busy time and it's nice to kickback and relax with your Girl Scout friends before all the cooking, shopping, and craziness. Pack for a relaxing weekend of your favorite campfire foods, crafts, target sports, and a hike into the Gorge (weather permitting). Bring a friend and a favorite hobby you'd like to share with the group and tap into the season of giving with a service project to benefit the local community over the holidays. All meals will be provided and overnight accommodations will be in heated lodges. Registration Deadline: November 7, 2019

Mom & Me Winter Memories: Session 1 Hawthorne Ridge 01-17-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Fri Jan 17, 7:00 PM - Sat Jan 18, 3:00 PM EST

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

Bring your mom (or significant female adult) and spend the night in a lodge at Camp Hawthorne Ridge. Build snow sculptures, make a winter craft, cross country ski, snowshoe, and sled at this winter wonderland overnight! S'mores on Friday night, breakfast and lunch on Saturday are included. In the event that there is not enough snow for these winter activities, other outdoor activities will be substituted. Winter fun patch included. Registration Deadline: 01-13-20

Mom & Me Winter Memories: Session 2 Hawthorne Ridge 01-18-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Jan 18, 7:00 PM - Sun Jan 19, 3:00 PM EST

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

Bring your mom (or significant female adult) and spend the night in a lodge at Camp Hawthorne Ridge. Build snow sculptures, make a winter craft, cross country ski, snowshoe, and sled at this winter wonderland overnight! S'mores on Friday night, breakfast and lunch on Saturday are included. In the event that there is not enough snow for these winter activities, other outdoor activities will be substituted. Winter fun patch included. Registration Deadline: 01-13-20

First Time Camper Overnight: Buddy Camper & Cabin Camper 02-28-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Fri Feb 28, 7:00 PM - Sat Feb 29, 2:00 PM EST

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

Calling all Daisies and Brownies looking for your first overnight at camp! Join Camp Hawthorne Ridge for a Leap Year Slumber Party! Meet other first-time campers for fun activities and to learn Girl Scout camp traditions, from exploring nature, singing songs, and making s’mores. Participants will earn their Daisy Buddy Camper or Brownie Cabin Camper badge. Fee includes overnight accommodations in a lodge, s'mores, continental breakfast, lunch, and one badge per girl. GSWPA staff member will be available for check in, evening campfire (weather permitting), songs, and s'mores. The staff member will return the next morning for badge activities. Girls must attend with an approved volunteer. Please note that troops are welcome to sign up together, but will share lodge space with other girls and/or troops. Each troop should make sure they meet the Volunteer to Girl Ratio required for their troop participants and that at least one volunteer is certified in First Aid/CPR/AED. Registration Deadline: 02-18-20

First Time Camper Overnight: Buddy Camper & Cabin Camper 02-29-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Feb 29, 7:00 PM - Sun Mar 01, 2:00 PM EST

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

Calling all Daisies and Brownies looking for your first overnight at camp! Join Camp Hawthorne Ridge for a Leap Year Slumber Party! Meet other first-time campers for fun activities and to learn Girl Scout camp traditions, from exploring nature, singing songs, and making s’mores. Participants will earn their Daisy Buddy Camper or Brownie Cabin Camper badge. Fee includes overnight accommodations in a lodge, s'mores, continental breakfast, lunch, and one badge per girl. GSWPA staff member will be available for check in, evening campfire (weather permitting), songs, and s'mores. The staff member will return the next morning for badge activities. Girls must attend with an approved volunteer. Please note that troops are welcome to sign up together, but will share lodge space with other girls and/or troops. Each troop should make sure they meet the Volunteer to Girl Ratio required for their troop participants and that at least one volunteer is certified in First Aid/CPR/AED. Registration Deadline: 02-18-20

Night Owls Overnight 03-20-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Fri Mar 20, 6:00 PM - Sat Mar 21, 11:00 AM 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, and play night games. You’ll even learn the stealthy art of camp-friendly pranks! Don't forget your flashlight, and we'll provide the glow sticks! Fun patch or badge, evening snack, and breakfast are included. All girls must attend with an approved volunteer who is registered for the event. Registration Deadline: 03-14-20

Animal Habitats Badge Day at Camp Hawthorne Ridge 03-21-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Mar 21, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

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

Juniors will gather at Camp Hawthorne Ridge to experience the habitats of creatures small and large who call Hawthorne Ridge home. Join us in the nature center to experience wildlife up close and personal as we explore endangered species and how to protect our animal friends. Badges will be included. Girls must be accompanied by an adult. Registration Deadline: 03/12/20

Sherwood Forest at Camp Hawthorne Ridge 05-09-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat May 09, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST

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

Hear ye, hear ye! Dost thou desire a day of hearty fun at ye olde Camp Hawthorne Ridge? Come and learn how to wield a bow just like Robin Hood of yore! Test your accuracy on our target range and your dexterity on our field range. Try your hand at using a slingshot and see if you can hit the bullseye. Special guests will be right at camp to teach girls the skills needed to be a member of Robin Hood’s outlaw group of merry women! Archery fun patch included. Girls must attend with an adult, and all participants should bring a brown-bag lunch. Registration Deadline: 05-05-20

 

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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
    2. After May 15th for ALL summer camp sessions, refund requests submitted after registration deadlines will result in forfeiture of ANY monies paid.

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

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.

Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Refunds could take up to 30 days to process.

Note: If you want to transfer your registration to another member, please use the Transfer Request Form.

If you would like to request a refund, please complete the 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