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All in-person council-sponsored events, activities, trainings, and programs are canceled beginning Monday, March 16 through Thursday, April 30.

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OCTOBER 2019
 


Camp Creepy Hawthorne Ridge 10-12-19

Date: Sat Oct 12, 5:00 PM - Mon Oct 12, 8:00 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.   Registration Deadline: 10-11-19 Thank you to our sponsors, PNC Bank, GEICO, and UPMC | UPMC Health Plan

APRIL 2020
 


Constellation Celebration Overnight at Hawthorne Ridge 04-25-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Apr 25, 7:00 PM - Sun Apr 26, 3:00 PM EST

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

Constellation Celebration is coming to Camp Hawthorne Ridge!! Calling all Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors! Do your eyes tend to drift skyward? Do you love stargazing, meteor showers, and galaxies from far, far away? Then come out to Camp Hawthorne RIdge for this space-tacular program! Learn out-of-this-world space facts and all about our own little corner of the galaxy, the Milky Way. Then as night falls, look to the sky for a variety of easy-to-identify constellations, and use a telescope to see some planets and stars up close and personal. To wrap up, play space explorer by building, decorating, and shooting off your very own rocket! Girls must attend with an approved volunteer. Fee includes overnight accommodations, continental breakfast, lunch, staff-led activities, and the appropriate Space Science badge." Registration Deadline: April 10, 2020

MAY 2020
 


Camp Hawthorne Ridge Community Work Day 05-02-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat May 02, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST

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

Join us at this community work day to help spruce up your favorite Girl Scout camp and get ready for camping season! Enjoy nature, spending time with fellow Girl Scouts, and working to leave camp better than you found it. Activities will vary at each camp but may include things like moving mattresses, sweeping tents, clearing trails, and organizing supplies just to name a few. Girls Scouts of all ages are welcome to attend, but please be advised that this is a work day and that each girl will need to be supervised. Please also keep in mind maturity level and physical ability. A simple lunch and coffee will be provided. We can’t wait to see you at camp! REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 04-27-20

JUNE 2020
 


Me & My Guy-Presque Isle Party (Rustic Cabin) 06-19-20

Date: Fri Jun 19, 7:00 PM - Sun Jun 21, 11:00 AM EST

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

There’s no better way to spend Father’s Day than with your dad (or significant male adult) at camp! This adventure includes a day at Presque Isle State Park with canoeing at the lagoons and an afternoon in the sand at the beach. Back at camp you’ll get to participate in some messy mayhem and our wacky, one-utensil meal. On Sunday, you get to choose your camp adventure— will it be archery, crafts, or a gorge hike? The choice is yours! Transportation to Presque Isle is provided. All participants will receive a fun patch! REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 06-12-20

Adventure Squad: Camp Set Sail 06-21-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jun 21, 3:00 PM - Fri Jun 26, 7:00 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 7 p.m. on Friday. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 06-15-20

Water Slides & Theme Park Rides - New York! 06-28-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jun 28, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 03, 2:00 PM EST

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

Start off your thrilling adventure with a beach day at Presque Isle before we head to New York’s theme park destination—Six Flags Darien Lake! A splash-tastic day at Waldameer’s Water World rounds out the thrills. You’ll fit in the traditional camp favorites, too, including archery, crafts, and campfires! REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 06-22-20

JULY 2020
 


Counselor-in-Training 1 (CIT 1) 07-05-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 05, 3:00 PM - Sun Jul 12, 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 and Camp Hawthorne Ridge. CIT 1 is a prerequisite for CIT 2. ​​​​​​​Registration Deadline:  06-29-20

Water Slides & Theme Park Rides - PA! 07-05-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 05, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 10, 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: 06-29-20

Counselor-in-Training 1 (CIT 1) 07-05-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 05, 3:00 PM - Sun Jul 12, 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 and Camp Hawthorne Ridge. CIT 1 is a prerequisite for CIT 2. Registration Deadline: 06-29-20

Me & My Gal-Presque Isle Party (Rustic Cabin) 07-10-20

Date: Fri Jul 10, 7:00 PM - Sun Jul 12, 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! This adventure includes a day at Presque Isle State Park with canoeing at the lagoons and an afternoon in the sand at the beach. Back at camp you’ll get to participate in some camp favorites—campfire, s’mores, and pool parties. On Sunday, you get to choose your camp adventure—will it be archery or crafts or a gorge hike? The choice is yours! Be sure to bring a T-shirt if you would like to tie dye. Transportation to Presque Isle is provided. All participants will receive a fun patch! REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 07-03-20

Tour de GSWPA Camps 07-12-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 12, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 17, 2:00 PM EST

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

The best of GSWPA’s outdoor experiences are just a hop, skip, and a jump away! This tour will begin at Camp Hawthorne Ridge with a gorge hike and target sports—archery, field archery, slingshots, and tomahawks! The tour continues with a hop to Skymeadow for horseback riding and stand up paddle boarding, a skip to Camp Conshatawba for some high adventure (riflery and adventure course), and a jump to Camp Redwing for canoeing on the Connoquenessing Creek. The grand tour will conclude back at Hawthorne Ridge with traditional camp activities like swimming, a campfire, and making crafts. There is a weight limit of 250 lbs. for horseback riding and adventure course. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 07-06-20

Summer Bucket List 07-19-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 19, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 24, 2:00 PM EST

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

Are you ready for the most memorable summer ever? Do you have a list of must-dos before school starts? Dive into a packed week of Camp Hawthorne Ridge’s musts for a summer bucket list. Don’t forget to bring your own ideas to make this the most unforgettable summer ever! • Visit a water/amusement park. • Go swimming. • Have an outside movie night. • Sleep under the stars. • Go to the beach. • Visit our favorite ice cream stand. • Go mini golfing. • Stay up late and sleep in. • Have an ultimate water fight. • Bike around a state park. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 07-13-20

Dumbledore's Army Horcrux Hunt 07-19-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 19, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 24, 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: 07-13-20

Counselor-in-Training 2 (CIT 2) 07-19-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 19, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 31, 2:00 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: 07-13-20

Me & My Gal-Niagara Falls Road Trip (Lodge) 07-24-20

Date: Fri Jul 24, 7:00 PM - Sun Jul 26, 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 Niagara Falls State Park (transportation provided). You’ll be treated to beautiful views as you experience the wonder of 3,160 tons of water flowing over Niagara Falls every second, up close and personal on the Maid of the Mist! On Sunday, you get to choose your camp adventure—will it be archery, crafts, or a slightly smaller gorge hike? The choice is yours! Participants will be responsible for purchasing their meals on Saturday. All participants will receive a fun patch! REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 07-17-20

Dumbledore's Army Horcrux Hunt 07-26-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 26, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 31, 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: 07-20-20

Cavernous Adventures 07-26-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 26, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 31, 2:00 PM EST

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

Begin your adventure at Camp Hawthorne Ridge with some camp favorites, like a gorge hike, archery, and crafts. The adventure continues when you hit the road to visit America’s most colorful caverns—Ohio Caverns. Then, you’ll mosey on down to Louisville, Kentucky, for an ultimate underground zipline tour at Mega Cavern, the world’s only fully underground zipline tour, and an introduction to caving tour at Mammoth National Park. This courageous caving will also include some overnight off-camp adventures along the route. Wrap up this adventurous road trip back at Hawthorne Ridge with a pool party to celebrate caving in! Must be at least 10 years of age. Chest or hip measurement must not exceed 42 inches; if you are larger, you cannot physically pass through the crawlspaces. Lace-up hiking boots that cover the ankle are required. Boots must have aggressive tread. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 07-20-20

AUGUST 2020
 


Sail Away 08-02-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Aug 02, 3:00 PM - Fri Aug 07, 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—working towards your U.S. Sailing Small Boat Sailor Certification! All participants will receive a fun patch! REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 07-27-20

Me & My Gal-Niagara Falls Road Trip (Lodge) 08-07-20

Date: Fri Aug 07, 7:00 PM - Sun Aug 09, 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 Niagara Falls State Park (transportation provided). You’ll be treated to beautiful views as you experience the wonder of 3,160 tons of water flowing over Niagara Falls every second, up close and personal. Descend into the Niagara Gorge with the Cave of the Winds experience! On Sunday, you get to choose your camp adventure—will it be archery, crafts, or a slightly smaller gorge hike? The choice is yours! Participants will be responsible for purchasing their meals on Saturday. All participants will receive a fun patch! REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 07-31-20

 

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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 by the posted registration deadline for programs/training
  • Registrant cancels their registration within two weeks of their summer camp start date 

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

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