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FEBRUARY 2020
 


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

APRIL 2020
 


Constellation Celebration Jr at Hawthorne Ridge! 04-25-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Apr 25, 1:00 PM - 4:00 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 Daisies and Brownies! 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 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. Girls must attend with an approved volunteer. No food will be provided at this event, so participants are encouraged to bring their own snacks if they so desire. Girls will get their level's Space Science badge as part of the event. Registration Deadline: April 10, 2020

MAY 2020
 


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

Brownie WOW! Wonders of Water Journey Day 05-16-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat May 16, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST

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

Brownies - come complete the Brownie WOW! “Wonders of Water�? Journey in a day! The Wonders of Water Journey focuses on the planet, specifically relating to water. During the Journey, girls embark on a four-part story. Girls will learn about the water cycle, explore the importance of wetlands, learn about different creatures in the ocean, and understand the power of water. Throughout the story there are several breaks to allow the girls a chance to reflect and brainstorm ways they can save water and also learn leadership skills. Girls will complete the WOW! journey and earn the four awards: Love Water, Save Water, Share Water, and the WOW! Award. Girls will complete the entire journey minus the take action project. Girls will be given tools on how to complete the project. Upon completion of the Journey Day, girls will receive the four-part WOW! Journey Award set to place on the front of their vest. Girls should bring a refillable bottle for water, snack, and a bag lunch. This event is held indoors and outdoors and is a rain or shine event. Games and activities may include water, so girls should bring a towel and an extra set of clothes if they choose. Girls may attend as individuals or with troops (with appropriate # of leaders/adults). Parent/guardian or leader will need to stay during the program. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 05-01-20

JUNE 2020
 


Me & My Guy-Messy Mayhem (Lodge) 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! Start off the weekend with messy relay races and games, splatter paint, and our wacky, oneutensil meal. This is a weekend of non-stop slime, mud, suds, and fun! Bring an extra change of clothes—things are about to get messy! Daisy Girl Scouts are not old enough to shoot archery. Brownie Girl Scouts are not old enough to throw tomahawks. All participants will receive a fun patch! REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 06-12-20

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

Me & My Guy-Messy Mayhem (Platform Tents) 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! Start off the weekend with messy relay races and games, splatter paint, and our wacky, oneutensil meal. This is a weekend of non-stop slime, mud, suds, and fun! Bring an extra change of clothes—things are about to get messy! Daisy Girl Scouts are not old enough to shoot archery. Brownie Girl Scouts are not old enough to throw tomahawks. All participants will receive a fun patch! REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 06-12-20

Crafty Creations 06-21-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jun 21, 3:00 PM - Fri Jun 26, 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: 06-15-20

Slumber Party 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

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 gaga ball, 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: 06-22-20

JULY 2020
 


Holidaze 07-05-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 05, 3:00 PM - Tue Jul 07, 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 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: 06-29-20

Trail Mix 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

Get a little mix of everything in this awesome outdoor adventure. Swim, hike, play games, and build your outdoor skills. Learn how to set up your own pop-up tent and cook over a campfire. After the sun goes down, chase fireflies and sleep under the stars. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 06-29-20

Pony Party (Introduction Level) 07-08-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Wed Jul 08, 3:00 PM - Fri Jul 10, 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 doing other camp activities, like swimming, crafts, games, and campfires! Horseback riding lessons are taught off-site and transportation will be provided. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 06-29-20

Me & My Gal-Spa Getaway (Lodge) 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

Glamping is the name of the game! Come for a relaxing stay on the ridge. Spend the day relaxing by the pool, making funky tie-dye designs, unwinding with yoga, and making your own homemade spa treats to take home. At night, the fun continues with a pool party, campfire, and s’mores. Make sure to bring a T-shirt if you would like to tie dye. Daisy Girl Scouts are not old enough to shoot archery. Brownie Girl Scouts are not old enough to throw tomahawks. All participants will receive a fun patch! REGISTRATION DEADLINE:07-03-20

Me & My Gal-Camp Sampler (Platform Tents) 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! You’ll get to explore camp's 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. Brownie Girl Scouts are not old enough to throw tomahawks. All participants will receive a fun patch! REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 07-03-20

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

Who Done It? 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

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: 07-06-20

Hogwarts Summer School 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

Attention all magically-minded Girl Scouts! Hawthorne Ridge Camp of Witchcraft 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 into their Hawthorne Ridge House and compete for the House Cup! What are you waiting for? Platform 9 3�?�4 now boarding! Participants will receive a house crest patch to take home! REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 07-13-20

Me & My Gal-Magical Mischief (Platform Tents) 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

Bring your Harry Potter loving mom (or significant female adult) to Hawthorne Ridge Camp of Witchcraft for a weekend of magical mischief! All participants will be sorted into one of Hawthorne Ridge's four Houses. Compete in trivia contests, visit the wand store, tame a dragon, and play some Muggle Quidditch. Our forest isn't forbidden, and this overnight will be packed full of Marauder-esque exploration! Buddy requests for accommodations 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/adults/girls during activities. All participants will receive a house crest patch! REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 07-17-20

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

Me & My Gal-Magical Mischief (Rustic Cabin) 07-24-20

Date: Fri Jul 24, 7:00 PM - Sun Jul 26, 11:00 AM CST

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

Bring your Harry Potter loving mom (or significant female adult) to Hawthorne Ridge Camp of Witchcraft for a weekend of magical mischief! All participants will be sorted into one of Hawthorne Ridge's four Houses. Compete in trivia contests, visit the wand store, tame a dragon, and play some Muggle Quidditch. Our forest isn't forbidden, and this overnight will be packed full of Marauder-esque exploration! Buddy requests for accommodations 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/adults/girls during activities. All participants will receive a house crest patch! REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 07-17-20

A Week at Hogwarts 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

You’ve been accepted to the 2020 Session of Hawthorne Ridge Camp of Witchcraft! 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: 07-20-20

AUGUST 2020
 


S'More Fun 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

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: 07-27-20

Outdoor Journey Troop Camp (Platform Tents) 08-07-20

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

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

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 great memories. Once you leave, you will have earned three badges and started making plans for your Take Action Project! Registration Deadline: 07-31-20

Me & My Gal-Camp Sampler (Rustic Cabins) 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

Make lifelong memories with your mom or significant female adult this weekend! You’ll get to explore camp's 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—campfire and pool parties! We will even celebrate National S’mores Day! Be sure to bring a T-shirt if you would like to tie dye. Daisy Girl Scouts are not old enough to shoot archery. Brownie Girl Scouts are not old enough to throw tomahawks. All participants will receive a fun patch! REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 07-31-20

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