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Hawthorne Ridge Winter Fest 01-30-22

Date: Sun Jan 30, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST

Camp Hawthorne isn't just for summer! Bundle up and bring your troop or family for an all day flurry adventure. We'll explore camp, try new things, and celebrate the winter weather. We'll even have a campfire station to warm those fingers and toes! This is a great way to complete most of your Fall/Winter Outdoor Challenge if you haven't already.

Cocoa with the Camp Team - Parent Forum 01-31-22

Date: Mon Jan 31, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EST

Calling all Girl Scout parents! Join the GSWPA Outdoor Team for cocoa and chats about camp! During this time, we will talk about the upcoming camp season and share some of our favorite sessions. Then, we will have a camper Q&A where parents can ask the Camp Directors any questions they have about camp! Bring your cocoa and favorite snack!

Learn and Empower: Self Defense Class 02-05-22

Date: Sat Feb 05, 1:45 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Ready to be prepared for anything? Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania welcomes you to an empowered self defense course hosted by Millcreek Karate. During this session, we will educate you all about how to stay safe and defend yourself in precarious situations. This course will teach you proactive skills and scenarios. At the end of this course, you will receive a fun badge!

Slumber Party 02-25-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Fri Feb 25, 6:00 PM - Sat Feb 26, 1:00 PM EST

Want to come to summer camp, but still unsure? Come spend an overnight at Camp Hawthorne Ridge with this Slumber Party camp sampler. Though it may be too cold to swim, , we will still have plenty of fun with a movie and pizza night in the evening and in the morning eat breakfast and then go sled riding and snow shoeing (weather permitting). This multi-day event requires an adult with their girl scout. Dinner and breakfast will be included. 

Camp Wag-A-Lot 1 mile or 5k 03-12-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Mar 12, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST

Bring your furry best friend to Camp Hawthorne Ridge's 5k or 1 mile event. During this event, we will have two options that you can choose from of either 5k or 1 miler where you get to explore the beauty of camp by hiking, running, or skipping through the wooded wonderland with your favorite furry friend. Don't have a pet? No worries, still come and meet some new friends along the way! After you complete the race, you will get to enjoy a well-deserved lunch for both you and your dog!

American Red Cross Babysitter Course 03-19-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Mar 19, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Designed primarily for youth ages 11 and older, this online course will prepare students to be better babysitters. Topics include how to provide care for infants and children; how to stay safe; what to do in an emergency; how to choose age-appropriate activities; and how to recognize and handle a variety of behaviors. Students will also learn the basics of starting a babysitting business. The course consists of six interactive modules featuring video, activities, games and tools babysitters can use to build their knowledge and skills and manage their babysitting business. This course, which includes a final exam at the end, takes about 4 hours to complete. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a printable certificate.. 

American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/ AED Training 04-23-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sat Apr 23, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Need First Aid/CPR/AED training? Sign up for this American Red Cross training session. All participants must complete the 2 1/2-hour online portion of the course. After completing the online portion of the class attend a 2-hour in-person skills assessment. All participants must present proof of completion of the online portion to the instructor to attend the skills assessment. Those unable to present proof of online completion will not be permitted to participate in the skills assessment and therefore cannot be certified.

Leadership Sleepover 05-20-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Fri May 20, 6:00 PM - Sat May 21, 1:00 PM EDT

Looking to one day find a job at summer camp? Well here is your chance to experience it. Camp Hawthorne Ridge is holding a leadership sleepover. During this night at camp, we will have workshops on what it means to be a leader while still having fun. After the workshops are complete, we will have a pizza night and watch a movie outdoors (weather permitting) In the morning, we will complete our series by workshops and then participating in our Open House event on camp. This session can count as community service for those looking fufill hours. Every girl scout who attends must be accompanied by an adult.

My Bestie and Me at Camp Hawthorne Ridge 07-10-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Fri Jun 10, 2:00 PM - Fri Jul 15, 11:00 AM EDT

Experience Camp Hawthorne Ridge with your bestie by your side—traditions, adventure, and being a sister to every Girl Scout. This all-ages session is for sisters, cousins, and friends to come together at camp. Besties will share a living space, and accommodations can be made for up to four besties together.

Camp Wild 06-19-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jun 19, 2:00 PM - Fri Jun 24, 11:00 AM EDT

Roar into the summer with a safari adventure. You'll start this journey by visiting The Wilds near Columbus, Ohio, then travel to visit the Cleveland Zoo. Meet some of the furry animals and learn all about their habitats. All expenses included. 

Rides 'n Slides 06-19-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jun 19, 2:00 PM - Fri Jun 24, 11:00 AM EDT

Splash 'n ride into summer with a thrilling camp adventure when you travel to Ohio's premier theme park destination—Cedar Point, where we will spend two days at the main park and one day at the water park. This camp is a travel camp, and we will be staying off camp for four nights. All expenses included.

Niagara Falls Excursion 06-26-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jun 26, 1:00 PM - Fri Jul 01, 11:00 AM EDT

Grab your barrel we're going to the Falls! This multi-night adventure to the infamous Niagara Falls (New York version) will be filled with experiences like a walk through the Cave of the Winds, a ride on the iconic Maid of the Mist, and a visit to the aquarium. Camp will be made in the Niagara Falls area for four nights. Transportation and cost of park is all included with registration. Campers do not need passports. Transportation and cost of park is all included with registration.

Tranquil Trails Mini Week 07-05-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Tue Jul 05, 2:00 PM - Fri Jul 08, 11:00 AM EDT

Experience a camp spa day, complete with facemasks, relaxing in the sun, and enjoying nature. Learn new techniques to find tranquility like reading, yoga, or hiking through camp with friends to find the perfect spot for a hangout in the new hammocks you'll receive to use during camp and take home.

Odyssey Expeditions Mini Week 07-05-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Tue Jul 05, 2:00 PM - Fri Jul 08, 11:00 AM EDT

Grab a sailor hat and scuba gear—you're off to explore the beautiful Lake Erie. First, you'll see the lake from above ground as you learn all about sailing, and then? You'll explore the lake below as you scuba dive in the Lake Erie waters.

Confident Cadettes Mini Week 07-05-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Tue Jul 05, 2:00 PM - Fri Jul 08, 11:00 AM EDT

Step into your courage and confidence through adventures like hiking at the gorge, practicing archery, throwing hatchets, and creating an art project—all alongside your Cadette friends. Then, choose your own adventures for a day with your cabinmates and unit.

Rockhounds Mini Week 07-05-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Tue Jul 05, 2:00 PM - Fri Jul 08, 11:00 AM EDT

Rockhounds, embrace your love of geology as you explore Camp Hawthorne Ridge. Learn about navigation while using GPS devices, and examine the creek bed to discover fossils and artifacts. Discover or create your very own geodes and craft jewelry and other nature-inspired art.

Troop Camp - Camp Hawthorne Ridge 07-08-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Fri Jul 08, 2:00 PM - Sun Jul 10, 11:00 AM EDT

Take your outdoor skills to the next level as you explore nature and enjoy the great outdoors—learning to keep safety first. From hiking and cooking over the fire to campfire songs and s’mores under the stars—it’s bound to be a camping weekend full of great memories. This weekend fun trip will have a mix of led and self-guided activities. 

Holidaze 07-10-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 10, 2:00 PM - Fri Jul 15, 11:00 AM EDT

The best part about holidays is being with friends, and just imagine the added fun of celebrating at camp. Holidays enjoyed around the world and experiencing Halloween in the summer—it's just the beginning. Holiday-themed crafts and games will fill your days, and parties and festivals will fill your nights.

Pedal N' Dirt 07-17-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 17, 1:00 PM - Fri Jul 22, 11:00 AM EDT

Build your mountain biking skills at this beginner-friendly session. Spend the first part of your week getting comfortable on our mountain bikes, then travel to Erie Bluffs State Park to become an ultimate mountain bike rider. 

CIT 1 - Hawthorne Ridge 07-17-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 17, 2:00 PM - Sun Jul 24, 11:00 AM EDT

Gain usable experience and skills in leadership development, teamwork, child development, and program planning. This eight-day session is filled with hands-on training to work with youth, as well as time for you to enjoy the fun of camp life. CIT I is a prerequisite for CIT II.

Soul Sisters 07-17-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 17, 2:00 PM - Fri Jul 22, 11:00 AM EDT

Lace up your hiking boots for a backpacking adventure. Begin by learning new skills like meal planning and packing for a trip, then take your skills to the next level and backpack to the gorge at Camp Hawthorne Ridge. Sleep under the stars, take in the beauty of the the outdoors, and create long-lasting friendships. All necessary gear provided. Prerequisite: Campers must be able to hike three miles while wearing a backpack weighing at least 20 pounds.

Pack n' Out Oil Creek State Park 07-17-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 17, 2:00 PM - Fri Jul 22, 11:00 AM EDT

Gain independence as you reach new heights on your Oil Creek State Park backpacking trip. Before heading out, learn how to meal plan, assess safety and high-risk situations, and execute your planned route. The second half of your week will be spent backpacking the route you planned, experiencing the beauty of western Pennsylvania, and sleeping under the open sky. Campers must be able to hike at least five to six miles per day while wearing a backpack weighing at least 20 pounds. All necessary gear provided.

Paddle Adventure 07-17-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 17, 2:00 PM - Fri Jul 22, 11:00 AM EDT

Learn about canoeing and water safety and practice canoeing in the camp pool before venturing onto the lagoons of Presque Isle State Park. You'll work your way up to becoming one seriously strong paddler. While at the lake, take a break to enjoy dinner and sunset on beautiful Lake Erie. "Canoe" imagine all the fun you'll have? 

Me and My Girl Scout at Camp Hawthorne Ridge 07-22-22

Date: Fri Jul 22, 6:00 PM - Sun Jul 24, 11:00 AM EDT

Make lifelong memories at camp with your mom, dad, or best adult pal. You'll be in for a weekend full of adventure when you participate in four of our traditional camp activities and have a camp-tastic time. Each Girl Scout and adult will be housed in a rustic cabin, platform tent, or lodge. Please note, archery is limited to Brownie Girl Scouts and older.

CIT II - Camp Hawthorne Ridge 07-24-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 24, 2:00 PM - Fri Aug 05, 11:00 AM EDT

Translate camp skills to real life, learn to build your resume, and work effectively on a team as you develop and deliver programs and set yourself up for future success as a counselor or in other youth development fields. Based on interests and strengths, you will work with a weekend program and a camper unit for even more experience. Prerequisite: Completion of CIT I.

Amazing Astronomy 07-24-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 24, 2:00 PM - Fri Jul 29, 11:00 AM EDT

Discover the mysteries beyond the wooded canopy of Camp Hawthorne Ridge. Spend your day hiking, crafting, and swimming. When nighttime comes around, search the sky for shooting stars, view planets and constellations through a telescope, and learn about the great wonders of outer space.

Night Owls 07-24-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 24, 2:00 PM - Fri Jul 29, 11:00 AM EDT

Experience camp under the stars on a twilight hike, playing night games, and catching fireflies. Learn about camp's nocturnal friends and then try to spot them. Don’t worry though—even Girl Scout Brownie night owls get to swim, hike, craft, and shoot archery during the day. 

Kayak, Canoe, and You 07-24-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 24, 2:00 PM - Fri Jul 29, 11:00 AM EDT

Experience all four of our council's Girl Scout camps in this one adventure-filled session! Begin at Camp Hawthorne Ridge where you'll learn about knot tying and experience sailing. Then, head to Camp Redwing to canoe down the Connoquenessing Creek, and when you get to Camp Skymeadow, paddleboard around for the day and enjoy the rolling hills. Your final destination is at Camp Conshatawba, where you'll head out on the Stonycreek River on a guided kayaking daytrip. 

Cavernous Adventures 07-24-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 24, 2:00 PM - Fri Jul 29, 11:00 AM EDT

Begin your adventure with a walk around camp, archery, or crafts, but then it's time to hit the road. Visit America’s most colorful caverns, Ohio Caverns, mosey down to Louisville, Kentucky for an ultimate underground zipline tour at Mega Cavern, the world’s only fully underground zipline tour, and get an introduction to caving tours at Mammoth National Park. This courageous caving will also include some overnight, off-camp adventures along the route. This adventurous road trip wraps up back at Camp Hawthorne Ridge with a movie night under the stars. Girl Scouts must be at least 10 years of age, and chest or hip measurements must not exceed 42 inches.

Me and My Girl Scout at Camp Hawthorne Ridge 07-29-22

Date: Fri Jul 29, 6:00 PM - Sun Jul 31, 11:00 AM EDT

It's sure to be a special weekend when you bring your mom, dad, or best adult pal to camp with you. You'll be in for a weekend full of adventure with a day at Presque Isle State Park where the activities include canoeing at the lagoons, biking around the peninsula, and an afternoon in the sand at the beach. Back at camp, enjoy a fire and smore's. Each Girl Scout and adult will be housed in a rustic cabin, platform tent, or lodge.

The Influen-STAR 07-31-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 31, 1:00 PM - Fri Aug 05, 11:00 AM EDT

Hone your video and art skills, and learn how social media influencers create content. Acting, photography, editing—it's all part of going viral at this creative camp where you'll practice the tips and tricks of making fun videos for sites like Tik-Tok. (No videos will be posted on social media sites.)

Brownie Bakers 07-31-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 31, 2:00 PM - Fri Aug 05, 11:00 AM EDT

Grab your chef's hat—it's time to bake, bake, bake. Learn about measuring, decorating, and the science behind creating the perfect cookie. Meet a local baker and get a "behind the scenes" workshop tour. With your new skills and knowledge, you'll hold a bake sale with your friends to show off all that you learned.

DIY Camp 07-31-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Jul 31, 2:00 PM - Fri Aug 05, 11:00 AM EDT

Construct DIY projects from unique materials, and create cool art to show off at home—it's like Pinterest at camp! Participate in your favorite traditional camp activities too, including swimming, archery, and a hike to the gorge.

Summer Celebration Mini Week 08-07-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Aug 07, 2:00 PM - Wed Aug 10, 11:00 AM EDT

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. You’ll spend a second day at the peninsula biking, visitng the lighthouse and nature center, and enjoying the beach. 

Crafty Creations Mini Week 08-07-22

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Date: Sun Aug 07, 2:00 PM - Wed Aug 10, 11:00 AM EDT

Explore your artistic side through a variety of art mediums— in- and out-of-doors. From drawing and sculpting to jewelry and mosaics, discover your unique artistic style while also joining in your favorite traditional camp activities. 

Help with Registering
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  • When searching for virtual events, use zip code 15212 to view all our virtual event offerings. To search for virtual events designed for your girl, click on Filter from the search results page and add a grade level.
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  • Select the members of your household or troop you want to register. Enter payment information and confirm your registration. 
  • Save or print your receipt from the Confirmation page. You can also click on My Activities in the top menu of your Member Community to view activies with completed registration and view additional details. 

Have additional questions or need help registering? Call 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

Summer camp 2022: Click here to view our camp refund and cancellation policy.

All other Activities: 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