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Camp Hawthorne Ridge

Camp Hawthorne Ridge in Girard Township, Erie County, is located 15 miles south of Erie, 120 miles north of Pittsburgh, and 185 miles from Johnstown. It boasts more than 200 beautiful, wooded acres and features specialty residential summer camp sessions for girls of all ages.

Camp Hawthorne Ridge offers a residential program for girls during the summer that includes fun sessions such as Renaissance Week, Survival Week, and a week of mountain biking or backpacking! We also host camping opportunities for parents to participate with their girls through troop and family camping.

Camp Hawthorne Ridge is a fun, economical place to stay for troops or families visiting the many area attractions including Presque Isle State Park and Waldameer Park and Water World. The camp is a snowy wonderland in the winter with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding offered on property.

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7755 Hawthorne Ridge Road
Girard, PA 16417

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Facilities

Full Camp
  • Day capacity: 336
  • Sleep capacity: 186
Athodanac Rustic Cabins Unit (6, non-heated)
  • Unit = 6 cabins
  • Sleep capacity: 8 per cabin (bunks), 48 total
  • Large pavilion with seating, tables, and covered grill
  • No electricity or kitchen
  • Fire circle with benches nearby
  • Bathhouse with flush toilets and showers nearby
  • Additional shower facilities in nearby pool house
  • Available May 1-September 30
Athodanac
Beechwood Platform Tents (6, non-heated)
  • 6 tents
  • Sleep capacity: 4 per tent (cots), 24 total
  • Fire circle with benches
  • Large pavilion with fireplace
  • No electricity or kitchen
  • Nearby bathhouse has flush toilets and showers
  • Additional shower facilities at nearby pool house
  • Available May 1-September 30
Curtze Cabin (heated)
  • Sleep capacity: 14 (bunks) and 6 (mattresses), 20 total
  • Tables and chairs for 20
  • Full Kitchen
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Restroom with shower and flush toilet
  • Outdoor fire circle with benches nearby
Curtze
Daisy Cabin (heated)
  • Sleep capacity: 20 bunks and 8 mattresses, 28 total
  • Seating for 30 with tables and chairs
  • Full kitchen
  • Wood burning stove
  • Outdoor pit latrine located nearby
  • Showers located in nearby pool house
  • Fire circle with benches nearby
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Falk Run Cabin (heated)
  • Sleep capacity: 10 (bunks) and separate leader room with 2 cots, 12 total
  • Seating for 12 with tables and chairs
  • Full kitchen
  • Two restrooms with flush toilets, 1 shower
  • Spacious deck
  • Fire circle with benches nearby
Falk Run
Green Glen Amphitheater (day use)
  • Outdoor performance area with covered stage
  • Bench seating for about 50
  • No electricity or audio/video equipment available
  • Great place for opening or closing ceremonies and theater/skit activities
  • Bathhouse with flush toilets and showers nearby
  • Available for day use only
McBrier Nature/Activity Center (heated, day use)
  • Educational opportunities for about 20
  • One room: nature center with taxidermy animals native to western PA on display
  • Second room: Space for arts and crafts with tables and benches
  • Program kits can be reserved for additional fee
  • Day use only
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Perry Cabin (heated)
  • Sleep capacity: 24 (bunks) and 6 (mattresses), 30 total
  • Seating for 30 with tables and chairs
  • Full kitchen
  • Outdoor pit latrine nearby
  • Showers in nearby pool house
  • Fire circle with benches nearby
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Tanglewood Platform Tents (6, non-heated)
  • 6 tents
  • Sleep capacity: 4 per tent (cots), 24 total
  • Fire circle with benches
  • Large pavilion with fireplace
  • No electricity or kitchen
  • Nearby bathhouse has flush toilets and showers
  • Additional shower facilities at nearby pool house
  • Available May 1-September 30
Thompson Hall (heated, day use)
  • Remodeled for 2021!
  • Seating for 80
  • Large indoor fireplace
  • Restrooms & showers in nearby pool house
  • Composting toilets behind building
  • Commercial kitchen: Stove (two ovens, four burners, large griddle), ice machine, coffee percolators, mixer, dish sterilizer, double-door refrigerator and freezer, small microwave
  • Equipment: 10 tables, 80 chairs and sets of dishes, pots, pans, skillets, cookie sheets, mixing bowls, colander, measuring cups, can opener, pitchers, cooking utensils, buckets, brooms, dust pans, mop, toilet brushes, and dish washing buckets
  • Available for day use only
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Activities and Amenities

  • Swimming pool with water slide
  • Archery range
  • Field archery course 
  • Slingshot range
  • Hatchet throwing range
  • Creek/gorge
  • Hiking trails
  • High-end mountain bikes (summer camp only)
  • Geocaching
  • Gaga ball pit
  • GPS units for geocaching/orienteering 
  • Volleyball court
  • Playing field
  • Human board games
  • Nature Center
  • Cross country skiing 
  • Snowshoeing
  • Sled riding