Supporters of Camp Archbald (SoCA) will host the third annual all-volunteer-run resident camp for girls at Camp Archbald, the second-oldest Girl Scout camp in the United States. This year, camp will celebrate 100 years of continuous operation in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Open to all girls going into grades one through 12, resident camp offers a variety of outdoor activities such as horseback riding, ropes course, swimming, boating and hiking. This summer, girls will participate in arts and crafts, campfires, singing and more. New for this summer will be programs such as cooking, Harry Potter and the River Rat paddling program. Girls participating in the River Rat program will spend one week exploring the Susquehanna River. Additionally, for first-time campers, SoCA is offering Taste of Camp, a three-day, two-night experience where girls will be introduced to the many opportunities and activities that Camp Archbald has to offer.
Camp Archbald is undergoing a three-year review process that could lead to the camp's closure or sale. Having consistent attendance at summer resident camp and other camp activities helps demonstrate the value of Camp Archbald to both Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) and to the wider community.
Camp runs from July 12-17 and July 19-24. Girls can attend one or both weeks of camp. Registration is open until June 1 at bit.ly/2020socacamp. After submitting the registration form, payments can be made online through Venmo or PayPal. Financial aid is also available. A deposit of $25 can secure a spot. More information about the camp can be found online at bit.ly/3cs1htY or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.