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Camp Small Valley Survival Challenge

Game on! Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania invites you to be a part of a first-of-its-kind Camp Small Valley Survival Challenge Event Series: The Ultimate Girl Scout Outdoor Competition!

Who: Cadette, Senior, Ambassador Individual Girls or Troops (Grades 6-12)

When: Visit our Event Calendar to view upcoming Camp Small Valley Survival Challenge events

Where: Camp Small Valley

What: The event series includes 2 beginner sessions, 1 advanced session, and Competition Day + Overnight. The beginner and advanced sessions are optional practice days for girls to participate in on their own or with their team or troop. GSHPA and camp staff will be available during the practice days for assistance and guidance. During the competition and overnight, teams of 6-10 girls will compete in 5 skill areas:

  • Fire Building & Outdoor Cooking
  • Compass & Navigation
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Archery
  • Pitching Tents & Tying Knots

Scorecards are used in each of the five areas to determine the efficiency, skill, and accuracy of the skill being demonstrated. Sign up for the competition as a team, or an individual. Individuals will be added to a team day-of (buddy requests considered!). 

All participants in ANY session will receive a Camp Small Valley Survival Challenge patch. One patch per girl for the entire series. 

 

Camp Small Valley Survival Challenge: Get Ready! (Beginner)

Join us: 

Stay tuned for Summer 2021 details

Event Details

This event is for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors who are interested in learning or practicing the basic skills of the Camp Small Valley Survival Challenge events. These skills include: fire building & outdoor cooking, compass use & navigation, wilderness first aid, archery, and pitching a tent & knots. 

Cancellation Policy: Program fee refunds will not be issued for cancellations received two weeks or less before the program start date.

Camp Small Valley Survival Challenge: Last Chance! (Advanced)

Join us:

Stay tuned for Summer 2021 details

Event Details:

This event is for girls who have attended one of the beginner sessions and are ready to build on their skills or for girls who weren’t able to attend one of the beginner sessions and are competent in the above skills. Girls are welcome to come to one or all three of these practice sessions! The culmination of these three practice events is the Camp Small Valley Survival Challenge Overnight.

Cancellation Policy: Program fee refunds will not be issued for cancellations received two weeks or less before the program start date.

Camp Small Valley Survival Challenge: Overnight Competition

Join us:

Stay tuned for Summer 2021 details

Event Details

This final event will test the skills that girls learned/practiced during one of the skill-building events. These skills include: fire building & outdoor cooking, compass use & navigation, wilderness first aid, archery, and pitching a tent & knots. This event is for girls who attended one or all three of the practice events or for girls that weren’t able to attend any of the practice events, but would like to compete with their troop.

Cancellation Policy: Program fee refunds will not be issued for cancellations received two weeks or less before the program start date.

 

Have questions about Camp Small Valley Survival Challenge? Reach out to our Member Services team at 800-692-7816 or MemberServices@gshpa.org.