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An Important Message about Summer Camp


Harrisburg, PA - As you are aware, the health and well-being of our girls is our number one priority here at GSHPA. It is with an abundance of caution (and a heavy heart) that we are cancelling Summer Resident Camp as advertised at Camp Small Valley for the 2020 season. We are also extending the current closure of all GSHPA camp properties thru August 31, 2020.

Since 1912, girls have explored and strengthened their outdoor skills and commitment to environmental stewardship through Girl Scouting. Guided by supportive adults and peers, Girl Scouts discover the wonders of nature, experience the thrill of adventure, and challenge themselves and one another to reach new heights. These experiences hone their outdoor and leadership skills, inspire them to take action to protect the environment, and reinforce friendships to last a lifetime.

We encourage all Girl Scouts to invite a friend to join in upcoming virtual summer camp experiences, soon to be available. In the meantime, girls and Service Units should continue working toward the Outdoor Summer Challenge 2020.

Current registrations for Summer Camp 2020 have already received a cancellation email outlining next steps.

Those with property reservations will be contacted on a rolling basis over the next two (2) months with the option to reschedule their reservation or be refunded. All existing property reservations will be counted towards benchmarks at Camp Archbald, Camp Furnace Hills and Camp Happy Valley.

I ask everyone to please be patient with our Member Services Team. There is a significant volume of processing required related to members’ requests, in addition to fulfilling early bird membership renewals.

As always, we are thankful for you, our members, and look forward to delivering unique outdoor programming via virtual experiences.