Virtual Camp – Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania
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Virtual Camp

Camping is one of the most treasured Girl Scout traditions.  Though we are not offering summer camp at Camp Small Valley, we still want your Girl Scout to have amazing experiences, meet other Girl Scouts, reconnect with old friends, and grow in courage, confidence and character this summer.

About Virtual Camp

GSHPA unveils five weeks of Virtual Camp, each with its own theme and unique kit of activities. Each registered Virtual Camper receives a kit in the mail complete with a full week of activities! No need to go out shopping for additional supplies, you’ll receive everything that you need (household items may be necessary for certain activities, ex. cups, plates, etc.). Virtual Camp kits are mailed directly to each Virtual Camper and include activities, supplementary handouts, and a themed fun patch!

GSHPA Virtual Camp includes live, facilitated Zoom activities integrating age level interactive programming designed to build girls of courage, confidence, and character. Parents can expect laughter, smiles, and inspirational creations as a result of the supplies included with the camp kit.

  • Virtual Camp - Counselor in Training (CIT)
  • Virtual Camp - Crafty Camper
  • Virtual Camp - Potions and Wands
  • Virtual Camp - Survival Games
  • Virtual Camp - Splash Spectacular
  • Virtual Camp - Myths and Legends

 

Virtual Camp Registration

Get Ready for Registration!
  • Registration must be completed by the parent/guardian of the girl.
  • Included in the registration are an Internet Safety Pledge and Rules and Behavior Policies that must be reviewed and signed by both the girl and parent/guardian.
  • If you would like to register your Girl Scout for multiple weeks of camp, choose ‘Keep Shopping…’ instead of ‘Checkout’ after registering for a single session. This allows you to choose a second session without filling out some of the same information a second time.
Ways to Pay
  • GSHPA members may use their GO! Dough to pay their session fee.
  • The balance is due at the time of registration. The cost per session is $55/girl for Girl Scout members and $80/girl for non-members. Non-members receive a Girl Scout membership valid through September 2021 with their registration fee.

If you are a Girl Scout joining from another council, we are excited that you’ll be joining us. You will need to be prepared with a credit card in order to complete registration.

Not currently a Girl Scout?  No problem, your registration fee includes a membership!  You will be warmly welcomed to join us for Girl Scout activities for the next year and we look forward to connecting with you.  If you are joining us from outside of our 30-county footprint in PA, we will contact the council where you live and they will be in touch with you.

Refund and Cancellation Policies
  • Registration closes two weeks prior to the start date of the session. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received two weeks or less before the start date of the session.  

 

More about Virtual Camp

Sample Schedule Week

GSHPA Virtual Camp occurs in Eastern Daylight Time.  All times are listed in EDT.  If you live in a different time zone, please make the necessary conversions

Girls meet on Zoom each day, Monday through Thursday from 10-11 am for a live session. In addition, an opening campfire ceremony takes place on Monday from 7:30-8:30 pm and an evening live activity takes place on Thursday beginning at 7:30 pm. This activity may be a closing campfire ceremony or movie night! Finally, there will be an additional live session on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-3 pm. This may take place on Zoom, Facebook Live, or a different platform. All details will be communicated via email one week prior to the session beginning. In addition to live sessions, girls are provided virtually supported independent activities and recorded videos to supplement the live sessions. 

FAQ’s

Click here to view the FAQ’s

Meet the Camp Staff
Julie Queen

GSHPA Program Manager

Camp Name: Master Splinter

Julie has been with GSHPA since September 2017. She graduated from Millersville University with a B.S. in Environmental Biology. After graduation, she served in the Peace Corps in Ecuador as a Natural Resource Conservation volunteer for over two years. Julie has worked for both the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. In 2016, Julie completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail (AT) and worked as a Ridgerunner on the AT in 2017. She is a proud Lifetime Member of the Girl Scouts. Julie is a Leave No Trace Master Educator and is certified in Wilderness First Aid, First Aid/CPR/AED, is an American Red Cross Lifeguard, and a Level 1 Archery instructor. When not at Camp Small Valley, Julie can typically be found hiking in the woods.

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Sarah Baldwin

Outdoor Program Coordinator

Camp Name: Donnie

Sarah joined the GSHPA team in the Fall of 2017. Sarah began her career at the University of Maine, where she majored in Wildlife Ecology. After graduating, Sarah traveled the states working at a variety of outdoor education centers and camps before making her way back to the Girl Scouts. It was during this time that she discovered her passion for teaching outdoor education and her love for camp. Sarah is certified in Wilderness First Aid, First Aid/CPR/AED, and is an American Red Cross Lifeguard. Sarah enjoys reading, kayaking, and hiking in her free time.

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Safety

Each parent/guardian will be responsible for reviewing and signing an Internet Safety Pledge and Rules and Behavior Policies with their girl. These documents outline appropriate behavior, Internet safety, and the actions that will be taken if a girl disobeys the outlined rules and behavior policies. 

Stay Connected Year Round

Girls who participate in GSHPA Virtual Camp will be invited to become a Very Involved Camper (V.I.C.)  Click here for the flyer and expect an email with further information upon completion of her week at GSHPA Virtual Camp.

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Have questions about Virtual Camp? Contact our Member Services team at MemberServices@gshpa.org or 800.692.7816.