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Transportation Information & Financial Aid

To improve economic access to summer camp, we provide need-based financial assistance on a sliding scale. Please check back in the new year for information regarding Camp Financial Aid for Summer Camp 2018. GSEP thanks all of our generous donors and supporters for providing girls the opportunity to attend our summer camps with tuition assistance and scholarships.

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Financial Aid

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The application process for camp financial aid and camperships for the 2018 camp season is now open until June 30, 2018!

Funding is for members of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania Council only.  Applications must be submitted using the online form and all 4 steps to the application process must be completed for consideration:

 

1.    All campers must be registered GSEP Girl Scouts by June 30th in order to go to camp!

Click HERE to join now!  If you are not registered, you will be asked to complete the registration form and pay the $25 membership fee at camp drop off

 

2.    Register and pay the $50 deposit using the Program/Event Registration link at the top of the page in order to secure your space and begin the application process.

·      The camp session for which you are requesting aid must be the only item in the order. You can revisit the site at any time to add more sessions, buses, overnights, weekend stays, or extended care

·      If you are applying for aid for more than one child, you must submit a separate order and application for each child

 

3.    Complete the online application.  You will be sent an email with next steps

 

4.    Submit your proof of income using the link provided in the email.  If you have already submitted proof of income for membership financial aid this year, you do not need to complete this step

 

Only applicants who complete the steps above will be considered for camp financial aid and camperships.  All requests for camp financial aid and scholarships should be submitted to GSEP by June 30th

 

In order to ensure we are meeting the needs of as many girls as possible and not holding camp space for applicants who are no longer interested, we will cancel your camp registration and refund your deposit if you do not complete ALL steps above within two weeks of the application date.

 

Following is a list of funding available for the 2018 camp season:

 

General Camp Financial Assistance 

·      Awarded on a sliding scale, based on the information provided and will total less than 100% of cost.

·      For resident or day camp sessions only; busing, extended care and overnights are not included.

·      Is not transferrable.  If a camp change is required, you will need to submit a new application.

·      Available for one camp session per camper, per year and cannot be combined with other offers.

 

Janet and Solomon Eshner Campership

Janet A. Eshner, former Camp Director of Girl Scouts’ Camp Indian Run, established this endowment in order to make camp more affordable to girls with leadership potential. Award is for up to two weeks of resident camp.

Criteria: Nominee must be a currently registered Girl Scout, a current resident of the City of Philadelphia, and exhibit leadership potential.

Nominee Requirements and Instructions: in addition to application process above, the following submissions must be emailed to memberservices@gsep.org within 2 weeks of the application date:

1.  Submit a one-page essay on how she demonstrated leadership through her Girl Scout camping experiences.

2.  Describe in writing why the camp scholarship is a financial need.

3.  Submit two letters of recommendation (non-relative) attesting to her leadership ability and financial need.

4.  Write a thank you note to Janet A. Eshner after camp (address will be supplied by GSEP).

 

Sally A. Moyer Campership

In memory of Sally A. Moyer, an active volunteer for more than 50 years, deserving girls from the Pottstown area will be able to enjoy one of her favorite activities –Girl Scout camping. Award is for up to two weeks of day camp or one week of resident camp.

Criteria: Nominee must be a currently registered Girl Scout and a current resident of Pottstown, PA.

Nominee Requirements and Instructions: in addition to application process above, the following submissions must be emailed to memberservices@gsep.org within 2 weeks of the application date:

1.  Describe in writing why the campership is a financial need.

2.  Submit one letter of recommendation (non-relative) attesting to the nominees’ financial need.

 

Anne Trevaskis Campership

Mildred Kriebel, the former Camp Upland Administrator of Girl Scouts of Delaware County, set up this Fund in memory of her mother, Anne Trevaskis. This award is for up to two weeks of day camp or one week of resident camp.

Criteria: Nominee must be a currently registered Girl Scout and a current resident of Chester, Delaware County.

Nominee Requirements and Instructions: in addition to application process above, the following submissions must be emailed to memberservices@gsep.org within 2 weeks of the application date:

1.  Describe in writing why the campership is a financial need.

2.  Submit one letter of recommendation (non-relative) attesting to the nominees’ financial need.

 

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Transportation Information

We get it, you’re busy! Transportation is available for day and resident campers. Check out the pick up and drop off schedule for resident camp (Laughing Waters, Mosey Wood, Wood Haven) and day camp (Shelly Ridge).

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Resident Camp Van Transportation (Laughing Waters, Mosey Wood, Wood Haven)

Sundays – PICK UP: (please bring a bagged lunch)

· 9:45 am Northeast Towers Walmart, E. Roosevelt Blvd & Adams Ave, Philadelphia

· 10:30 am Old West Philadelphia High School, Walnut and 47th Streets, Philadelphia

· 12:00 pm Camp Laughing Waters, 300 Hildebeidel Road, Gilbertsville, PA

Fridays – DROP OFF:

· 4:30 pm Laughing Waters, 300 Hildebeidel Road, Gilbertsville, PA

· 6:20 pm Old West Philadelphia High School, Walnut and 47th Streets, Philadelphia

· 6:50 pm Northeast Towers Walmart, E. Roosevelt Blvd & Adams Ave, Philadelphia

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Day Camp -Shelly Ridge Day Camp

  • 42nd and Spruce St. pick up 7:00 AM, drop off 4:55 PM
  • 44th and Larchwood St. pick up 7:05 AM, drop off 4:50 PM
  • 46th and Chester Ave. pick up 7:15 AM, drop off 4:40 PM
  • 18th and Fitzwater St. pick up 7:30 AM, drop off 4:25 PM
  • 18th and Market St. pick up 7:45 AM, drop off at 17th & Market Sts. 4:10 PM
  • 18th and Fairmount Ave. pick up 7:55 AM, drop off 4:00 PM
  • 27th and Brown St. 8:10 AM 3:45 PM
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To register for bus or van transportation, check out Program/Event registration.