After choosing her nickname of “Rocket” as a Junior Girl Scout in 4th grade (because she wanted to become an astronaut), Elizabeth Frederick’s future with Girl Scouts blasted off.
Starting as a Brownie, Rocket, along with both her parents, was heavily involved with Girl Scouts. She even participated in Wider Opportunities (now known as Destinations) and served as her council’s girl representative in the 85th Girl Scout birthday celebration.
Rocket worked at Camp Scherman, which is part of Girl Scouts of Orange County council, as the Camp Director for six years.
Rocket found her way to Pennsylvania in 2015 and became the Assistant Camp Director at Camp Mosey Wood, where she learned to appreciate the beauty of the Pennsylvania landscape. She began working in the Product Program department during the camp off-season and would return to Mosey Wood as assistant director for the summer of 2016. Now, Rocket is excited to return to camp once again as Director of Shelly Ridge Resident and Day Camp, where she hopes to continue to help girls and staff make new friends, have fun, and build confidence in themselves.
Imagine a wooded oasis right in your backyard. At Shelly Ridge Day Camp, located in Montgomery County just outside Philadelphia, you’ll be close to home but feel a million miles away. Explore 113 acres of meadows and woodlands, play in our activity center, swim, have fun with archery (soft archery second grade and above, traditional archery 4th grade and above), play gaga, and create cool crafts, ascend from our new climbing wall (4th grade and above), and balance on our low ropes course (fourth grade and above) all while making new friends!
The staff at Shelly Ridge Day Camp brings a variety of interests and experience with them. Many of them are students studying at local colleges and universities who share a passion of working with children. They bring with them a commitment to provide every girl the best possible camp experience full of fun, learning opportunities, and lasting friendships.
Check out the camp session available at Camp Shelly Ridge!
Join us for an open house at Camp Shelly Ridge on Sunday, April 15, 12–1:30pm, Saturday, May 12, 1-4pm, or Sunday, June 24, 1-4pm to meet staff and get a tour of camp.