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.
Nestled in the woods right outside Philadelphia, Shelly Ridge Resident Camp allows you to bring your creative ideas to life. Specializing in small age-specific single-themed sessions, Shelly Ridge Resident Camp is ideal for both the first-time resident camper and those looking for a week with a more focused theme. With programs ranging from culinary exploration to tracking the night sky, there is something for everyone! You will be amongst the first to enjoy our newly built amenities as you stay in our air-conditioned lodge and participate in all that our activity center has to offer (some activities are grade-dependent). Additionally, you will enjoy challenging yourself on the low ropes course (fourth grade and above), aiming high with archery, swimming daily, cooking breakfast with your new friends, experiencing a variety of traditional and non-traditional camp dining experiences and much more. Wow Factors: Activity Center, Indoor Climbing Wall, and Lodge.
The staff at Shelly Ridge resident camp is comprised of individuals with various backgrounds including college aged students with majors in education, the arts, outdoor recreation, and more. We hire a mix of domestic and international staff some who have been Girl Scouts for many years and others who are new to the movement but empowered by our mission.
Check out the camp sessions 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.