side menu icon

Transportation Information & Financial Aid

To improve economic access to summer camp, we provide need-based financial assistance on a sliding scale. GSEP thanks all of our generous donors and supporters for providing girls the opportunity to attend our summer camps with tuition assistance and scholarships.

calculator_32

Financial Aid

The application process for camp financial aid and camperships is now open until June 30th (or until funds have been exhausted).
How To Apply for Financial Aid

Funding is for members of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania Council only.  Applications must be submitted using the online form below and all 3 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 asked to submit your Proof of Income documentation in your application at this time

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.

Types of Financial Aid Offered
Following is a list of funding available for the 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 and will forfeit any previously awarded Camp Financial Aid
  • Available for one camp session per camper, per year and cannot be combined with other offers 

Financial aid applications are reviewed by GSEP's Business Services staff. The amount of funds granted will vary based on need and available funds. GSEP funds are limited, and resources are used wisely to assist the greatest number of eligible members.

Our qualification guidelines for Camp Financial Aid follow the same criteria and wage guidelines as the Federal School Free and Reduced Lunch Program. If your family qualifies for free or reduced school lunch, your family will qualify for Camp Financial Aid. You may submit your letter of eligibility from your child's school as your proof of income for membership dues financial aid. If your family does not partake in the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program, you must submit total household proof of income in order to be considered. Accepted proofs of income include: pay stubs from your employer, social security benefits, a SNAP benefits statement, a worker's compensation letter, disability benefits, and unemployment compensation. 

Questions? Contact memberservices@gsep.org.

cof_green

Shelly Ridge Day Camp Trasportation Information

Cost: $75 per week, both ways included

Register for transportation using our online registration system

Select stops from Philadelphia:

  • 18th & Market Streets 7:45am pick up/ 4:10pm drop off 
  • 18th & Fitzwater Streets 7:30am pick up/ 4:25pm drop off
  • 18th & Fairmount Ave.  7:55am pick up/ 4:00pm drop off
  • 27th & Brown Streets 8:10am pick up/ 3:45pm drop off
  • 42nd & Spruce Streets 7:00am pick up/ 4:55pm drop off
  • 46th & Chester Ave. 7:15am pick up/ 4:40pm drop off
  • 44th & Larchwood Streets 7:05am pick up/ 4:50pm drop off
cof_green

Resident Camp Transportation Information

Cost: $55 each way

Register for transportation using out online registration system

Laughing Waters
  • Northeast Towers to Camp Laughing Waters- Sunday pick up @ 9:45am
  • Camp Laughing Waters to Northeast Towers- Friday drop off @ 5:50pm
 
  • Fresh Grocer to Camp Laughing Waters- Sunday pick up @ 10:30am
  • Camp Laughing Waters to Fresh Grocer-  Friday drop off @ 5:20pm
 
  • Camp Laughing Waters to Camp Wood Haven- Sunday pick up @ 12pm
  • Camp Wood Haven to Camp Laughing Waters- Friday drop off @ 3:30pm
 
  • Camp Laughing Waters to Camp Mosey Wood- Sunday pick up @ 12pm
  • Camp Mosey Wood to Camp Laughing Waters- Friday drop off @ 3:30pm
Mosey Wood
  • Fresh Grocer to Camp Mosey Wood- Sunday pick up @ 10:30am
  • Camp Mosey Wood to Fresh Grocer- Friday drop off @ 5:20pm
 
  • Camp Laughing Waters to Camp Mosey Wood- Sunday pick up @ 12pm
  • Camp Mosey Wood to Camp Laughing Waters- Friday drop off @ 3:30pm
 
  • Northeast Towers to Camp Mosey Wood- Sunday pick up @ 9:45am
  • Camp Mosey Wood to Northeast Towers- Friday drop off @ 5:50pm
Wood Haven
  • Camp Laughing Waters to Camp Wood Haven- Sunday pick up @ 12pm
  • Camp Wood Haven to Camp Laughing Waters- Friday drop off @ 3:30pm
 
  • Fresh Grocer to Camp Wood Haven- Sunday pick up @ 10:30am
  • Wood Haven to Fresh Grocer- Friday drop off @ 5:20pm
 
  • Northeast Towers to Camp Wood Haven- Sunday pick up @ 9:45am
  • Camp Wood Haven to Northeast Towers- Friday drop off @ 5:50pm