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Shelly Ridge

Your Director

Susan "Chatter" Groff

Susan is the seasonal Camp Director at Camp Shelly Ridge. She is a lifelong Girl Scout and has been a volunteer and seasonal staff member at our camps for 10 years. Prior to directing at Camp Shelly Ridge, she was the Leadership Specialist at Camp Mosey Wood. She is a Service Unit and National Delegate, Communication Focus Group committee member, Troop Leader, and a Service Unit Manager. Chatter has been a Girl Scout for over 25 years and is a Gold Award Girl Scout. Her daughter is an active Junior. When not at camp, Susan spends the rest of the year as an Applied Behavior Analysis and Verbal Behavioral Therapist for children primarily with autism. Girl Scouts is a priority in Chatter's life and she is excited to continue her adventures at Camp Shelly Ridge. 

About Camp

About Camp

Imagine a wooded oasis right in your backyard. At Camp Shelly Ridge, 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 (traditional archery 2nd grade and above), play gaga, and create cool crafts, ascend our climbing wall (2nd grade and above), and balance on our low ropes course (4th grade and above) all while making new friends!

Our Staff

Our Staff

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 are empowered by our mission.

Camp Open Houses and Information Sessions

Want to see camp with your own eyes? Get a guided tour and meet the directors and other summer staff members. Families can expect to see cabins, tents, the pool and dining hall. 

Sunday, February 21st from 1–3PM
Sunday, March 14th from 1–3PM
Monday, April 19th from 6-7:30PM

For directions to camp, please contact

Camp Information Webinar

Can’t make it to an open house? Check out one of these camp webinars. In this short presentation, our GSEP camp directors will go over need–to–know information for the first–time parent or the parent who wants to know what camp is about before registering. All webinars are live; you will be able to ask questions and receive answers.

Tuesday, January 5th at 7PM

Monday, February 8th at 6PM

Monday, March 8th at 8PM

COVID-19 Information

We will be taking all CDC and Department of Health guidelines into our planning and procedures. To find more information and updates please see GSEP Summer Camp COVID-19 Strategies and Updates.

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