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This summer, the fun of connecting with your camp friends and the joy of opening a gift combine to create a one-of-a-kind experience for girls. It's camp, re-imagined...it's Camp@Home

Camp@Home Registration Opens on Thursday, May 28 at 10 a.m.

What is Camp@Home?

Camp@Home offers five, week-long sessions, each with a unique theme and designed with your age level in mind, led by our creative camp staff, delivered online and in a box! 

Each week, you'll open your GSEP Camp Kit and discover what's in store for you for the week. Inside you'll find surprises and fun-filled activities that you complete online and on your own! Your weekly Camp@Home activity guide will be your map to connecting with your camp friends, discovering and exploring on your own, and inviting your family to be a part of your camp community. Camp@Home is a mix of live interactive sessions, on-your-own activities, recorded materials, and supplemental activities to provide that extra Girl Scout fun. You can register for a one-week session or as many weeks as you'd like. 

Camp@Home, designed with YOU in mind!

  • Daisy and Brownie programs are highly facilitated half-day sessions, with morning and afternoon options. 
  • Junior, Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador programs are full-day, taking place online and on-your-own between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. 
  • Leadership programs are a mix of day and evening hours, providing girls the opportunity to learn, connect, and lead. 
  • Weekly family friendly "All Camp" campfire on Thursday evenings, a time for all of our campers and families to connect online for a Girl Scout Camp tradition. BYO campfire! 

Camp@Home is $50 to $75 per weekly session, and includes:

  • GSEP Camp Kit with materials, supplies and fun surprises to participate in activities and experiences online and on-your-own. (Kits available for curbside pickup or shipped to your door for a fee)
  • 3+ hours of virtual and "unplugged" activities daily. 
  • Exclusive swag and goodies. 
  • Secure access to the GSEP Zoom Camp, a secure digital space that is computer and tablet friendly. 

Easy registration is available for existing GSEP member and interested members alike through Eventbrite. 

  • Payment options include credit card, Adventure Credits, or financial aid (available to current GSEP members only). Registration fees must be paid in full at time of registration. 
  • GSEP is not able to issue refunds for this program. 

Questions? 

For more information or questions about Camp@Home reach out to GSEPvirtualcamp@gsep.org

What's In My Camp@Home Box?

Inside, you'll find your Activity Guide, materials, and some surprise swag! We assume you have the following items (not included in the box): scissors, pencil, pen, ruler, some type of adhesive (glue, tape, or glue stick), mark making tools (crayons, marker, or color pencils) and basic kitchen supplies (and cooking ingredients for cooking programs). 

Camp@Home Dates

Virtual camp sessions will run for five weeks from July 6, 2020 through August 7, 2020.

Registration will open on Thursday, May 28 at 10 a.m.

Financial Assistance

Financial Aid is available for Camp@Home. Financial Aid will be an option in Eventbrite at the time of registration. Financial Aid is only available to current GSEP members. 

For questions about Camp@Home Financial Aid, email GSEPvirtualcamp@gsep.org.

Meet the Camp Directors
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Kristin "Clicky" Leiby

Kristin is the Director of Day Camps and Camp Mountain House. When she’s at camp, she goes by “Clicky”, a name given to her during her first summer while struggling with a broken CPR manikin.

As a girl, she attended Camp Mosey Wood and Camp Wood Haven, two Girl Scout resident camps. She was also a Girl Scout from Daisies through Cadettes. In 2010, Kristin returned to Girl Scouts as a day camp counselor at Camp Mountain House. Since then, she has spent a total of ten summers at camp serving in various roles from business manager to assistant director. This will be Kristin’s fourth summer leading the staff and campers at Camp Mountain House as the director.

In the off-season, Kristin attends conferences and trainings to network with other camp professionals and keep up to date with camp skills and topics. She is a certified archery and low-ropes course instructor, is ServSafe and CPR/First Aid certified, and has completed American Camp Association Director training courses. In her free time, she enjoys taking her dog to the dog-park, crafting, and traveling. Kristin graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelor’s degree in Education.

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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. Priot 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 primarly with autism. Girl Scouts is a priority in Chatter's life and she is excited to continue her adventures at Camp Shelly Ridge. 

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Jennifer Steffenauer

We welcome Jennifer Steffenauer as the new seasonal Camp Director of Camp Valley Forge.  Jen began her camping journey in college when she spent a summer working at Camp Tohikanee as the Director of Arts & Crafts.  She loved it so much that she changed her career path to focus on camp programs and never looked back.  Jen has spent eight years directing summer day camps with the YMCA and municipal recreation departments and is looking forward to continuing her camp adventures at GSEP.  Jen has been a Girl Scout for over 15 years, is a Gold Award recipient and a Service Unit volunteer.  She is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University and holds a degree in Recreation and Leisure Services Management.  

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Hana "Chahaba" Haseman

Hana Haseman grew up in a small town in New Hampshire, spending time exploring outside, getting messy, and enjoying nature. This upbringing led her to a life dedicated to getting people outside! While studying history and secondary education in college, she began working at summer camp and fell in love. She stayed at her first camp for seven years working as a counselor and moving up to an activity area manager, overseeing staff working challenge courses, hikes, and nature education. To continue her passion for teaching outdoors, she moved to Alabama to work at an environmental education center. Finally, she found an opportunity to come to GSEP and be the director at Laughing Waters. Her passion is to get young girls to camp and help them learn and grow.

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April "Ape" Beattie

Ape is the Director of Adventure and Water/ Camp Mosey Wood at GSEP. It is a very fitting role, because Ape loves to climb! She has been belaying and running high challenge courses for fifteen years. She even introduces the new challenge tower at Mosey Wood as “Ape’s Playground.” Ape also enjoys the water; she has been on several weeklong canoeing, spent time in the Boundary Waters in Minnesota, and, of course, loves Mosey Wood Pond.

The summer of 2020 will be Ape’s 28th year at a Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania summer camp. She grew up going to Camp Tweedale in Oxford, PA. She spent nine summers at Tweedale as a camper and twelve on staff. She had positions that ranged from unit counselor to sports director to assistant and program director. After Camp Tweedale closed its doors in 2013, Ape made the tough decision about where to go next. She chose Camp Mosey Wood, where she became the assistant director in 2014 and has been the camp director since 2015. Ape loves the Girl Scout movement and is a lifetime member.

Ape graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2006 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health and Physical Education and holds a teaching certificate. Ape has used her passion for teaching throughout her Girl Scout career, continuing to teach camp staff. 

Tips for Successful Registration

Eventbrite

  • Registration is taking place through Eventbrite for Camp@Home. From here on our website, you'll be sent to Eventbrite once you clikc "Register" for the session you are interested in. 
  • Once in Eventbrite, there are 3 types of orders you'll be asked to choose
    • Registration Ticket Type (select ONE)
      • They are Standard Price, Financial Aid (FA), or Adventure Credits. 
    • Camp Kit Shipping Type 
    • Camp@Home T-shirt (Yes or No) 
      • You can use Standard Payment, FA, or Adventure Credits to purchase a camp shirt. 

 

Age Levels

Please register for the age level your Girl Scout is ENTERING in fall 2020

  • Daisy: Kindergarten and 1st grade
  • Brownie: 2nd and 3rd grade 
  • Junior: 4th and 5th grade 
  • Cadette: 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
  • Senior: 9th and 10th grade 
  • Ambassador: 11th and 12th grade

Types of Payments: 

  1. Standard Payment: This type will have a $ cost associated with it. This is available for session registration, shipping for Camp Kits, and T-shirt purchases. 
  2. Financial Aid (FA): This is available to those who are requesting GSEP financial aid due to financial hardship. You must be a member of GSEP to request Financial Aid. This is available for session registration and shipping for Camp Kits.
  3. Adventure Credit (Adventure Cr): This is available for girls who would like to use Adventure Credits earned through the Cookie Sale. This is available for session registration and T-shirts.

Entering grades K-3

Week

Program Details

July 6th to 10th 

9 a.m.-12 p.m. 

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1-4 p.m.

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Disney Magic 

Wear your favorite Disney gear and get ready to explore the magical world of Virtual Camp!  Dress up like your favorite princess, explore the elements like Elsa, take a virtual trip to some Disney Parks and share your Disney knowledge during a game of trivia!  Daisies, earn your Good Neighbor badge.  Brownies, earn your Celebrating Community badge. 

July 13th to 17th

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

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1-4 p.m.

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Messy Science 

Do you always seem to make a mess no matter what you are doing?  We have the perfect virtual camp for you! During this week of messy fun, you’ll make crafts, snacks and science experiments that take ooey-gooey to a new extreme.  Whether it’s making slime, digging up worms or watching some awesome soda explosions, this week is sure to be a blast!  Daisies, earn your Between Earth and Sky Journey.  Brownies, earn your Home Scientist badge.

July 20th to 24th 

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

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1-4 p.m.

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My Best Self 

Sit back, relax and take care of yourself during this pampering week of virtual camp.  Create your own lip balm, bath bombs and more!  Discover relaxing yoga poses and stress reduction techniques.  Learn about healthy foods that boost your mood and sharpen your mind.  Daisies, earn your Respect Myself and Others petal.  Brownies, earn your My Best Self badge.

July 27th to 31st 

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

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1-4 p.m.

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American G.I.R.L.

Unleash your inner G.I.R.L. power with your doll best friend by your side!  Explore what it means to be a G.I.R.L. and learn how the American Girls were go-getters, innovators, risk takers and leaders.  Share virtual camp experiences with your doll and make new friends this week.  Daisies, earn your Be A Sister To Every Girl Scout petal.  Brownies, earn your Making Friends badge.

August 3rd to 7th 

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

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1-4 p.m.

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Outdoors & S'mores 

Enjoy the adventure and fun that your backyard has to offer.  Sing campfire songs, try your hand at some simple cooking, create nature crafts and learn about animal habitats.  Embark on a hike through your neighborhood to explore nature close to home.  Daisies, earn your Eco Learner badge.  Brownies, earn your Outdoor Adventure badge.

Entering grades 4-8

 

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Program Details

July 6th to 10th 

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9 a.m.-3 p.m. with various times online and on your own activities 

Green Thumbs 

Create artwork, investigate biology, and be inspired in the kitchen all through the power of plants! Get some fresh air as we discover more about the flowers and trees, reconnect with nature through science projects, wildlife observations, and community projects.  Juniors, earn your Flowers Badge.
Cadettes, earn your Trees Badge.

July 13th to 17th

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9 a.m.-3 p.m. with various times online and on your own activities 

 

 Mother Nature Loves Her Artists

“Great art picks up where nature ends” – Marc Chagall. Let your creative mind wander as we explore drawing, sculpture, music and more through the inspiration of nature. Create art to help your community, explore science, as well as learn how others use nature as an inspiration for art. Juniors, earn your Outdoor Art Explorer Badge. Cadettes, earn your Outdoor Art Apprentice Badge.

July 20th to 24th 

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9 a.m.-3 p.m. with various times online and on your own activities

Knife, Fork, Spoon, Spatula! 

Sick of eating the same things every day? Take a culinary tour of the world, as we make new and exciting dishes for you and your family to enjoy!  While we try our new recipes, we will work on different culinary techniques to improve your everyday dishes as well! Juniors, earn your Simple Meals Badge.
Cadettes, earn your New Cuisines Badge.

Parent Note: This program will involve campers using knives as well as either the oven or stove top, if you do not feel comfortable with your camper using these items on their own, please make sure you are available to help your camper with the various activities.  

July 27th to 31st 

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9 a.m.-3 p.m. with various times online and on your own activities.

Camping Adventure (even at home!)

Are you longing for an escape to nature? Use this week to prep and plan for your first camping adventure after quarantine or ever! Explore campfire cooking in your kitchen, go on scavenger hunts for camping gear, and learn survival techniques form the comfort of your home. Then when the time is right, you will be ready! Juniors, earn your Camper Badge. Cadettes, earn your Primitive Camper Badge. 

August 3rd to 7th 

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9 a.m.-3 p.m. with various times online and on your own activities 

To Infinity and Beyond

Look to the skies as the Perseids meteor shower passes over us! Experiment with light, train your eyes for darkness and discover constellations all in preparation for 60 shooting stars an hour during the meteor shower! Juniors, earn your Space Science Investigator Badge. Cadettes earn your Space Science Researcher Badge. 

Entering grades 9-12

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Program Details

July 6th to 10th

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9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with various times online and on your own activities 

If You Build It, They Will Come

This week is all about building!  You will work with a group to engineer prototypes of a device to enrich the life of an animal, zip line course, and mobility equipment for an elephant.  You will build an art project with a hammer and nails, and learn the basics of coding.  There is a lot to build as you journey through this week of Camp at Home! Earn your Ambassador Think Like an Engineer Journey and Coding for Good badges.

July 13th to 17th

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9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with various times online and on your own activities 

Art-tastic! 

Time to get your art on!  Use your Leave No Trace Principles as we make art indoors and out this week.  You will get to interview an artist, build a kite, create an instrument, go geocaching and design your own Geo Art, and create a video of the art outdoors together as a program!  Creativity is endless in this week that is sure to be art-tastic! Earn your Ambassador Outdoor Art Master badge.

July 20th to 24th

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9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with various times online and on your own activities 

Picture Perfect Finish

If a picture is worth a thousand words, you will write a novel this week!  Learn to shoot from different angles, how light affects pictures, and create a story with photos!  You will also take a photo scavenger hunt and play interactive games that look closely at pictures.  At the end of the week we will have a digital photo gallery to share as a group. Earn your Ambassador Photographer badge.

July 27th to 31st 

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9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with various times online and on your own activities 

Skillz Week

This week is all about learning real skills!  You will get to interview a mechanic, learn to change the oil, change a flat tire, change the windshield wipers and other simple car maintenance.  You will also learn basic first aid and CPR, earning a provisional certificate upon completion.  (In order to receive provisional certification, participant must be 14 years of age or older by the end of the week.  In order to get full two-year certification, an additional in person skills check must be attended in September.) Earn your Senior Car Care badge.

August 3rd to 7th

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9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with various times online and on your own activities 

Games Galore 

Time to get your game on!  We will play trivia games, scavenger hunts, board games, active games, and so much more!  Whether you are a competitive player or a just-wanna-have-fun player, if you love games, this week is for you!  You will even get to create your own game! Earn your Senior Game Visionary badge.

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Program Details

Entering Grades 7-9

July 13th-17th

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July 27th-31st 

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9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with varying daily schedule during that time

Camp Program Aide Training 

Passion, dedication, and drive- these all describe what it takes to be a Camp Program Aide! Gather together with your sister Girl Scouts to learn about your leadership style and how to effectively work with younger girls. Learn the basics of child development, behavior management, public speaking, conflict resolution and more. Then try out your skills by helping with program implementation and engagement.

Girls will fulfill the requirements of the GSEP Program Aide Training Course. Girls will need to complete the LiA and leadership hours on their own in order to earn the Program Aide pin.

Entering Grades 10-12 

July 6th-10th AND July 13th to 17th* 

*Must attend both weeks*

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9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with varying daily schedule during that time and Thursday evenings 7-8 p.m. 

CIT Unite! 

This year, our CITs Unite! In this two-week program, Counselors-In-Training and Camp Interns from all 6 of our resident and day camp properties will come together to learn the basics of leadership, childcare, safety and all it takes to be a camp counselor. During this two-week program, increase your knowledge of camp songs, games, and activities while learning how to work with girls. You will use those skills as you unite with younger girls throughout our council in their Camp @ Home programs.

To earn your CIT I pin, you will need to complete your 18 hour internship during the 20-21 school year. GSEP will offer a selection of programs that you can attend as a CIT and practice the skills you learned and more! Upon successful completion of the program and internship, girls will earn the CIT I pin.

*Participants must demonstrate maturity, commitment, leadership potential, and be able to work well with others to maintain a positive environment. 

Entering Grades 10-12 

July 20th-24th AND July 27th-31st* 

*Must attend both weeks*

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9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with varying daily schedule during that time and Thursday evenings 7-8 p.m. 

CIT Unite! 

This year, our CITs Unite! In this two-week program, Counselors-In-Training and Camp Interns from all 6 of our resident and day camp properties will come together to learn the basics of leadership, childcare, safety and all it takes to be a camp counselor. During this two-week program, increase your knowledge of camp songs, games, and activities while learning how to work with girls. You will use those skills as you unite with younger girls throughout our council in their Camp @ Home programs.

To earn your CIT I pin, you will need to complete your 18 hour internship during the 20-21 school year. GSEP will offer a selection of programs that you can attend as a CIT and practice the skills you learned and more! Upon successful completion of the program and internship, girls will earn the CIT I pin.

*Participants must demonstrate maturity, commitment, leadership potential, and be able to work well with others to maintain a positive environment.