Details on SSC's 2017-2018 trips will be made available to club members and members of the public as soon as they are known. Full details for all "Open" and "Sold out" trips may be found on each specific trip's web page.
Trip application process: Completed trip applications (click here to open trip application PDF) and deposits for our 2017-2018 trips should be mailed to the trip leader's address provided on the trip terms document (these are generally posted online 2-3 weeks before the Summer Picnic). If you choose to register or pay online (see below) for a trip, you must still provide a completed and signed paper application form to your trip leader.
Trip terms: Trip-specific trip terms documents can be found on the trip web pages. Quick links to each trip page can be found in the trips table (above).
Membership applications: Your SSC membership must be current when you sign up for a SSC trip and at the time that the trip runs. We urge non-members to join or renew their membership online, but if paper and snail-mail is your preferred way to go, here's a copy of our membership application form. Paper Application.pdf
REAL-ID Act of 2005 and SSC: Due to the REAL ID Act, we strongly recommend that you obtain a REAL ID-compliant ID for domestic travel on or after January 22, 2018. A U.S. Passport is an example of a REAL ID-compliant ID. A Pennsylvania Driver’s License is NOT currently a REAL ID-compliant ID.
The REAL ID Act, passed by the U.S. Congress in 2005, requires changes to state standards, procedures and requirements for the issuance of drivers' licenses and identification cards accepted as identity documents by the federal government. A REAL ID-compliant form of identification will be required to access airports and federal facilities starting in January 2018. Pennsylvania delayed adopting the new standards, but recently signed state legislation should enable PennDOT to begin issuing REAL ID-compliant drivers' licenses and identification cards by March 2019. Pennsylvania also requested a federal extension to October 1, 2020, which was only granted until October 2017.
Since the extension expires in October 2017, PA-resident SSC trip participants will NOT be able to use their non-compliant PA driver's license or identification card to access airports starting in January 2018. Out-of-state SSC trip participants, please check with your state’s department of motor vehicles for REAL ID compliance and status or use a valid passport. Read more at http://www.dmv.pa.gov/Information-Centers/Identity-Security/Pages/Real-ID-Act.aspx.
If you need to obtain or renew a U.S. Passport prior to flying on an SSC trip, here is how to apply: