What is Allegheny Outback?

The AO mission statement is “To challenge teenagers to develop their very own personal knowledge of God by modeling Christ in real life situations, and by facilitating an environment in which they must exhibit personal responsibility, work with others, and rely on God.” AO is our six-day high school adventure program for rising 9th graders to just-graduated High School students. The group size is around 10-12 teenage guys and girls, two college counselors and an adult counselor (usually a retired or active duty officer) which gives us about a 4:1 camper to counselor ratio. We hire spiritually mature counselors, and require them to go through our two-week training program.

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One Fixed Point

There is no shortage of darkness in this heartbreak of a world. From the catastrophes that occur globally to the daily hurts that affect us as individuals; we are all deeply impacted by the consequences of sin and darkness.

Join AO! this summer as we wrestle with what it means for us to live in a world of seemingly omnipresent darkness as we fix our eyes on the One who IS light.

Parents dropping off or picking up campers receive a 20% off their stay (up to 2 nights)

Activities at AO!

We live in a busy world. Between school, sports, scraping together a social life, spending time with the family, taking care of homework, attending Youth Group, trying to get a goodnights sleep in…. we have a lot of demands on our time. While those demands may be important, they often compound and we can easily find ourselves too busy reacting to pause and examine who we are called to be in light of the Gospel of Jesus. Throughout the week, AO! enjoys such activities as high and low ropes course, backpacking, white water canoeing, rapelling, and climbing. The program uses activities to teach teamwork, responsibility, and most importantly reliance on Christ through a consistent, lasting personal relationship. The spiritual part of the program includes a 45-minute quiet time in the morning during which high-schoolers work through a booklet we provide. During the day, activities are often introduced with a spiritual emphasis and at night, our staff leads praise and worship around the campfire, followed by a spiritually focused discussion of the day’s activities.

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2017 Dates & Rates

Session Dates Rates
Early Bird AO! May 24 – May 30 $345
AO!1 June 10 – June 16 $375
AO!2 June 17 – June 23 $375
AO!3 June 24 – July 30 $375
AO!4 July 1 – July 7 $375
AO!5 July 8 – July 14 $375
AO!6 July 15 – July 21 $375
AO!7 July 22 – July 28 $375
AO!X- Invitation Only July 21 – July 28 $400
AO!8 July 29 – Aug 4 $375

AO! DROP OFF: Saturday 1030

Drop off location: Under the Heritage House Portico


PICK UP: Friday 1400

AO! concludes with Friday lunch, Camper families are welcome to join lunch, please pay at the desk

(AO!X Drop off Friday 1430, 21 July)

Register Now for AO!

Questions? Call Us at: 814.623.5583 or Email us at: office@whitesulphursprings.org

Registration fee: A $100 registration deposit is required at the time of registration. The remainder of the fee is due upon check-in.

Refund policy: The $100 registration deposit is fully refundable if you need to cancel more than 30 days prior to arrival date. Within the 30-day window, your registration fee is not refundable.

Non-Military: Because our target ministry group is dependents of military people, all non-military registrations will be considered on a wait status until 6 weeks before camp or June 1, whichever is earlier.