Allegheny Outback 2018-02-22T09:30:36+00:00

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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Beautifully Powerless

When we admit we’re powerless in our own control of our lives, we can then begin to realize the power of Our Great God. With our 2018 Allegheny Outback! summer theme of “Beautifully Powerless,” we explore what it means for His strength be perfect in our weakness.

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.

How others describe the AO! experience

2018 Dates & Rates

There are 3 rates for camp, Non-military, Partial cost and/or Sibling (when siblings attend the same week), and Military. Please choose the rate that fits your camper. Siblings will need separate reservations. Military is defined as: child of active duty or retired military family.

The discounted rate for children of military families reflects that for many military families, WSS is a constant in an ever transitioning world. Kids put down roots and pull them up again as fast as the military moves your family. Know that the military rate does not cover the full cost of your child’s camp experience. If you would like to choose the full cost option for camp, your gift will greatly help our camps thrive. Thanks!

Session

  • Early Bird AO!
  • AO! 1
  • AO! 2
  • AO! 3
  • AO! 4
  • AO! 5
  • AO! 6
  • AO! 7
  • AO! X
  • AO! 8

Dates

  • 23 – 29 May
  • 9 -15 June
  • 16 – 22 June
  • 23 – 29 June
  • 30 June – 6 July
  • 7 – 13 July
  • 14 – 20 July
  • 21 – 27 July
  • 27 July – 3 Aug
  • 28 July – 3 Aug

Non-Military

  • $430
  • $460
  • $460
  • $460
  • $460
  • $460
  • $460
  • $460
  • $480
  • $460

Partial Cost

  • $390
  • $420
  • $420
  • $420
  • $420
  • $420
  • $420
  • $420
  • $440
  • $420

Military Rate

  • $350
  • $380
  • $380
  • $380
  • $380
  • $380
  • $380
  • $380
  • $400
  • $380

AO! DROP OFF: Saturday 1030

Drop off location: Under the Heritage House Portico

AO!X drop off is Friday 27 July at 1400

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PICK UP: Friday 1400

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

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.