Camp Allegheny Letter to Parents
Camp Allegheny is a Christian Retreat Center and Summer Residential Camp located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania. God promised, “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” That is a great promise and a tremendous challenge; in today’s society, all parents need allies to help point our children in the right direction. For 58 years we have been committed to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ to children and youth, ages 6 through 17. We provide an experiential based Christian camping program on 350 acres of God’s creation.
Camp Allegheny offers trained staff who are committed to the physical, mental and emotional safety of your child while teaching him or her how to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. All of our Counseling staff and most of our Support staff are certified in First Aid and CPR, additionally we have a medical professional on site 24 hours a day.
Your camper will stay in a modern lodge equipped with bunk beds in the bedrooms, restrooms with showers, and common meeting areas. Some of our activities and programs may include swimming, group challenge course, zip line, horseback riding, adventure events, sailing and windsurfing, and so much more.
Camp Allegheny’s Christian Wrangler and Pony programs are second to none. Pony campers do not just go for “a ride” on a pony. Throughout their week of camp, they daily learn proper riding techniques and pony care skills with their special 4 legged friend. Our Christian Wrangler campers are in the saddle 2 hours per day and Extended Christian Wrangler campers are riding 3 hours per day.This program has a renewed and refreshed focus on faith development while campers develop skills in horsemanship.
Our Adventure campers experience the wonder of God’s creation in our local area. Campers will learn basic climbing skills and safety procedures on our indoor climbing wall. They will then have the opportunity to test their newly acquired skills climbing and rappelling at local rock faces. Older campers will experience rock climbing, caving and white water rafting.
Camp Allegheny’s food service is very, very good! The meals are prepared and planned to be well-balanced, nutritious, and down-right tasty. You can read more about our food service in the retreat section of our website by clicking here.If your child has food allergies or other dietary needs, let us know ahead of time and we will work with you to make sure your child has food that is both tasty and healthy for his/ her dietary needs! Camp Allegheny is extremely councious of allergies and other dietary needs!
If you ever have questions, please feel free to contact us!