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A Little More About Us…
GO WEST!!! USA is not designed to correct "bad" behavior, but instead to be a haven of enthusiasm, respect, trust and responsibility.  Disrespectful behavior requiring extensive attention or breaking the law is not acceptable and will result in dismissal. Click here to download a copy of our Youth Application which clearly defines the boundaries of our program.

GO WEST!!! USA is not just a three week vacation for the teens who participate. They must demonstrate a willingness to work together, before and during the expedition.  They must participate in the fundraisers and  community service events. During the expeditions, the teens must (all chores are supervised and/or taught):

  • Fuel the Vehicles

  • Wash dishes

  • Setup/Break Camp

  • Wash Vehicle

  • Hike over 100 miles

  • Cook Meals

  • Check Tire Pressure

  • Change Motor Oil

  • Carry Firewood

  • Change Tires

  • and much more!

With an introduction to:

  • Astronomy

  •  Forestry

  • Orienteering

  • Guitar 101

  • Nature Photography

"Many of our teens here in Central PA have never even seen a starry moonlit night. "   
 - Rob

Our Expeditions are both physically and mentally challenging, but in the end we fully expect the experience to be one of the most rewarding in the lives of the teens who participate.


GO WEST USA Computer Center


What is the GWUCC?

The GWUCC is a computer lab dedicated to helping students from English as a Second Language (ESL), GED preparation, Basic Skills (ABE), and Literacy programs. GWUCC instructional aides help students learn more about their subject area by using computer programs and academic websites. They also work individually with students to explain skills and concepts that are confusing, and help students who are new to computers gain the skills they need to use the computer programs effectively. We also We provide tutoring services year-round, before school, after school, on weekends, and during.

Where is the GWUCC?
The GWUCC is located at 1314A North 3rd St in Midtown Harrisburg. You can get more information on the Center by calling (717) 943-5414.

Who can attend the AECC?
Any student from either the east and west shores can attend the Center. In addition, if you are waiting for an opening in an continuing education class, you may start in the Center and develop the skills you will need in the classroom.

How do I register for the GWU Computer Center?
Simply come to 1314A North 3rd St in Midtown and register. You may attend any hours that the Center is open, for as long as you like. The Center is a drop-in program, and is designed to offer you additional help and guidance when you need it.

When can I attend the center?
The Center is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.  The Center is closed on Sundays.

GWUCC Offerings
The Center has computer software associated with online education classes. In addition to computer software, the GWUCC also has:

  • Videos
  • Textbooks and Reference Materials
  • Electronic Learning Tools
  • Academic Internet Access
  • Constitution Website
  • Beginner Web Design and HTML Classes