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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.

Privacy Policy

OUR PRIVACY POLICY

  • GO WEST!!! USA’s Privacy Policy sets out what information we collect, how we collect it, and what we do with it.INFORMATION ABOUT YOU Your Information
    This refers to information such as your name, contact details, travel preferences and special needs/disabilities/dietary requirements that you supply us or is supplied to us, including any information about other persons on your booking (“your information”). Your information is collected when you request information from us, contact us (and vice versa) or make a booking. You are responsible for ensuring that other members of your party are aware of the content of our Privacy Policy and consent to your acting on their behalf in all your dealings with us.

    We will update your information whenever we can to keep it current, accurate and complete.

    Our Use of Your Information
    (1) We may collect and process your information for the purposes set out in our registration with the Office of the Information Commissioner, and disclose the same to our group companies for business purposes and also to companies who act as “data processors” on our behalf, or to our service providers operating systems or business functions on our behalf (some of whom are located outside the U.S.). These business purposes include administration, providing services (and contacting you where necessary), customer care, service quality, business management and operation, re-organization/structuring/sale of our business (or group companies), risk assessment, security, fraud and crime prevention/detection, monitoring, research and analysis, marketing, customer purchasing preferences and trends, dispute resolution, credit checking and debt collection.

    (2) Information (such as health or religion) may be considered “sensitive personal data. We collect it to cater to your needs or act in your interest, and we are only prepared to accept sensitive personal data on the condition that we have your positive consent. By booking with us you also agree for your insurers, their agents and medical staff to disclose relevant information and sensitive personal data to us in circumstances where we need to act on your behalf or in the interest of passengers or in an emergency.

    If you do not agree to Our Use of Your Information above, we cannot do business with you or accept your booking.

    Direct Marketing Material
    (1) We may from time to time contact you with information on offers of goods and services, brochures, new products, forthcoming events or competitions from GO WEST!!! USA. Our websites will assume you to agree to e-communications when you make a booking.

    (2) You may indicate your preference regarding receiving third party direct marketing material.

    (3) If do not wish to receive such information or would like to change your preference, please refer to point (2) of “Your Rights” below.

    Your Rights
    (1) On completing our Data Subject Access Request form, you are entitled to a copy of the information we hold about you and to correct any inaccuracies.

    (2) You have the right to ask in writing not to receive direct marketing material from us. You can amend your previous preference on our website(s), use our “unsubscribe email”, write to: Rob Golden,  GO WEST!!! USA, 4333 North 6th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or e-mail us at info@gowestusa.org. Once properly notified by you, we will take steps to stop using your information in this way.

    (3) For a list of our group companies or brands, please send us your request to Data Management Officer, GO WEST!!! USA, 4333 North 6th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or e-mail us at info@gowestusa.org

    Foreign Controls
    Outside of the U.S., note that controls on data protection in such countries may not be as strong as the legal requirements in this country.

    USE OF TOOLS/”COOKIES” AND LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

    If our contact and dealing with you is via our website(s), we may use “cookies”. Cookies allow us to identify your computer but not you personally. You can set your web browser to refuse cookies. However, you may not be able to enjoy all the facilities or book via our website if you do so.

    However, if you also receive our email marketing, we will tailor the information we send you unless to tell us not to. This means we may use information we hold and cookies to identify your individual web site search behavior and preferences. This will enable us to send you more personalized and relevant communications. You will be given the opportunity on every communication to opt-out of this personalization.

    We collect information relating to customer trends and patterns and use cookies and software tools to measure site usage and related information. If you are making a purchase, we may also use cookies to keep track of the transaction from one web page to another. Our website(s) may contain links to other sites not controlled by us. It is your responsibility to check the status of these sites.

    MONITORING
    To ensure that we carry out your instructions accurately, improve our service and for security, we may monitor and/or record: (1) telephone calls; (2) activities using CCTV in and around our premises; and (3) transactions and activities on our website. All recordings are and shall remain our sole property.

    SECURITY STATEMENT
    We have taken all reasonable steps and have in place appropriate security measures to protect your information.

    CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
    Any changes to this Policy will be either posted on our website, brochure and/or made available on request.

    Privacy Policy: v March 2012