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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.


Upon request, GO WEST!!! USA  will send you a complete list of parent and participant references. Summer program reviews and references are from teen and middle school volunteers from our recent community service programs. Feel free to contact us if you would like us to send you the list. 

The best part of my experience was getting to know so many people and getting to work with my own hands.
Ashlee C, Mechanicsburg, PA

It was an amazing experience.
Khristopher, Lemoyne, PA

It was the best 21 days of my life!
Tyrone G, Columbus, OH

It was probably the most powerful learning experience of my life.
Cathy S, Central PA

It was a really incredible and life changing experience…
Worley P, Mechanicsburg, PA

Mike had such a great time. The best summer of his life.
Deb B, Middletown, PA

GO WEST!!! USA was probably the best experience of my life so far…
Johany R, West Palm Beach, FL


Every day during our three weeks I woke up with complete excitement and gratitude for where I was. Each day was packed, and yet four weeks flew by in such rapidity that at times I couldn’t believe it. I value the experience and how it changed my life in ways words cannot describe.
Laura, Wilmington, NC

Andrew had the most marvelous experience…it has changed his life forever!
Mike and Unikia, Central PA

 It was awesome! The staff were all amazing.. It was exceptionally well run and we did some great work. I’ll remember this experience for the rest of my life!
Dwayne G, Medellin, Colombia

 My experience in the Grand Canyon was the most rewarding thing I have ever done. It was also the hardest thing to walk away from.
Laura S, Enola, PA

It was hard, but it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. When I thought I coudn’t go on, I was encouraged and in the end it was well worth it. When we were out on the trail, I saw a black bear, a rattle snake, a black snake, a porcupine and a lot of deer. It was awesome and I want to do it again!
Mariyah B, Harrisburg

It changed my life. I have since hiked parts ot the Appalachian Trail and I go to College in Colorado (all because of my GO WEST!!! USA experience). I was challenged everyday and had the opportunity to see and do things that I would not have if I would have stayed home. Thanks Rob and the rest of the GO WEST!!! USA staff!
Nehemiah K, Denver, CO

Craig came back brimming with confidence and full of life and energy.

R. Wimmer, Perry County, PA

My peers, counselors and the people were all spectacular.
Daniel G., Royal Palm Beach, FL

I have a new appreciation for nature and my natural surroundings. After a summer of GO WEST!!! USA, I’ll never take the little things for granted.
Alisha G, Wassenaar, Holland