Laurel Highlands Council

Camp Guyasuta

Camping

Camp Guyasuta

Camp Guyasuta is owned and operated by the Laurel Highlands Council - Boy Scouts of America. The camp dates back to 1918, when it was donated by Mrs. Darlington, the great granddaughter of Colonel James O’Hara. 30,000 scouts, school groups, and non-profit organizations from southwestern Pennsylvania region use the camp annually. 

This beautiful property consists of 129 acres located in O’Hara Township and Sharpsburg, and has close ties with Aspinwall Borough. The facility includes the McGinnis Education Center, Rohr Challenge Center, Climbing Tower, four cabins, six program shelters, campfire arena, swimming pool with spray ground, basketball and volleyball courts, and a ½ mile handicap accessible nature trail complete with information about the history, flora, fauna, and geology of the camp. The Rohr Challenge Center teaches both youth and adults the importance of teamwork, conflict resolution, problem solving, leadership, self esteem building, trust, and mutual respect. Both the Challenge Course and Climbing Tower are handicap accessible. Guyasuta’s swimming pool is open to the public and is used by many organizations as an affordable place for water recreations and activities.

For more on the history of Camp Guyasuta, please take a look at the Western Pennsylvania History Magazine.

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Activities

Free

Orienteering Course 

Maps and compasses are available to check out from the Camp Master at the Trading Post.

Frisbee Golf

Frisbees are available to check out from the Camp Master at the Trading Post.

Basketball, Volleyball, Human Foosball, Ga Ga Ball

All sports equipment are available at the main courts.

Hiking

Liken Nature Trail is a 1/2 mile handicap accessible trail complete with signs discussing the history, flora, fauna, and geology of the area.

 

For a Fee

Geocaching

Each GPS unit is $5.00 for a two hour session, payable upon pickup of the unit at the Trading Post. Five GPs units are available to rent for each course.

Paddle & Peddle

$25.00 per person, with a minimum of 25 participants and a maximum of 50 participants. Excursions must be scheduled in advance by calling 412-782-2669. More information about Paddle & Peddle can be found here.

Challenge Course

Must be scheduled in advance by calling 412-782-2669. More information on the Challenge course can be found here.

Shooting Sports

Wednesday evenings 6:30PM to 8:30PM. Must be scheduled in advance by calling 412-782-2669. More information about Shooting Sports can be found here.

Fishing

Join the Camp Guyasuta staff on our 22' pontoon boat for 1 1/2 hours of fishing, sightseeing, and more. Learn about native fish, how to bait a hook, and how to catch the big ones. Must be scheduled in advance by calling 412-782-2669.

Scouting groups - $10.00 per person
Non-scouting groups - $15.00 per person

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