Camp Details

Camp Guyasuta dates back to 1918 when it was donated by Mrs. Darlington, the great granddaughter of General O'Hara. . This beautiful property consist of 175 acres, located in O'Hara Township and Sharpsburg, and has close ties with Aspinwall Boro.

Camp Guyasuta


Camp Guyasuta dates back to 1918, when it was donated by Mrs. Darlington, the great granddaughter of General O'Hara. Annually 20,000 scouts, school groups and nonprofit organizations from Southwestern Pennsylvania region use the camp. This beautiful property consist of 175 acres located in O'Hara Township and Sharpsburg, and has close ties with Aspinwall Boro. Our facility includes McGinnis Education Center provided by a generous donation from Gerry and Audrey McGinnis. This full-service conference center building includes a dorm facility with a capacity of 120.

McGinnis Education Center was built as an environmentally friendly facility and has received a silver rating by the Green Building Council. "Learning from our Building" is a theme that runs throughout the conference center, using attractive signage in key areas showing the benefits of green construction. Camp Guyasuta also has four other buildings, six program shelters, campfire arena, swimming pool with spray ground, basketball court, volleyball court, 1/2 mile handicap accessible nature trail complete with signs about the history, flora, fauna, animals and geology. Our Rohr Challenge Center teaches both youth and adults teamwork, conflict resolution, problem-solving, leadership, self-esteem building, trust and learning about each other. Our challenge course has been used by many youth agencies to learn to work together. The high ropes course also has a 50' climbing and rappelling tower. Our Challenge Course and Climbing Tower are handicap accessible. We had 4,000 participants on the course last year; many were at-risk youth. Our swimming pool is open to the public, used by many organizations that can't afford to take their kids swimming anywhere else. This past summer the pool served 3,000 kids that would have had no other place to swim. The camp also offers other programs including a canoe & cycle program. Participants canoe from Sharpsburg to either Millvale or PNC Park, then they bike back to Camp Guyasuta, using the riverfront trail. The stream that runs through the camp is called Guyasuta Run, declared a clean water stream by the federal government in the 1980s, one of two in Allegheny County with this declaration. The water is very pure, and home to some endangered salamanders and invertebrates. The tributaries that run into the stream have several waterfalls, displaying the rock structures of Ames limestone. Throughout the camp, you will see a variety of wildlife and birds. When hiking through the camp, you get the experience of being in the wilderness while being only a few miles from downtown Pittsburgh. There are many nearby attractions including Pittsburgh Zoo, Carnegie Science Center, PNC Park, Heinz Field and Carnegie museums. Only 1/4 mile from the camp is a bus stop for the Allegheny County Port Authority, where you can take a bus to any of these Pittsburgh attractions.

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    Program Hours
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Camp Dates
Week One: July 13-17
Week Two: July 20-24
Week Three: July 27-31 


Enter our address into your GPS or online maps. / / 300 - 23rd Street / Sharpsburg, PA 15215

Pick-up and Drop-off
You must respecitvely sign in and sign out your child at the McGinnis Education Center, which is the first buidling you come to. The parking lot is just past the building.

What to Bring
Bagged lunch
Swim suit, towel and sunscreen
Tennis shoes
Water bottle
Camp t-shirt 

Necessary forms
Challenge Course Consent Form
Completed Medical Form

What to Wear
Clothes for messy, hands-on fun.


Camp Advisor: Mike Daniher
412-782-2669 or
To send mail via United States Postal Service,
please use the following address:
300 23rd street
Pittsburgh, PA 15215