This camp is an “Original” Catholic HEART Workcamp. It is open to those entering the 8th grade in the fall of 2018 and older.
There are a lot of hills and one way streets that are narrow in Pittsburgh, PA. Therefore, we can not allow Charter Buses larger than 28 passengers to attend the Pittsburgh camp. Vans are the preferred means of transportation but smaller/mini buses will work.
- The school does not have central air, but every classroom has a window air conditioner. They can be turned on for sleeping (we do sleep in the classrooms), but we ask that they are turned off during the day while you are at the worksites.
- The gym (program area) also has air conditioning that we turn on during program time.
- The cafeteria is not air conditioned and the locker rooms are not either. The cafeteria has big sliding windows that open and allow air to come in.
- The showers are on site. We have one locker room per gender, so we have separate times for adults and youth. The female showers are individual and there are 6 of them. The male showers are communal and there are 2 trees with 5 heads each.
- There is a lot of space outside for free time. There is a baseball field, volleyball net and a soccer field. There aren’t basketball hoops in the parking lot. Since the program area is in the gym, we cannot use the gym for basketball either. However, the outside is very nice and the school is in a safe neighborhood and has a long driveway; it feels like a campus setting.
Known as the “Steel City”, Pittsburgh is home to amazing architecture and is ranked in the top 10 “most beautiful U.S. skylines”. Into the late 1960’s the city was home to the thriving steel industry and attracted a very diverse population. However, once the steel industry closed, it left many families struggling to support themselves, and now there is a great need to support the elderly community. Join CHWC as we share God’s love through service to those in need in the city of black and gold.
As for the work done in at the CHWC Pittsburgh, we typically have a lot of painting and yard work. We also work with local churches and social agencies. We work with one agency in Pittsburgh which can provide sites about 45 minutes away.
The view of all views for Pittsburghers and visitors alike. A great spot for photos, Mount Washington is the first stop for many Pittsburghers who are entertaining guests. The hill can be accessed by crossing the Liberty Bridge from the Golden Triangle and making a right onto McArdle Road. Some of the finest restaurants in the city are located here as well.
Kennywood Amusement Park
Pittsburghers have an undying affection for this West Mifflin jewel. Kennywood is located about 6 miles from downtown Pittsburgh and has 32 major rides, including 3 wooden roller coasters, a steel coaster, a water coaster, refreshment stands, a cafeteria and shaded picnic groves. There is live entertainment throughout the day. Parking is free.
Providing safe, reliable, rapid public transportation, via funicular railway, since May 20, 1877, for the residents and businesses of the Duquesne Heights and Mount Washington sections of the City of Pittsburgh. Utilizing two original, 1877 cable cars, the Duquesne Incline is a working museum. The Upper Station, on Grandview Avenue, includes displays regarding the history of Pittsburgh, and pictures of other cable and rail cars from around the world.
Sandcastle is located about 5 miles from downtown Pittsburgh and has 15 major water slides, pools, hot tubs, the “Lazy River” and a Boardwalk. Parking is free. Park opens at 11 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m.
White Water Adventures
Located 70 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. Ride the rapids on the Lower Yough River – novice to intermediate levels. Length of trip is about 7.5 miles with 8 major rapids.