us who have collected more camping paraphernalia than we need over the years. Literally living, eating and sleeping in nature is a way of experiencing the Divine that everyone should gift to themselves. However, if camping is not your thing, there is a lovely Ferncliff Guest House, as well as numerous hotels and Bed and Breakfast Inns in the area. And even if your culinary tastes lean more to the dishes served at any of the restaurants around Ohiopyle, the campfire experience is something in which you will want to partake.
The Attractions – For those who are less inclined to go in the water there is a multitude of fun and interesting things to do around Ohiopyle, PA. Bicycle riding, mountain biking, zip-lining, rock climbing, gem mining, visiting an early American fort, or just a leisurely walk along beautiful mountain paths, they are all available and waiting for you to experience them. For the more culturally minded, there are the tours through the world famous Frank Lloyd Wright home, Falling Waters, which is only minutes away from Ohiopyle. So, if your sense of adventure is satisfied by something less challenging than white water, there are still plenty of options that provide the means for having an absolutely awesome experience.
The River – Whether you are a novice or an experienced white water rafter, there’s a raft trip to suit your abilities. A leisurely float downstream or the challenge of the Upper Yough, a maxed out class 5 raging river, is there to be experienced. We will be rafting/floating down the Youghiogheny River and the scenery alone is worth the trip. Views and scenes that can only be had from the river because there are no roads in or
If you would like to join us this year for an incredibly great time, call the Unity Center office at 216-321-7566 and let us know. Rev. Tony or Rev. Susan would be happy to answer any of your questions and help to put your mind at ease about this adventure. If you’ve been with us before or if you are certain that you want a white water experience, you can call the number below, which will connect you Laurel Highlands River Tours Reservation Desk. Give them the reservation number below and that will make your reservation.
August 20, 2016
Upper Yough / class 5 - $133.41
(includes 20% church discount)
Reservation # A17181
Phone: Phone: 1-888-751-8626
Yough Lake Campground is located on Tub Run Road, 3 miles north of Route 40 just off Route 281. It is 12 miles from Ohiopyle using Sugarloaf Road and Route 281 South. The physical address is 250 Tub Run Rd, Confluence, PA 15424.
The cost is roughly $15/night. It may vary two or three dollars either way depending on the number of people who join us for camping. See Rev. Tony to make your camping reservations (additional nights available).
If you are interested in a tamer river ride, call the same number and give them our reservation number. They will give you details and prices, which will include the same 20% discount.)
The Annual White Water Experience has evolved into a lot more than just white water. It started in 2009 when Rev. Tony and Rev. Susan decided they wanted to enjoy one of their adventurous pastimes, white water rafting. So they asked if anyone would like to join them. Sure enough a few people joined them, had so much fun and fellowship camping and rafting that it has become an annual event. In 2014 over twenty people participated in an outrageously great time. Some came to enjoy a few of the many attractions that are conveniently available in and around the Ohiopyle, PA area, all of which cater to the entire family.
All photos are from one of our White Water Trips.
out, only the river. We will be leaving from Laurel Highlands River Tours in Ohiopyle, PA. Fun and floaty or fast and furious? Your choice.
The Accommodations – For some, the best part of the annual white water trip is the fun and fellowship we enjoy at the camp site, setting up, cooking over an open fire, sharing meals and conversing around the camp fire. If you don’t have the camping gear, don’t let that stop you. There are plenty of