Create a powerful experience
CCO XD offers a wide variety of programming areas and focuses. Most of our trips are custom designed to best meet your group’s goals and desired outcomes. We can oversee full trip planning and leadership or partner with you to collaborate on design and delivery. Either way we will work closely with you to create the best experience for your group! Our main delivery areas include:
For a weekend
we offer trips in areas such as the Laurel Highlands, Allegheny National Forest, McConnell’s Mills, Cooper’s Rocks, Seneca Rocks, Ohiopyle, and other areas of PA, OH, and WV with activities such as backpacking, rock climbing, caving, paddling, or winter camping.
For seven to ten days
any of the above activity offerings remain available, with trip options expanding to the Adirondack Mountains of NY, Everglades National Park, FL, Cumberland Island, GA, Joshua Tree National Park, CA, Buffalo National River, AR, and other areas of Utah, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Texas and others!
For multi-week expeditions
we offer Leadership and Discipleship in the Wilderness: a pre-designed six-week trip backpacking and mountaineering in the Wind River Range of Wyoming, or any combination of the above locations and activities in extended form.
Service Learning and Urban Immersion
We partner with national organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, as well as local non-profit organizations and churches to offer trips with some combination of service learning and urban immersion in areas such as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and others!
International Trips for Students
We offer a number of pre-designed student trips to Peru, India, and New Zealand, and have designed custom trips in the past to locations such as Patagonia, Ecuador, Kenya, Mexico, and Romania. Trips contain a variety of offerings from cultural immersion, eco-tourism, and service to outdoor activities such as trekking, mountaineering, biking, and paddling. We believe that while students experience these diverse cultures and corners of the globe, they will experience life.
INTERNATIONAL TRIPS FOR adults
We also offer trips tailored specifically to adults, including our current pre-designed offering, A Taste of France. Other adult trips include:
The Alpine Pilgrimage : experience breath-taking accommodation, exquisite regional cuisine, and enriching community while hiking the world-famous Tour De Mont Blanc through France, Italy, and Switzerland.
Discover New Zealand: Explore the Southern Alps by foot, Milford Fjords by kayak, and a myriad of other natural and cultural wonders of New Zealand.
A Taste of the Alps: Discover the beauty and culture of the Chamonix Valley of France through day hikes to breath-taking vistas, cultural excursions, and phenomenal regional cuisine.
“The Taste of the Alps provided the opportunity to experience beauty in a myriad of forms: the view from a mountain trail, the taste of delicious cheeses, or the conversations of deepening friendships.”
—Ginger Weeber, Taste of the Alps 2013 participant
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