Heart Camp Cost and Sponsors

Thanks to the generosity of many donors, a $25 non-refundable registration fee is the only cost requested of each camper.

Children and adolescents with structural and congenital heart disease, and patients of Children’s Hospital, will receive first priority to attend camp.

If your child is not a patient of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and would like to attend Heart Camp, you will be charged $285 to cover your child’s expenses. If your child would like to return after the first year we will then place them on our permanent rooster and the only fee that you will need to pay in the future is the $25 registration fee.

Children who are not patients of Children’s are also required to have their medical records reviewed by the medical staff of Children’s Heart Center. Approval to attend camp will come following this review and a consultation with both your child’s cardiologist and a cardiologist from Children’s.

Space is limited and patients of Children’s Hospital will receive first preference.

Our Sponsors

Heart Camp’s Major Corporate Sponsor is the American Heart Association where they have collected generous donations that are placed in a restricted fund at the AHA from organizations such as:

  • Dominion Foundation
  • Walt and ZetaTurner/ Turner Dairy Farm
  • Child Health Association of Sewickley
  • Earl Knudsen Charitable Foundation
  • Giant Eagle
  • Hilda M. Willis Foundation
  • McFeely-Rogers Foundation
  • Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation
  • And many more!
  • Special thanks to the AHA Beaver County division for your support of Beaver County heart campers.

Other major benefactors include:

  • The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation
  • Atria’s Restaurant and Tavern
  • Chuck and Sue Turner
  • Shooters
  • Corazon
  • James Perry Heart Camp Scholarship Fund
  • Philips Medical Systems
  • Pittsburgh Camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer YMCA
  • Apria Healthcare
  • KendallStrong
  • Shelburne Charitable Foundation
  • Jameson’s Army
  • Mend-A-Heart Foundation (Todd Family)
  • Many CHP/UPMC Employee contributions in cash and through the United Way

Thank you ALL for making a “Dream Come True for so Many Children”!

When is Heart Camp?

Dr. Bill Neches Heart Camp for Kids 2018 will be held the week before Father's Day starting on Sunday, June 10th and ending on Saturday, June 16, 2018.


The arrival time for camp will be Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Saturday, June 16, 2018 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and noon.

Contact the Heart Camp

For questions about the Dr. Bill Neches Heart Camp for Kids, contact Keith McIntire, Heart Camp Director, at the Heart Camp office at during the day at 412-692-5099 or in the evenings at 412-821-1906.

Camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer YMCA
126 Nagel Road
Fombell, PA 16123

Email: campkon-o-kwee@ymcapgh.org