Heart Camp

What is Heart Camp?

Each year, more than 150 children ages 8-16 with heart conditions come from across the United States and Canada to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Camp Kon-O-Kwee, a YMCA camp in Fombell, Pa. (near Zelienople).

Campers are encouraged to make new friends, share their experiences, and participate in sports and other camp activities to the best of their abilities, without fear of being judged by others.

Physicians, social workers, nurses and other members of the Children's Hospital staff, as well as the camp director and associate director, supervise activities throughout the four-day weekend. Campers also have the opportunity to discuss issues and concerns related to their disease with their doctors, nurses, and peers. Learn More »

Read more about Dr. Bill Neches, Hosting Heart Camp for Kids.

Please read this important letter regarding Heart Camp Registration.

Dr. Bill Neches Heart camp for Kids 2017 will be held the week before Father's Day and end on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Please check back for the beginning date and arrival time! 

Contact Us

For questions about the Bill Neches Heart Camp for Kids, contact Keith McIntire, Heart Camp Director, at the Heart Camp office at 412-821-1906.

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"I enjoy being a Heart Camp counselor. The other kids see me and it gives them hope that, even though they have heart problems, they can grow up and live a happy, active life.”
- Bill DeMarco

“Attending Heart Camp every year is like coming home to friends and family that genuinely care about you and are truly concerned for your well being.”

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