Heart Camp Cost and Sponsors

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!

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

If your child is not a patient of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and would like to attend Heart Camp, you will be charged $250 to cover your child’s expenses.

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.

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.

Our Sponsors

Heart Camp is made possible through the American Heart Association with generous donations from:

  • Dominion Foundation
  • Earl Knudsen Charitable Foundation
  • Eric Smoulder Charitable Foundation
  • Giant Eagle
  • Hilda M. Willis Foundation
  • McFeely-Rogers Foundation
  • Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation
  • Special thanks to the AHA Beaver County division for your support of Beaver County heart campers.

Other major benefactors include:

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Alumni
  • Atria’s Restaurant and Tavern
  • Corazon
  • James Perry Heart Camp Scholarship Fund
  • Philips Medical Systems
  • Pittsburgh YMCA Camp Kon-O-Kwee
  • Apria Healthcare

Dr. Bill Neches Heart Camp for Kids logo

A special thanks to professional bass fisherman Jim Wigal for arranging new fishing poles for our campers!

Professional bass fisherman, Jim Wigal and Camp Kon-O-Kwee support staff

(Shown left to right:) Rick Deer, executive director YMCA Camps Kon-O-Kwee / Spencer; Jim Wigal, professional bass fisherman; Keith McIntire, director Dr. Bill Neches Heart Camp for Kids; Linda M. Russo, MD University of Pittsburgh Physicians, pediatric cardiologist, the Heart Institute at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

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