Heart Camp

What is Heart Camp?

Each year, more than 150 children ages 8-15 with heart conditions come from across the United States and Canada to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer YMCA 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, nurses, volunteers, and other members of the Children's Hospital staff, as well as the camp director, supervise activities throughout the weeklong event. Campers also have the opportunity to discuss issues and concerns related to their heart defect with their doctors, nurses, and peers. Learn More »

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

When is Heart Camp?

Dr. Bill Neches Heart Camp for Kids 2020 will be held the week before Father's Day starting on Sunday, June 14th and ending on Saturday, June 20, 2020.


The arrival time for camp will be Sunday, June 14, 2020 from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Saturday, June 20, 2020 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

Dr. Bill Neches Heart Camp for Kids logo

"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.”