Heart Camp

June 12-18, 2022

What is Heart Camp?

Each year, more than 150 children ages 8-17 with heart conditions come from across the United States 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 is held the week before Father's Day every year starting on the Sunday before and ending on Saturday, the day before Father's Day.

Drop-off

The arrival time for camp will be determined on the model of camp which is approved due to the COVID 19 protocols. You will be notified when to drop your child off at camp by the Heart Camp staff.

Pick-up

Will also be determined on the model of camp which is approved due to the COVID 19 protocols. You will be notified when to pick up your child at camp by the Heart Camp staff.

Contact the Heart Camp

For questions about the Dr. Bill Neches Heart Camp for Kids, contact Keith McIntire, Heart Camp Director, by emailing him at: keith.mcintire@chp.edu.

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

Email: campkon-o-kwee@ymcapgh.org