Camp Kon-O-Kwee

★★★★★
  • 126 Nagel Rd

    Fombell, PA 16123

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  • 724-758-6238

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Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

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I remember the camp from the B.K. , Before Kramer years. It was two weeks away from home that I disliked a LOT.

I only had to attend the camp three years. I escaped the fourth. I didn't like ... I didn't like just about everything about it.

I like, instead, being able to look back at those 3, two-week periods as what I needed even though I didn't want to be there.

I'm glad I was forced to camp even though we could do most everything at home that we could do at camp - in the time before computers and cellphones.

My brother, Dave, LOVED the camp and became a CIT and councilor.

Go figure.

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www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org/kok_summer.asp

Open House every Mother's Day for campers, parents, and interested visitors to tour from
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
phone: 1724-758-6238
126 Nagel Rd Fombell, PA 16123

Meeting in Kramer Dining Hall at
3:00 p.m. to answer any questions.

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www.post-gazette.com/pg/07112/779762-51.stm

Man who saved Kon-O-Kwee retires

Sunday, April 22, 2007

By Brittany McCandless
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In 1970, the YMCA sent Harry Kramer to close Camp Kon-O-Kwee, a dilapidated boys summer camp with a leaky pool and rundown buildings that were open just 10 weeks a year.

Smiling, he promised to do his best and went to work. Today Camp Kon-O-Kwee/Spencer in Fombell, Beaver County is one the nation's finest facilities of its kind, serving special-need campers of every background, 12 months a year.

In addition to campers and those with special needs, the camp also hosts adventure programs for inner-city, at-risk youths, parent/child camp-outs, senior citizen camping and environmental educational programs for school districts.

Founded in 1926 as a camp just for boys, Camp Kon-O-Kwee began accepting special-needs campers soon after Mr. Kramer and his wife, Barbara, arrived. Today, special needs children make up the bulk of the 17,000 annual campers.

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Who, what, where, when, why, & how.

Keep those in mind when writing on the web.

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I remember the camp from the B.K. , Before Kramer years. It was two weeks away from home that I disliked a LOT.

I only had to attend the camp three years. I escaped the fourth. I didn't like ... I didn't like just about everything about it.

I like, instead, being able to look back at those 3, two-week periods as what I needed even though I didn't want to be there.

I'm glad I was forced to camp even though we could do most everything at home that we could do at camp - in the time before computers and cellphones.

My brother, Dave, LOVED the camp and became a CIT and councilor.

Go figure.

--------------------------------------------
www.ymcaofpittsburgh.org/kok_summer.asp

Open House every Mother's Day for campers, parents, and interested visitors to tour from
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
phone: 1724-758-6238
126 Nagel Rd Fombell, PA 16123

Meeting in Kramer Dining Hall at
3:00 p.m. to answer any questions.

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www.post-gazette.com/pg/07112/779762-51.stm

Man who saved Kon-O-Kwee retires

Sunday, April 22, 2007

By Brittany McCandless
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In 1970, the YMCA sent Harry Kramer to close Camp Kon-O-Kwee, a dilapidated boys summer camp with a leaky pool and rundown buildings that were open just 10 weeks a year.

Smiling, he promised to do his best and went to work. Today Camp Kon-O-Kwee/Spencer in Fombell, Beaver County is one the nation's finest facilities of its kind, serving special-need campers of every background, 12 months a year.

In addition to campers and those with special needs, the camp also hosts adventure programs for inner-city, at-risk youths, parent/child camp-outs, senior citizen camping and environmental educational programs for school districts.

Founded in 1926 as a camp just for boys, Camp Kon-O-Kwee began accepting special-needs campers soon after Mr. Kramer and his wife, Barbara, arrived. Today, special needs children make up the bulk of the 17,000 annual campers.

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When I was a child I lived at Camp-Kon-O-Kwee on the little farm at the entrance of the Camp. My dad was the caretaker. He did a lot of the maintenance at the campground. My younger brother was born there in 1946 when I was 5 years old. I believe we lived there for some 10 years. It was the most wonderful time of my life. I am now 67 and remember living there like it was yesterday. I recently visited the Camp and talked with Harry Kramer, who is an amazing person. I gave him my history of living there and where things were at that time. Things like the chicken coop, the smoke house, the pig pen and our playhouse among the blackberry bushes on the property. I also told him of the 7 horses that were kept in the barn for trail rides thru the woods surrounding the camp. I remember being on those trailrides on a pony when my legs were not long enough to reach the stirrups. My older brother (who is now 70) had a vegetable stand by the side of the road by the gate and would sell produce to visitors on the weekends. I was very happy to see the old Totem Pole is still standing. My visit with Harry was amazing. It was so wonderful to see how he has restored everything and still has my dad's workshop. I remember sled riding down the hill and running into that hickory nut tree that is still standing. I even picked up a branch and brought it home with me. I left Camp-Kon-A-Kwee in tears last week. It will be in my heart forever.Patricia (Leonberg) Garvin, Chandler, AZ

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When I was a child I lived at Camp-Kon-O-Kwee on the little farm at the entrance of the Camp. My dad was the caretaker. He did a lot of the maintenance at the campground. My younger brother was born there in 1946 when I was 5 years old. I believe we lived there for some 10 years. It was the most wonderful time of my life. I am now 67 and remember living there like it was yesterday. I recently visited the Camp and talked with Harry Kramer, who is an amazing person. I gave him my history of living there and where things were at that time. Things like the chicken coop, the smoke house, the pig pen and our playhouse among the blackberry bushes on the property. I also told him of the 7 horses that were kept in the barn for trail rides thru the woods surrounding the camp. I remember being on those trailrides on a pony when my legs were not long enough to reach the stirrups. My older brother (who is now 70) had a vegetable stand by the side of the road by the gate and would sell produce to visitors on the weekends. I was very happy to see the old Totem Pole is still standing. My visit with Harry was amazing. It was so wonderful to see how he has restored everything and still has my dad's workshop. I remember sled riding down the hill and running into that hickory nut tree that is still standing. I even picked up a branch and brought it home with me. I left Camp-Kon-A-Kwee in tears last week. It will be in my heart forever.Patricia (Leonberg) Garvin, Chandler, AZ

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I use to go there with my childhood friend. Her family would rent a camp two weeks out of the summer. There have cabins and washrooms, lots of parking, kitchen, recreational areas,INdoor facilities. There were lots of activies for the children to do. The have quiet time after 10:00 so people can sleep, The camp is kept up well. A nice family get away.

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I use to go there with my childhood friend. Her family would rent a camp two weeks out of the summer. There have cabins and washrooms, lots of parking, kitchen, recreational areas,INdoor facilities. There were lots of activies for the children to do. The have quiet time after 10:00 so people can sleep, The camp is kept up well. A nice family get away.

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