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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Boating
  • Camp
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Tennis
  • Various Recreational Activities
Staff Training and Certification
  • Staff Training: Counselors are carefully selected and trained to enable youngsters to learn new skills and improve their old ones...safely. Most of our counselors are pursuing a teaching or other child-related career. In accordance with ACA guidelines, all counselors must be 19 years of age or have completed one year of college. All counselors have also been cleared as per ACT 33 with the Pennsylvania State Police and the Department of Child Welfare. Camp Kon-O-Kwee also participates in an established International Counselor Program which provides a multi-cultural experience for summer campers.

Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 7 to 15

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Camp Kon-O-Kwee is 300 acres of fields and woodlands located along the Connoquenessing Creek, 30 miles north of Pittsburgh, just west of Zelienople. Our Camp, which is owned by the YMCA of Pittsburgh, has been serving summer campers since 1926. Camp Kon-O-Kwee provides outdoor adventure in an atmosphere which stresses the YMCA principle of growth in spirit, mind, and body.

Campers live in groups of six to eight, each group living in a cabin within a Village designed by age groups. Modern bathhouses are located in each village. Nourishing meals, and there is plenty to eat, are served family style in our dining hall. Campers take turns being "waiters" for their cabin mates, and everyone is responsible for leaving the table and Dining Hall in clean and orderly fashion.

Some activities offered at camp are:

  • Boating
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • basketball
  • archery
  • fishing
  • riflery
  • and traditional field sports are offered, as well as:
    • hiking
    • nature study
    • arts & crafts
    • outdoor living skills
    • and campwide funfests