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Friends of Camp Choconut is a 501(c)(3) organization so donations are fully tax deductible. Please consider a donation to Friends of Camp Choconut - whatever you can afford and feels right. Donations will go toward scholarships and equipment to ensure a safe and fulfilling summer for a diversity of campers. Your donation will go right to work! Friends of Camp Choconut is entirely a volunteer effort and a labor of love.

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c/o Joe Horne
656 Cheyney Road
Glen Mills, PA 19342

Ham's Song - Listen to this tribute to S. Hamill Horne by Gary Floyd ('68'-78 & '80) -

The Choconut Foundation is an organization consisting of alumni, families, and friends associated with Camp Choconut, located on Lake Choconut near Friendsville, Pennsylvania in the Blue Ridge Mountains next to the New York State border.

Camp Choconut is a residential boys’ camp that was founded in 1896 as one of the first summer camps in the country. It provides a setting for boys where outdoor activities such as camping, backpacking, canoeing, and sports help to instill the values of cooperation, teamwork, responsibility, and friendship. Our camp also teaches archery, swimming, canoeing, hiking, construction, fishing, woodworking, and our legendary “big games,” some of which are 100 years old.

Our 86th season is a six-week session from June 26 – August 7. A concurrent three-week session is available from June 26– July 17. The second half offers a multi-day canoe trip on a local river and the “Villa Hunt,” a three-day game of hide-and-seek on and around our square-mile campus. Family Camp is planned for August 9 - 15.

To learn more about Camp Choconut, visit the camp's website at

Ken Ewing and son Andre at the Winlock House. Andre was a camper at Choconut this past summer.

The Foundation maintains a directory of members from across the country and the world. Once a year in September the Choconut Foundation sponsors the annual "Labor Day Weekend Get-Together" at the old site of Camp Choconut. Throughout the year there are a number of social gatherings and recreational activities which may include camping, hiking and even canoe trips. In addition, the Foundation has established a scholarship that is given to a child who might not otherwise be able to attend a summer camp.

Choconut Foundation Officers
President: Barney Conville
Secretary: Frederic D. Lorber
Treasurer: Stephen R. Perrin
News Editor: Frederic D. Lorber &
Barney Conville
Website Editor: Timothy J. Allik

Click to read about the life of Ham Horne

  • The life of S. Hamill Horne
  • Camp Choconut Reunion
  • Camp Choconut Song Book (pdf)
  • Choconut Foundation Bylaws

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