The Great Move

Transition from Rushland to Ottsville

Over the years Camp Onas has expanded and adapted to suit our growing needs. After four decades at the Neshaminy site in Rushland, our tranquility and water quality was threatened by quarry blasting and contamination in the Neshaminy River. In order to keep camp operating while addressing the need for a new site, land was purchased in Ottsville for a second camping site. In the interim period before Camp officially relocated directors Dottie and Dusty Miller operated camp at two separate sites. The first group to live in Ottsville was the older campers, while the younger campers remained at the Rushland site. Between 1963-1965 Camp Onas operated at two sites, until finally we unified in Ottsville in 1966.