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Camp Davis History


Camp Davis was originally created in the late 1950's as a junior/senior high sports camp for delinquent or troubled youth.  Sheriff William H. Davis purchased the property, and with a large number of volunteers, mostly whom were affiliated with the Allegheny County Sheriff's department, made the necessary changes.  The property included an existing home, which has since been removed.  They built the counselors residence, the recreation hall & bunk-house, cabins, and had the bath-house completed by a local construction company.  


The property, although vacant from 1976 - 1990, had a new owner and caretaker named Norman Neider.  


Jim McQuiston purchased and re-opened the camp in 1991.  He, along with his partner Keith, operated it for 25 years!  It was THE original gay, clothing optional campground in our area.   He added the circular driveway, planted shade trees around the road, ran electric to the sites, built decks for each cabin, and added the in-ground pool & its cement patio and walkway areas.  A new rec. hall was added in 2001 after a fire destroyed the old one.    

Brian & David purchased and opened for their first season in 2016 - 8th season already!!  In addition to having owned his own restaurant for seven years, Brian has 25 years of customer service experience in the hospitality industry, financial sector, and animal care field.   David has a military background, has worked in telecommunications, and has almost 16 years under his belt in restaurant equipment and service.   

"Once again Brian and David were incredible host for another wild foam party. The new floor was the best. I love you guys and your campground. See you soon!" John J

"Such a wonderful place secluded very private wonderful people to talk with amazing new owners just an all around wonderful atmosphere heated pool is a huge plus and it's open all nite. Which is great”

Dallas H

"Wonderful gayborhood!!! Fantastic setting! Fantastic people! No pants required! What more could a person want in a getaway? I've been a patron for 20 years and hope for another 20. I love this place, and the excitement inspired by the new owners.    Viva la Campy D!"

                                         John F.


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