- BERG Safari Bike Rentals
- Canoe Rentals
- Convenience Store
- Gem Mine
- Gift Shop
- Laundry 24 hours ($)
- Pet Walking Area
- RV Clubs & Rallies
Philadelphia/Valley Forge Guided Tour
Independence Hall Liberty Bell Pavilion Carpenters Hall Ben Franklin Court Elfreth's Alley Christ Church Betsy Ross House
Lancaster CD Tour
CD guided tour of Lancaster for rent in the KOA store. Tour includes the culture, customs, and lifestyle of the Amish Amish homesteads and schoolhouses, waterwheels and cemetery Amish farm country, drive through the power line free back roads Pretzel Factory Kitchen Kettle Village
Fish along the Brandywine River from riverside tent sites, a canoe or common landing. PA fishing liscense required for age 16 and above.
Splash in a large pool with sundeck and umbrellas and a little tots wading pool.
Campground EventsListing Calendar
National S'mores Day is August 10th so this weekend we are celebrating the S'more. Dean of Magic to perform.
Prepare to get wet. Water slide & team relays.
Philadelphia Zoo On Wheels 2
Philadelphia Zoo on Wheels comes to the KOA with their exciting and educational program "Radical Rainforest."
We are excited to have a visit with Jim Rogers, CEO of KOA, Inc. Join in on a fireside event with balloon animals and s'mores and a chat with Jim.
Wine & Cheese Tasting
Wineries are popping up all over our area. Last year we had our first wine & cheese tasting featuring local wines and cheese from the Lancaster Cheese Shoppe and the event was a success, so this year we are having another wine & cheese tasting event. Sample some of the area's best flavors, activities for the kids.
Labor Day Weekend
Holiday activities including a Variety Show, hayrides and ice cream social
Meet Your Hosts
"Gary said when people come to the West Chester campground, they are treated with whatever it takes to keep them happy."
On the outside, their careers were glamorous and ambitious. On the inside, the Levesques were ready to leave the fast track of the corporate world.
Gary and Lori Levesque bought their KOA campground in 1991 but not before getting a heavy dosage of company life. Lori worked as a system analyst for a large mortgage company, and Gary worked on structural dynamics in the aeronautical industry. Their careers began to require more and more travel, and Gary's company struggled with layoffs. "It wasn't fun to go to work," he said.
His parents were the first to come upon the idea of owning a campground. Gary's family did a lot of camping when he was growing up. "My mom was set on the idea of buying a campground," Gary said. "Originally I thought it would be going backwards, but we ended up buying it."
The Levesques were attracted to the campground setting and area and are still proud to offer it to campers today. "It is on the river in a beautiful and quiet area known for being horse country," Gary said. "It is full of rolling hills and is peaceful."
Gary said when people come to the West Chester campground they are treated with whatever it takes to keep them happy.
In their spare time, the couple still likes to camp and go to the beach. Gary is a hockey player, while Lori is a scrap booker. They volunteer in many different capacities, and Gary serves as a deacon in their church. Their three children are involved in the campground operations.