John W. "Bill" McDonough

Bill started on staff as a junior leader in 1958. He served as Apache Village Director in 1961, after Robert "Bob" Doyle was promoted from that position to Boys' Camp Director,[1] though at least 1964. He also served as assistant waterfront director and taught swimming, diving, and canoeing. He graduated from King's College in 1964 and then attended medical school. He served as camp's first Trip's Director in 1965 when he took 12 campers canoeing in Canada.[2]


Bill's tenure at camp coincided with the construction of Lake MVIMA. He was one of the first Waterfront Directors to have the lake at his disposal. Here he stands on the newly completed swimming platform that would eventually be modified to serve as a dock.

(L to R): John Cepan, Bill McDonough, Randy Leyshon, Rich Simons

1. a Youngstown Vindicator, April 28, 1963. Williams, Doyle, McDonough Named Camp Fitch Directors. Vindicator Printing Company.
2. a Youngstown Vindicator, Spetember 26, 1965. Canadian Canoe Trip. Vindicator Printing Company, Rotogravue-2.
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