In 1946, four adults took 16 children on a two-night trip to see their first basketball game. On the second night, around the court, the boys began to share some concerns from their athletic experiences which they had never voiced before that night. The leaders were overwhelmed at the boys' response, and they began to discuss the possibility of starting a atheltic basketball camp. They dreamed of a camp where the teaching of all their own talents would be inserted into a daily camp experience. Their heart's desire was to lead boys to the NBA who gained their skill and knowledge from the camp. In December of 1946, the leaders created Keystone State Camp.