YMCA Camp Onyahsa

Tuition, Discounts and Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and Fees 2015 (weekly)Tier 3Tier 2Tier 1
Onyahsa Association252525
Traditional Camp375440505
Horseback Riding475540605
Teen Camp375440505
Leader-in-Training (2-week session)475540605
Day Camp in the Woods175230245
Mini-Camp (3 ½ day, ages 5-10)175230245
Mic FeesFee
Summer Weekender (between sessions)140
Airport pick up and drop off, to and from Buffalo International Airport176
Summer Youth Camp DiscountsDiscount
Ambassador Resident Camp Discount - Recruiter and recruit receive100
Ambassador Day Camp Discount - Recruiter and recruit receive50
Multi-Session DiscountDiscount
Resident Camp - each successive session100
Day/Mini Camp Multi- each successive session50
School-Year ProgramsYMCA/Ony Assoc MemberPotential Member
(September- May)
Youth Overnighters3540
Parent-Child Overnighters
Child age 3-1625


Onyahsa Ambassador Discount Program

Onyahsa Ambassadors Program- recruit a new full paying resident camper and receive a $100 discount. Your new recruit will also receive a $100 discount. Day camper Ambassadors and new day camp recruits will each receive a $50 discount.

Multiple- Session Discount Program

For each Summer Camp session beyond the first one purchased by the same household, $100 may be deducted from the total Camp fee. This discount applies both to siblings and to a single camper who attends more than one session. For example, if one child attends two weeks, or if two children from the same household attend one week each, the same discount of $100 is granted to the nuclear household’s combined fee. (Each session must be at least six days in duration).

Start Of Summer Incentive (SOS)

Tier 3 (lowest rates) available for campers regardless of residence for the first two weeks of the summer (Week A & B). A special welcome to our "Farther Friends!"

Monthly Payment Program

The reality of quality camping is that while the experience is invaluable, it can also be expensive. To offset the cost of this rewarding experience, Camp Onyahsa offers a Monthly Payment Program from January to June each year. During each of these six months, 1/6 of the tuition fee plus a small service may be paid on an installment basis. By summer, all fees are paid in full! Please contact the Camp Office for more information on our monthly payment program.

Camp Scholarships

Through the generosity of our local supporters, a limited number of full and partial camp scholarships are available to qualified applicants from Chautauqua County. Please contact the Camp Administrative Director for a Financial Aid Form. Applicants will be encouraged to participate in the Take A Hike Sponsored Walk or other Camp support projects.

  • 2018 Camp Scholarship Application coming soon (document missing)

The Onyahsa Promise

Thanks to local benefactors, resident camp tuition is reduced by $130 per weekly session for local residents, defined as “full-time residents who are enrolled students in Chautauqua County. Those residing in Cattaraugus, Allegany, Warren or McKean counties see a reduction of $65. ” This scholarship is made through the generosity of local contributors, who stipulate that these funds be used to assist youth who live within this region. It is not intended to discriminate against non-local youth. In fact, Camp Onyahsa strongly encourages and welcomes attendance by “out-of-region” and international campers!

Spiro G. Bello Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Spiro G. Bello Camp Scholarship Fund for needy and deserving youth who display leadership abilities has been created by Camp alumni to honor the late Onyahsa Director. Spiro attended Onyahsa as a child, and later directed the Camp from 1962 –1984. He mentored countless young people, including some of the current Onyahsa staff, alumni, and board members. If you would like to apply for a Bello Leadership Scholarship, make a contribution to this perpetual fund, or if you would like to receive alumni information, please contact the Camp Director.