YMCA Camp Onyahsa


Celebrating its 120th summer in 2018, YMCA Camp Onyahsa offers great experience for youth, teens, families, and adults. Nestled in its own 180-acre wooded bay on Chautauqua Lake, Western New York, it offers organized summer residential and day camp sessions, off-site horseback riding, teen activities, leadership development, and much more. This summer’s theme is Fantastic Future.

Our mission is to promote excellence in youth development through quality camp programs that place a premium on participants’ safety, health, and happiness in an active outdoor environment.

About Onyahsa

Attention all campers and staff report to the flag pole!

The Camp Staff is comprised of experienced teachers and college and high school students; many of whom were former Onyahsa campers. All of these highly committed and competent adults are carefully screened, chosen, and trained by the YMCA. The Camp Director has served in this role for 30 years.

Onyahsa also provides programs throughout the school-year. Group use and rental opportunities are offered from September through early June, and charitable contributions for small or large gifts are always welcome. The camp was established in 1898, is accredited by the American Camp Association, and licensed by the NYS Department of Health.