This program offers a full day of camping. Join us outdoors for fun activities at our 170-acre lakefront site nestled on the beautiful Lake Chautauqua. Breakfast and lunch are included daily; early drop-off and late pick-up are available. Junior leaders aged 13-15 may apply to assist the program at no cost.
YMCA Camp Onyahsa's Day Camp "Joheh-goh" respectfully approximates an indigenous term for the "three sisters": Corn, Beans, and Squash. These were the three main crops of American Indian peoples in this region before 1800. Our Day Camps will likewise grow in cooperation with each other.
Based on that week's enrollment numbers and age demographics, you will receive specific program and drop-off/pick-up site information on the Friday before arrival.
Please respect the educational nature of the Day Camp program. Late arrivals and early departures are highly disruptive to the curriculum, necessitating the removal of staff from the other campers and the activities. If you need to pick up your child before 5 pm, please refrain from attending that day.
Activities will be developmentally appropriate and may include; boating in kayaks/canoes, supervised lake swimming/beach time, crafts, nature walks, challenge course and playground adventure, recreational games, songs, and other traditional camp activities.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided daily. If your child has special dietary needs, please pack meals daily. Please notify the Camp Staff and explain on the Health History Form if your child has food allergies or dietary concerns.
Please mark all items with your child's name
Complete the registration form online. Once the form has been received and reviewed, we will send you a link or information on how to pay tuition fees online.
For questions, call 716-664-2802 ext 238 or email the camp office.