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Fundraising, Ways to Help, and Site Development

Making Your Donation

You can give online using credit/debit/EFT on our Daxko system here, call the office, or write a check and send it to:

YMCA Camp Onyahsa
101 East Fourth Street
Jamestown, NY 14701

If choosing Daxko, please select one of the campaigns starting with "Camp Onyahsa" for your contribution to go directly to Camp. Thank you!

Ways to Give

The Onyahsa Association 

This membership organization of all current campers and staff seeks to include interested alumni and other supporters — annual membership fees of $50 fund the Onyahsa endowment to ensure the Camp’s sustainability.

Scholarship Fund

A donation of $690 will fully fund one week of resident camp for a deserving child who lacks the means to attend this positive, life-enhancing experience; partial funding is also greatly appreciated. A $345 gift will provide a full week of day camp at Onyahsa. Local residents who seek financial aid should contact the Camp office.

Youth Development Fund

The only way Onyahsa can meet its mission while remaining affordable to families is through the generous support of donors. This Fund assists the Camp with ongoing operations and capital projects, including this year’s intended construction of a year-round Inclusive Health Center. Thanks for considering support for this historic institution that aims to make a better future for youth.

Camp Development

We hope to fully renovate our Health Center to make it a year-round, state-of-the-art resource for campers of general health and those who are health-compromised. We need your help to make this vision a reality.

Naming opportunities for major gifts to this or other capital projects are available.

If interested, please contact Jon O'Brian, Camp Director, at or call 716-664-2802 ext. 223.

Volunteer Opportunities

Onyahsa seeks volunteers for its board, alumni committees, site work, and parents’ advisory club (both locally and online). These groups will guide programs, fundraising, and policy development.

Camp Onyahsa Online Store

Order your camp goodies year-round!

We have a wide variety of shirts, sweatshirts, and hats for most sizes. The camp store supports our Youth Development Fund.