Family, Adult, and Community Programs

Dinner Dance Fundraiser

Saturday November 3rd, 2018 from 6pm to 11pm

On Saturday, November 3, 2018 Camp Onyahsa will host our seventeenth annual Dinner Dance Fundraiser. This semi-formal event will feature a superb menu, amazing auction items, and live entertainment. The event begins at 6:00pm with hors d’oeuvres and a cocktail hour in the camp’s beautifully restored 1938 Darrah Hultquist Dining Hall, located on the shore of Lake Chautauqua, in Dewittville, NY. Community members are invited this event, tickets can be purchased by clicking below.


Family Camp Weekend

Saturday, May 25 to Sunday, May 26, 2019

Family Camp

Join us for our amazing Weekend Family Camp-out, and experience a variety of activities implemented by caring, committed and competent staff. Fees include all meals and activities. 

This overnighter is a great way to spend a weekend on Lake Chautauqua. Explore the outdoors with the kids; enjoy relaxing around the campfire with friends; and learn new skills with your children or grandchildren in the comfort of our semi-private lodges or cabins.


Big Fish Triathlon

2019 Date TBA at Mayville Park

This triathlon is for individual participation or relay teams. The Big Fish (Olympic distance) and shorter-(sprint distance) Little Fish include a lake swim, scenic bike course, and quiet country road run.

The mission prioritizes the benefit to YMCA Camp Onyahsa and the on-going commitment to the children and young adult leaders that benefit from the outdoor camp experience. It is about recognizing, advocating, and advancing the assets and natural resources of Camp Onyahsa, promoting strong children, families, and extending to our communities and beyond. All proceeds of this triathlon benefit the programs, campers, and growth of camp.


TRC Camp Out

2019 TBA

Camp Onyahsa collaborates with The Resource Center for a half week long camp out. About 49 campers, including 10 from the community who either live with their families or on their own, took part in three fun-filled days of arts and crafts, rock painting and swimming, as well as nature walks, sports and boat rides. Camp Week also featured the ever-popular dance night. The first day included a craft project, dinner and a campfire sing-along. In addition to the campers, members of the Rotary Club of Jamestown took part in the opening day’s activities. Rotary, through a Chautauqua Region Community Foundation grant, helps pay for the three-day experience for TRC and its campers