Summer Programs

YMCA Camp Onyahsa offers a wide range of camps and activities.

We are proud and excited to announce that we will offer the following from early June to mid-August:  

Youth Resident Camp

Sunday afternoons-Saturday mornings (nine weekly sessions) for youth ages 7-13, Teen Camp for fourteen-year-olds, and Leader Training for 15 and 16 year-olds.  These traditional overnight programs will be conducted at 50% capacity with responsible Covid protocols. Register soon, space will be very limited.

Day Camp Joheh-goh

Three small day camps, divided by age cohort, for youth ages 4-12, Mondays through Fridays, morning until late afternoon.  (Seven weekly sessions). Similar to our successful 2020 program, it will offer quality outdoor childcare and traditional Camp activities on Chautauqua Lake!


Two half-week overnight sessions for children ages 5-10 (June 27-30) or (August 8-11).  Traditional activities geared toward younger or first-time overnight campers.

Camp Yowidica

A week of day camp for youth who have Type-1 diabetes, from August 1 – 7th.  Due to the ongoing risk of Covid, this program will be scheduled as a day camp in 2021, but plans to rebound as an overnight experience in 2022.

Summer Family Camp (NEW!)

One family (of up to four) may join us at a time in our secluded lakefront cabin for family camp from Sunday afternoons through Friday mornings, or Friday afternoons through Sunday mornings). Basic Camp meals (take-out) and activities included. The cabin has its own bathroom (toilet, shower) and kitchenette.

These programs will incorporate many of the new and positive activities and practices the pandemic pushed us to try in the summer of 2020.  


We will also expand our September-May family camps, cabin rentals (via Airbnb), overnight monthly youth programs, collaborations with other not-for-profit organizations, and site rentals (for weddings, reunions, and similar events).