Summer Programs 2023

YMCA Camp Onyahsa offers a wide range of camps and activities

Camp Onyahsa offers summer youth programs from June to August. Camp Onyahsa's traditional overnight week-long programs run from Sunday-Saturday. Space is limited, so be sure to register soon! 

Youth Resident Camp

Traditional Camp: (Ages 7-13)

Teen Camp: (Ages 14-16)

Leadership in Training (LIT) Camp: (Two consecutive weeks for Ages 15-16)


Two half-week overnight Camp sessions for youth (Ages 5-10). Mini-Camp sessions include traditional activities geared toward younger or first-time overnight campers. 

Day Camp Joheh-goh

Day Camp offers quality outdoor childcare and traditional Camp activities on Chautauqua Lake for youth (Ages 4-12). Day Camp consists of seven weekly Camp sessions that run from Monday through Friday. Day campers are divided into three small groups by age cohort. Day Camp follows a strict schedule, so it is essential to follow morning drop-off and late afternoon pick-up times. 

Camp Yowidica

Overnight and Day Camp programs are offered for youths (Ages 7-13) with Type-1 Diabetes. The overnight program will run from Sunday to Friday. The Day Camp program will run Monday through Friday.

Kids and Sibs Day Camp (August 17-18)

Through a collaboration with local agencies led by Prevention Works, Onyahsa will offer day camping August 17 and 18 for youth with developmental disabilities and their siblings who reside full-time in Chautauqua County (from which all funding is contributed) at no charge. Created by special educators, camp professionals, and parents, the Kids and Sibs strives to meet the needs of youth with varied abilities while providing special support, good coping mechanisms, confidence-building, and fun for their siblings. A full array of developmentally-appropriate activities is planned, and breakfast and lunch are included in the 8:15am – 4:15pm program.  All campers will have the opportunity to swim under the supervision of certified lifeguards, try row boating and kayaking, engage in arts and crafts, have fun with athletic recreation, and try special activities including equestrian therapy, Challenge Course, and yoga. The program is implemented by experienced direct support personnel, camp staff, and volunteers with Special Education experience and credentials, in addition to a registered nurse. For more information, please contact the Camp Office.


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).

Click here to view our 2022 Brochure!