Tuition, Discounts, and Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees 2018 Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
Traditional Camp $520 $450 $380
Teen Camp $520 $450 $380
Diabetes Camp $520 $450 $380
Horseback Riding $620 $550 $480
LIT Program (2 week session) $620 $550 $480
Day Camp in the Woods $260 $240 $180
Mini-Camp $260 $240 $180
Monthly Camp Non -Y Member $40
Monthly Camp Y-Member $35
Miscellaneous Fees Fee
Onyahsa Association $25
Email – to stay in touch with your camper (optional) $5
Airport pick up and drop off, to and from Buffalo International Airport $176
Summer Weekender (between sessions) $140

Onyahsa Ambassador

Recruit a new full paying resident camper and receive a $100 discount. Your new recruit will also receive a $100 discount. Day camper Ambassadors and new day camp recruits will each receive a $50 discount.

Multi-Session / Sibling Discount

For each Summer Camp session beyond the first one purchased by the same household, $100 may be deducted from the total Camp fee. This discount applies both to siblings and to a single camper who attends more than one session. For example, if one child attends two weeks, or if two children from the same household attend one week each, the same discount of $100 is granted to the nuclear household’s combined fee. (Mini-Camp & Day Camp discount receive $50).

Start of Summer Incentive (SOS)

Tier 3 (lowest rates) available for campers regardless of residence for the first two weeks of the summer (Week A and B).

Onyahsa Scholarship

Through the generosity of our local supporters, a limited number of full and partial camp scholarships are available to qualified applicants from Chautauqua County. Please fill out the scholarship application below and return to the Camp office. Fully completed applications can be mailed to YMCA Camp Onyahsa, 101 East Fourth St. Jamestown, NY 14701, faxed to 716-487-1174 or emailed.

The Onyahsa Promise Scholarship (Tiered pricing)

Thanks to local benefactors, resident camp tuition is reduced by $130 per weekly session for local residents, defined as “full-time residents who are enrolled students in Chautauqua County. Those residing in Cattaraugus, Allegany, Warren or McKean counties see a reduction of $65.” This scholarship is made through the generosity of local contributors, who stipulate that these funds be used to assist youth who live within this region. It is not intended to discriminate against non-local youth. In fact, Camp Onyahsa strongly encourages and welcomes attendance by “out-of-region” and international campers!

Spiro G. Bello Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Spiro G. Bello Camp Scholarship Fund for needy and deserving youth who display leadership abilities has been created by Camp alumni to honor the late Onyahsa Director. Spiro attended Onyahsa as a child, and later directed the Camp from 1962 –1984. He mentored countless young people, including some of the current Onyahsa staff, alumni, and board members. If you would like to apply for a Bello Leadership Scholarship, make a contribution to this perpetual fund, or if you would like to receive alumni information, please contact the Camp Director.