YMCA Camp Onyahsa

    Offices Located at 5411 East Lake Rd, Dewittville, NY 14728


    The Onyahsa Community is a friendly group of people from varied cultural, economic, social, and ability-based backgrounds. While participants who experience Onyahsa tend to return, we warmly welcome many newcomers each year. A lot of these new members arrive without knowing anyone else at Camp, but they leave with friends for a lifetime! Most of our campers and staff reside within 100 miles of the Camp, but we also welcome participants from throughout the US and Canada; in addition to our growing enrollment from Europe and Asia. Participants with handicapping conditions are also valued community members. Our diversity helps youth to prepare for life in the Global Age, while common values; especially Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Caring, unite us.

    Upcoming YMCA Camp Onyahsa Programs

    YMCA Camp Onyahsa - Yowdica

    • Dates: June 25, 2017 to July 01, 2017
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    Thanks to Univera Healthcare, Onyahsa will offer a new program for youth who have Diabetes. This half-week session early in the summer will provide enhanced healthcare, Diabetes Education, and assistance with dietary guidelines; in addition to all our favorite camp activities. The program will run concurrently with our traditional offerings, so siblings and friends who do not have diabetes can attend at the same time. “Graduates” of this session may return later in the summer for a full week of Camp and/or our School-year Monthly Camps.

    Yowidica 2018

    • Dates: June 24, 2018 to June 30, 2018
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp

    A specialized program for up to sixteen youth ages 7-13 who have type-1 diabetes within a small general (non-diabetes) camp program of approximately eighty other campers.  This program will employ the services of a special medical team and type-1 counselors, and campers will participate in all activities enjoyed by the rest of the camp.  The exceptions include special self-management modules, pump training, and dietary intake self-monitoring.  This hybrid program allows youth with type-1 diabetes to attend the same camp and week their non-diabetic siblings/friends enjoy.