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


    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Location: Dewittville, NY US

    Please contact the local chapter for re-opening dates in 2020. 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.