Camp – Diabetes Education & Camping Association


    YMCA Camp Onyahsa

    Office at 5411 East Lake Rd, Dewittville, NY 14728

    (800) 563-6115

    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

    Camp Yowidica - Overnight

    • Dates: June 30, 2024 to July 06, 2024
    • Audience: Youth & Teen
    • Program Type: Overnight Camp
    • Diabetes Type: type 1 and type 2 diabetes
    • Location: Dewittville, NY US

    Overnight program is offered for youths (Ages 7-13) with Type-1 Diabetes.The overnight program will run from Sunday to Saturday. It is a hybrid offering with a traditional youth camp in which campers do not have T1D. The Yowidica program specializes in learning self-management, making friends with others who have and who don't have diabetes, and enjoying all the activities young people do at camp. They Yowidica (T1D) campers comprise about 20% of the entire camper population and (by choice) reside in a village with other youth experiencing the same condition. A medical staff supervises health.