YMCA Camp Onyahsa held its Open House for the programs 114th summer season in May. Attendees toured the 180-acre lakefront facility, met the administrative staff, and discussed the program with summer camp counselors.
Tours of the program were held, which featured the camp's year-round lodges, summer cabins, sports fields, archery range, Challenge Course, and boating areas. Recent improvements to the facility, including the renovation of two cabins and repairs to the Arts House were also included.
Onyahsa's summer program begins Sunday for resident camp, which will run for eight one-week (Sunday evening to Saturday morning) sessions.
Participants are shown at the open house in May at Camp Onyahsa.
Onyahsa also runs its Day Camp in the Woods program, daily from Mondays to Fridays during the same season for residents of the northern lake basin. The mission of the camp is to foster the development of youth of varied backgrounds, and to create strong friendships among them in an active outdoors environment.
Both programs will feature "A New World" theme, with each session looking to history for fun themes. Themes will include, in order; Paleo-mythic, Neo-rocks, Ancient Adventures, Classical Cool, Medieval Madness, Discovery Dudes, Modern Mahem, and Future-ama. The final youth session, Aug. 12-15, will offer a half-week for youth ages 5-10. A final session, for adults with handicapping conditions will be held in collaboration with the Resource Center.
Space is still open in all youth sessions and information is available by contacting the Jamestown YMCA, 664-2802, ext. 238, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.onyahsa.org. Financial assistance is available for local youth who qualify based on family size and circumstances. The camp also accepts contributions towards its scholarship and development funds.