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August Christian Camps in New York still have openings for new campers, and sessions are starting each week

Many of our New York Christian Camps have new sessions starting in August. Be sure to check the "Sessions/Dates/Fees" heading of each camp listing for specific dates, or give any Christian Camp you're interested in a call to confirm availability.

Many of our New York Traditional Day & Overnight Christian Camps also offer Family Camps, or Family Camp Sessions during the month of August. You can check each listing for any "Family Camp" info.

Best New York Year-Round
Christian Camps & Christian Programs

Many of our Best New York Summer Christian Camps also offer Year Round Christian Camp Programs and Activities. You should contact the camps you are interested in to see if they offer Fall, Winter and/or Spring Christian Programs, too.

Best New York Summer Christian Day Camps

Looking for a Great New York Christian Day Camp? Look at each camp's TYPE OF CAMP description. Many of our Best New York Day Christian Camps also list their exact hours, and if they offer before and after camp activities.

Best New York Summer Christian Camp Jobs

Searching for New York Christian Camp Jobs? Many of our Best Christian Camps are now listing their 2014 Summer Camp Jobs, too. Look for the heading "Summer Camp Jobs" in each camp listing. You can also check any camp's website for their "Work at Camp" or "Summer Employment Opportunities" pages.

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Camp Cedarbrook in the Adirondacks
Corinth, New York

Visit Our Camp Cedarbrook in the Adirondacks Website
518-608-6800
office[AT]campcedarbrook.net
59 Davignon Road
Corinth, New York 12822

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Our winter address:

Camp Cedarbrook
25-3 Jacksonville rd
Towaco, NJ 07082

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camp Cedarbrook in the Adirondacks Video

CAMPER AGES: 7 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Residential camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Culinary Arts Camp Is New This Year! Learn To Cook With A Professional Chef!

CAMP LOCATION: Camp Cedarbrook is located in the beautiful Adirondacks of upstate New York. About four hours from NYC and one hour from Albany, Camp Cedarbrook is a convenient "home away from home.". Our spacious wooded property includes a private 45 acre lake and a vast network of hiking trails. To learn our camp history, visit out website at: This Website Link

CAMP FACILITIES: Our facilities bring a little rustic charm to the camping experience. We embrace our location in the Adirondacks, and cherish the beauty if the outdoors in all that we do. Our campers stay in cabins until grade 8 and in platform tents through high school.

We have a fabulous lake for swimming, boating and enjoying our water trampoline and slide. Campers who want to try new activities can have a try at our 30 ft high rock wall, our trapeze, or our zip line.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: One of the greatest programs at Camp Cedarbrook is our wilderness adventure trips, where campers can hike or canoe the great spacious outdoors the Adirondacks have to offer.

Our trip programs challenge girls to push the limits of their physical abilities and have a great time doing it. Girls in high school can also take part in our Camper in Leadership Training (CILT) program. Over a span of two summers, girls will learn to lead and guide young campers. The program is an opportunity for teens to learn responsibility, leadership and hard work.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CILT (Campers in Leadership Training) is a two-year leadership development program for high school girls. There is an emphasis on supervised leadership training in a camp setting. It includes class sessions, Bible study, a wilderness trip, and lots of hands-on experience in leading girls. This program is for those interested in serving God and others through a leadership role.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Camper tuition is paid in tiered rates. Each family may select the tier that best fits their family income. The tier chosen is confidential and in no way influences the experience campers receive at camp. We do offer scholarships for those that apply.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): We have parent daughter weekends that run June 27-29 and August 15-17. These weekends allow girls to spend individual time with their Mom and Dad doing fun new things and learning to grow together in their spiritual walk with the Lord.

July 3-6 is our Family and Friends Camp, a great long weekend to celebrate our 4th of July with family in the outdoors. Ready for a vacation that lets you unplug from modern life? Stay with family or friends in a cabin or tent. Share fun and fellowship during camp activities, Bible studies, cookouts, evening programs, and campfires. Or just relax in God's creation.

Camporee is a short weekend for girls groups and for youth groups. This weekend runs June 6-8 and is a time for learning and earning badges or trying new and exciting activities. It is a time of bonding with a group. Camporee is also for leaders to attend sessions for working with children.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Our camp runs weekly programs, and campers can choose to stay one week or the whole summer! As a non-profit camp, we offer pricing that will fit your budget. Based on a tier pricing system, program fees range from $460-$560. For more information on camp pricing visit This Website Link

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
Counseling Positions:
We are always looking for counselors to add to our fabulous staff. The responsibilities include caring for the needs of and supervising campers in your cabin/tent and assigned activities. Report to the division director regularly. Assist camp director in other areas of camp organization as requested.

Health Service Director:
Responsibilities include caring for the physical needs of staff and campers and maintaining a clean and healthy medical facility. Report to the support staff team leader regularly. Assist camp director in other areas of camp organization as requested.

Health Service Assistant:
The responsibilities include working cooperatively with health service director in caring for the physical needs of staff and campers and maintaining a clean and healthy medical facility. Report to the health service director regularly. Assist camp director in other areas of camp organization as requested.

Maintenance Director:
Responsibility include working cooperatively with maintenance staff in all areas involving maintenance, repair, and improving the property, equipment and physical facilities of the camp.

Many other positions are available.  If you are interested, please contact:
rory[AT]campcedarbrook.net 

Or apply online at: This Website Link

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New York Christian Camps

Please note that our list of 2014 New York Christian Camps also includes information on New York Christian Camp Scholarships, Financial Aid, and other 'Campership' or Financial Assistance. Look within each camp's description for the CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE heading.


Camp Cherith of Western New York
Hunt , NY

Visit Our Camp Cherith of Western New York Website
585-468-3850
410-346-6177
info[AT]campcherithwny.org
9534 Short Tract Rd
Hunt , NY 14846

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MOST RECENT UPDATE:
Last May-August. Contact camp for the latest 2014 info.

CAMPER AGES: 7 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. overnight camp for 5 weeks, day camp for one week,3 weeks of girls only and 2 weeks of boy/girl parallel camp

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Campers In Leadership Training, Archery, NRA Rifle, Canoeing, Outdoor Adventure Camp

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 3 miles from Letchworth state park in Hunt, NY-45 minutes SW of Rochester NY and 1 hour SE of Buffalo, NY. We have over 100 beautiful acres of wooded and open fields, with a stream and pond on the property.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have a pool, pond for boating and fishing, horses and many skilled based activities, trails for hiking, 4 traditional cabins, 3 log cabins, 2 building with 3 living units in each. See website for more info.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Our skill based activity programs helps campers to grow individually.

Campers can earn awards from Red cross swimming, NRA rifle, USA archery as well as a certificate in any activity area they choose. We have a broad range to cover many interests from crafts to creative arts to outdoor skills to target sport and horseback riding.

We have a one week outdoor adventure for girls-sleeping out in tents on our wooded property, cooking over the campfire while still being able to enjoy some activities in main camp.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Campers in Leadership training.

OTHER CAMP INFO: We are accredited by ACA and a member of CCCA. We are the camping ministry of Pioneer clubs. We have a low staff to camper ratio of 1:3 and every camper is important to us. We have small group Bible studies that are age appropriate and a campfire each evening.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Sessions are for one week or 2 weeks beginning on July 7 and ending August 10th 2013. A basic week long (6 nights) session is $295.

Please see full information on our website This Website Link

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Christian Camps in NY
Offer Day & Overnight Options

Some New York Christian Camps offer BOTH Day and Overnight Camp options. Be sure to check each camp's description under "TYPE OF CAMP" for complete information, and exact hours.

Some New York Christian Day Camps also offer Extended Camp Hours for Early Camper Drop-Off and Pick Up. If you need these services, you should contact the camp to confirm availability.


Camp DeWolfe
Wading River, New York

Visit Our Camp DeWolfe Website
631-929-4325
etees[AT]campdewolfe.org
office[AT]campdewolfe.org
PO Box 487
Wading River, New York 11792

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Same as above

CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Camp DeWolfe Video

CAMPER AGES: 7-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Music/Band, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on the north shore of Long Island, 50 miles from New York City.

CAMP FACILITIES: -26 acres of woodland property on the north shore of the Long Island Sound
-¼ mile beach-front property for swimming, sailing, canoeing, beach volleyball and camp fires
-Outdoor swimming pool
-Archery range
-Challenge Course – high and low ropes
-St Luke’s Chapel
-Arts and Crafts classroom
-Nature hut and fire pit
-Basketball courts
-Playing fields
-Softball field
-Father John Davis Dining Hall
-Meeting Hall
-Nature trails and camp fire pits

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp DeWolfe is a place where young people are encouraged to be themselves, to grow in their Christ-like identity, to explore their God-given gifts and to enjoy making friends in a picturesque beach and waterfront setting.

EXPLORER CAMP (ages 7-11):
July 6th – July 11th 2014
$595 per one-week session (Early Bird $495 before March 1st)

A great way to introduce your child to camp! A 6 day camp designed for new elementary campers with taster sessions in activity areas including archery, swimming, and arts. Evening programs and Christian Formation sessions are tailored for new campers to make new friends and learn about God in a safe, fun and outdoor environment.

DISCOVERY CAMP (ages 8-12):
July 13th – July 25th 2014
$1190 per two-week session (Early Bird $995 before March 1st)

An engaging and energetic two-week camp for elementary youth to participate in a range of activities and programs on the Long Island Sound. Campers will be able to explore nature and build friendships, through interactive activities that center on God’s love and grace.

ADVENTURE CAMP (ages 12-15):
July 27th – August 8th 2014
$1190 per two-week session (Early Bird $995 before March 1st)

A two-week camp program for middle school youth to enjoy a place apart from the busy world and to experience God’s love through nature, community, and challenge. Opportunities to develop skills in activities including sailing, wilderness skills and swimming. Christian Formation programs are designed to encourage youth to discover their faith in an open and caring environment.

LEADERSHIP IN TRAINING (LIT) (ages 15-17):
July 6th – August 8th 2014
$1500 per five-week session (must attend all weeks)

A challenging and advanced camp for high school youth to be empowered to discover their God-given potential and to grow in community. Opportunities to facilitate and lead a day camp program, master activity areas, develop new skills, and live out faith in practical and service-centred ways. Programs include Adventure Challenge workshops, solo reflection, and Christian Formation sessions that encourage youth to find true identity in God and learn how to lead others to Christ.

DAY CAMP:
July 7th – August 8th 2014: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
$250 per five-day session (must register in five-day session periods)

A new Christian Day Camp for campers ages 7 – 14 to be able to enjoy God’s creation in the outdoor beach setting and make new friendships in a safe community. Opportunities to try swimming, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, arts, sports and more! 5-day sessions are by age for safety and supervision.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: LIT - Leaders in Training - 5 week program for high school students

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Up to 50% scholarships for youth from Episcopal Churches.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Year-Round Retreat Center; Winter Camp; Service Saturdays Fall and Spring Program.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Check out This Website Link for more info!

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Teen Christian Camps in New York

New York Christian Camps for Teens sometimes include more advanced or immersive activities, and can include Teen Christian Leadership Training, and daily Bible studies. Teen Christian Camps in NY are usually affiliated with church youth groups and offer age-appropriate special camp events designed for Christian teens.

Be sure to speak with each camp you are interested in, so you know exactly what to expect.


Camp Jeanne d'Arc
Merrill, New York

Visit Our Camp Jeanne d'Arc Website
winter: 410-647-7733
summer: 518-425-3311
megan[AT]campjeannedarc.com
info[AT]campjeannedarc.com
154 Gadway Road
Merrill, New York 12955

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
1213 Balfour Drive
Arnold, MD 21012

CAMPER AGES: 7 - 16

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): All Girl Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian. Weekly Catholic Mass, and non-denominational services weekly.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Basketball, Soccer, Golf, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Team Sports, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 50 miles North of Lake Placid, NY and 60 miles Southwest of Montreal, QC, Canada on 150 acres of beautiful fields and woods on Upper Chateaugay Lake. Please visit our website at This Website Link for a tour of our camp.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our campers enjoy our Swiss Chalet-style cabins with large screened in windows and indoor bathrooms, daily swims in crystal clear Chateaugay Lake, basketball courts, tennis courts, large fields for soccer and field hockey, and dining in the "Hearth."

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Camp Jeanne d’Arc offers a unique sleepaway summer camp experience where girls from around the world come together to form friendships, enjoy group living in a small camp community, get a little closer to nature, and challenge themselves in a host of activities. Our focus is on camp spirit and the talents that each camper, counselor and staff member brings to and shares with our camp group each summer. ACA certified

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership training programs every summer, please call for more information.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: 10% Alumnae Discount, 50% Active Military Discount, Payment plans, scholarships and other special circumstance discounts available by request.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Please see our website for dates and rates.

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
At Jeanne d’Arc, being a camp counselor means more than just a summer job, you join a family of friends as soon as you walk through our gate. You will be given a unique opportunity to work with incredible people from the U.S. and around the world in a magnificent setting, the Adirondack Mountains.

More than 40 counselors and staff members assist the director in the day-to-day operations of the camp. The camper-counselor staff ratio averages 3:1. As a staff member, you will be entrusted with someone’s most important possession, their child. We look for counselors who exhibit the maturity necessary to succeed in this role.

Please go to the Staff page on our website for more information.

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Hope Valley Camp
Dansville, New York

Visit Our Hope Valley Camp Website
585-683-4907
director[AT]hopevalleycamp.com
9470 Schmidt Rd
Dansville, New York 14437

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CAMPER AGES: 7 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Day/overnight/half week.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Cheerleading, Waterfront/Aquatics, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: 50 acres of wooded paradise just a short drive down 390 from Rochester. Located within 90 minutes of all major population centers in western NY.

CAMP FACILITIES: Our facility was remodeled and expanded in 2012. All new sleeping cabins and bath facilities. Nice fishing pond, hiking trails, paintball field, archery range, sports fields and lots more.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We offer a traditional summer camp experience with a modern twist. We are a non-denominational Christian camp, but your camper will not feel left out regardless of personal beliefs. We believe that the goodness of God leads men to relationship with Him, so our staff strives reflect Jesus' love and grace in all that we do.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships available.

Angel Tree affiliated camp. Scholarships available.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Available year round for rental groups and educational training.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
End of June until Mid August.

Visit This Website Link for full details.

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New York Christian Camps Offer Scholarships & Financial Aid

Some New York Christian Camps offer Camperships, Scholarships, and other forms of full or partial financial assistance to deserving campers.

Be sure to check each camp's description under "CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE" for complete information, including exactly how to apply.


Our Valued Commodity
Oakland Gardens, NY

Visit Our Our Valued Commodity Website
718-465-2225
OVCommodity[AT]aol.com
Our Valued Commodity
220-16 Union Turnpike
Oakland Gardens, NY 11364

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CAMPER AGES: 5 - 13

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Swimming, Academics, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located on Union Turnpike, 2 blocks west of Springfield Blvd.

CAMP FACILITIES: Located in a church with a computer room, small playground, children's play room and theater room.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Weekly trips - swimming, Adventureland, Long Island Children's Museum, Movies, Splish Splash.

OTHER CAMP INFO: We are small family oriented camp offering phenomenal family and children services.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
For more info, please visit: This Website Link.

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Summer Movement Institute
Rochester, New York

Visit Our Summer Movement Institute Website
585-454-3260 ext 10
gfd[AT]garthfagandance.org
gfdschool[AT]garthfagandance.org
50 Chestnut Street
Rochester, New York 14604

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CAMPER AGES: 13 and up

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): YMCA

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Weightloss, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: 50 Chestnut Street
Rochester New York 14604
Please visit our website for more photos at: This Website Link.

CAMP FACILITIES: or more information visit our website at This Website Link or call: 585-454-3260.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: In Addition to studying the Fagan Technique. And Learning Repertory by Garth Fagan, students will take four classes a day, five days a week. Additional Classes include video talks.Lectures,nutrition,music appreciation.Students besides being taught and mentored by company members on a daily basis, will have the opportunity to perform for a live audience at the end of this intensive program

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: In Addition to studying the Fagan Technique. And Learning Repertory by Garth Fagan, students will take four classes a day, five days a week. Additional Classes include video talks.Lectures,nutrition,music appreciation.Students besides being taught and mentored by company members on a daily basis, will have the opportunity to perform for a live audience at the end of this intensive program.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial Aid Available

OTHER CAMP INFO: Along with the many classes offered,the students will take field trips throughout the intensive to other are institutions in the city of Rochester.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Summer Movement Institute
July 7th-July 26th
Tuition $1,000 Financial Aide is Available.
For more information visit our website at
www.garthfagandance.org
585-454-3260

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Vanderkamp
Cleveland, New York

Visit Our Vanderkamp Website
315-675-3651
james[AT]vk.org
vkcenter[AT]vk.org
337 Martin Road
Cleveland, New York 13042

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CAMP VIDEO LINK:
Watch Our Vanderkamp Video

CAMPER AGES: 6-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): Christian.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Dance, Theater, Music/Band, Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 45 minutes from Syracuse, Utica, and Rome - about a mile north of Oneida Lake. We are on 850 acres, with a private 45 acre lake. Visit our website at This Website Link for more pictures of our facility and our summer camp program.

CAMP FACILITIES: Kids stay in our 100 year old estate lodges. These buildings, equipped with bathrooms, kitchens, and comfortable bedding, allow kids to be away from home and challenge themselves without being worried about a raccoon climbing into their sleeping bag at night time.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Vanderkamp Center runs a summer camp program that is radically different from any you'll find anywhere else. Just ask the folks at campingcoasttocoast .com, who called it a "one of a kind, magical place." These consultants loved our philosophy so much that they dropped everything to work here this summer, in 2014!

What makes Vanderkamp so different is that it treats children as true equals - getting rid of rules designed for adult convenience, and focusing on helping children to love themselves for exactly who they are. By helping children employ wise freedom, the growth seen by kids at Vanderkamp is really unlike anywhere else. While rules designed for adult convenience are discarded, Vanderkamp takes physical and emotional intimidation incredibly seriously, and it has fostered an environment where this sort of bullying is nearly non-existent.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: We have Leader in Training programs available for summer campers ages 15-18. This 2 year program teaches young people how to be Christian leaders in a world that tempts them to be anything but.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships are available on an as-needed basis.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We hold programmed retreats for youth, and also allow for groups to come and rent our facilities for their own programming.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Check out This Website Link for more details on our summer camp program.

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YMCA Camp Onyahsa
Dewittville, NY

Visit Our YMCA Camp Onyahsa Website
(800) 563-6115
716-664-2802 ext 238
office[AT]onyahsa.org
5411 East Lake Rd
Dewittville, NY 14728

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
Camp Onyahsa
101 East 4th St
Jamestown, NY 14701

CAMPER AGES: 5 - 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Day Camp. Weekend camps and School year programs

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): YMCA

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Fine Arts/Crafts, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Team Sports, Adventure, Wilderness/Nature, and more. Teen Leadership

CAMP LOCATION: Established in 1898 and ACA accredited, Camp Onyahsa is a traditional lakefront camp that offers residential (week-long) sessions for youth ages 7-7, day camping (M-F) for youth ages 5-10, family outings, and year-round youth overnight camps.

CAMP FACILITIES: Onyahsa is a small camp, with approximately 90 overnight campers and 16 day campers per week. Campers reside in lodges, cabins, or tents depending on age. It is located directly on Lake Chautauqua and has 180 acres of land. The facilities are modern, and the main lodges are used year-round.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Celebrating its 116th summer in 2014, YMCA Camp Onyahsa offers great experience for youth, teens, families, and adults. Nestled in its own 180-acre wooded bay on Chautauqua Lake, Western New York, it offers organized summer residential and day camp sessions, off-site horseback riding, teen activities, leadership development, and much more.

Traditional Camp
This program is designed for youth ages seven to fourteen and all activities are developmentally appropriate. Traditional Camp is the heart of our program, for here are made the special friendships and fond memories, which last a lifetime. It is recommended for both new and veteran campers. Traditional Camp will be offered during all summer sessions.

Campers who attend Traditional Camp will enjoy all the favorite daily activities such as Swimming, Boating, Arts, Sports, Nature, and campers' "Choice." Swimming activities include National YMCA instructional swimming and water safety classes.

Boating generally offers kayaking, sailing, wind surfing, skin diving, fishing, rowing, and canoeing. Arts includes activities such as camp crafts, painting, clay sculpture, drama, and other creative projects. Sports offers a wide range of athletic activities like Soccer, Basketball, Climbing Wall, Archery, Court Games, New Games, and many others. Nature includes Environmental Education and outdoor activities such as hiking, planting, outdoor cooking, conservation, and many others.

Horseback Riding Camp
In addition to Traditional Camp, each week will offer Horseback Riding Camp at a local equestrian center. Campers bunk with other campers in the general program, but focus on horseback riding, (see the annual schedule), for part of the day, thus they will miss some of the Traditional activities described above. This experience especially suits older and veteran campers.

Teen Camp
Each week's fourteen or fifteen year-old campers who are registered for Teen Camp will participate in and help to conduct their own more autonomous and exciting programs such as trip-camping, "extreme team", climbing, sailboat racing, and many other great activities. Teen campers will be able to exercise their independence and responsibility by helping to create their own less-routine programs. They will also complete a Camp project and assist with special events.

Our mission is to promote excellence in youth development through quality camp programs that place a premium on participants; safety, health, and happiness in an active outdoor environment.

The Camp Staff is comprised of experienced teachers and college and high school students; many of whom were former Onyahsa campers. All of these highly committed and competent adults are carefully screened, chosen, and trained by the YMCA. The Camp Director has served in this role for over 20 years.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Leadership program. Campers who are fifteen years old (by the start of camp), and who register for a two-week Leader in Training (LIT) session, will have a great time taking trips and participating in more mature projects, while also learning the responsibilities required of leadership. This experience is great for older teens who want both excitement and responsibility, and who are ready to handle more independence.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Scholarships are available for most local campers and limited out of state applicants. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as camerships are awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family camp.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Onyahsa holds weekend camps outs on the 3rd weekend of October through May. No weekend camp outs are held in June, July, August or September. Please contact office[AT]onyahsa.org for more information.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Onyahsa also provides programs throughout the school-year. Group use and rental opportunities are offered from September through early June, and charitable contributions for small or large gifts are always welcome. The camp was established in 1898, is accredited by the American Camp Association, and licensed by the NYS Department of Health.

Please visit our site at This Website Link for more information or email office[AT]onyahsa.org

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Campers may register for more than one week. Each session runs from Sunday afternoon through Saturday morning, with a weekend program available for stay-overs.

Sessions begin June 15 and run through August 13. Resident Camp tuition is $455/week. (Multi-session/sibling discounts are available).

A Mini-Camp (ages 5-10) is offered August 11- 14. This program is $200.

Day Camps run M-F from June 17 - August 9. The cost is $200/week, and multi-session/sibling discounts are available.

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YMCA Camp Weona
Gainesville, New York

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716-565-6008
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4025 Poplar Tree Road
Gainesville, New York 14066

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WINTER (OFF-SEASON) OFFICE ADDRESS:
301 Cayuga Road
Buffalo, NY 14225

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CAMPER AGES: 7 to 16 years

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): YMCA Summer Camp (Accredited by the American Camp Association)

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, and more. Skill Tracks Include
• Kayaking/Canoeing
• Archery
• Rock Climbing
• Mountain Biking
• Fishing
• Arts & Crafts
• Digital Photography
• Field Sports
• Drama
• Horseback Riding

Cabin Activities Include:
• Swimming
• Kayaking/Canoeing
• Archery
• Rock Climbing
• Fishing
• Arts & Crafts
• Field Sports
• Outdoor Climbing Tower
• Indoor Climbing Wall
• Camp Outs
• Campfires
• Skits, Plays & Dances
• Games

CAMP LOCATION: Located just 45 minute from both Buffalo and Rochester NY in Wyoming County, NY (Western/Upstate NY) - Please visit our web site at This Website Link and click on directions for specific summer and a different winter directions.

CAMP FACILITIES: Come spend the summer at resident YMCA Camp Weona and discover what dreams are made of in a place “where only good prevails.” With over a century of camping experience, and built on the Christian heritage of the YMCA, we value honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility.

YMCA Camp Weona offers both traditional and high adventure activities.

Horseback riding through the forest, kayaking under the blue sky, making new friends, singing by the campfire, jumping into the refreshing pool, learning how to set up a campsite, fishing at the lake; each day is full of adventure.

YMCA Camp Weona serves children 7 to 17 years old with exciting summer camp options for one, or two or more week stays. All campers live in one of 18 rustic bunk style cabins with shared restrooms facilities.

Campers return home with increased self esteem, friendship building skills, and the ability to make good decisions on their own. You’ll find that your child will become better at meeting and getting to know people and will learn to take positive risks at learning new things.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: We pride ourselves in selecting staff that are role models of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility. As a result, the YMCA Camp Weona culture and setting are safe, fun, and enriching physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. We recruit from local high schools and colleges, as well as all over the country and around the world.

All staff participate in an intensive week-long residential training that includes safety management, working with children in group settings, leading activities, camp policies and procedures, and child abuse prevention. Necessary staff members are lifeguard, CPR, and first aid certified as well as other nationally-recognized certifications.

YMCA Camp Weona takes the health and safety of our campers very seriously.

We have a 6:1 camper-to-leader ratio which assures close supervision of all activities.

During the summer session a fulltime health officer lives on site and a physician is on call 24 hours a day. Also, YMCA Camp Weona is certified by the New York State Health Department and has periodic inspections throughout the summer.

YMCA Camp Weona is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA). ACA is a non-profit organization
that member camps join voluntarily.

For nearly two decades, YMCA Camp Weona has been a member of this
organization and on a semi-annual basis is visited by ACA, which verifies that we are maintaining over 300 standards of operation in camping. These are industry standards and recognized by the government.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Building on the tradition of “super” leadership, the YMCA believes in growing our future leaders as well as enhancing our teen population’s skill base. Leaders in Training (LIT) is geared toward teens who are ready to test their leadership skills while working with younger campers.

All LITs must demonstrate the YMCA’s core values, have a service mentality, and strong desire to learn and grow leadership skills. Participating as an LIT may count toward high school community service hours for graduation. Sessions for 14 year olds and older begin with two weeks; 15 year olds two weeks; 16 year olds with three weeks. Visit our LIT dates and rates on our web site This Website Link

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: At YMCA Camp Weona, we believe that every child should have the chance to experience camp. The YMCA Strong Kids Campaign provides financial assistance to families within our community who are in need of financial support and may not have the ability to pay the full fee.

Financial assistance is determined based on a thorough review of an application and a personal interview with the applicant. Assistance will be granted on the basis of financial need resulting from low income, emergency expenses or other circumstances that inhibit an individual’s ability to pay a prescribed fee.

As part of our mission, we teach campers responsibility with an opportunity to Earn Their Way to Camp. Campers may choose to pay for part or all of their camp fees through the annual YMCA Camp Candy Sale which runs from January through July.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Redefine Family Time - We have something for every one - Whether you’re age two or 92, there’s something for you at YMCA Camp Weona! We have the perfect atmosphere to spend quality time relaxing and enjoying the outdoors together. Nestled in Wyoming County, camp offers nearly 1,000 acres of picturesque forests, lakes, hiking trails, babbling brooks, and rolling hills. Outdoor activities are planned throughout the day for the whole family to enjoy. We offer three family camps to choose from: • President’s Day Camp • Memorial Day Camp • Labor Day Camp

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: At YMCA Camp Weona, campers have the opportunity to make friends, master new skills, gain independence, all while being led by great cabin leaders who are outgoing, creative, positive role models on nearly 1000 acres of woods, trails and adventure while having a safe and FUN time “where only good prevails!”

OTHER CAMP INFO: YMCA Cam p Weona is a “Group Work” Camp. At YMCA Camp Weona, our rustic cabins provide a home for small groups of no more than 12 campers who live together and attend daily activities as a group.

Cabin groups are made up of either boys or girls entering similar grades and registered for the same camp program.

Groups of 8-12 campers of similar gender and age attend daily activities together as a cabin with their leaders. The intention is to foster a “family-like” atmosphere within the group.

Menu - Our back-to-basics menu is prepared each day in the dining hall. The YMCA offers items that children enjoy in their daily life that help sustain the additional energy needed during long days at camp.

Our food service staff prides themselves on the fact that there are no trans fats in our meals. Special consideration is given for children who have allergies or prefer a vegetarian option.

Cabin/Bunk Mates - Campers may request a bunk mate within one school grade of each other, are of the same gender, and are registered for the same program.

A bunk mate request is included in the parent pack and must be returned three weeks prior to attendance. Requests made after the three-week deadline may not be honored.

In order to promote inclusion within each cabin, only one bunk mate request per child will be honored. (Bunk mates must be reciprocal – ex. John picks Tim and Tim must pick John.) Groups of four or more may be split to promote new camper inclusion.

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
Session's vary in length with First Chance Camps (just four nights for first timers) as well as Sunday through Saturday Traditional Camps; Weekends Camps for those older campers (11 and up) who wish to stay for longer periods of time. The choice is yours to best fit your family's summer plans.

Visit our web site for dates and rates at: This Website Link

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