Activities at our many camps include: swimming, boating, arts and crafts, fine arts, horseback riding, field trips, archery, sports, team building and character development activities.

Campers at the Y learn how to be responsible and resourceful. They work in groups, solve problems and make decisions that help them grow as individuals. The Y works to help children and teens discover their full potential by providing opportunities to learn, grow and thrive.

All kids deserve a chance to play at camp. That's why all of our camps offer financial assistance and inclusion programs to those in need. For more information about financial assistance or inclusion support, please contact your branch.

Resident Camps

Through a partnership with the Auburn YMCA, members of the YMCA of Greater Syracuse can participate in resident camps at Camp Y-Owasco at the member rate. The resident camps offer experienced day campers an opportunity to explore new activities and make new friends in a safe environment. The camp, on the shores of Owasco Lake, is about 50-minutes from Downtown Syracuse. Details on each camp are linked below: