Camping is for everyone, and the Y offers opportunities for groups large and small to enjoy the outdoors while staff takes care of the rest. From school groups and corporate gatherings to summer camp for youth with disabilities, everyone can participate in limitless adventure at YMCA Camps Ohiyesa and Nissokone.

For over 100 years, groups have turned to our camps to escape the daily grind. They leave with a renewed perspective. Camp changes people, motivating individuals to discover their best selves both independently and as team players. From school field trips to sports camps, company outings and family reunions, our camps can customize an experience that will perfectly fit your group’s needs.

Something for Every Group

We can accommodate groups large or small, from 20 people to 275. With comfortable lodging, delicious meals prepared by an onsite chef, and exciting activities, groups travel from all over to experience adventure at Camp Nissokone.

Groups that camp with us include:

  • Scout troops
  • Schools
  • Youth Groups
  • Bands
  • Companies
  • Sports teams
  • Family reunions
  • Weddings

Activities at Group Camp

Team challenge course, horseback riding, fencing, climbing, high ropes course and zip line, archery, paintball, sailing, wakeboarding, tubing, and kayaking and canoeing.

Group Retreats

Whether your group needs to simply unplug from a hectic schedule to recharge and refocus or wants to pull together as a team through fun adventure challenges, our camp delivers first-class group outings. We’ll work closely together to plan your experience, whether the focus is team-building and communication or reunion and friendship. Let us take care of the meals, lodging, activity leadership and cleaning so you can focus on reaching your group’s goals and enjoying an unforgettable experience together.

Outdoor Education for Schools

Our Outdoor Education Program enables students to connect with each other while they live, work, and play together. In addition, they gain respect for themselves, each other, and the natural world through experiences that don’t happen at school or home. Outdoor Education helps to build the types of relationships that will enhance learning back in the classroom. We work closely with teachers to supplement the classroom curriculum with hands-on experiences.

An Outdoor Education trip can help to strengthen the school’s sense of community. Day trips and weeklong programs are available. Our most popular program is a 3-day, 2-night experience. Our staff members receive formal training to deliver experiential learning activities. In addition, they’re passionate about helping children learn and grow.


The natural beauty of our surroundings, paired with the convenience of built-in lakeside seating, parking, and modern, indoor space for the bridal party, makes our camps the perfect settings for your ceremony. We have historic lakeside lodges for reception space with porches overlooking lakes and seating for up to 180 people, making for an enchanting setting your guests will remember forever.

I’m Interested! Now What?

We recommend making reservations for large groups well in advance, especially during peak seasons. For questions or to check availability, schedule a tour, or book an event, please call or email us.

Henry Weyand
Assistant Camp Director
 248 887 4533

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