Camp Manitowa is a small, private camp 90 minutes from St. Louis. In 2020, we'll be offering 10 weeks of 1 and 2-week sessions. Kids choose from a wide array of activities including outdoor adventures, water skiing, swimming, boating, sports, arts & crafts, theater, campfires, and more! Our counselors are cool and caring college students who love camp and all the positive outcomes it offers kids. We do our best to show every camper an awesome time, make great friends and lifelong memories. Camp is offered at two locations, Benton and Mankanda, Illinois.
Camp Lakewood Open Houses are designed to give you and your children or teens the opportunity to meet the camp directors, ask questions and see the beautiful property. You'll get a tour of the camp, be able to speak with camp staff and be reassured that your camper will have the experience of a lifetime at YMCA Camp Lakewood.
Parents call it a break from the kids, and kids call it a break from parents, so its a win-win for all! During Parents' Survival Night you can spend some adult time seeing a movie or catching up with friends, while your kids get quality "kid time" in a safe, familiar, and fun place with trained instructors who lead them through music, games and fun LEGO, DUPLO and LEGO Junior building activities.
Featuring real puppets created by the Henson Creature Shop, Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fin! takes children on an underwater adventure to learn about the ocean and what they can do to help protect it.