YMCA Camp Lakewood is not just any overnight summer camp. It's that special time at the perfect place, with friends and memories your children will take with them throughout their lives. Help them to high-five every accomplishment, celebrate their growing independence and wonder of the world around them through the gift of overnight summer camp.
Camp Lakewood offers mini-sessions, traditional, equestrian, leadership and wilderness programs. Along with sports, horseback riding, arts & crafts, water activities – including our NEW inflatable water park feature, caving, climbing, ziplining, camp games and more, great kids are grown into well-rounded individuals by also teaching respect, responsibility, belonging and accomplishment. Children gain knowledge of the world around them through culturally diverse staff, all within the incredibly fun and safe environment of the Y. This is why campers call Camp Lakewood "My Camp!"
Want to check out camp before making a decision? You're cordially invited to an Open House (Noon-4 p.m., March 22, April 5, April 26, May 16) to tour our beautiful property, talk with staff and participate in activities. Make a day of it! No appointment necessary.
For more information about this amazing overnight camp, go to camplakewood.org or call 573-438-2155. Sessions begin May 31.
Learn about Camp Lakewood Open Houses here
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