YMCA Camp Lakewood's summer overnight camp for boys and girls ages 6-17, only 90 minutes south of St. Louis, provides a well-rounded experience for campers by getting them outdoors having fun, making friends and conquering new skills. A 360-acre lake, 5,200 wooded acres, caves and creeks create many opportunities for adventure, exploration and experiential learning.
YMCA Camp Lakewood offers four-day, one-week and two-week camp programs, and also ranch, leadership and wilderness programs, with optional electives, including high adventure, advanced arts & crafts, paintball, SNAG golf, horsemanship and more.
While campers love sports, horseback riding, arts & crafts, water activities, caving, climbing, ziplining, camp games and more, great kids are grown into well-rounded individuals by 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!"
Bring your kids and your dog to the Purina Farms Trunk or Treat! In addition to plenty of treats for your two-legged and four-legged little ones, there will be face painting, games, balloon animals and a family entertainment area. Advance tickets are required.
It's the Not-So-Haunted House that is oh-so-fun! Kids of all ages are invited to dress in their most "boo-tiful" Halloween costumes and have a ghoulishly good time trick-or-treating at The Magic House and getting autographs from their favorite storybook characters.
Artscope offers a variety of creative opportunities on Sunday afternoons, mostly for kids in Kindergarten and up, but some are for adults too! Sunday Fundays are focused on culture, ecology and artistic skill-building, and there is a different activity each week.