YMCA Camp Lakewood

YMCA Camp Lakewood

13528 State HWY AA
Potosi, MO 63664

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. Read More

Open House at YMCA Camp Lakewood

Camp Lakewood Open House are designed to give you and your children and 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.

2018 Open House Dates:

Sunday, April 8 

Sunday, April 29 

Sunday, May 20 

If you cannot make it to one of the Open Houses and would like a tour of the camp and the opportunity to meet with camp directors, call the Camp Lakewood office at 888-FUN-YMCA.

YMCA Camp Lakewood's summer overnight camp for kids ages 6-17, provides a well-rounded experience for campers, by getting them outdoors to connect with nature. With a 360-acre lake, over 5,000 acres of forest-covered hills, caves, creeks, and more, there are many opportunities for natural exploration and experiential learning.

YMCA Camp Lakewood is located 75 miles south of St. Louis between Potosi and Steelville, Missouri. It is a branch of the YMCA of Greater St. Louis and is accredited by the American Camp Association.

More information: camplakewood.org

Halloween Weekend at YMCA Trout Lodge

Looking for lots of hair-raising, family-friendly fun? Trout Lodge and Camp Lakewood transform into a spooky destination for haunted hayrides, pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, and lots of frighteningly-fun games.

Whether you love to be scared or if you're looking for something a little less scary for the little ones, you'll find something for everyone at YMCA Trout Lodge this Halloween.

October 27-29. More information: ymcaoftheozarks.org


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Great Pumpkin Jamboree Weekend

Celebrate the fall season jamboree-style at YMCA Trout Lodge. Enjoy picking pumpkin carving, hayrides, live music and square-dancing, pumpkin carving, carnival games, sweet treats cooked over an open fire, and breath-taking fall foliage. It's a great opportunity to climb the 50-foot tower and view the glorious colors from up high, or to take the colors in on a horseback ride. 

Families can enjoy all the fun activities at YMCA Trout Lodge at this fun weekend getaway. Rates include lodging, meals and many activities. Kids 0-5 stay free! 

October 13-15 or 20-22. More information and reservations: www.ymcaoftheozarks.org


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Parent-Child Adventure Weekend at YMCA Trout Lodge

Parent and child getaways support the health of parent/child relationships. This is why YMCA Trout Lodge offers special weekends full of amazing activities designed for quality parent-child time together.

There are Father-Daughter, Father-Son and Mother-Son categories, and each one has awesome activities for both you and your child: Archery, riflery, climbing tower, zip line, trail ride, hayride, tie dyeing and more.

The weekend package also includes lodging and three full meals per day. All you have to do is have an amazing adventure together! For more information call Judy Gillam at 1-888-FUN-YMCA ext. 114 or go to www.ymcaoftheozarks.org

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Horse Overnight at YMCA Trout Lodge

Spend an evening with the cowboys and cowgirls from the Triangle Y Ranch during Horse Overnight weekends at YMCA Trout Lodge. Meet the Wranglers at the Ranch and pair up with a trusty steed for a two-hour ride to a bluff overlooking beautiful Sunnen Lake.

Mount back up for a ride to the Ranch, where you’ll bed down for the night at a rustic campsite with dinner cooked over an open fire. The Triangle Y Wranglers will entertain you around a cozy campfire for an evening filled with plenty of good cowboy conversation and s’mores.

Wake up to breakfast cooked dutch-oven style on Sunday morning, then head back to the barn for a short trail ride before enjoying an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch. $99 per person; ages 10 and up only; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum of 12 people and minimum of 6.

More information: www.ymcaoftheozarks.org

Wacky Science

Learn the answer to lots of intriguing science questions, like: What happens when you mix Mentos® with Diet Coke? What is Gak? What's so funny about static electricity?

You and your kids can enjoy all kinds of science activities, build beach volcanoes and more while making a mess all in the name of science. Of course, you can always enjoy the 40+ activities available at YMCA Trout Lodge as well!

More information: www.ymcaoftheozarks.org

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Pirate Adventures at YMCA Trout Lodge

Set sail for Trout Lodge, ya salty sea dogs, and join in on an adventure to find buried treasure. Keep a weathered eye open mateys, there are pirates lurking around every corner.

Beat those scurvy dogs to the treasure by visiting all of the activities at Trout Lodge! Your family can take part in map-making, a pirate costume contest a gold rush and lots more.

Sept. 20 - 29. More information: www.ymcaoftheozarks.org

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Endless Summer at YMCA Trout Lodge

Hold on to summer and enjoy summertime activities for a few more days at YMCA Trout Lodge. Relax in the sunshine, hop in a funyak, or take a leisurely pontoon ride on beautiful Sunnen Lake.

Join the party at our Saturday eveing beach Luau, complete with music, dancing and a limbo contest. You'll also enjoy the special September family cabin discount. September 6 - 15.

More information: www.ymcaoftheozarks.org


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