- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: May, June, July, August
- Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Four Weeks
- Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Traditional Camp
- Sub-Categories: Animals/Nature, Fishing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Water Sports, Wildlife Conservation
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
- Minimum Cost: <$500
- Accreditation: American Camp Association
- Credit Awarded: No
- Call: (573) 438-2155
Located in Potosi, MO, Camp Lakewood's overnight summer camp for kids ages 6-17 provides a well-rounded experience for campers by getting them outdoors having fun while learning life skills within a safe and trusted environment. Teen programs are about adventures, personal growth, fun activities and new friends.
Camp builds character, new friendships and memories that last a lifetime. What does it mean when campers at Camp Lakewood say, "My Camp!"? It means every one of our teen and young adult campers has a home away from home, and every one of our overnight summer campers has a special place where they can try new things without being judged. It means every camper knows a place where they have friends and feel safe, happy, and wanted.
Kids, teens, and young adults are able to unplug from electronics and connect with nature. With a 360-acre lake, over 5,300 acres of forest-covered hills, caves, creeks, and more, there are many opportunities for natural exploration and experiential learning. Camp Lakewood is also home to the Triangle Y Ranch for equestrian programs, an arts & crafts center, high-adventure activities, a nature center for environmental education, a large private lake, and camp counselors from all over the world that provide insight to diverse cultures and experience.
Camp Lakewood boasts a multitude of age appropriate programs to choose from, including Traditional Summer Camp Programs (Main Camp or East Camp), Ranger or Junior Ranger Outdoor Programs, or Equestrian Programs (for campers who love horses). Older campers can also choose to work on leadership skills in our Leaders in Training Program (LIT) or train to become a counselor in our Counselor In Training Program (CIT).
At Camp Lakewood, campers participate in activities like swimming & boating, horseback riding, caving, archery & riflery, arts & crafts, climbing towers, campfires, and much more. Children and teens are also encouraged to reach inside themselves to set, accomplish, and exceed goals they make for themselves, with reward of learning that they can do things they didn't think they could. The feeling of belonging, learning how to make friends, and being part of something special are also critical self-worth experiences.
YMCA Camp Lakewood is not just any summer camp. It's that special time at that perfect place, with friends and memories your teens will take with them throughout the rest of 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.