Explore the world of "Happy Campers" at YMCA Camp Lakewood, celebrating 75 years. 


Nestled in scenic southeast Missouri and accredited by the ACA, our camp offers enriching experiences for kids ages 6-17 in Traditional, Rangers, Equestrian and Mini Camps, as well as leadership programs. Surrounded by forest-covered hills and a serene lake, the camp promises days filled with activities such as kayaking, archery, climbing, swimming, horseback riding, arts & crafts, and campfires. It’s a place where children can be their authentic selves, and leave with new skills, heightened confidence, and lasting friendships.


The Overnight Camp that Has It All!

🌳 A Place to Explore

It's easy to unplug and connect with others when surrounded by forest-covered hills, caves, creeks, a lake and more.


🛶 A Beautiful Lake for Swimming, Boating & More

Our 360-acre private lake offers tons of waterfront activities. Enjoy swimming, fishing, snorkeling, paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and more!

🐴 Programs & Activities

YMCA Camp Lakewood boasts a multitude of age-appropriate programs and activities like archery, horseback riding, arts & crafts, a climbing tower, campfires and more. We encourage campers to experience the reward of learning something new.

🏕 Main Camp & East Camp Lodging

Main Camp (Adventurers, Explorers) features dormitory-style lodging with temperature-controlled cabins. East Camp (Pathfinders) is our exclusive teen campus with non-temperature-controlled rustic cabins. All cabins promote a family-style environment.

🕶 Our Camp Counselors Make the Difference

Our counselors ensure your camper’s care, safety, and happiness while they are away. We have counselors come from all over the world, offering insight to diverse cultures.

⌛️ History & Tradition

Since that first summer of camp in 1949, we've built on our traditions to make sure that every camper leaves camp with new friends, increased self-confidence and memories to last a lifetime.

YMCA Trout Lodge

YMCA Trout Lodge (along with YMCA Camp Lakewood) is a year-round destination for adventure. Located in Missouri’s eastern Ozarks, the campus is nestled into 5,200 acres of picturesque, forest-covered hills and a 360-acre private lake. We are far from the ordinary and close to the fun!  Prepare for the experience of a lifetime.