At YMCA Camp Lakewood overnight camp, kids get to discover the wonders of the outdoors while making friends and memories that last a lifetime.

Why is Camp Lakewood such a memorable experience? When campers from all walks of life come together to try new things without judgment, to feel safe, happy and wanted - they discover more than a home away from home - they discover themselves.

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2023 Session & Fee Schedule

☀️ $100 Off Sessions 1-3 Registration Fee ☀️ $45 Off Sessions 4-10 Registration Fee ☀️ $35 Multi-Child Discount for Each Additional Child



🌳 5,200-Acre Campus

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


🛶 Sunnen Lake

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

🐴 Programs & Activities

Camp Lakewood boasts a multitude of age-appropriate programs and activities like archery, horseback riding, arts & crafts, a paintball course, 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

It all began 73 years ago in 1949. Since that first summer of camp, 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.




Get Your Y Gear!

You may have just found your next favorite t-shirt, a YMCA Camp Lakewood t-shirt! This is a new shirt that we just started offering. If you're looking for something else, we're offering sweatshirts, long-sleeved t-shirts and more. It's all in our store awaiting your personalization. Pick your merchandise, pick your colors, and make it your own. Makes a great Christmas gift too.



YMCA Trout Lodge

YMCA Trout Lodge (along with Camp Lakewood, collectively known as YMCA of the Ozarks) 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.