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 YMCA 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 Open House Dates & Info

Open House dates are designed to give parents and campers ages 6-17 the opportunity to see YMCA Camp Lakewood in person before making any decisions. Come meet our camp directors, ask questions, see our beautiful property & lake, and even participate in some of the activities. You’ll be reassured that your camper will have the experience of a lifetime while summer camping at YMCA Camp Lakewood.

2023 Open House DatesSunday, April 2, noon - 4 pm. •. Sunday, April 23, noon - 4 pm

No appointment necessary. Upon arrival, meet at the YMCA Camp Lakewood lodge. We are located 90 minutes south of St. Louis in Potosi MO. Make a weekend of it and stay at YMCA Trout Lodge for a great family getaway. Questions? Call us at 573-438-2155 or email



🌳 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.




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.



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.