For 75 years, YMCA Camp Lakewood has welcomed kids of all ages for outdoor fun and adventure. 

Camp has a lifelong influence, builds character, confidence and resilience. Generation after generation, song after song, campfire after campfire, everyone who comes here knows what a special place this is. And they leave already dreaming about the next time they'll come back.


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YMCA Camp Lakewood 13528 State Hwy AA, Potosi, MO, 63664
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Get to Know the Campgrounds

Take a look at the map for an overview of Camp Lakewood's 5,200 acre campus, 360 acre private lake, facilities, and amenities.

American Camp Association Accredited

YMCA Camp Lakewood proudly holds accreditation from the American Camp Association (ACA). This accreditation signifies our commitment to rigorous peer evaluations, covering every aspect of our operation, including staff qualifications, training, and emergency management. These evaluations adhere to the latest research-based standards in camp operation.




🌳 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 private lake offers tons of waterfront activities. Enjoy swimming, fishing, paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, pontoon boating 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.