YMCA Camp Lakewood Activities & Electives


At YMCA Camp Lakewood, kids love the extensive list of activities we offer, which create opportunities to challenge, inspire, create and enjoy. From archery to canoeing, arts & crafts to swimming, YMCA Camp Lakewood’s activities are second to none and everything campers love. Please note that not every activity is held every session but be assured that there is always a variety for campers.


“The experience is terrific for kids because it removes them from the many distractions they have while at home (TV, video games, cell phones, etc.) and allows them to experience new things through outdoor “play”. It requires them meeting new people and learning how to quickly adapt to experiences that might be uncomfortable in the beginning. I think the entire experience is beneficial and one that every kid should experience.”
– Kim & Tony

Summer 2024 Registration is Now Open
Girl shooting bow and arrow


Campers choose learning activities during a one-week stay. Each activity runs for about an hour, four days a week. Some activities count as two activities. Through these activities, we coach sportsmanship, courage, healthy risk-taking, independence, goal setting, flexibility, responsibility, and self-discovery.

Activities are included in your camp fee.
Campers horseback riding in ring


Electives are specialized optional activities that campers choose, which use two daily activities. Examples of electives are Advanced Arts & Crafts and Horsemanship.

Parents can sign up for these in advance on the Parent Dashboard.