We are so excited to see you for Summer Camp 2020! You can find all of the information on lodging, meals, and what our daily schedule is like below. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Camp Lakewood office directly at 573-438-2155, or at camplakewood@gwrymca.org.

“My son built friendships (as he most always does). One kid in his cabin made friendship bracelets, so he is now making many of them at home and googling other techniques. He learned many new things and experienced zip lining!" – Chrissy

2020 Sessions & Pricing at a Glance

We offer scholarships to those who qualify to ensure that all children have this wonderful opportunity. You can view our Financial Aid information here. 

For questions, please contact the Camp Lakewood office directly at 573.438.2155, or by email at camplakewood@gwrymca.org.

Registration for summer camp at Camp Lakewood is now open! Don't miss out on the best summer ever.

There's always something comforting in nature! We have two types of lodging - Main Camp & East Camp. 

Main Camp:

Dormitory-style lodging is perfect for chaperoning campers at appropriate ratios by the camp counselors. All cabins have modern bathroom facilities and are temperature controlled. Many have comfortable lounges, porches and fireplaces to encourage the kind of socializing that fosters solid friendships. All beds are bunk beds. Cabin assignments and availability will vary depending on the total number of campers.

Main Camp at YMCA Camp Lakewood

 

East Camp:

East Camp is an exclusive area for the teen campers (and our 4-day mini east camp program). This area across the lake includes a basketball court, tetherball poles, a pavilion, kitchen area, bathhouse, and a sand volleyball court. Dormitory-style, non-temperature controlled cabins are rustic yet comfortable, and provide opportunities for campers to create amazing bonding experiences and friendships – some for the rest of their lives. When our Alumni look back at their time as campers (and counselors) at Camp Lakewood, invariably they talk about the special feel and time spent at East Camp.

YMCA Camp Lakewood

The meals we serve offer simple but nutritious choices, and can accommodate dietary restrictions such as vegetarian, sugar-free and gluten-free. We use the meal-time experience to teach campers the importance of manners and food conservation.

Campers will be eating in units and cabins will enter in a line by group (one at a time.) Each camper will have food plated by a staff member with a mask and gloves including salad or special meal.

Each camper will return to their seat with plated food to eat; they may not share seats or switch seats for the duration of the meal.

The campers will have their personal water bottles that are refilled at a water station designed to eliminate contact, splashing of the water output or contamination with another person’s water bottle. Milk and juice may be available in a single service style or poured from a covered pitcher by a counselor into a single-use cup.

Dessert will be provided either on the plate with the meal or distributed by a single staff member who is wearing gloves and a mask directly to the camper. At no time will there be a tray of food that campers will retrieve food from.

If your child has special dietary restrictions, you can always contact our Food Service Department at 888-FUN-YMCA (888-386-9622) to discuss your child’s needs.

7:00 am Wake Up

7:30 am Flag

7:40 am - 8:25 am Breakfast

8:30 am - 11:15 am Program Areas

11:15 am -12 pm Lunch Shift 1/Cabin Activity

12:30 pm -1:15 pm Lunch Shift 2/Cabin Activity

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Siesta

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Pop Stop and Cabin Activity*

2:45 pm - 5:30 pm Program Areas

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm Dinner Shift 1/Evening Program Prep and Flag

6:45 pm - 7:30 pm Dinner Shift 2/Evening Program Prep and Flag

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Unit Activity

9:00 pm Lights Out for Main Camp

10:00 pm Lights Out for East Camp

* Pop Stop is snack time each day when campers get one drink and one snack.

Your Camp, Your Store

TRADING POST

Camp Lakewood’s Trading Post is a fun-packed store where kids can purchase items from an account that a parent has optionally set up with a designated amount of money for the child to spend while at camp (because campers cannot use cash). This camp store is full of cool items – games, toys, jewelry, Frisbees, stuffed animals, magnets and tons of other fun items – as well as useful items such as hoodies, t-shirts, water bottles, hats, sunglasses and more! You can also visit the store at check-in or check-out to purchase items as well.

WARM FUZZIES

Parents, you can also purchase a care package for your child while they are at camp! In these cool Nylon packs, your child can receive an assortment of items such as notebook with pen, light-up rebound ball, LED fan, address book or game, frisbee, Camp Lakewood t-shirt, postage-paid postcard, water bottle and camp mood watch.

Forms can be found on the Parent Resources page.