Welcome, Lakewood Parents!

Here you'll find all of the information you need to get your child ready for camp.

Below you will find all of the forms to complete the registration process for your child(ren) to attend camp. Some are optional depending upon your financial situation or if your camper wants to be involved with the CIT program, however all forms listed under PARENT PACKETS are required forms which must be completed prior to the start of camp. By sending in these forms ahead of time, you will save us and yourself a great deal of time, which you can spend on your very excited child the day their camp session begins.

If you still have questions, or would like to talk to one of our staff, you can always contact us at 573-438-2155, or email at camplakewood@gwrymca.org. 


What's Check In Day Like?

Parent HandbookAfter your child is registered for camp, you will be asked to read the Camp Lakewood Parent Handbook.

Parent’s Confidential Information & Parent Handbook Release FormThis form helps our staff to better understand the child in order to direct growth and development. This is shown only to relevant staff and is NOT shown to the child. There is also an area where parents must sign that they have read and understood the parent handbook.

Summer 2021 Waiver: This form for is an addendum to our Parent Handbook and covers indemnity and our health screening rules and policies.

Health Form You and your family doctor must complete this formIf your child has had a physical within the last 24 months, please attach a copy of the health exam. Per American Camping Association regulations and for the safety of all campers, the health form must be completed by the parent and a physician, along with signatures, and be in Camp Lakewood’s possession by your camper’s arrival, or the camper will not be able to attend camp.

Food Program Eligibility Form: We highly encourage you to complete the form if you meet the qualifying criteria listed in the form. This is a grant to help offset the cost of meals. If you are requesting to be considered for financial assistance as well, please complete the full Financial Assistance Form (Financial Assistance Section below).

Giving To Camp: If you feel it in your heart to help another child discover the joys of camp as much as your child will or has already experienced, please consider donating to our Annual Support Campaign, which helps children whose financial constraints prevent them from attending camp without this assistance.

Pick-Up AuthorizationThis form indicates whom you will allow to pick up your child from camp. Only the person/people listed on this form will be allowed to take the child home other than you. Anyone picking up a child MUST present a valid ID or driver’s license before the child will be allowed to leave the Camp Lakewood property. There will be no exceptions to this policy – your child’s safety comes first!

Specialized Smorgasbord Form: This form gives you the option to add a one-time special smorgasbord activity for your child.

Trading Post-Warm Fuzzies: This form gives you the option to 1) place money in your child’s name to spend throughout his/her stay for snacks at our camp store and/or 2) purchase a special care package for your child from our camp store.

Required only if your child is applying for the CIT program in which an application and interview process is required to be considered for the program.

2021 CIT Process Letter

2021 CIT Application Form

2021 CIT Reference Form (Give to your references to complete)

If you are in need of financial assistance, you must complete the Financial Assistance, Income Eligibility/Food Program forms (same form as in the "Parent Packet” section above).

Financial Assistance & Eligibility FormTo ensure that any child can attend camp regardless of financial ability, YMCA Camp Lakewood provides assistance through our Endowment Funds and the YMCA Annual Support Campaign. For more information on receiving financial assistance or if you would like to contribute to our financial assistance fund, please contact the Camp Lakewood office directly, at 573-438-2155 or via email at camplakewood@gwrymca.org.

For Members:

  • Y members will receive $100 off the registration fee for sessions 1 – 3
  • Y members will receive $45 off the registration fee for sessions 4 – 12

For Returning Campers:
Returning campers can receive $100 off their program fee when they recruit a new camper.

  • Referring camper has to have attended Camp Lakewood for at least one summer
  • New camper cannot be in the same household
  • New camper has to list only your camper on the “Referred By” line when signing up
  • New camper must be paying a portion of program fees and not under full scholarship.
  • Credit only applies toward cost of program fees
  • Discount will not be applied until new camper has registered and listed your camper on the referral program line of their registration form
  • Credit will not be extended beyond the value of your child’s program fee.
  • Referral credit will be awarded on a first-come basis; if two families refer the same camper, credit will be awarded to the family whose form is received first at the camp office. Credit will be split for forms that arrive in the mail the same day
  • Credit cannot be transferred to children of other families

For Military Families:
Camp Lakewood offers a 20% discount off program fees (only).

Complete the registration form as usual (either online or hard copy), and discount the main camp or east camp program pricing (only) by 20% and enter that amount in the "PAYMENT INFORMATION" section under “Program Price”. You will be required, upon check-in, to provide the staff with your military ID confirming your active duty status. If you have any questions when filling out the registration form, please contact the Camp Lakewood office directly, at 573-438-2155 or via email at camplakewood@gwrymca.org.

Our regular cancellation policy is; cancel 4 weeks in advance to receive a full refund less the deposit ($100 per session.) We will refund in full for illness or medical issues with a doctor’s note.

Waldo Photos is our photo delivery service where you can get all the photos of your camper delivered straight to your phone! To enroll or view the free web gallery, simply click the link below. 

To view daily waves, click here.

We are here to help with registration issues and general questions if you cannot find your answers on this website or have a special situation that needs a personal touch.

By Mail:
YMCA Camp Lakewood
13528 Highway AA
Potosi, MO 63664

By Fax:

By Email:

Email Option #1
Please scan and email all documents (Including proof of income and financial assistance form if you are requesting such assistance.) Applications are processed in the order they are received. Notification will be mailed to you as to what you qualify for within two weeks of receiving the application.

Email Option #2
Open and save the pdf file onto your computer, and then type in the information and re-save before emailing. NOTE: You MUST save the form in your computer in order to be able to have a copy of the pdf form that you have already completed.

Camp Lakewood Open House dates are designed to give parents and campers the opportunity to see Camp Lakewood in person before making any decisions.

All open houses are from noon - 4 pm.

Sun., March 21
Sun., April 11
Sun., April 25

In addition, you can view our Virtual Open House!