Welcome, Lakewood Parents!

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

Below you will find information 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. Parent Packet forms are online this year under your parent dashboard.

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. 


Parent Packet forms are to be completed online under the parent dashboard.

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.

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.

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.

Find information about the Counselor in Training (CIT) program on the Parent Dashboard. An application and interview process is required to be considered for the program.


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 Form: To 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 – 10

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

You can request the military discount during online registration. 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 ($200 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.

Please complete our questionnaire to help us return lost & found items.

Lost & Found Questionnaire

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.

YMCA Camp Lakewood Open House dates are designed to give parents and campers the opportunity to see Camp Lakewood in person before making any decisions. Come meet our camp directors, ask questions, see our beautiful property and 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 Camp Lakewood.

Come on out on any of the days listed below from noon-4 pm at the Camp Lakewood Lounge. No appointment necessary. If you aren’t able to make it any of these dates, please contact us at 888-FUN-YMCA and make arrangements to take a tour of our facility on a date that is more convenient to your schedule.

2023 Open Houses will be:

  • Sunday, March 19
  • Sunday, April 2
  • Sunday, April 23

All open houses are from noon - 4 pm.