Our one week camp programs are for children ages 8-16, and provide a wide variety of outdoor activities. 


Sessions 1-4 & Sessions 6-9

Main campers have the opportunity to choose from many great camp activities such as archery, arts & crafts, canoeing, caving, fishing, flag football, floor hockey, outdoor living skills, singing, snorkeling, soccer, yoga, cabin and unit games, and much more.. Upon their arrival, each camper is welcomed by our caring staff and introduced to their cabin mates for the week. Campers gather as a cabin each day to play, learn, bond and make lifelong friendships. 

Main campers lodge in climate-controlled cabins with indoor plumbing. Each cabin will also venture into the outdoors for an overnight where they sleep under the stars.

Sessions 1-4 & Sessions 6-9

East campers’ days are filled with lots of camp games and activities, friendship and fun, while under the watchful eye of Camp Lakewood staff. Our goal is to help campers grow into great individuals while learning about the core values of character development. Although this is a time to make an impact on a teenager’s life, it is also a time to relish the joys of being carefree and young. Campers have the opportunity to have as much fun as they possibly can. Your teen will stay in the original rustic, non-temperature controlled camp cabins and use a centralized bathhouse with restrooms and showers. Each cabin will also venture into the outdoors for an overnight where they sleep under the stars

Sessions 1, 3, 9

Junior Rangers is a wonderful program for campers who enjoy spending time outdoors, have experience in camping or are a returning camper who wants to try something new. Junior Rangers learn campfire cooking, shelter building, how to work as a team and many more outdoor living skills. A majority of the Junior Rangers’ time is spent learning their Ranger skills away from the everyday life of traditional camp. They do get to experience a tiny bit of camp by choosing and participating in two clinics for the week. Junior Rangers spend each night at camp sleeping under the stars (weather dependent).

Sessions 4, 6, 7, 8

The Ranger one week outdoor program is designed to help campers gain valuable wilderness skills in their own Ranger Village, where they spend each night of camp under the stars (weather dependent). Each camper is taught how to cook over an open fire, build shelters, travel as part of a team, explore the outer limits of camp, trip planning and “Leave No Trace” outdoor ethics under the guidance of our experienced staff.

Each Ranger program involves a specific outdoor adventure. We offer five different experiences:

Rustic Engineering (Session 2)
Rangers will construct towers, forts, small engineering projects, table, chairs, etc. They will also learn about and try their hand at blacksmithing.

Hiking (Session 4)
Rangers will backpack to explore and see some of the secret gems hidden on the 5,200 acres on which camp resides.

Survival (Session 6)
Rangers will learn the skills of wilderness survival. Along with finding shelter, building fires and cooking their food, these Rangers will be put to the test with different survival challenges. After a week in Survival Rangers, these campers will conquer every challenge Mother Nature throws their way!

Ozark Adventure (Session 7)
During this one-week session exploring the Ozarks, campers will learn paddling techniques and “Leave No Trace” ethics while on a multi-day canoe trip and camping along the river. With plenty of excitement and splendor, this trip is a great way to bring out the hidden adventurer in us all. These campers will experience many hidden gems of the Ozarks.

Canoeing (Session 8)
Rangers will spend the first few days at camp learning different paddling techniques, how to build fires and shelters, and packing the essentials – all to prepare for an amazing three-day and two night canoeing trip.

Ages: 10-12
Sessions 3 & 9

Ages: 13-16
Session 7

Equestrian Camp is designed for campers who want to learn more about horsemanship, including grooming, saddling and horse handling techniques. Campers participate in trainings to enhance their riding skills and learn trotting, cantering, obstacles and other advanced techniques. Multiple trail rides are held, and campers experience an overnight with their horse. There is a field trip to visit a local horse facility, so campers can understand how other facilities operate. In addition to learning about horses, campers also get to experience many of the camp traditions including camp games, swimming and building friendships. 

Accommodations for Equestrian Camp are in our original non-temperature controlled rustic camp cabins and a centralized bathhouse with restrooms and showers. 

2022 Session & 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.