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YMCA Camp Lakewood
Potosi, Missouri

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13528 Highway AA
Potosi, Missouri 63664

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TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Summer and Winter camps.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.


BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: YMCA Camp Lakewood is an awesome overnight adventure for children! With 5,200 acres and 360-acre lake, kids get outdoors having fun, making friends and learning new skills. They participate in sports, equestrian, arts & crafts, caving, high adventure, water activities and more, and also learn about accomplishment, belonging and character.

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPERS: Inclusion services are available. Please contact YMCA Camp Lakewood at 888-FUN-YMCA for more information. Many disabilities can be accommodated.

Fine Arts/Crafts, Video/Filmmaking/Photography, Basketball, Cheerleading, Soccer, Golf, Horses/Equestrian, Swimming, Tennis, Waterfront/Aquatics, Volleyball, Team Sports, Technology, Academics, Wilderness/Nature, and more.

Ranger & Jr. Ranger Outdoor Programs

Digital Journalism & Digital Animation

Caving; Canoeing & Kayaking; Archery & Riflery; Paintball

CAMP LOCATION: YMCA Camp Lakewood is located 90 minutes south of St. Louis on 5,200 wooded acres with a 360-acre lake, near Potosi, Missouri. YMCA Camp Lakewood is affiliated and in the same location as YMCA Trout Lodge (

CAMP FACILITIES: YMCA Camp Lakewood has a picturesque 360-acre lake, offices/conference room/dining hall, arts & crafts center, equestrian ranch, basketball & tennis courts, GaGa pit, pavilion, activities field (with climbing tower and zip line), archery and riflery ranges. Accommodations are bunk-bed style cabins with restrooms/showers/ac, and also non-a/c accommodations for older children with central shower/bath house.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: YMCA Camp Lakewood, in existence since 1946, is an ACA-accredited overnight summer camp who employs a staff of culturally-diverse young men and women from the world over. They undergo a rigorous training program upon arrival prior to the start of camp to be fully equipped to handle the emotional needs of children, as well as their physical safety. The YMCA's core values of Caring, Responsibility, Respect and are present in every aspect of camp life, as well as the ABC's of camping - accomplishment, belonging and character.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: YMCA Camp Lakewood has both an LIT and CIT leadership program. The LIT program is a 2-week session, and is focused on own leadership skills (this is not a counselor training program).

The CIT leadership program is a 3-week counselor training program, and all 17 year olds must apply and be accepted into the program (see Our Camp Website Link:

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Please go to Our Camp Website Link: and click on Forms + Parent Information

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): During the Labor Day weekend, YMCA Camp Lakewood holds its annual Family Camp, designed to get Mom and Dad in on the amazing camp experience, and to spend time together as a family. They all participate in traditional camp activities and in the process re-connect with each other.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: From mid-August to late May, YMCA Camp Lakewood is also an outdoor education center for school, church, civic and many other groups, with teambuilding options also available (see Our Camp Website Link:

OTHER CAMP INFO: YMCA Camp Lakewood holds an annual Winter Camp from December 27-30 each year. This 4 day/3-night camp is much like summer camp with a wintertime twist. Snow or no snow, kids enjoy both the year-round activities such as climbing tower and archery, as well as winter activities like a winter carnival, indoor sled races and much more. This is perfect for kids who have more time off for winter vacation than parents have off of work.

Please go to Our Camp Website Link: and click on session dates + fee for all of the summer camp session information.

Summer camp staff openings at YMCA Camp Lakewood are still available. Please contact Jill Engel at 888-FUN-YMCA ext. 121 as soon as possible for further information, as application and interview process will be starting soon.

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