The classroom is a great avenue for learning, but stepping into the natural classroom with our Outdoor Education program supplements traditional education in a real and unique way. Kids can poke and peer and play – sometimes even getting their hands dirty while experiencing the great outdoors. From mid-August to Mid-May, Camp Lakewood is an Outdoor Education facility when summer camp is not in session. We provide a natural setting for experiential outdoor education, group bonding, and leadership training – all created and based on the needs of your group. Whether it’s learning aquatic ecology, geology, team building or even just getting away to create that perfect atmosphere, Camp Lakewood’s Outdoor Education programs are the answer for many different groups.

We work closely with teachers and group leaders to create an exciting program. Our Outdoor Education programs are perfect for:

  • school field trips
  • scout troops
  • youth groups
  • church/religious retreats
  • band camps
  • sports camps
  • needs groups
  • college programs
  • special interest groups

We offer day trip experiences, 5-day/4-night experiences, weekend experiences, and custom-length programs.

We provide lodging, all-you-can-eat meals, and highly trained YMCA staff who will make sure your experience not only meets your needs, but exceeds it as well. Your group will not only experience the joy of nature, but also getting away and connecting on a deeper level through a shared adventure.

Thanks to capital improvements that were undertaken at Camp Lakewood, there is greater  disability/wheelchair access, including our cabins, waterfront and dining room.


We welcome your questions. Please contact us at 888-FUN-YMCA or kelly.adams@gwrymca.org to schedule your group or for more information on how we can create a fun and educational experience in the most serene and picturesque area south of St. Louis.


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13528 State Hwy AA , Potosi, MO 63664  |  

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