WHY CAMP LAKEWOOD?
YMCA Camp Lakewood is where kids come in the summer time to have fun, learn new skills, make new friends, and to simply be a kid. Your camper will forget all about television, video games, and smartphones while discovering the ultimate childhood experience, all within the safe and trusted environment of the Y.
Getting Outdoors: Camp Lakewood provides a well-rounded experience for campers and gets them outdoors to connect with nature. With a 360-acre lake, over 5,000 acres of forest-covered hills, caves, creeks and more, there are many opportunities for natural exploration and experiential learning. Whether it’s campfires, swimming, archery, climbing tower, zipline, sports, canoeing, cookouts, fishing, kayaking or a multitude of camp games, every camper delights in waking up with a renewed sense of excitement as to what new activities each day at camp will bring.
Safety First: The health and safety of each camper is our primary concern. All staff are trained in skills that emphasize safety, youth development and group dynamics. Each counselor is trained in CPR and first aid, and all water activities are closely supervised by staff who are lifeguard certified. A medical professional is always available in our well-equipped camp infirmary, and our local physician is on call to assist in emergencies.
It’s “My Camp”: What does it mean when everyone at Camp Lakewood says it’s, “My Camp!”? It means every one of our campers has a home away from home. It means every one of our campers has a special place where they can try new things without judgment. It means every camper knows a place where they have friends, where they feel safe, happy and wanted. It means every one of our campers has a camp, their camp, and they know the camper sitting next to them feels the exact same way. It means they are an important part of YMCA Camp Lakewood. So when asked, “Whose camp is this?” – we are excited to hear them say…. “MY CAMP!”
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 & 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 YMCA Camp Lakewood.
2018 Open House Dates – Coming Soon
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 at a date that is more convenient to your schedule.
EXAMPLE OF OUR DAILY SCHEDULE
7:00 am Wake Up
7:45 am Flag and Morning Watch
8:00 am Breakfast
8:40 am First Clinic
9:40 am Second Clinic
10:40 am Cabin Activity /Swim Time/ Unit activity/All-Camp Game
12:00 pm Lunch
12:40 pm Siesta
1:40 pm Smorgasbord* /World Service Carnival
3:00 pm Pop Stop**
3:45 pm Third Clinic
4:45 pm Fourth Clinic
5:50 pm Flag and Evening Watch
6:00 pm Dinner /Overnights
7:00 pm Unit Activity /All Camp Game /Cabin Activity
9:00 pm Lights Out for Main Camp
10:00 pm Lights Out for East Camp
*Smorgasbord is a time during the day when campers choose from an array of activities offered by staff, allowing them
to experience more than four clinic choices. (See pg 8 for more information) Swimming is an option during this time,
except during inclement weather.
** Pop Stop is snack time each day when campers have the option of getting one drink and one snack.
For questions, please contact us at 888-FUN-YMCA and ask for the Camp Lakewood office, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.