This is MY camp


Countdown to Summer Camp 2020

  • “My daughter absolutely LOVED going to camp this summer! She is very excited to return next year! I was very pleased with the process when dropping her off and EVERYONE was so amazing and sweet! Thank you so much for taking great care of her throughout her stay”. -Lindsay
  • “He gained independence and confidence. He learned how to cope with being away from his parents for a week. He also learned how to be more responsible. My son loved it so much that we are considering sending him to Camp Lakewood for more than one week next year”. – Katy

NEW FOR 2020!

A super-sized inflatable water park feature. Check this out!



ROAD WORK: From March 16 to July 1, Highway AA (if coming from Highway 185) will be closed for bridge repair. Please use Highway 8 (west – from Potosi) to (right on) Highway AA for access to our property. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.




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.

2020 Open House Dates

Interested in checking out 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 573-438-2155 and make arrangements to take a tour of our facility at a date that is more convenient to your schedule.

In light of the increased threat of COVID-19 Virus, YMCA Camp Lakewood has cancelled the Sunday, March 22 and Sunday, April 5 Open Houses. The Sunday, April 26 and Saturday, May 16 Open Houses are still scheduled at this time.

Sunday, April 26 from noon – 4 pm

Saturday, May 16 from noon – 4 pm



For questions, please contact the Camp Lakewood office directly at 573-438-2155, or by email at


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