GROWING GREAT KIDS
“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
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Safety was our number one priority in 2020 when we hosted more than 1,000 campers over the summer. We formed units (neighborhoods) of campers that did not mix and instituted additional screening, cleaning and safety procedures that not only met recommendation expectations, but far exceeded them. Read about them here. Our commitment to safety will continue for Summer 2021.
Our regular cancellation policy is; cancel 4 weeks in advance to receive a full refund less the deposit ($100 per session.) We will refund in full for illness or medical issues with a doctor’s note.
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. No appointment necessary. All open houses are from noon – 4 pm.
Sun., March 21, 2021
Sun., April 11, 2021
Sun., April 25, 2021
Sat., May 15, 2021
For questions, please contact the Camp Lakewood office directly at 573-438-2155, or by email at email@example.com.