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For parents

WELCOME
LAKEWOOD PARENTS!

 

“This was our daughter’s second year attending Camp Lakewood. She loved the counselors and all the activities that are packed into the day. I am impressed with the staff and counselors from different countries and feel that it is an important part of growing up to be exposed to people of different cultures. My husband and I served in the USAF and were stationed in Germany for two years, so we feel it is important to expose our children to different experiences, and Camp Lakewood provides this opportunity. Thank you for having such a great place for our daughter to learn and enjoy a week out of her summer. I’m certain that she will one day become a camp counselor somewhere.” – Heather (2016)

For you new camper parents, we thought you’d enjoy a quick informational video on what to expect when dropping off your child at camp.

CHECK-IN VIDEO

 

FORMS

Below you will find all of the forms to complete the registration process for your child(ren) to attend camp. Some are optional depending upon your financial situation or if your camper wants to be involved with the CIT program, however all forms listed under PARENT PACKETS are required forms which must be completed prior to the start of camp. By sending in these forms ahead of time, you will save us and yourself a great deal of time, which you can spend on your very excited child the day their camp session begins.

REMEMBER! If registering prior to May 1st, you may choose to pay the entire balance or a non-refundable deposit of $100 for each week requested to hold space. The deposit is applied to the total camp fee. If your deposit is paid by credit card, the balance will automatically be charged to your credit card on May 1. If the entire balance is not paid by May 1, the reservation may be cancelled and deposit forfeited. If you are registering after May 1, the entire balance is due upon registration. (Contact Camp Lakewood at 888-FUN-YMCA for payment process if applying for financial assistance.)

SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE FOR CLOTHING LISTS

PARENT PACKET (REQUIRED FOR ALL CAMPERS)

PARENT HANDBOOK: After your child is registered for camp, you will be asked to read the Camp Lakewood Parent Handbook.

PARENTS’ CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION & PARENT HANDBOOK RELEASE FORM: This form helps our staff to better understand the child in order to direct growth and development. This is shown only to relevant staff and is NOT shown to the child. There is also an area where parents must sign that they have read and understood the parent handbook.

HEALTH FORM:  This form is for all pertinent information on the health of your child. This form must be completed within 12 months of attending camp.

FOOD PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY FORM: Even if you are not requesting financial assistance, your child may still qualify to receive free/discounted meals (a grant received to help offset cost of meals). We highly encourage you to complete the form if you meet the qualifying criteria listed in the form. This will help us to benefit from these offered subsidies. Thank you.

Note: If you are completing the Financial Assistance form (further down), you do not have to complete the Food Program Eligibility form, as it is already included in the Financial Assistance form.

PARENT HANDBOOK

PARENTS’ CONFIDENTIAL INFO & RELEASE FORM

HEALTH FORM

FOOD PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY FORM

OPTIONAL FORMS

PICK-UP AUTHORIZATION: This form indicates whom you will allow to pick up your child from camp. Only the person/people listed on this form will be allowed to take the child home other than you. Anyone picking up a child MUST present a valid ID or driver’s license before the child will be allowed to leave the Camp Lakewood property. There will be no exceptions to this policy – your child’s safety comes first!

TRADING POST-WARM FUZZIES: This form gives you the option to 1) place money in your child’s name to spend throughout his/her stay for snacks at our camp store and/or 2) purchase a special care package for your child from our camp store.

SPECIALIZED SMORGASBORD FORM: This form gives you the option to add a one-time special smorgasbord activity for your child.

PICK-UP AUTHORIZATION

TRADING POST/WARM FUZZIES

SPECIALIZED SMORGASBORD FORM

CIT PROGRAM

Required only if your child is applying for the CIT program in which an application and interview process is required to be considered for the program.

LETTER FOR CIT APPLICATION PROCESS

CIT APPLICATION FORM

CIT REFERRAL FORM

FINANCIAL AID

If you are in need of financial assistance, you must complete the Financial Assistance, Income Eligibility/Food Program forms.

To ensure that any child can attend camp regardless of financial ability, YMCA Camp Lakewood provides assistance through our Endowment Funds and the YMCA Annual Support Campaign. For more information on receiving financial assistance or if you would like to contribute to our financial assistance fund, please contact the Camp Lakewood office at 888-FUN-YMCA or via email at camplakewood@gwrymca.org.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, FOOD PROGRAM & INCOME ELIGIBILITY FORMS

MILITARY FAMILY DISCOUNT

Camp Lakewood offers a 20% discount off of the main camp and east camp program fees (only). Of course, one of the founding principles of the YMCA is that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. If additional assistance is needed, we welcome financial assistance applications and will gladly work with military families to make sure their children get the opportunity for a great summer camp experience!

Simply complete the registration form as usual (either online or hard copy), and discount the main camp or east camp program pricing (only) by 20% and enter that amount in the PAYMENT INFORMATION section under “Program Price”). You will be required, upon check-in, to provide the staff with your military ID confirming your active duty status. If you have any questions when filling out the registration form, please contact the Camp Lakewood office at 888-FUN-YMCA.

PLEASE SEND FORMS TO:

BY MAIL
YMCA Camp Lakewood
13528 Highway AA
Potosi, MO 63664

BY FAX
573-438-3913

BY EMAIL
camplakewood@gwrymca.org

E-Mail Option #1
Please scan and email all documents (Including proof of income and financial assistance form if you are requesting such assistance.) Applications are processed in the order they are received. Notification will be mailed to you as to what you qualify for within two weeks of receiving the application.

E-Mail Option #2
Open and save the pdf file onto your computer, and then type in the information and re-save before emailing.
NOTE: You MUST save the form in your computer in order to be able to have a copy of the pdf form that you have already completed.

CLOTHING LISTS (please click on session type to open)

Main Camp & East Camp Clothing List

Jr. Ranger & Ranger Clothing List

Mini Camp, Mini Raptors Camp & Mini East Camp Clothing List

Ranch Camp Clothing List

LIT Program Clothing List

CIT Program Clothing List

 

CONTACT US
For any questions, please contact us at 888-FUN-YMCA and ask for the Camp Lakewood office or via email at camplakewood@gwrymca.org

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