“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
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.
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 office directly at 573-438-2155 for payment process if applying for financial assistance.) See bottom of page for clothing lists.
PARENT PACKET (REQUIRED FOR ALL CAMPERS) Click on form name to access (highlighted in orange if available; in black if pending)
Parent Handbook: After your child is registered for camp, you will be asked to read the Camp Lakewood Parent Handbook.
Parent’s 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: You and your family doctor must complete this form. If your child has had a physical within the last 12 months, please attach a copy of the health exam. Per American Camping Association regulations and for the safety of all campers, the health form must be completed by the parent and a physician, along with signatures, and be in Camp Lakewood’s possession by your camper’s arrival, or the camper will not be able to attend camp.
Financial Assistance & 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 on the LAST TWO PAGES if you meet the qualifying criteria listed in the form. This will help us to benefit from these offered subsidies. If you are requesting to be considered for financial assistance as well, please complete all four pages.
PARENTS’ CONFIDENTIAL INFO & RELEASE FORM
FOOD PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY FORM
OPTIONAL FORMS Click on form name to access (highlighted in orange if available; in black if pending)
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!
Specialized Smorgasbord Form: This form gives you the option to add a one-time special smorgasbord activity for your child.
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.
TRADING POST/WARM FUZZIES
SPECIALIZED SMORGASBORD FORM
CIT PROGRAM Click on form name to access (highlighted in orange if available; in black if pending). 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 2019 CIT Application Process
2019 CIT Application Form
2019 CIT Reference Form (Print off this form and give to your references to complete)
LETTER FOR CIT APPLICATION PROCESS
CIT APPLICATION FORM
CIT REFERRAL FORM
FINANCIAL AID Click on form name to access (highlighted in orange if available; in black if pending). If you are in need of financial assistance, you must complete the Financial Assistance, Income Eligibility/Food Program forms (same form as in the “PARENT PACKET” section above).
Financial Assistance & Food Program Eligibility Form: 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 directly, at 573-438-2155 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE SEND FORMS TO:
YMCA Camp Lakewood
13528 Highway AA
Potosi, MO 63664
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 Click on clothing list name to access (highlighted in orange if available; in black if pending)
Main Camp & East Camp Clothing List
Jr. Ranger & Ranger Clothing List
Mini Camp, Mini Raptors Camp & Mini East Camp Clothing List
Ranch Camp (4 day) Clothing List
Equestrian (7 day) Clothing List
Two-Week Explorer Camp Clothing List
LIT Program Clothing List
CIT Program Clothing List
For any questions, contact us at 573-438-2155, or email at email@example.com