“It gave him a sense of responsibility and pride. This was his thing and he rocked it. Having to make his own decisions on eating was huge for him.” -Dena
“My son built friendships (as he most always does). One kid in his cabin made friendship bracelets, so he is now making many of them at home and googling other techniques. He learned many new things and experienced zip lining! – Chrissy
Main Camp: Dormitory-style lodging is perfect for chaperoning campers at appropriate ratios by the camp counselors. All cabins have modern bathroom facilities and are temperature controlled. Many have comfortable lounges, porches and fireplaces to encourage the kind of socializing that fosters solid friendships. All beds are bunk beds. Cabin assignments and availability will vary depending on the total number of campers.
East Camp: East Camp is an exclusive area for the teen campers (and our 4-day mini east camp program). This area across the lake includes a basketball court, tether ball poles, a pavilion, kitchen area, bathhouse, and a sand volleyball court. Dormitory-style, non-temperature controlled cabins are rustic yet comfortable, and provide opportunities for campers to create amazing bonding experiences and friendships – some for the rest of their lives. When our Alumni look back at their time as campers (and counselors) at Camp Lakewood, invariably they talk about the special feel and time spent at East Camp.
The meals we serve offer simple but nutritious choices, and can accommodate dietary restrictions such as vegetarian, sugar-free and gluten-free. We use the meal-time experience to teach campers the importance of manners and food conservation.
Campers will be eating in units and cabins will enter in a line by group (one at a time.) Each camper will have food plated by a staff member with a mask and gloves including salad or special meal.
Each camper will return to their seat with plated food to eat; they may not share seats or switch seats for the duration of the meal.
The campers will have their personal water bottles that are refilled at a water station designed to eliminate contact, splashing of the water output or contamination with another person’s water bottle. Milk and juice may be available in a single service style or poured from a covered pitcher by a counselor into a single-use cup.
Dessert will be provided either on the plate with the meal or distributed by a single staff member who is wearing gloves and a mask directly to the camper. At no time will there be a tray of food that campers will retrieve food from.
If your child has special dietary restrictions, you can always contact our Food Service Department at 888-FUN-YMCA (888-386-9622) to discuss your child’s needs.
DAILY SCHEDULE EXAMPLE
7:00 am Wake Up
7:30 am Flag
7:40 am – 8:25 am Breakfast
8:30 am – 11:15 am Program Areas
11:15 am -12 pm Lunch Shift 1/Cabin Activity
12:30 pm -1:15 pm Lunch Shift 2/Cabin Activity
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Siesta
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Pop Stop* and Cabin Activity
2:45 pm – 5:30 pm Program Areas
5:30 pm – 6:15 pm Dinner Shift 1/Evening Program Prep and Flag
6:45 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner Shift 2/Evening Program Prep and Flag
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Unit Activity
9:00 pm Lights Out for Main Camp
10:00 pm Lights Out for East Camp
* Pop Stop is snack time each day when campers get one drink and one snack.
For questions, please contact the Camp Lakewood office directly at 573-438-2155 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.