“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 make accommodations for certain dietary restrictions. We use the meal-time experience to teach campers the importance of manners and food conservation.
Ask the campers and they will tell you that their favorite meal is the “No-hands spaghetti dinner” on the evening of their arrival. It’s the one meal that they can play with their food. Along with the crazy campfire, it’s a fun and zany start to each session.
If your child has special dietary restrictions, you can always contact our Food Service Department to discuss your child’s needs.
DAILY SCHEDULE EXAMPLE
7:00 am Wake Up
7:45 am Flag and Morning Watch
8:00 am Breakfast
8:40 am First Clinic
9:40 am Second Clinic
10:40 am Cabin Activity /Swim Time/ Unit activity/All-Camp Game
12:00 pm Lunch
12:40 pm Siesta
1:40 pm Smorgasbord* /World Service Carnival
3:00 pm Pop Stop**
3:45 pm Third Clinic
4:45 pm Fourth Clinic
5:50 pm Flag and Evening Watch
6:00 pm Dinner /Overnights
7:00 pm Unit Activity /All Camp Game /Cabin Activity
9:00 pm Lights Out for Main Camp
10:00 pm Lights Out for East Camp
*Smorgasbord is a time during the day when campers choose from an array of activities offered by staff, allowing them to experience more than four clinic choices. Swimming is an option during this time, except during inclement weather.
** 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.