Sessions - Dates - Fees

SUMMER IS
IN SESSION.

  • “My son has so much fun with you all. This is his second year and can’t wait for more. We currently live in Virginia and we drove all the way out here just for him to attend this camp! He will be back for many more.” – Angela
  • “He meets other kids and has to negotiate relationships since he is an only child. The enthusiasm of the counselors is contagious and he comes home, literally, a different child.” – Christine

PRICING STRUCTURE


A MESSAGE TO OUR SUMMER CAMP PARENTS

At this time, we are still planning and preparing for a great summer 2020 starting with Session 4 on June 21! We have decided to postpone Sessions 1, 2 and 3 for this summer. All of those campers have been notified and have been invited to register for later sessions this summer. We believe that the Camp Lakewood experience will be more important than ever after this time of social distancing and separation. Children will be eager for social enrichment and the electronic-free outdoors.

In addition, after carefully reviewing recently issued guidance from the CDC, American Camp Association and YMCA of the USA, we have made the difficult decision to cancel bus transportation to and from Camp Lakewood, stay overs in between sessions, and off site trips. All of those registered for these services have been notified of the change and given refund options. The reason these services are being cancelled is that they do not allow us to achieve our primary goal of keeping campers in pods and not intermixing campers in one combined group this summer. Also, bus services are third-party providers (not our own buses and bus drivers), thus we cannot certify that they are following CDC and ACA bus guidelines for bus transportation to and from camp and travel by busParents, when you drop off your child, we invite you to see the camp and the new systems we have in place. We ask that only one parent accompany your camper through the check in and check out process. Please note that check in is 1:30 – 3 pm and check out is 9 – 10 am. The Pick Up Authorization Form can be found on this page and must be provided to us in advance when someone other than the named persons on the registration form is picking up your child. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. 

As always, the health and safety of our campers and guests is our top priority. We already follow recommendations of the health department, and licensing/ACA accreditation requirements. With recent events, we have increased precautions to exceed current recommendations.

  • We will be increasing facility sanitization as a whole and with a focus on frequently touched surfaces such as door handles and equipment, posting hand-washing signs, adding hand-sanitizer stations and modifying activities to avoid close contact.
  • We will make additional adjustments as we continue to monitor recommendations of the CDC, American Camp Association, YMCA of the USA and the health department.

CLICK HERE FOR 2020 SESSIONS & PRICING AT A GLANCE


We realize that families have different abilities to pay, so we offer a voluntary 3-tiered pricing program for Main Camp, East Camp, Jr. Rangers, Rangers and Equestrian Program. The tier you choose in no way influences the quality of experience each child receives.

(Tier 1) Full and actual cost of a child at camp: This includes direct expenses and long-term wear and tear.
(Tier 2) Partially subsidized rate for those families who can pay a little more than the subsidized rate: More accurately accounts for the true direct cost of camp.
(Tier 3) Subsidized rate: This price does not reflect the true cost of camp.

We offer scholarships to those who qualify to ensure that all children have this wonderful opportunity. See Financial Aid information in the “Forms – Clothing Lists” page.


FOUR-DAY CAMP PROGRAMS

(ages 6-8)  Mini Camp  – Session 5 & Session 6

Days are filled with games, pony rides, arts and crafts, nature, swimming and more. It is a closely supervised four-day introduction to camping with lots of individual attention for first-time campers. Cabin groups experience some of camp’s traditional activities together, but kids also have the opportunity to choose a few activities on their own. We maintain a ratio of at least one counselor per four campers.  Understanding this is possibly a child’s first time away from home, our caring staff keeps the new camper safe and happy. Accommodations are climate-controlled cabins with indoor plumbing.

(ages 9-10)  Mini Raptors Camp – Session 12

Mini Raptors Camp is a fun, exciting and safe way to introduce your camper to a residential camp experience. Swimming, archery, arts & crafts and campfires are just a few of the activities your camper will enjoy. Mini Raptors Camp is designed for the 9-10 year old first time camper to try Camp Lakewood for just four days. All campers are the same age, so every activity is geared for them. Accommodations are climate-controlled cabins with indoor plumbing.

(ages 11-12)  Mini Pre-Teen Camp – Session 5 & Session 6

Has your camper ever wondered what’s on the other side of the lake or heard legend of the 97 stairs? Well now they can find those answers out for themselves as they enjoy a four-day taste of East Camp and all the excitement across the lake. Your camper will stay in the original camp cabins located on East Camp Hill, complete with bath house, pavilion and the throw-back (non-temperature controlled) camping we all loved as kids ourselves. This is a great introduction to East Camp for pre-teen campers.

(ages 13-16)  Ranch Camp – Session 5

Come to the Triangle Y Ranch for four days of intense equestrian training! Ranch campers will form their own special cabin group and spend all day, everyday at the ranch working with our highly experienced staff. Participants will advance riding skills while learning advanced horse care, history and ranch management.


ONE WEEK CAMP PROGRAMS

(ages 8-12)  Main Camp  – Sessions 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Main camp (divided into Raptor and Explorer groups based on age) is our traditional one week summer camp program. Main campers have the opportunity to choose from many great camp activities such as archery, arts & crafts, canoeing, fishing, flag football, floor hockey, outdoor living skills, singing, soccer, yoga, cabin and unit games, and much more. Upon their arrival, each camper is welcomed by our caring staff and introduced to their cabin mates for the week. Campers gather as a cabin each day to play, learn, bond and make lifelong friendships. Each cabin will also cook a meal over a campfire. Accommodations are climate-controlled cabins with indoor plumbing.

(ages 13-16)  East Camp – Sessions 4, 7, 8, 9, 10,11

East camp is our one week summer camp program for teens. East campers’ days are filled with lots of camp games and activities, friendship and fun, while under the watchful eye of Camp Lakewood staff. Our goal is to help campers grow into great individuals while learning about the core values of character development. Although this is a time to make an impact on a teenager’s life, it is also a time to relish the joys of being carefree and young. Campers have the opportunity to have as much fun as they possibly can. Your teen will stay in the original rustic, non-temperature controlled camp cabins and use a centralized bathhouse with restrooms and showers. Each cabin will cook a meal over a campfire.

(ages 10-12)  Junior Rangers Adventure Program – Sessions 7, 9, 10

The one week outdoor Junior Rangers is a wonderful program for campers who enjoy spending time outdoors, have experience in camping or are a returning camper who wants to try something new. Junior Rangers learn campfire cooking, shelter building, how to work as a team and many more outdoor living skills. A majority of the Junior Rangers’ time is spent learning their Ranger skills away from the everyday life of traditional camp. They do get to experience a tiny bit of camp in activities. Junior Rangers spend each night at camp sleeping under the stars.

(ages 13-16)  Rangers Adventure Programs

The Ranger one week outdoor program is designed to help campers gain valuable wilderness skills in their own Ranger Village, where they spend each night of camp under the stars. Each camper is taught how to cook over an open fire, build shelters, travel as part of a team, explore the outer limits of camp, trip planning and “Leave No Trace” outdoor ethics under the guidance of our experienced staff.

Each Ranger program involves a specific outdoor adventure. We offer five different experiences:

Canoeing  – Session 9 CANCELLED

Rangers will spend the first few days at camp learning different paddling techniques, how to build fires and shelters, and packing the essentials – all to prepare for an amazing three-day and two night canoeing trip down the Current River.

High Adventure – Session 8

Rangers will spend time climbing or zip lining through a majority of the climbing structures throughout camp, as well as learn proper belay techniques and knot-tying skills.

Hiking – Session 4

Rangers will backpack to explore and see some of the secret gems hidden on the 5,200 acres on which camp resides.

Survival – Session 7, 11

Rangers will learn the skills of wilderness survival. Along with finding shelter, building fires and cooking their food, these Rangers will be put to the test with different survival challenges. After a week in Survival Rangers, these campers will conquer every challenge Mother Nature throws their way!

(ages 13-16) Ozark Adventure Trip – Session 10 CANCELLED

During this one week session, campers will learn different paddling techniques and “Leave No Trace” outdoor ethics. Then they will take a five-day and four-night canoe trip to explore the beautiful and scenic waters of the Current River. With plenty of excitement and natural splendor, this trip is a great way to bring out the hidden adventurer within us all.

EQUESTRIAN PROGRAMS – – – – –

(ages 10-12)  Equestrian Camp – Session 4, 10

(ages 13-16)  Equestrian Camp – Session 7

Our one week Equestrian Camp is designed for campers who want to learn more about horsemanship, including grooming, saddling and horse handling techniques. Campers participate in trainings to enhance their riding skills and learn trotting, cantering, obstacles and other advanced techniques. Multiple trail rides are held. In addition to learning about horses, campers also get to experience many of the camp traditions including camp games, swimming and building friendships. Accommodations for Equestrian Camp are in our original, non-temperature controlled rustic camp cabins, and a centralized bathhouse with restrooms and showers.

TWO WEEK CAMP PROGRAM

 

Leaders-in-Training (LIT) – Sessions 7 AND 8

Age requirement: Must have completed your sophomore year of high school. This two week LIT program is a challenging camp experience designed to mold future leaders. The LIT program emphasizes the importance of self-reliance and will push campers to evaluate themselves. This is an important step towards becoming a Camp Counselor.  LIT is not a counselor training program! LIT’s will focus on their own development.


FOUR WEEK CAMP PROGRAM

Counselors-in-Training (CIT) – Sessions  7-10 

Age requirement: Must have completed your junior year of high school. This CIT program is an intense look into what it takes to become a counselor at YMCA Camp Lakewood. The four week course begins with two weeks of intensive child care skill training and program training. In the third week, CITs shadow camp’s best counselors in our youngest cabins while still receiving more hands-on training. In the final week, CITs will be put to the test by being assigned a cabin where they take on a leadership role. This is a highly rigorous program and all interested campers must complete an application/interview to be considered for the program. 

Note: Application, essay and references are due by April 5th. The last day for an interview is April 10th. Announcements about acceptance in to the program will be emailed to parents/guardians on April 18. Completing the CIT program does not guarantee hire as a cabin counselor.

FOR CLOTHING LISTS, click on Forms-Clothing Lists section

FOR ELECTIVE & SMORGASBORD DESCRIPTIONS, click on Activities + Electives section

DATES AND FEES – Look for 2018 dates and electives in the next few weeks!

Session 1:

June 4-10, 2017

Session 2:

June 11-17, 2017

Session 3:

June 18-24, 2017

Session 4:

June 25-July 1, 2017

Session 6:

July 9-15, 2017

Session 7:

July 16-22, 2017

Session 8:

July 23-29, 2017

Session 9:

July 30-August 5, 2017

FEES

Full $675  •  Partial $625  •  Subsidized $575

ELECTIVES

Advanced Arts & Crafts (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$99

Horsemanship (ages 10-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$149

SNAG Golf (ages 11-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$60

High Adventure (ages 12-16)

Sessions 3 & 8

$99

Paintball (ages 12-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$200

SPECIALIZED SMORGASBORDS (occurs once during session)

Banana Boat (ages 8-16) MUST BE A BLUE BAND SWIM LEVEL

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$8

Get Fired Up! Ceramic Painting (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$15

Gladiator Zip (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$10

Valley Trail Ride (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$15

Water Blast Zip (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$10

Paintball Party (ages 12-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$25

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MAIN CAMP PACKING LIST

DATES AND FEES

Session 1:

June 4-10, 2017

Session 2:

June 11-17, 2017

Session 3:

June 18-24, 2017

Session 4:

July 25-July 1, 2017

Session 6:

July 9-15, 2017

Session 7:

July 16-22, 2017

Session 8:

July 23-29, 2017

Session 9:

July 30-August 5, 2017

FEES:

Full $675  •  Partial $625  •  Subsidized $575

ELECTIVES

Advanced Arts & Crafts (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$99

Horsemanship (ages 10-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$149

SNAG Golf (ages 11-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$60

High Adventure (ages 12-16)

Sessions 3 & 8

$99

Paintball (ages 12-16)

Sessions 3 & 8

$200

SPECIALIZED SMORGASBORD (occurs once during session)

Banana Boat (ages 8-16) MUST BE A BLUE BAND SWIM LEVEL

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$8

Get Fired Up! Ceramic Painting (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$15

Gladiator Zip (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$10

Valley Trail Ride (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$15

Water Blast Zip (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$10

Paintball Party (ages 12-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$25

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EAST CAMP PACKING LIST

DATES AND FEES

Session 5:

July 5-8, 2017

FEES:

Session Fee: $360

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MINI CAMP PACKING LIST

DATES AND FEES

Session 10:

August 6-9, 2017

FEES:

Session Fee: $360

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MINI RAPTORS CAMP PACKING LIST

DATES AND FEES

Session 5:

July 5-8, 2017

FEES:

Session Fee: $360

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MINI EAST CAMP CAMP PACKING LIST

DATES AND FEES

Session 5:

July 5-8, 2017

FEES:

Session Fee: $360

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RANCH CAMP PACKING LIST

DATES AND FEES

Session 1:

June 4-10, 2017

Session 3:

June 18-24, 2017

Session 6:

July 9-15, 2017

Session 8:

July 23-29, 2017

FEES:

Full $675  •  Partial $625  •  Subsidized $575

ELECTIVES

Advanced Arts & Crafts (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$99

Horsemanship (ages 10-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$149

SNAG Golf (ages 11-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$60

High Adventure (ages 12-16)

Sessions 3 & 8

$99

Paintball (ages 12-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$200

SPECIALIZED SMORGASBORDS (occurs once per session)

Banana Boat (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$8

Ceramic Painting (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$15

Gladiator Zip (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$10

Valley Trail Ride (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$15

Water Blast Zip (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$10

Paintball Party (ages 12-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$25

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JUNIOR RANGER PACKING LIST

DATES AND FEES

Session 2: RUSTIC ENGINEERING

June 11-17, 2017

Session 4: HIKING

June 25-July 1, 2017

Session 7: HIGH ADVENTURE

July 16-22, 2017

Session 9: CANOEING

July 30-August 5, 2017

FEES:

Full $675  •  Partial $625  •  Subsidized $575

SPECIALIZED SMORGASBORDS (occurs once per session)

Banana Boat (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$8

Ceramic Painting (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$15

Gladiator Zip (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$10

Valley Trail Ride (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$15

Water Blast Zip (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$10

Paintball Party (ages 12-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$25

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RANGER PACKING LIST

Sessions 3-4:

June 18-July 1, 2017

Sessions 6-7:

July 9-July 22, 2017

FEES:

Session Fee $1,000

SPECIALIZED SMORGASBORDS (occurs once per session)

Banana Boat (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$8

Ceramic Painting (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$15

Gladiator Zip (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$10

Valley Trail Ride (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$15

Water Blast Zip (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$10

Paintball Party (ages 12-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$25

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LEADERS-IN-TRAINING PACKING LIST

Counselors-in-Training (age 17)

Age requirement: Must have completed your junior year of high school.

The three-week CIT program offers our oldest campers the opportunity to get a head start on training skills they will need to someday become a summer camp counselor. The three-week course begins with a week of intensive child care skill training and program training. In the second week, CITs will shadow camp’s best counselors in our youngest cabins while still receiving more active hands-on training. In the third week, CITs will be put to the test with all of their training skills, as well as their past week’s experience in the cabin. This is a highly rigorous program and all interested campers must complete an application/interview to be considered for the program. APPLICATION & REFERENCE FORMS CAN BE FOUND IN THE CIT SECTION ON THE “FORMS + PARENT INFORMATION” SECTION.  Applications are due by April 1st. Participating in this program does not guarantee hire for next summer as a cabin counselor.

FOR CLOTHING LISTS, click on Forms + Parent Information section

FOR ELECTIVE & SMORGASBORD DESCRIPTIONS, click on Activities + Electives section

 

DATES AND FEES

Sessions 2-4:

June 11-July 1, 2017

Sessions 6-8:

July 9-29, 2017

FEES:

Session Fee $1,000

SPECIALIZED SMORGASBORDS (occurs once per session)

Banana Boat

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$8

Ceramic Painting

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$15

Gladiator Zip

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$10

Valley Trail Ride (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$15

Water Blast Zip (ages 8-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$10

Paintball Party (ages 12-16)

Sessions 1-4, 6-9

$25

DOWNLOADS

COUNSELORS-IN-TRAINING PACKING LIST

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