What Sets us Apart

It is clear that we offer something that many are in search of: a true sense of belonging, unique opportunities for personal growth and learning, strengthening of families, support to the corporate community, and prompts to action for worthwhile causes.

YMCA Trout Lodge is one of only five such YMCA Conference Centers across the U.S. Situated on 5200 acres, with a 360-acre lake, and over 40 activities, there is something for everyone to experience and create lasting memories. Everything is self-contained in a safe and friendly environment away from daily distractions.

Additionally, Trout Lodge hosts more “special-needs” family camps (30 and counting) than any other facility of its type, in addition to serving underprivileged youth and struggling families.

Why Now

The Lodge was built in 1986 to meet the needs of the time. However, 30 years later the Lodge now has to evolve to meet new demands and expectations. Our clientele has changed over the past 30years and now It’s Time to upgrade and renovate the Lodge.

It’s Time Capital Campaign will provide greater opportunities to better serve our guests with upgraded and contemporary rooming and meeting spaces, while also addressing accessibility issues.

More of our guests need handicap accessible guest rooms, meeting areas and parking spaces. Additionally, more of our guests have debilitating and life-threatening illnesses.

Over 53,000 children and adults use our facilities each year. Close to 40,000 of them come to Trout Lodge. Each year we provide over $450,000 in financial assistance to children and adults to participate in our programs. It’s simply time to make the physical changes to Trout Lodge that will provide a better experience for all of our guests.

It’s Time Capital Campaign is designed to enhance both the indoor and outdoor experience of our guests with a focus on our beautiful natural outdoor surroundings that help sooth troubled minds and bodies.


How Your Gift Helps

With a campaign goal of $6.5M, bold and dramatic changes will take place at Trout Lodge including: upgraded guest rooms with increased privacy, expanded balconies and floor to ceiling glass to open up the beautiful vista of Sunnen Lake; new 50-space handicapped parking lot; front entrance & lobby renovations with automatic doors and nearby guest hospitality center; more handicap guest rooms; 5th floor loft rooms expanded into executive suites with new dormers creating walk-out private balconies; and much more.

There are many attractive naming opportunities available as an individual or as an extended family gift. Pledge payments may be paid through 2018.

For additional information, please contact Renée Godinez CFRE, Director of Development at 573-438-2154 ext. 220 or email to renee.godinez@gwrymca.org


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