SERVING SPECIAL NEEDS
YMCA Trout Lodge & Camp Lakewood welcomes a wide variety of families and groups annually, many of whom are children and adults with unique needs. We want to ensure that this memorable experience is available to all who seek it. These specialty camps allow children and adults to foster connections and find support and empathy with others in similar situations.
We offer more than 38 other specialty programs, offering children and adults living with disease or other life challenges the opportunity to experience the transformative experience of camp.
• Camp Rainbow (children with cancer) • Camp Hope (children with HIV/AIDS)
• Camp EDI (children newly diagnoses with diabetes
• Camp No Limits (family camp for children with limb loss)
• We Can Weekend (adults with cancer) • Camp ROEHR (youth with epilepsy)
• Camp Catchyabreath (children with asthma) • Camp Oasis (children with Crohn’s Disease)
• COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors for surviving families of police officers killed in line of duty)
• Shriner’s Hand Camp (children with hand anomalies)
• Easter Seals (developmental disabilities & autism)
• Road Scholar and Young-at-Heart (campers 50+ years old)
• Missouri School for the Blind (young adults with visual impairments)
TODAY’S INVESTMENT IN TOMORROW – PHASE 1 COMPLETED
Phase 1 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.
• Welcoming and barrier-free entrance and lobby • Updates to 60 guest rooms & 19 loft suites
• Floor to ceiling glass doors and walls to bring nature inside
• Redesign balconies to enhance privacy, protect from the elements and draw people outside.
• New HVAC system • Fire protection system updates
• Convert six fully accessible guest rooms
TOMORROW’S INVESTMENT FOR ALL FOR GENERATIONS – PHASE 2
We have identified the following priorities that will reach beyond our first phase of transformation and keep YMCA Trout Lodge a place for all for generations. These additional changes will ensure a more respectful and dignified environment for our disabled veterans and other guests with limited mobility. We will also provide the environment to foster stronger connections with those who visit, in a natural and serene setting. Throughout our renovations we will be mindful that we are good stewards of our planet and will engage eco-friendly initiatives where we can.
• Renovate loft suites, allowing us to increase the number of handicapped accessible suites
• Convert additional fully accessible guest rooms
• Build handicapped parking lot • Upgrade Front Desk for greater accessibility
• New furnishings and décor for lobby and rooms • Reconfigure and upgrade kitchen
• Public restroom upgrades • Lakeside landscaping
There are many attractive naming opportunities available as an individual or as an extended family gift. Pledge payments may be paid over five years.
For additional information, please contact Renée Godinez CFRE, Director of Philanthropy at 573-438-2154 ext. 220 or email to email@example.com