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Family Camp

September 04, 2020

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RATES INCLUDE LODGING, MEALS AND THE ACTIVITIES YOUR FAMILY SELECTS
FAMILY CAMP AT CAMP LAKEWOOD

Who says camp is only for kids? Now the whole family can enjoy camp family style - when Mom and Dad can get in on the action. Spend the weekend together as a family doing all things camp - archery, riflery, climbing tower, zip line, trail ride, tie-dye and more. With all of the activities and fun you expect at camp, your family will have a blast hanging out and doing things together. It will be a weekend memory-maker. Check out the registration form for more information!


2020 FAMILY CAMP REGISTRATION FORM (coming soon)

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are planning on completing the registration form on your computer/device, you will need to save the blank form on your device FIRST, and then open the saved document on your device (in Adobe) to enter in your information. Then you must re-save the form on your device before printing or e-mailing it back.


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Camp Road Scholar Adult Program

August 16, 2020

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RATES INCLUDE LODGING, MEALS AND SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES! Whether coming as a group, a couple or on your own, you'll experience an incredible adventure at Trout Lodge - even making new friends!
CAMP ROAD SCHOLAR AT TROUT LODGE

Choose your own adventure on our Camp Road Scholar in the Ozarks, where everyone has the chance to be a kid again. Go back to camp and challenge yourself on learning adventures in the lush Ozark foothills surrounding your quaint and comfortable rooms with a beautiful view of the lake. Make new friends at the campfire, and surround yourself in the nostalgia and excitement of a week at summer camp. Enjoy active days learning archery or kayaking on the lake. Take adventure to the next level on the zipline or climbing wall. Show your creativity at mosaic or ceramics class. Or enjoy an experiential learning session like spirit yoga or geocaching—all with the guidance of naturalists, artists and outdoor experts.


ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM # 22776 (For information or to schedule with Road Scholar)
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Camp Road Scholar Adult Program

May 31, 2020

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RATES INCLUDE LODGING, MEALS AND SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES! Whether coming as a group, a couple or on your own, you'll experience an incredible adventure at Trout Lodge - even making new friends!
CAMP ROAD SCHOLAR AT TROUT LODGE

Choose your own adventure on our Camp Road Scholar in the Ozarks, where everyone has the chance to be a kid again. Go back to camp and challenge yourself on learning adventures in the lush Ozark foothills surrounding your quaint and comfortable rooms with a beautiful view of the lake. Make new friends at the campfire, and surround yourself in the nostalgia and excitement of a week at summer camp. Enjoy active days learning archery or kayaking on the lake. Take adventure to the next level on the zipline or climbing wall. Show your creativity at mosaic or ceramics class. Or enjoy an experiential learning session like spirit yoga or geocaching—all with the guidance of naturalists, artists and outdoor experts.


ROAD SCHOLAR PROGRAM # 22776 (For information or to schedule with Road Scholar)
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5 Reasons We Can’t Wait for Summer Camp

February 24, 2016

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Camp is coming up! Here are the 5 things we’re most excited about today (every day is different since there are so many things to be excited about)! Warm weather While we’re lucky to call the Midwest our home this winter (sending warm wishes your way, East Coast) we’re still ready for the cold fronts to pack it up and call it a day. Soon, the ground will start to thaw, we’ll ditch our snow boots for bare feet and the days will be long and sunny! Bunking Up There’s nothing better than coming back to your bunk (or your first summer in one!) after a long school year away from your bunk buddies. When your pillows are the perfect blend of campfire smell and home and you can hear the crickets at night, and your best friends are all there when you wake up! The best! Water that isn’t frozen Someday soon, we will be seeking cool water as a break from scorching sun—and we can’t wait! The first dive into the lake after a long, cold winter will be wonderful. Campfires Sunsets, s’mores, songs and smoke. Need we say more? Hiking After a long year of learning at a desk, reading books, it will be nice to learn about nature by being in nature! There are so many different things to explore and we’re ready to see them all. Are you? Check out these awesome camp deals, and call 888-FUN-YMCA to register! Parents: Get $50 off per night at Trout Lodge while your camper is at Camp Lakewood Y members: Receive $100 off registration fee for sessions 1-10 Returning campers: Recruit a new camper for 2016 and receive $100 off of your fee

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10 Things to Look Forward to in 2016

February 18, 2016

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March Here’s to the necessary time between the holidays and the summer sunshine that keeps us motivated: Spring Break. We have themed spring break weeks plus discounted rates March 11 through March 31! April We can’t pick a favorite season—they’re all beautiful here. But we got the best of at least two in our summertime in the springtime themed weekend in April! May Moms are the best! They feed us, clothe us, listen to us talk, make us laugh; they pretty much do it all. So it makes sense that we’d rank Mother’s Day as one of the top 10 things we’re pumped for. June Any guesses for our favorite part of summer? If you guessed Summer Camp, you are right! We love adventure, friendships, zip lines, Zorb balls, swimming, splashing, campfires, singing, exploring—there is nothing we don’t love about camp! July Ah, midsummer. Right about the time when pools and museums start to lose their magic. But we have tons of things like Canoeing, Horses, Exploration And Summer Fun With Your Grandchild Adult Program to look forward to! August Adult programs are some of the coolest things we offer. One we are really excited about is Looking on the Bright Side, but there are plenty more where that came from. Wine tastings, cave explorations, SCUBA diving—the list goes on and on! September Family Camp happens Labor Day Weekend! Our two favorite things: Family and Camp, rolled into one nice, neat package. Plan now to take the weekend to explore our campus, unplug in nature and reconnect with one another! October There seems to be a definite theme here . . . our favorite things all include family and the outdoors . . . and October is no different. Thing to Look Forward To #8: Overnight family group adventure. November Girl time is the best at Trout Lodge, and the months between February and November are so long. But in November, it is finally time for Outdoor Women’s Wellness! It’s the best part of every sleepover we’ve ever been to all combined into one awesome weekend. December Even though it seems like ages away (and we’re admittedly a little sick of the cold), we’re still sort of excited for the Lodge covered in snow, Christmas crafts, New Year’s Eve and more—but maybe we should just get through Spring first ;)

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Why Camp Matters

November 18, 2015

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The weather is getting colder. Leaves are falling off the trees, the days are shorter and Christmas carols are slowly making their way into stores. The last thing on your mind is camp. But here at YMCA, we never stop thinking about camp! We work tirelessly all year long to make sure our summer camp (and our winter camp) is perfect. Because camp changes people. It forms campers into the people they want to be. And the people they know they can be. Here are just a few of the reasons that we think camp may be one of the most important things your child will ever do: Campers try new adventures Plain and simple, they’re going to get chances for adventure at camp that they wouldn’t get anywhere else. Plus, they’re surrounded by safe havens. They’ll get to conquer fears and ask questions and learn skills and explore the world like they never have before, and we love being a part of that discovery. Campers meet people who are different from them Adversity is something that kids are going to come across in their lives. Camp gives them a safe space to learn about others and share things about themselves, too. Differences are not something to be exploited, but explored and we create an environment for that to happen; then we believe in our campers to teach their peers the same understanding and empathy outside of camp. Campers find role models Our camp counselors are trained to handle everything, from emotional to medical problems. We staff our facilities with kind, responsible people because these are the people that campers learn from. Teenagers or adults who choose to spend their summers helping kids learn and grow—those are the people you want your kids to look up to. Campers learn to be themselves All of these things add up to a confident, self-aware child. When you take a child and surround them with support and opportunity, they’ll rise to the occasion. They’ll feel safe enough to take risks and express themselves. And at camp, they’ll find that they’re accepted for exactly who they are. That’s why we do what we do. We strive to create confident kids. You can register for Summer Camp 2016 today, but if you simply cannot wait, check out our Winter Camp!

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