Our Mission

The YMCA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Welcome to Trout Lodge and Camp Lakewood!

YMCA Trout Lodge & Camp Lakewood is located in Missouri’s Eastern Ozarks and situated on a 360-acre lake surrounded by 5,200 acres of forest-covered hills.

Trout Lodge is a year-round, not-for-profit, family getaway, conference center and outdoor education center, and is located 90 minutes south of St. Louis. Families and groups have enjoyed nature, recreation and relaxation for more than 50 years at Trout Lodge. Trout Lodge offers an outstanding family vacation experience, with accommodations, three full buffet-style meals and most activities included in our per person rates.

Camp Lakewood is a co-ed summer overnight camp for ages 6-17 and an outdoor education center during non-summer months. Camp Lakewood also hosts a Family Camp program over Labor Day weekend and a 3-day Winter Camp program in December. Programs are based on the YMCA's four core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

Trout Lodge and Camp Lakewood are collectively known as YMCA of the Ozarks, a branch of the YMCA of Greater St. Louis. YMCA of the Ozarks offers financial assistance – no one is turned away due to the inability to pay.