YMCA Camp Lakewood is a co-ed summer residential camp for children ages 6 -17, and is located outside of Potosi, Missouri, just 90 minutes south of St. Louis. Situated on 5,000 wooded acres, Camp Lakewood boasts a private 360-acre lake for those warm summer days, a Ranch for equestrian activities, Ranger program, CIT/LIT programs, Trailblazer program, an Arts & Crafts center for your child's creative side, counselors from all over the world to expose your child to diverse cultures, and memories made that will last a lifetime. Whether it's campfires, swimming, archery, climbing tower, zip line, animation, sports activities, canoeing, cookouts, fishing, kayaking or a multitude of other awesome activities, every child delights in waking up with a sense of excitement as to what new things each day at camp will bring. And because it's the YMCA (a branch of YMCA of Greater St. Louis), you know that your child will be in the hands of an organization that always keeps your child's best interests first every minute of the day, while living and teaching the core values of Caring, Respect, Honesty, Responsibility and Faith. The activities bring your children to camp, and friendships formed in the process keeps them wanting to come back year after year.