From Thrills to Creativity: Discover a Multitude of Activities at YMCA Camp Lakewood!

Our extensive list of activities provides chances to challenge, inspire, create, and simply have fun. From archery and canoeing to arts & crafts and swimming, our camp activities cover plenty of opportunities to try something new.

Please note that while not every activity is offered for every session, there's always a variety to keep campers engaged and excited. All campers will have a mix of choice and scheduled activities to fill their week.


ymca camp lakewood activities collage of archery, canoeing, arts and crafts, horseback trail riding, and climbing towers

Included Cabin Activities

Experienced program counselors teach activities and skills throughout the week providing opportunities to develop sportsmanship, courage, healthy risk-taking, independence, goal-setting, flexibility, responsibility, and self-discovery. The camp fee covers all activities. NEW THIS YEAR…trail rides are included in the cost of camp for Adventurers, Explorers and Pathfinders!

During each session, EVERY camper will participate in activities centered around our waterfront, target sports and activities, arts and crafts, outdoor recreation, and leadership.

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Camper Activity Choices

• Air Riflery or Archery

• Arts & Crafts

• Canoeing

• Challenge Course

• Fishing

• Friendship Bracelets

• GaGa

• Nature

• Paddleboards

• Sailing

• Swimming

• Tennis

• Sand Volleyball

• Ax Throwing

• Basketball

• Caving

• Climbing

• Flag Football

• Frisbee

• Kayaking

• Outdoor Living Skills

• Soccer

• Team Building

• Yoga



Extra Activities

Campers may choose to attend these specialized activities held in Traditional Camp weeks, for an added fee. All necessary supplies and gear will be provided. Sign up for these activities when you register online.

  • Advanced Arts & Crafts (ages 8-16): $135 for four days
  • Horsemanship (ages 8-16): $200 for four days
  • Ceramics (8-16 years old): $35 for one day


Traditional Camp Daily Schedule & Activity Times:

  • 8 am: Breakfast
  • 9 am: Activity 1 (Sample: waterfront)
  • 10:30 am: Activity 2 (Sample: choice activity)
  • Noon: Lunch and Rest Hour
  • 2 pm: Activity 3 (Sample: scheduled activity for Adventurers, choice activity for Explorers and Pathfinders)
  • 3:30 pm: Activity 4 (Sample: scheduled activity for Adventurers and Explorers, choice activity for Pathfinders)
  • 5 pm: Optional Extra Activity (Camp add-on)
  • 6 pm: Dinner
  • 7 pm: Evening Activity

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