2018 Host: Parkway Outdoor School and YMCA of the Ozarks

The Residential Outdoor Environmental Education (ROEE) Conference will be held in the beautiful Ozarks of Southern Missouri, 60 miles southwest of St. Louis, Missouri. This will be the 5th time in the 36 year history of ROEE that the YMCA of the Ozarks and Parkway School District have hosted this conference.  


For over 48 years the YMCA of the Ozarks has provided a respected residential environmental science education experience to the 6th grade students in the Parkway School District (St. Louis County). The Parkway School District began providing it's Outdoor School Program in 1969-70 and soon made Camp Lakewood at the YMCA of the Ozarks it's permanent school away from school. Over 1,300 students currently participate in a 4-day, 3-night environmental, ecological, experiential at Camp Lakewood. To learn more about the Parkway Outdoor School Program please visit our website at https://sites.google.com/pkwy.k12.mo.us/pkwyoutdoorschool/home

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Conference Address

YMCA of the Ozarks
Camp Lakewood
13528 State Hwy AA
Potosi, MO, 63664

Air Travel

The closest airport to YMCA Camp Lakewood is St. Louis Lambert International. 

Shuttle service from the STL airport will be available for a $25 fee round trip. Please provide your flight information on your registration form (or once you have booked your flights) so we can arrange pickups.

Getting There

Please use either Google Maps or Waze for directions. Other map/gps systems may not be completely accurate. 

Directions to YMCA Camp Lakewood from St. Louis: