Since purchasing the camp in 1985, The Mindich Family, our dedicated owners, have had the privilege of caring for your children for over three decades, and continue to promote traditional values in summer camping.
Dr. Bruce Mindich himself was a camper, counselor, and camp doctor at Lakota before deciding to buy the sprawling camp on Masten Lake. It was his headline from the first advertisement that we all remember: “We loved it so much, we bought it!”
Our two hundred acres along Masten Lake have been the foundation for unforgettable summers for thousands of campers. Lakota is fortunate to enjoy a wealth of natural beauty and we are set to take advantage of the challenges of its fabulous grounds and setting.
As Lakota has grown over the years, so has its wonderful facility, which now features athletic fields, courts, and sports venues for every athlete, as well as studios and performance spaces for the creative arts.
Lakota gets its name from the Native American tribe who revered the beauty in nature, and who believed in strong alliances among people. Lakota means “Friendly and United,” – We couldn’t think of a more perfect name for our very special camp.
We proudly invite your family to become part of our Camp Lakota Family History.