Website - www.ymcacamplakeside.orgYMCA Camp Lakeside
is located at Village Nilshi, in the Western Ghats (mountains) between Mumbai
and Pune, India.
Camp Lakeside is a 40 acre campsite surrounded by the beautiful Andhra Lake. The site aims to provide camping & outdoor experiences that develop self reliance and resourcefulness in a fun, learning environment.
This wilderness retreat is used by Outdoor Development
experts for environmental education and adventure sports, for corporate executive training, youth leadership building and conference programs, for Summer
camp programs, by social workers for informal education of local under-privileged children, and for spiritual retreats.
The complex was designed by Pune based Master Architect Prof.Christopher Charles Benninger
. This organic complex was completed in 2003 and has won national awards, including the 2006 Indian Institute of Architects
(IIA) Award for the best Public Building of the year because of its sustainable environment and unique relationship to the landscape.
Most of the habitable areas are underground, tucked into the hillside, reducing the need for energy-driven air conditioning, while maintaining the original green ground coverage. Wind scopes provide natural ventilation and lighting deep within the habitable ... Read More