YMCA Camp Eberhart

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Michiana Family YMCA

YMCA Camp Eberhart

History of our Camp

YMCA Camp Eberhart enjoys a rich and lively history full of tradition and folklore. Harris Eberhart's dream has grown into one of the most progressive and enriching environmental education centers in the nation.


It's not surprising. While always holding some traditions dear, YMCA Camp Eberhart has consistently been a leader in the industry and remains so to this day. The first YMCA camp in the country to offer a summer camping program for young women, YMCA Camp Eberhart went fully co-educational in the 1970's. Today, the camp serves both children and adults year-round.


Though times and ways have changed, the goal is the same as it was at the turn of the century...to provide amazing opportunities to learn and grow and we are proud that many thousands of children have passed through our gates to enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

Learn More

Learn more about YMCA Camp Eberhart's history by reading Tom Vance's The Making of a Camp. Tom is a South Bend native and former Eberhart camper and counselor and a current member of the Eberhart Regional Board.


The Cheley family has given us permission to publish The Three Rivers Kids online. We hope you enjoy this unique opportunity to experience camp from Frank Cheley's unique perspective.


Read the original version by Tom Vance of: "Life of George A. Cooper"

YMCA Camp Eberhart is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.