YMCA Camp Eberhart
Sending your kids to Camp EB gives them the opportunity to learn and grow in an extraordinary environment. The skills learned during their time at camp will be used throughout their lives and they will never forget the time they spend here. We hear it from campers old and new, there is no place like YMCA Camp Eberhart in all the world.
Summer campers - depending on their age, experience and interest - can participate our week-long Traditional Resident Camp, Three-Day Resident Camp, Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Camp, a four-week program for young adults and our very popular Equestrian Camping programs.
Traditional Resident Camp
Our traditional sleepover camp includes programs like swimming, archery, hiking, astronomy, crafts and cabin group adventures, plus the options to pursue special skill classes like water-skiing and horseback riding. Traditional campers are divided by age into their cabins. Campers choose programs that interest them and spend time learning about and becoming proficient in them. Typically, campers continue to up their skill levels each summer. In addition, each cabin has a few of its own special events and programs. All cabins share in the excitement of our traditional camping program.
Three-Day Resident Camp
A short-term exposure to Resident Camp for the first-time camper (ages 7-10). Campers attend camp beginning with our regular Sunday registration through Wednesday evening. Program participation will consist of regular camp activities and specialty programs available at the full week price. Campers will be housed with children their own age and the cabin groups will have a mixture of three-day participants and regular campers. Campers who are enjoying their stay and wish to finish out the entire week can do so (a small additional fee is necessary).
Day Camp is designed to give younger campers a taste of camp programs. From their arrival at 8:30 to departure at 5:00, campers spend a full and busy day rotating between sailing, swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, games, pony rides, and many more exciting activities. The week is highlighted by an overnight experience each Thursday. For a very reasonable price, campers can combine the camp experience with the luxuries of living at home.
(Completion of sophomore year of high school is required)
The Equestrian Program is an integral part of life at YMCA Camp Eberhart. Two special horseback riding programs are offered:
Horseback Riding (Ages 9-16): This program is offered to boys and girls of any riding skill level (beginner, intermediate, advanced) who are registered in our Traditional Resident Camp. Participants in this program spend 90 minutes a day at the camp stables enjoying riding lessons, trail rides and learning about horses.
Horsemasters (Ages 10-16): This is an advanced-level program for those boys and girls who love horses so much that they want to spend most of their time at the stables. They enjoy 3 hours a day of riding lessons, trail rides and the opportunity to feed, groom and saddle their own mounts. This program is highlighted by a weekly Saturday morning horse show. Participants in this program must already be able to ride proficiently at a walk and trot.
Astro Camp is one of the country's premier programs for young campers. The unique Astro Camp program is designed for boys and girls ages 10 and up. The mind of a 10-year-old is curious and eager to discover. They are ready to begin the great adventure of exploring the universe with the endurance to stay up after dark, stargazing and telescoping. Ten is a great age to start, and Astro Camp is the best place to start this subject learning!