YMCA Camp Eberhart

Alumni Association
Michiana Family YMCA

YMCA Camp Eberhart


YMCA Camp Eberhart's horse programs combine experienced horses, qualified staff, and excellent facilities to create a positive atmosphere where campers can focus on horses. These programs allow campers the opportunity to advance their horseback riding skills, expand their horsemanship knowledge, and enjoy riding with friends.

Featuring an awesome herd of well trained horses of a variety of breeds, sizes and personalities, YMCA Camp Eberhart offers horseback riding options for youth and adults of all ages and skill levels! All Camp Eberhart horseback riding programs are instructed by "kid friendly" first aid/CPR certified staff. Our goal is to teach participants the fundamentals of riding while developing skills, coordination, confidence and self-esteem.

Corral Rides

Availability - Year Round - These are hand led rides for the little buckaroos ages 9 and under.  They will be in the outdoor corral weather permitting or in our indoor arena.

We have many fun safe horses & ponies that are patient, kind, and best of all love kids!

If your rider is really little or scared, he or she may need you to walk next to them.  If you are walking with your rider, remember to wear closed toed shoes. The same is required for the rider in addition to long pants.

This is a great opportunity for a first riding experience, and is a so much fun!

When your buckaroo gets a bit older, with experience under their belt..It’s move up and on and on and on!!!

Please call ahead for availability. Corral rides are $5.00.   $20.00 minimum

Liability/Release form is required. Download the Release Form

Trail Rides

Availability - Year Round - Come join us for a guided trail ride through our beautiful groomed trails! Be ready to relax and enjoy a ride on one of our many safe, fun, and people loving horses! We do the work for you, so your horse will be ready to go!

Everyone must be at least 10 years old to go on the trails and everyone must weigh under 250 lbs to ride our horses.

Beginner? That’s ok!! All are welcome. Our horses and trained staff will take great care of you on your ride.  We do give instruction & safety rules before heading out and there is always a trail guide there to assist. Please wear close toed shoes and long pants for this adventure.

Please call ahead for availability.  One hour guided trail ride is $25.00.  Each additional family member is $20.00

Liability/Release form is required. Download the Release Form

Private Lessons

Private and semi-private lessons are available in the Spring, Fall, and Winter months. Learn new skills at your own pace. Call us to set aside this time just for you!  Private Lessons: $25 per lesson.  Semi-Private Lessons: $20 per lesson


We are continuing to build our permanent herd and could always use a few more quiet, well-trained ponies or horses for beginning riders. Donated horses should be between the ages of five and fifteen, be sound, kind and tolerant. Please recommend to anyone looking for a loving home for such horses - we have plenty of TLC for them!

Scholarships for Riding

YMCA Camp Eberhart provides scholarship assistance for all of our programs.  If you would like to participate in one of our equestrian programs but need financial assistance, please contact our camp office for more information.

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.