YMCA Camp Eberhart

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YMCA Camp Eberhart

Register The Y has a long, proud history in camping activities and YMCA Camp Eberhart has been committed to nurturing youth development for more than 100 years. Not only do we provide a lifetime's worth of skills and experiences, but YMCA Camp Eberhart also strengthens the foundations of our communities through summer camp, specialty camps year-round, retreats, and other camping programs and activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities.

At YMCA Camp Eberhart, we are a haven for learning and achievement for all children with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

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With a long, rich history of quality camp programming and superior child development, YMCA Camp Eberhart is proud to be celebrating more than 100 years of traditional summer camping.

userimgPICTURES!! Sorry for the delay. We were having some technical difficulties. Lots of pictures are now posted. Here's the link. https://www.flickr.com/photos/125325701@N07/albums/72157667292618743
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userimgDear Camper Families. We are experiencing some storms up here tonight. I just wanted to assure you we are currently safe and back at our cabins for the night. The campers just finished a dance in Klinger Hall as the storm approached so they could get some of their energy out, and now it's off to bed! It's a little early for some of the older campers to hit the pillow but we're not planning on taking any risks tonight. I assume there will be stories told and card games played, neither of which will be outside. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions. I will keep you updated here if necessary. You can also reach me directly on my cell phone which can be found in the parent packet.
userimgCabin Photos!!! Week 2 is off to a great start. Find more photos on our Flickr page here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125325701@N07/albums/72157667292618743/with/27796462785/
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userimgAs someone who used to ride horse a long time ago at YMCA Camp Eberhart, I have to say this visit with my boss/ state rep. to Partners For Progress NFP Therapeutic Equestrian Center was by far one of my favorites to date. In addition to nostalgic feeling that overtook my body, it was incredible to learn about the ways horses can provide therapy to children and adults with developmental disabilities and help those suffering from PTSD. Seeing children who have difficulty balancing and or interacting in social environments up there on a saddle riding and interacting with their peers and therapists was truly inspiring. I encourage everyone to like their page and to learn more about this awesome organization.
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userimgMore photos have been uploaded to our Flickr page. Here are a few of our favorites. https://www.flickr.com/photos/125325701@N07/albums/72157668785005890
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userimgCabin Photos!!! Week 1!!! You can see the rest of the photos so far at the link below. https://www.flickr.com/photos/125325701@N07/albums/72157668785005890
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userimgCamp is for all! Project 132 is our campaign to make sure that every kid that wants to come to Camp has the opportunity, regardless of their family's ability to pay. Support a camper by donating to the scholarship fund! https://www.crowdrise.com/ymca-camp-eberhart-project-132/fundraiser/YMCAofMichiana
Click here to support YMCA Camp Eberhart: Project 132 by YMCA of Michiana
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Project 132 is our commitment to bring at least one hundred and thirty-two children to camp who could not have the chance to do so without financial assistance. For families that are low income or going through a financial hardship, this program ensures that all children can have their summer dreams...
userimgFire-building, bowl-making and more at YMCA Camp Eberhart this week!
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userimgCamp is just around the corner! Check out our Parent Packet for information regarding check-in, what to pack, and how to keep in touch with your camper. http://www.campeberhart.org/pdfs/eberhart/parentpacket.pdf
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userimg#CampEBAA - Camp Eberhart Alumni Association (CEAA) 2016 golf outing. Zach Klipsch told me I needed to be in one of the "captured moments" from this outing so we paused for a moment with Tom Raubolt, Chris Sallows and Zach (L-R) Have you joined the CEAA? 100% of all funds go to YMCA Camp Eberhart. (Chris Sallows is President and Edward C. Levy is Treasurer. • Join CEAA: http://www.campeb.org/alumni/2016%20Appeal.pdf • Buy a CEAA Brick: http://www.campeb.org/alumni/BrickWalkway/brickwalkway.htm Photo by Dan Asleson, CEO Michiana Family YMCA. YMCA Camp Eberhart is a branch of the Michiana YMCA in South Bend, Indiana. Not pictured: my blasting putt on the green with Zach's putter. I'm not a golfer... What was I doing on the course then...
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userimgBeautiful sunrise this morning. It's a little bit of heaven on earth here at camp.
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userimgDid you know there is a chapel service held at camp every Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day? This Sunday marked our first of the season. Join us next Sunday.
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userimgOne of our staff members shared this. We couldn't agree more. Great job Reilly O'Connell!
The Camp Counselor vs. the Intern
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Why is a 20-year-old who fetches coffee at Google more impressive to employers than one who spends days and nights nurturing, teaching, comforting and inspiring?
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userimgThe summer camp season is almost here! Our Camp Director, Lincoln McLain shared his his thoughts on what he’s excited about for this year. http://www.ymcacampeberhart.org/about-us/may-newsletter#words
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userimgWe believe in building strong family units – no matter what that looks like – for our Camp Eberhart families. There is no better way to do that than through spending time together. Here are some great opportunities and places to visit this summer http://ymcacampeberhart.org/about-us/may-newsletter#Parks
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userimgHaven’t had time to enroll your kids in camp yet for the summer? Don’t worry! We still have a few spots open during certain weeks. Register online or give us a call at (269) 244-5125 to see what’s available. http://www.campeberhart.org/summer-camp30/sign-up35
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userimgKeeping kids active while school is out isn’t just about making sure they have supervision throughout the summer. It’s critical to physical and mental well-being. In fact, kids who aren’t active in the summer can lose math and reading skills they learned during the academic year. Enrolling your kids in camp is a great way to combat summer learning loss, but here are some more ways to keep the kids engaged and learning when school is out. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-gail-gross/fun-ways-to-help-prevent-summer-learning-loss_b_5435718.html
12 Fun Ways to Help Prevent Summer Learning Loss
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Two words can help you prevent learning loss this summer: enrichment and involvement. Academic delay that occurs over the summer is one of the greatest p...
userimgWe’re getting closer and closer to summer! What are you looking forward to the most at camp - for your kids or you - this year? What other fun summer plans do you have?
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userimgWe are constantly striving to improve camp year-over-year to ensure that your kids have an experience that will stay with them for a lifetime. This year, thanks to the dedication of our alumni association, we are making some very exciting improvements to our equipment and programs. For example, we’ve purchased new sail boats; we are building a breathtaking bouldering wall; and we are adding music, disc golf, snorkeling and more to our program offerings. Read more about what we are up to: http://www.ymcacampeberhart.org/about-us/may-newsletter#whatsnew
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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.