See More History Here on
more about Camp Eberhart's history by reading Tom
The Making of a Camp.
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"
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
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
program for young women, Camp Eberhart went fully
co-educational in the 1970's. Today, the camp
serves both children and adults year-round.
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.
Life on the shores of
Corey Lake near Three
Rivers, Michigan, comes
alive in this classic
story about YMCA Camp
Eberhart. Frank Cheley,
known as “the chief,”
writes about the early
days as only a great
storyteller could. Read
what it was like to be a
camper and counselor
during Eberhart’s first
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THIS WEEK AT CAMP
Do you know your Camp Eberhart Camp Directors?
1909 - Barnett B. Brady (in charge)
1910-15 - Frank Cheley, (1st Official Director)
1916 - P. Walter Kamaiopili
1917-18 - J. Russel Jontz
1919 - P. Walter Kamaiopili
1920-22 - W.A. Kaufmann
1923 - C. W. Gamble
1924 - Perry D. Pointer
1925-1965 - George A. Cooper
1965-66 - Jim Smith
1967-71 - Lyman Curtis
1972-73 - L. Serle Deaver
1974-77 Robert Kinney
1977 - Kal Waxman
1978-83 Cole Davis
1983 (April)-87 (July) - Rob Habicht
1987-92 - Marc Miller (1992 - Jill Hancoock (Miller))
1992-2013- Brice Emanuel
2013-14- Bob Kolbe (interim)
2015 to present - Lincoln McLain