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Did you get the spring newsletter? If not click here!

Brice Emanuel - Camp Eberhart's 2nd longest Camp Director in it's history, passed away on March 21st.

A friend and mentor to thousands of campers and staff that roamed camp between 1992 and 2013: We lost Brice Emanuel.

South Bend Tribune Article About Brice!

Please look at Camp Eberhart Alumni Facebook page: (
for thoughts, remembrances and wishes for Brice and his family.

Obituaries follow for the South Bend Tribune and the Three Rivers Newspapers.

South Bend Tribune     Three Rivers Commercial News


Camp EB Loses Another Longtime Alumni Friend: John Tanke Obituary

The Alumni Have Lost Another Friend of Camp:  Elizabeth Bennett Obituary

Obenchain Hall will be getting a massive facelift thanks to the John Postle and family. The camp celebrated the ground breaking with many old campers and Capital Campaign Committee members. Special Thanks go out to Chris Sallows our outstanding Alumni President and the YMCA staff. Also special thanks to Carmi Murphy, Charlotte Mittler and others on the committee. Camp will be a better place due to their efforts. Future generation will realize their efforts for, hopefully another 100 years.

YMCA Director Dan Asleson, Lee Obenchain and Mrs. Obenchain, John Postle and Chris Sallows.

Brian VanOverbeighe, Dan Asleson,  Norrie Emmons, Chris Sallows, John Postle and Carmi Murphy.

Some Old Timers - can't remember their names!

 Time to join the Alumni Association for 2018. This year we are offering premiums with your membership. T-shirts and Posters. See letter from President Chris Sallows and also see New Membership Application for 2018.

To see T-shirt and Poster Art Work - Click here!

The art work done by Tref Barillo and we thank her for her years of Camp EB support!


2017 Capital, Scholarship and other Expenses / Purchases For Camp Eberhart

2004 Ford F-450 Dump Truck with Snow Blade




Witwer House Remodel




Archery Program Equipment




Fishing Program Equipment




Staff Care Packages




Staff Appreciation Dinner




George Cooper Staff Awards




Staff Year-End Banquet




CAT Tractor Repair




Plaque Repair and Purchases 




Summer Camp Scholarships




Outdoor Education Scholarships




Marketing, Web & Licensing Expenses




Help with the remodeling of Hands House for new Camp Director




Total For Year To Date:




$1,146,210.80 Since 1996.

2004 F-450 Dump Truck with Snow Blade - ready to move snow, move equipment AND do Trash Runs!

  Alumni Fall Newsletter - get it here!

The Camp Staff was Treated to a Banquet (Function) at the End of Camp! The Banquet was Hosted by Your Alumni Association. Thanks to the Staff for a Very Successful Year!


2017 George Cooper Staff Award Winners Announced:

Cole Davis Award: Heather Wilcox

Judge Robert A. Grant Award: Blake Seguin

Frank Cheley Award: Michael Wilson

Dennis Stark Award: Jorgia Bays

Kal Waxman Award: Andrea Branz

George Cooper Award: Nick Brinkworth

Elsa Cooper Award: Bella Birrell

Harris Eberhart Award: Tom Peart

To see what each of these individuals needed to do to achieve these Amazing Awards - Click on this link: George Cooper Awards.

 The GEORGE COOPER COMMUNITY AWARD, in recognition of outstanding service or dedication to Camp EB and Community Meritorious Life Saving Service. 

On November 7th, Chris Sallows (representing the George A. Cooper Foundation) will award it's Meritorious Life Saving Award to South Bend Police Patrolman Reid Spitaels. This presentation will take place at the South Bend Police Department, located on Sample Street at 2:00PM.

His award certificate will read:  "For his act of heroism on June 30, 2017 that resulted in the lifesaving effort of Xavier Willard in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana. Patrolman Reid Spitaels answered a call of a missing 5-year-old. As he was heading to the call, dispatchers updated the call to a boy seen in the St. Joseph River, some 200 yards upstream from the dam at Century Center. Upon arrival at Howard Park, he and other officers saw the boy with hands waving as he struggled to stay float. There was little time to act as he saw the boy struggling in the water. Patrolman Spitales jumper in, wearing full duty gear, and swam more than 50 feet to reach the boy. He grabbed him and swam back to shore."

The George Cooper Foundation was founded to reward those that risk their own lives to save others. The Foundation feels that Patrolman Spitaels' act was one that deserves this award.

The camp staff needs your help! Attached is the history of all of the buildings at camp. Some explanations have correct or in need of additional information. Can you help? Send your corrections or additions to Chris Sallow's please.

See Listing here!

Were you at Girls Camp in 1952?

A Great Gift for Someone that has Everything!

The Benches Are Back!

New Benches for sale by the Alumni Association - two new ones right in front of Klinger Hall in the Elsa Cooper Gardens.......

Are you interested in making a small contribution to name these benches in the names of Elsa and George Cooper's daughters? Pat Meyer and Charlotte Callen? Send your contribution to 316 S. Eddy St., South Bend, IN 46617 (Camp Eberhart Alumni Association) and put that you wish it to go to the Cooper Bench project.

Your Alumni Association is back in the Bench business. We have purchased six of these benches to be placed at the Chapel and 2 benches placed in the Cooper Gardens (outside Klinger Hal). They will be in the color of red, to match the existing chapel benches. Two have been sold already, but there is time for you to purchase one and dedicate it with a plaque. These are really good benches that will last for many years. Purchase yours today. Cost will be $975.00. If you are interested in purchasing one, send a request to or call 574-234-0069. We can have your bench ready for next years chapel season.

See Bricks below - which also makes a great holiday gift!

$1,146,210.80 - Since 1996!

See how your contributions have made a difference in the camp!

How Summer Camp Went From Urban Escape to Rich-Kid Refuge!

Your EB Alumni Camp Store is Right Here!


The only place to buy your EB gear online, and year-round!



Brick Sales Are Booming - do you have your brick yet? See Listing!

Looking for a Birthday, Anniversary, Holiday or just a Great Gift - How about purchasing something on our  Alumni BRICK WALKWAY?

Honor your camper with his/her name and the year they attended! 


Camp Eberhart's Alumni Walkway lies outside Klinger Hall. It has some wonderful memories and names that will make you smile. Is your name, family or saying been ordered yet? If not, now's the time to do it. Good way to honor or memorialize a friend or family member.
Order Your Brick Today!
and click here to see bricks that have already been sponsored.

2018 Alumni Weekend Application

2018 Golf Outing Application

Join the Camp Eberhart Alumni Association for 2018!

The List of 2018 members - is your name listed?

If your name is listed without the years you went to camp. E-mail those to us so we can add them after your name!

Days Until
The Spring Alumni Reunion Camp!

2018 Reunion Camp I:
Friday June 8th through Sunday, June 10th.

   Amazon Smile Purchasing Help!

 Camp to receive a check from Amazon Smile for $49.81 because you used the link for your purchases!

Donate 0.5% of every purchase on Amazon to the Alumni Association.

Purchasing something from Amazon - use this address to start your purchasing:

Use PayPal to Join the Alumni Association!

Camp Eberhart Alumni Association, Inc.
now has its own foundation at the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County.
See how you can help Camp Eberhart for another 100 years!

Donate to the Community Foundation and help Camp Eberhart!

Is your e-mail address correct?


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 few seasons.

To Order Click Here!

1910 - This is an article that was transcribed into a document telling the story of the establishment of YMCA Camp Eberhart!

Staff 1978, verified by Cole Davis. How many people can you name?

Have you ever seen the Camp Eberhart Brochure for the Camp's first year, July 1st-29th, 1909

Front / Back  as .tif file

Front / Back  as .gif file

Corey Lake Island in 1909 - same year that Camp Eberhart was started. This is what you saw when you were standing on Tent Street!

Tom Vance's exciting version of: The Making of a Camp - The Story of Camp Eberhart 1909 - 1919.

Astro-Camp Success

Another successful year for Astro-Camp. Were you a participant? If not - next year for sure! Watch the camp web site for dates. Now see some of the fun and education they campers experienced: AstroCamp: Home

Astro Camp 2018

July 29 - August 4

Week #7

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