YMCA Camp Eberhart

Alumni Association
Michiana Family YMCA


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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.

userimgThank you so much, Camp Eberhart Alumni Association! You're the best!!
YMCA Camp Eberhart - Three Rivers, Michigan
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YMCA Camp Eberhart is a year-round camping facility located in beautiful southwest lower Michigan. Established in 1909, Camp Eberhart has served hundreds of thousands of children and their families.
userimgPhotos from the week have been posted on our Flickr page linked below. Here are a few goodies! https://www.flickr.com/photos/125325701@N07/sets/with/72157654870743868
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userimgFun may be one of the reasons people love camp, but we're so much more than just fun. Swimming has always been an important part of who we are and what we do as a camp. Below is a great example of how that happens. You can see in the first picture how nervous the camper is by how tightly she is grabbing around Ian, our Swim Program head. In the second picture, she is still nervous but now no longer directly in contact with the counselor. And finally, in the last picture, she is smiling and relaxed. This is what an experience at YMCA Camp Eberhart is all about. Whether you are 4 or 16, camp teaches you to break personal barriers, learn new skills, and foster relationships. One of our favorite parts of this interaction is the encouraging look always given by our staff. Great job Ian. Way to be a shining example of a YMCA Camp Eberhart staff member.
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userimgNew photos have been posted on our Flickr page listed at the link below. Here are some of our favorites. http://bit.ly/1djbWas
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userimgWeek One's Camper's Creation is now up for VOTE! If your child helped create this, VOTE for them at www.awesomeartists.org and let them know that they are AWESOME!!
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userimgSo far today we've had a few splashes of rain but mostly spotty drizzle and sunshine. The bulk of the storm went north of us as soon as it touched Michigan soil. There is currently a storm watch that will continue for most of the night and we will keep a close eye on it. At this point the campers are safely tucked in their beds as we continue to monitor the radar.
userimgJust a little rain thus far. Nothing too bad. We will keep you posted.
userimgA couple of our favorite photos from the first day. Check out the rest on our Flickr page.
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userimgThe first round of photos have been published on our Flickr page below. Check them out here!
userimgWeather is still fine. Rain hasn't started and we are preparing for raining day activities. Counselors are already preparing the best Dutch Auction pillow cases ever!
userimgTo Our Current Camper Parents, We know there is potential for severe weather today and we are monitoring it closely. We have plans in place to keep all our campers safe during severe weather. We will continue to post on our facebook page any updates. First day was great. Kids are eating now and getting pumped for their first period programs. Have a great week!
userimgAwesome things you get to see while working at YMCA Camp Eberhart: Today down at the waterfront in our swimming program we had some great stuff happening. Two specific things stood out that I thought I would share. The first was one of our Leadership Staff, Kate, whose responsibility is making sure all the counselors in the older girls cabins have what they need, was working with a young man in the water, teaching him to swim. I asked the lifeguard why Kate was working with him as she wasn't on swim staff. The lifeguard replied, "That's _______, he has had a rough time this week but does great when Kate works with him. She stopped doing her normal duties to help him learn to swim." How awesome is that? That's what being a counselor at YMCA Camp Eberhart is all about. Taking time out from everything you "need" to do so that you can work with a child who "needs" you. Great job Kate! Second scenario was at that same time, another camper was having a tough time with swimming. They just weren't very comfortable in the water. Sydney was working with the child in the water and Ian, our Swim Program Head was watching. They were both aware that Camper _________ loves a certain song. Ian played that song through our sound system and the camper started dancing in the water. The whole environment had changed for that camper all because the staff knew about that camper personally. Great job Ian and Sydney! Things like this happen around YMCA Camp Eberhart every day. We are so proud of all our counselors who make a difference in the lives of the children in our care. With staff like this, it's going to be a great summer!
userimgSome more great photos from the week! Check out the rest on our Flickr page here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125325701@N07/albums
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userimgIt's good to have campers back! It has been a great couple days so far. Can't wait for the rest of the week. First round of pictures are now posted on our Flickr account below but here are some of our favorites so far. https://www.flickr.com/photos/125325701@N07/sets/72157654225109549/with/18674091058/
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userimgHi Folks! Our first full day of camp is here and we are expecting some storms on the horizon. I wanted to pass along the message to all the parents that we will be running safe, indoor programs to avoid any hazardous conditions. I don't think the weather will be too severe, but we are choosing to take the precaution anyway. On a side note, the campers have been having a wonderful time and I couldn't be happier with the way the activities have been running.
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.