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Outdoor Education

YMCA Camp Eberhart is situated on 200 wooded acres with over a mile of shoreline on Corey Lake. Because of this we are a perfect place to open students eyes to the wonders of nature. Our classes are geared towards schools core standards and all classes include hands-on activities that will engage your students.

The Outdoor Education program currently serves over 2,000 local students each year. During a two- to five-day stay at YMCA Camp Eberhart, students experience school in a new environment. We have a range of classes that correspond with school curriculum and can be adapted for any grade level by our excellent Outdoor Education instructors. Many of the classes relate closely to the curriculum for both MEAP testing in Michigan and ISTEP testing in Indiana.

For an idea of some of the classes offered, check out our curriculum guide. Much of our curriculum is teamwork and education-based, but we can always find a little time for recreational activities such as canoeing or archery.

If you know of any schools or teachers in the Michiana (Northern Indiana/Southern Michigan) area whose students would benefit from this program, please call YMCA Camp Eberhart (888.YCAMPEB or 269.244.5125) to request our Teacher’s Handbook.


To sign up for one of our programs or for more information, please call 1-888-YCAMPEB or e-mail Sarah Whaley, Outdoor Education Director, at swhaley@ymcacampeberhart.org.