kids with telescope photo

Astro Camp      

YMCA Camp Eberhart enjoys one of the longest-running astronomy programs in the entire country and has been visited by professional astronomers from coast to coast. Alumnus Kevin Walsh and Earl Todd both worked for NASA!

The unique program is designed for boys and girls ages 9 to 15 that are eager to discover, and ready to begin the great adventure of exploring the universe! Young minds are curious and eager to discover. They are ready to begin the great adventure of exploring the universe with the endurance to stay up after dark, stargazing, telescoping, and astrophotography. Nine is a great age to start, and Astro Camp is the best place to start! Astro Camp 2021 will be held during Session 4: July 11-16.

Our dedicated resident astronomer, Darren Drake, has taught astronomy at the collegiate level and gives campers the opportunity to discover the inner astronomer in themselves. Combined with our high-tech equipment, campers can take an exciting journey through the universe. YMCA Camp Eberhart is fortunate to enjoy an 18″ Obsession telescope, an 11″ C11 telescope, and a fleet of 8″ Dobsonian telescopes. Campers taking part in our astronomy program will see things they’ve never seen before!

Bring a flash drive to take home your High-Resolution Astro-images that we will produce this week.

Cost: $795/camper Ages 9-15
Sample Schedule:

7:45 Flag Raising 
8:00 Breakfast/Cabin Clean-up 
9:30 1st Program 
10:45 2nd Program 
12:00 Lunch/Rest hour 
2:00 Open Period/Open Swim
5:30 Dinner/Open Play 
6:45 Chapel 
8:30 Taps 
9:00 ASTRO CAMP (Spectacular nights last until 11pm or later!)

Guest Astronomers

A Letter from the Astro Camp Director