YMCA 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 traditions dear, YMCA Camp Eberhart has consistently been a leader in the industry and remains so to this day. The first YMCA camp in the country to include a summer camping program for young women, the camp continues to develop programs for children and adults of all ages and abilities.

Though 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.


Our Facilities

Klinger
Includes our dining hall, camper check-in and check-out, and administrative offices.

Leighton
During our year-round this lodge includes 48 beds (24 bunk beds), heat/AC, indoor bathrooms and a common room with space for meetings. In the Summer this lodge is home to our oldest female campers, and includes a fully-staffed wellness center. Wifi also available.

Stone Cabins
Eight beautiful and historic stone cabins, home to campers ages 9-14. They include 28 beds (14 bunk beds), are unheated, and have restrooms near by.

Dave's House
Home to our Astronomy Program

Greenleaf Treehouse Village
Our Greenleaf Treehouse Village is home to our Counselors-In-Training and Staff-In-Training

Obenchain
Newly renovated! Home to our indoor programming

Gregory Lodge
Home to our expansive arts and crafts program

Baker Cooper Lodge
During the year-round Baker Cooper includes 20 beds (10 bunk beds), heat, and indoor bathrooms, and is located close to our dining hall. During the Summer Baker Cooper is home to our youngest male campers.

Morris Lodge
During our year-round, Morris enjoys 40 beds (20 bunk beds), heat/AC, indoor bathrooms, and a small common room. During the Summer Morris is home to our youngest female campers. Wifi also available.

Stella Trench Indoor Arena

Day Camp Arena
This is where the fun starts! Drop off and pick up Day Campers here.


Our Staff

Katia Martin joined our YMCA Camp Eberhart family in January of 2018. Katia was born and raised in West Branch, Michigan, where she spent summers camping with her family. She earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois in 2003. Afterward, she went to work for the YMCA serving as a camp director for two different YMCA Camps in Pennsylvania, most recently as the Director of Community Programs at Frost Valley YMCA in New York. Katia, her husband Jason, and their children Aidan and Emmalee-Jo are excited to call YMCA Camp Eberhart home. Feel free to contact Katia at katia@ymcacampeberhart.org.

As our Senior Program Director Sarah helps provide amazing outdoor experiences to thousands of local students each year, allowing them to experience school in a whole new environment. She also leads our Conferencing and Team Building programs at Camp, making YMCA Camp Eberhart a year-round destination for groups of all ages, sizes, and goals. Feel free to contact Sarah at swhaley@ymcacampeberhart.org.

Lisa Vaillancourt is a wife, mother of three, a volunteer at Riverside Church, and a graduate from Wentworth Military Academy. As the Office Manager, she provides service and information to campers and visitors in a manner that is responsive, accurate, and respectful.  Lisa’s support helps Camp function at a high level and creates an environment where our Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility are followed. Feel free to contact Lisa at lvaillancourt@ymcacampeberhart.org.

Heather Wilcox is our Food Service Manager at YMCA Camp Eberhart. Heather has worked in food service for 25+ years, and she and her staff understand and implement menu choices which reflect the special dietary preferences of groups including; children, religious and ethnic groups, health challenges, and the occasional picky eater.  Heather is a Certified Food Manager who takes the current food safety laws seriously to maintain a healthy and safe dining experience for our guests. Heather can be reached at hwilcox@michianaymca.org.

Betty is a wife, mother of two sons and one daughter, and blessed with four grandchildren. Betty joined the YMCA Camp Eberhart family in September of 2016. She finds pleasure in what she does and strives for progress and not perfection. She loves the Camp atmosphere and the interaction with our campers. Watching them enjoying themselves and making memories makes her work very rewarding. Feel free to contact Betty at bconner@michianaymca.org.