YMCA Camp Eberhart enjoys one of the only astronomy programs in the entire country, and has been visited by professional astronomers from coast to coast. Alumns 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 2020 will be held July 19-25.
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.
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
3:15 ASTRO CAMP
4:30 ASTRO CAMP
5:30 Dinner/Open Play
7:00 Evening Programs
9:00 ASTRO CAMP (Spectacular nights last until 11pm or later!)