YMCA Camp Eberhart has two programs designed to provide leadership opportunities that prepare teens to become staff members at Camp.

Leadership Core

Our Leadership Core Program, formerly known as Counselor-In-Training, is for teenagers entering 11th grade and is designed to give them a camp experience tailored to youth in leadership and the opportunity for adventure! Leadership Core campers will complete an on-site service project, spend a day working with our local Habitat for Humanity, and experience hands-on training in the areas of communication, teen leadership, environmental stewardship, and community service. The highlight of this amazing two-week program is a 2-night, 3-day canoe trip on one of our most pristine rivers in western Michigan! This is a 2-week program. Space is limited and sessions will fill!

Cost: $1,350 Age 16
2021 Sessions

Session 1: June 20-26
Session 2: June 27-July 3
Session 3: July 4-10
Session 4: July 11-17
EPIC Week: August 15-21 ($500)


Our Staff-In-Training (SIT) program is a fantastic opportunity for youths to shoulder responsibility, work with young children, learn leadership, and most importantly: begin their training to become future YMCA Camp Eberhart summer camp counselors! Days spent as an SIT will be packed with an exciting array of activities and unique challenges. Learn more here, and if interested be sure to fill out the application and return to the YMCA Camp Eberhart office via mail or email. This is a 4-week program. Spaces are limited and sessions are sure to fill!

Cost: $1,350 Ages 17+
2021 Sessions

BLock A (sessions 1-4): June 20-July 17
Block B (sessions 5-8): July 18-August 14
EPIC Week: August 15-21 ($500)

Apply for Leadership Core & SIT

Download our application and send completed to office@ymcacampeberhart.org. This application is a must to be in the program.

For more information feel free to call our office at (269) 244-5125 or email us at office@ymcacampeberhart.org.16