NEW in 2020! YMCA Camp Eberhart is very excited to be offering Service Crew this summer during sessions 1, 2, 3 and 9. This program was designed after receiving feedback from several campers and their families. The Counselor-in-Training (now Leadership Core) program and Staff-in-Training Programs at YMCA Camp Eberhart are amazing leadership opportunities for our campers. However, for a multitude of reasons, these programs are not always an option for our teen campers. Service Crew is a great way to still have an incredible camp experience while building character, learning new skills and growing with your peers!
Every morning, Monday - Friday, Service Crew campers will work with trained camp staff to complete a camp service project that has a noticeable impact on camp. Our first project this year will be transforming Benches! The "Crew" will be repairing as needed, staining and landscaping Benches to make sure that our most common meeting location is welcoming to all. One bench will be specifically designed for the Crew to leave their lasting mark on this project and camp!
In the afternoons, everyone in the Crew will rejoin camp as a traditional camper. Open Period and activities 3 and 4 are available for them to choose their programs and enjoy alongside their friends. Crew campers take part in all evening programs and live in cabins with other campers their same age, building upon lifelong camp friendships!
Service Crew is not a new program to the camping movement. While it may have a variety of names around the county, the opportunity for campers to give back to the place they have loved for years and have a positive and lasting impact of future campers is a program we are pleased to be able to provide!