YMCA Camp Eberhart

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YMCA Camp Eberhart

The Y has a long, proud history in camping activities and YMCA Camp Eberhart has been committed to nurturing youth development for more than 100 years. Not only do we provide a lifetime's worth of skills and experiences, but YMCA Camp Eberhart also strengthens the foundations of our communities through summer camp, specialty camps year-round, retreats, and other camping programs and activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities.

At YMCA Camp Eberhart, we are a haven for learning and achievement for all children with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

 

NEWS FROM CAMP

RAISING RESILIENT KIDS

Last year’s blockbuster book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua, and this year’s Pamela Druckerman book, Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting, seem to indicate that parents today are looking for some sort of instruction book for raising happy, healthy children.

We have a solution. We call it summer camp!

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SPENDING THE WEEKENDS TOGETHER

We had a busy weekend with three groups up at camp, but thank goodness we finally got some snow to do some fun outdoor activities. We were worried that mother nature might hold back on us this year but luckily she came through and our visitors took full advantage!

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CAMPERS ARE WEIRD (AND THAT'S A GOOD THING!)

Bloggers Jessica Hagy and Seth Godin both conclude: WEIRD IS GOOD.

“You know who’s weird?” asks Hagy. “Astronauts. Saints. Nobel Prize winners. Scientists. People with hobbies you’ve never heard of or are afraid to try. People who speak their minds. People with both problems and (gasp) solutions. People who are (enviably) not like you. Being weird means being noticeably different. It means being or doing something that makes other people stare, or laugh, applaud, or boo. And it’s something we all need to cultivate.”

She notes that “weirdness” helps you to stand out, command respect of others, and do whatever you like. In other words, be yourself and be happy.

In his new book, We Are All Weird, Godin embraces the notion that everyone deserves the dignity and respect that comes from being different.

At YMCA Camp Eberhart, we know that kids benefit from more opportunities to discover their individuality. When they make more choices and develop more interests on their own, they operate in ways that reflect their own unique values.

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AN ADVENTUROUS APPROACH TO LEARNING

It can be hard to figure out your place in the world. As a young person with your whole life ahead of you, having the right guidance and support can make a real difference in figuring out who you are and what you can achieve. When kids come to YMCA CAMP EBERHART, they can explore their interests and find support in navigating challenges.

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GIVE A GIFT TO LAST A LIFETIME

During the Holiday Season, we take time to reflect upon our own good fortune & think about sharing that with others. In addition to the things we enjoy shopping for and giving every year, we often feel compelled to spend money and time on gifts with little meaning. Gifts which are soon forgotten. Why not give a gift to last a lifetime?

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ASTRO CAMP 2012 DATES ANNOUNCED

Reserve your child's spot for an exciting and educational venture into the stars, galaxies and planets all around us! Designed for boys and girls ages 10 and up, our Astro Camp is one of this nation's premier programs for young campers. They will begin a great adventure of exploring the universe with the endurance to stay up after dark, stargazing and telescoping. Read more for dates.

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SAME CAMP, NEW LOOK!

Welcome to our redesigned website. Our refreshed look, with a new, contemporary appearance, better reflects the vibrancy of YMCA Camp Eberhart and the diversity of the children, families and communities we serve. The new website’s bold, active and welcoming design symbolizes our commitment to personal and social progress. We'll be making many updates in the upcoming days so please check back often.

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YMCA Camp Eberhart is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.