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Parent & Child Weekend!

By: sean Posted on: September 19, 2017 Comments: 0


Dates: September 29th – October 1st 2017
Cost: $195 per pair; $65 per additional child

Unpack those sleeping bags and join us for a fun-filled weekend at YMCA Camp Kern. This program is designed for a parent and their sons and/or daughters age 6-12. During your adventure here, you and your child will have the opportunity to participate in numerous activities including archery, climbing, trail rides (ages 8 & up), pony rides, games, hay rides, arts & crafts, and much more. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to spend time with your family and meet new friends.


To Register

Register today by calling our office at 513-932-3756

For more information, please e-mail Sam Aldredge at saldredge@daytonymca.org

Thank you for a great summer!

By: sean Posted on: September 12, 2017 Comments: 0

We wanted to take a moment to thank everyone involved for making this summer so special: our curious, fun and energetic campers who taught us so much, our camper families who put their faith and trust in us with their most prized possession, our wonderful volunteers who keep us focused, and our incredible staff that once again delivered an exceptional, meaningful and important experience to kids from all over the country. More than 2000 campers this year, making it the 3rd year in a row of record breaking attendance, and we are so grateful that we get to be a part of something bigger than ourselves; bringing growth, friendship and leadership to the world. Thank you again for being part of our story. Until next summer….

Open House — May 21st!

By: sean Posted on: April 14, 2017 Comments: 0

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Spring Camp Is This Weekend!

By: sean Posted on: March 9, 2017 Comments: 0

First Flyer Spring 2015

Click Here to Register!


Register by Phone at 513-932-3756!

2017 Summer Camp Brochure

By: sean Posted on: February 20, 2017 Comments: 0

Check Out the 2017 Summer Camp Brochure!

Thanks for a Great Summer!

By: sean Posted on: August 24, 2016 Comments: 0

Summer 2016 was a HUGE success and we could not have done it with you! We at YCMA Camp Kern would just like to extend a giant Thank You to all of the campers, families, volunteers, and staff for helping us create a magical experience for over 1900 campers! We can’t wait to see you all back here in 2017!


2016 Summer Camp Brochure!

By: sean Posted on: March 13, 2016 Comments: 0

Check Out the 2016 Summer Camp Brochure today!

Spring Camp at YMCA Camp Kern!

By: sean Posted on: February 23, 2016 Comments: 0

First Flyer Spring 2016

Dates: March 11th-13th, 2016
Main Camp Cost: $150/Child
Ranch Camp Cost: $160/Child

Welcome Spring with a weekend at camp! Tons of activities, friends, cookouts, and exploration fill this great rain-or-shine weekend. Play a big game, try some classic camp activities, and embrace the luck o’ the Irish!

Click the link below to register on-line today or feel free to print off the registration and register when convenient. For any questions, please contact Sean Kline at skline@daytonymca.org or via phone at (513) 932-3756!

Check In – 6:30 on Friday, March 11th

Check Out – 1:00 on Sunday, March 13th

Location: Elk Lodge

Click Here to Register On-Line!

Click Here to Download a Printable Registration!

Winter Camp Fun!

By: sean Posted on: December 2, 2015 Comments: 0

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It’s that time of the year again! Winter Camp at YMCA Camp Kern is coming up this December 11th-13th! Pack their winter hats, boots, and gloves and give them the winter weekend of a lifetime! There will be games, adventures, s’mores, campfires and some of their favorite wacky counselors from this summer! Register today, help them beat cabin fever, and send them to One Wonderful Winter Camp!

Click either of the links below to register or call Dusty at (513) 932-3756!

Click Here to Print Registration!

Click Here to Register On-Line!

Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner!

By: sean Posted on: November 2, 2015 Comments: 0


Once again on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, Singerman Lodge will be filled with the aroma of turkey fresh out of the ovens and fryers, baked rolls, and creamy mashed potatoes.  Campers, staff, and families, please join us for a feast and an opportunity to gather at the place we all love.

If you feel like taking a hike around Camp, feel free to show up early. Gathering will begin at 5.30pm and when 6 o’clock comes around, it’s every person for themselves as the indulgent buffet lines begin.

If you have never attended a Pre-Thanksgiving before, it’s a feast you don’t want to miss, with the focus on reconnecting and beginning the holiday celebrations. The event is FREE!  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Click Here to RSVP!