Adventure Trips

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Kern’s Adventure Trips are a chance to get away and experience a real adventure. Combining the fun of a road trip with the thrill of numerous exciting outdoor activities, these programs are designed to build friendships through shared experiences and challenges, while learning how to be independent and flexible. Add to the mix experienced counselors to help make the trip memorable in every way possible, and these programs can be some of the most rewarding we offer.

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Both our Adventure Trips consist of a Sunday night drop off at Camp Kern, before spending the night preparing and getting a good night's sleep before leaving for West Virginia on Monday morning. Campers return on Friday afternoon to spend one more night at Camp, before checking out on Saturday.

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West Virginia is not for the faint of heart! Come prepared to push youself and meet some life-long friends as you make memories. Travel to West Virginia and begin with a run down the Lower New River in Class II to IV rapids (those are big!). Next, challenge and competition await on the paintball field. Run a professional vendor, this is your chance to show off some paint marking skills. Following paintball, the entire group is challenged to complete a unique Mud Obstacle course! To request any additional information, or if you have any questions regarding our Kern Adventure Trips programs, please contact Sam Aldredge at (513) 932-3756 ext. 1530 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Availability

  • Session 3 (Sold out)

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On this adventurous trip campers will travel to West Virginia’s New River for a white water rafting and rock climbing adventure. The adventure begins with a run down the Lower New River in duckies (inflatable two person rafts), followed by a wild ride down the Upper New River in a Guided Raft. After they hit the rapids, it is time for some rappelling and rock climbing on the rock faces seen from the New River. To request any additional information, or if you have any questions regarding our Leadership Camp programs, please contact Sam Aldredge at (513) 932-3756 ext. 1530 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Availability

  • Session 7

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 Want to experience the magic of camp for two weeks or more in a row? Stay the weekend in between at Kern!  The weeks must be consecutive weeks at camp.  Saturday is spent relaxing from the week by going to Kings Island, The Beach, The Newport Aquarium, and many other fun excursions!  Saturday ends with a movie night at camp.  All campers laundry is cleaned in between weeks.  Only available to campers ages 9 to 15.

Availability

  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 3
  • Session 4
  • Session 5
  • Session 6
  • Session 7

2018 Summer Camp Themes

Session 1 – Star Wars
(June 17 - June 23)

Session 2 – Color Wars
(June 24 - June 30)

Session 3 – Ultimate Kern Week
(July 1 - July 7)

Session 4 – Lego
(July 8 - July 14)

Session 5 – Pokemon
(July 15 - July 21)

Session 6 – Superheroes
(July 22 - July 28)

Session 7 – Minions
(July 29 - Aug. 4)

Session 8 – Harry Potter
(Aug. 5 - Aug. 11)