Camp Kern

Literary Themed Camps

Have Fun /  Try New Things /  Friendship /  Teamwork /  Fly High /  Imagination /  Tradition / 

Each week offers a camp based on your favorite adventures!


Session 1 : Star Wars

Session 2 : Percy Jackson

Session 3 : Harry Potter

Session 4 : Fantastic Beasts

Session 5 : Pokemon

Session 6 : Star Wars

Session 8 : Harry Potter

Harry Potter Week – Ages 9-14

Sessions 3, 8

Harry Potter is coming for an ENTIRE WEEK at Camp Kern! From the moment you arrive, until you check out on Saturday, you will cease to be a Muggle, and will enter the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as a student. Do you have what it takes to learn Potions? Are you ready for daily Quiddich practice? Do you know your spellbook forwards and back?

Tons of activity, imagination, and fun will fill this week. Come prepared to immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter, while enjoying all that Camp Kern has to offer!

Percy Jackson Week – Ages 9-14

Sessions 2

You’ve always felt that you didn’t quite belong. Things never seemed to look the same to you as they did to other kids. One of your parents seems suspiciously “god-like”. You can read Latin. You are a great candidate for Camp Jupiter! Come spend a week at camp, training your body and mind into the hero’s physique you were built for. Daily quests, monsters to vanquish, and a god-written destiny await all who answer the call of heroes!

Ranger’s Apprentice – Ages 10-14

Sessions 3 & 7

Immerse yourself in the world of Ranger’s Apprentice! This week is fully-themed, and you will be instructed on horseback riding, trail riding, archery, tracking, survival skills, stealth and missions throughout the week.

For more information, see the Ranger’s Apprentice Page.

Advanced Ranger’s Apprentice – Ages 12-16


Session 4, 8 (Co-ed)

For those who love Ranger’s Apprentice camp and are looking for more, Advanced Ranger’s Apprentice is for you. Build on your Ranger skills in horseback riding, archery, and stealthing while taking on even more challenging missions. This week will test Ranger’s Apprentices to see if they have what it takes to become a Ranger.

Previous participation in Ranger’s Apprentice Camp is recommended for Advanced Ranger’s Apprentice. Advanced Ranger’s Apprentice can be combined with Ranger’s Apprentice to create a two week Ranger experience!

Star Wars/Clone Wars Week – Ages 9-14

Session 1, 6

The First Order is back and Camp Kern is in imminent danger! It is up to YOU to help us get rid of them! Join us for a full week of Jedi Training at the Jedi Academy. Learn from our very own Jedi Masters how to harness the force, train in the art of lightsaber battling. Go on missions to help save the galaxy! And finally, appear in front of the Jedi council to see if you have what it takes to call yourself a Jedi!

This week of Star Wars fun was created in conjunction with Lucasfilm, LTD. Camp Kern was able to be a part of creating an awesome camp resource for use by camps around the country as they integrate Star Wars themes into their camp! Campers last year loved Star Wars camp, and 2017 is going to be another awesome year filled with new games and adventure!


Pokemon – Ages 9-14

Session 5

Do you wanna be the very best? Like no one ever was? Now for one week only, Kern Campers will have the chance to train under the best Pokémon Masters the world has ever seen! Learn the skills necessary to become a Pokémon Trainer, catch and battle with Pokémon, and even learn what it takes to beat the Elite 4! Don’t miss out on this opportunity of a lifetime!

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Fantastic Beasts – Ages 9-14


Session 4

Out of the American Wizarding World among the likes of “No-majs” and the MACUSA comes our newest Themed Camp at Camp Kern! Upon arrival, campers will be introduced to a new wizarding school (Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry) and will be sorted into new houses (Pukwudgie, Thunderbird, Horned Serpent, and Wampus) and will discover a whole new wizarding world! Throughout the week, not only will campers attend classes with their new Ilvermorny Professors, but in the evenings they will also be going on adventures to help discover and protect some of the New and Fantastic Beasts that the American Wizarding World has to offer! Don’t miss your chance to sign-up for this brand new and exciting immersive week of the most magical week of wizarding yet!

To request any additional information,or if you have any questions regarding our Literary Camp programs, please contact Sam Aldredge at (513) 932-3756 ext. 1530 or saldredge@daytonymca.org.