Camp Kern

Leadership Camps

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Leadership Camps

Girls Leadership Adventures – Ages 12-14

Session 2

Girls Only! Come and experience a great adventure! We’ll live in rustic cabins; enjoy camp’s adventurous activities like low ropes, climbing, hiking, zip lining, tower climbing, and more! We’ll focus on building leadership skills, challenging fears, building self esteem, and making friends. We’ll finish the week with an overnight camping trip to a local state park.



Girls Week Out – Ages 10-12

Session 7

Spend a week hanging out with just the girls! Participate in traditional camp activities like the climbing wall, canoeing, and arts and crafts, as well as, focus on specific topics such as self defense, friendship self esteem, and team building. We’ll finish the week off with a trip to yellow springs for a picnic and hike.



Boys Leadership Adventures – Ages 12-14

Session 6

Boys Only! This is a great opportunity for boys to experience all of Camp Kern’s exciting activities including the Double Zipline, Tango Tower, Mine Shaft, hiking, canoeing, and much more. The focus will be on leadership skills, overcoming fears, building self-esteem, making new friends, and most of all, having fun! The week will come to an exciting close with an overnight camping trip.



Leaders in Training (LIT) –

Age 15

Sessions 1, 3, 5

The LIT program fosters and develops group dynamics, problem solving, and the camping skills we look for in future staff members. While living in a rustic setting, campers participate in the main camp activities and programs while focusing on their leadership skills and program development. This training is a stepping stone for older campers who are interested in transitioning into future camp leaders, but still enjoy the magic of being a camper.



Counselor in Training (CIT) – Age 16

$750 for a two week session

Sessions 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8

Check out the CIT page for more info!


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 saldredge@daytonymca.org