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. SESSION 5 - SPACE LIMITED - Please call (5...
Campers MUST be intermediate to advanced riders! Saddle up Cowboys and Cowgirls! Trail Wranglers is the perfect week for those Ranchers who LOVE to trail ride! The week will include trail riding and camping out with the horses on and off Camp Kern property. Wranglers will learn to cook over a fire, outdoor living skills, horsemanship, and horseback riding skills. Program SOLD OUT - Please contact for waitlist
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's time for some rappelling and rock climbing on the rock faces seen from the New River.
This program is for advanced riders only. This challenging ranch week is for the more experienced rider. Campers will have advanced lessons in walk, trot, canter, and jumping--as well as more in-depth lessons on barn management, horse health, and jump course design. Ranchers will build on their knowledge and expand their horizons! Along with adventures in the saddle, Ranchers will experience the same great camp activities such as swimming, rock climbing walls, arts and crafts, and the BIG...
Ranchers, do you want to expand your horse knowledge? Intermediate Ranch is a new program designed for Ranchers looking to advance their riding skills. Ranchers will build on their current horse knowledge by learning more about horse riding and care. Whether they ride Western or English, campers will spend most of their week on horseback. In addition to their time spent in the saddle, Intermediate Ranchers will get to experience fun camp activities such as swimming, archery, and the giant swi...
Crossrails is designed to teach Ranchers the basics of how to jump! From learning the correct position for jumping, to leaping over their first jumps, Ranchers will get a flying start on learning a new skill. In addition to time spent in the saddle, ranchers will also learn more about horse riding and care, and participate in other camp activities such as swimming, rock climbing, and more! This program offers English riding only. Riders must be intermediate to advanced. SPACE LIMITE...
**Brand new for 2018!** Service camp is a great opportunity for campers to give back to the community. Each day, campers will go into the community and work on volunteer service projects. In the afternoon, they’ll come back to camp and participate in all of camp’s traditional activities such as climbing walls, ziplines, campfires, and more! Campers will stay out in rustic Tree House Village (no a/C). A great opportunity for campers who need school volunteer hours!
Challenge, adventure, and new activities await in this fresh, new program! Teens will live in our renovated Brisben Family Center, including new treehouse cabins and a giant central open air pavilion. Enjoy everything Camp Kern has to offer, including Tango Tower, Pine Woods High Ropes, and the Giant Swing. One morning includes a Zipline Canopy Tour on our very own Ozone Zipline Adventures! Couple all of these activities with off-site field trips for new sights and ex...
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 Apprent...
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)