Experience a compact, yet exciting ranch week with our Ranch Adventures program! Spend 3 nights and 4 days horseback riding all over Camp Kerns scenic trails, while still enjoying traditional camp activities like rock climbing walls, hiking, archery, and swimming. Ranch Adventure campers will be staying in Conestoga Wagons and cooking over the fire, and enjoying campfires underneath the stars. You won’t want to miss this adventure! SESSION 5A -- SOLD OUT -- Contact for Waitlist...
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...
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...
Ranch Camp at Circle K is unlike any other camp! Ranchers will experience the joy and responsibility of having their own horse through daily activities such as: grooming, tacking, horseback riding lessons and trail rides. Ranchers will spend most of their week in the saddle, but will also have time to enjoy archery, canoeing, swimming, the rock climbing wall, arts and crafts and much more! All Ranchers will stay at Elk Lodge, where they can see the horses from their bunks. Ranchers will be pl...
This two week program is a wonderful opportunity to enhance and develop self-confidence, self-awareness, communication skills, tolerance for adversity, and personal leadership style. Your training as a CIT will begin with retreats in the spring, and by the time your two-week summer session begins you will be comfortable and confident with your skills. This is an endless opportunity to be a positive role model and to make new friends. We ask you to push yourself and the experience wonders you ...
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...
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.
**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!
The Traditional Camp program at YMCA Camp Kern is a world where imagination comes alive! Campers spend a magical week participating in their choice of daily activities while making friends and creating lasting memories on Camp Kern’s beautiful 485 acres. Activities include canoeing, digital photography, archery, tango tower, rifles, drama, nature, radio, arts and crafts, sports, swimming, disc golf, rock climbing and many more. Our progressive programs allow for new skill o...
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)