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
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...
Spend a week in the NEW SURVIVOR VILLAGE! New Adirondacks style cabins, new tribal council, and new challenges! The challenges will be more difficult, the living quarters still rustic, and the demand for teamwork will be even greater! Teens will compete in extreme challenges as a tribe to earn character points and possibly a chance to win exciting rewards. Develop teamwork skills and to make new friends during this extreme week, and the winner receives a free week of camp in 2...
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.
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...
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 ...
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.
Let the kids come and celebrate the New Year with YMCA Camp Kern. Not only will we be welcoming in the New Year, but we will doing traditional camp activities too! Our check in begins Thursday afternoon at 3pm and check out is Friday morning at 12pm. Prices are $75 for the first child, and $55 for each additional child in the same family. This applies to direct siblings, including brothers and sisters only. Cousins, nephews, third cousins twice removed, and oth...
For those looking to go more indepth into the world of horses, Ranch leaders will go far beyond the traditional riding lessons! Ranch Leaders is a program geared towards teaching equestrians more about all aspects of owning, working with, and enjoying horses. Activities will include daily riding lessons, instruction on basic horse first aid, introductions to horse training, and a glimps at the various ways campers can continue their love of horses throu...
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–all while spending time at Circle K Ranch! Ranch CITs spend their first week learning to be positive role models as both camp counselors and lesson instructors along with improving their riding skills. Week two gives Ranch CIT’s a chance to practice their skills while assisting riding lessons, trail...
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)