COVID-19 Response

YMCA Camp Kern, as always, is committed to the safety and well-being of all our campers, guests and staff. The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty in the world, but rest assured our team here at Camp is working hard to update our guests, improve our processes and make the best of this situation. This page will remain active as long as is necessary and will be updated regularly. Here are the latest developments:

  • We are following the guidance of the CDC, State Government, Warren County Health Department and the American Camping Association.
  • Summer Camp Registration is still open, for sessions 3-9. We are acutely aware of the many changes that will come to all areas of our operation if Summer Camp Programming is allowed. We are working hard to prepare for anything and everything.
  • We have thoroughly reviewed and updated our cleaning and disinfecting procedures to ensure the safety of all camp guests, across every program. This includes increased cleanings, hiring of a 3rd party cleaning company and intentional program revisions to emphasize good hygiene.
  • The following programs have been cancelled until further notice:
    • Summer Camp Session 1 (June 14th) and 2 (June 21st).
    • Trailblazers Summer Camp Program
    • Raft, Mud & Paint Camp
    • Trail Wranglers Camp
    • Extreme Camp
    • Strawberries and Ice Cream - postponed. New date TBD.
    • Ozone Zipline Adventures
    • Annual Bob Barr Golf Outing 
    • Trail rides and riding lessons
    • April and May Open Houses have been replaced with an online open house experience. If you missed it go to our Facebook Page and scroll to April 5th, or you can click here for the recorded version.
  • Check out our Facebook Page for the latest 'Keep Connected with Kern'
  • We will continue to monitor and make decisions on future programs and post updates here.
  • Environmental Education and Rental Groups scheduled for Spring 2020 have been contacted, and we are starting communication with groups scheduled for this summer and beyond to begin planning. If you have questions, please get in touch with your Camp Kern contact.
  • We will update this page as needed, and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at 513-932-3756 or using the contact us form.
  • Stay safe, stay healthy and we can’t wait to see you around the campfire very soon!