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Help Camp Be Around For Another 110 years...

You've heard it a million times recently, 'these are challenging / uncertain / unprecedented times'.

Camp is not immune, and while we know we will be here for at least another 110 years, there is no doubt that resources are more limited than at any time in our recent history. We have applied for government assistance, funding from the YMCA National Organization, and have made difficult staffing decisions to help with our financial situation. But, we could always use a helping hand...and we are not too proud to ask for support from our Camp community.

Necessary updates to our facilities, equipment and procedures all come with a price tag and the sooner we can implement these changes the quicker we can welcome campers and guests back. More importantly, as more and more people are affected by the economic uncertainty, we know that requests for financial assistance will increase. We are committed to never turning a camper or guest away for an inability to pay, and this pandemic will not change that.

If you are able to help please click below. If not, we completely understand and thank you for taking the time to consider Camp.     


Please ensure you select 'Camp Kern' in the 'Campaign' drop-down box. If you'd like to donate over the phone call us at 513-932-3756 or you can mail a check to YMCA Camp Kern 5291 State Route 350, Oregonia, OH 45054. Thank you for your support.

Annual Campaign 2021

We believe every child deserves a Summer Camp experience. A chance to make new friends, connect with nature, face and solve challenges every day, and take risks in a safe environment dedicated to building character.


Unfortunately, some families are unable to afford such an experience, which is where you come in! Our Annual Scholarship Campaign raises funds to help send hundreds of kids to camp every year, but we can’t do it alone! By donating to our Annual Campaign, you will be ensuring that we never have to turn a child away for their inability to pay, and you will be helping continue a tradition of camping excellence that is 110 years old. 100% of money raised is used to provide financial assistance for a camping experience for a child next summer.

Bob Ross Donation

Please help us achieve our 2021 goal of $98,000. For more information, please contact Camp Kern 513-932-3756 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To learn more, download the Annual Campaign Brochure (PDF) below.


To donate using our secure online portal, please click the button below. Remember to select Camp Kern as the "Campaign" in the last box.

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