Outside of our regular programming, YMCA Camp Kern hosts numerous one-off events each year. Some are open to the public, some to alumni, some are just for fun, while others aim to raise funds for our Annual Campaign, so scroll through the details below and decide which event you'd like to get involved in!

Strawberries & Ice Cream


  • When: May 30th, 2024
  • Cost: Free
  • Who: Camp Alumni

Whether you were a former camper, counselor, staff member, family camper or guest of Camp Kern, we would love to see you at our annual alumni event, where we update you on all things Kern, introduce the new summer camp staff and reminisce about all the life-changing experiences we've had at our second home.

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New Camper Orientation

  • When: Summer 2024 Dates TBD
  • Cost: Free
  • Who: First-time Kern Campers & Their Families

Come out to Camp Kern for a day of family fun! Tours of camp, refreshments and summer camp food samples, and the entire camp to yourself are yours to enjoy. Bring the whole family for this free Sunday afternoon at camp. Summer Camp counselors will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, and to lead tours. No reservations required, just show up on the day! Formerly "open houses," these events have been redesigned and are now orientations geared toward registered first-time campers.

Golf Outing

Golf Outing

  • When:  2024 Date TDB
  • Cost: Varies
  • Who: Anyone

Enjoy a round of golf while supporting a great cause....Camp Kern! Hosted on the first Monday of June, our Annual Golf Outing Honoring Bob Barr is a great way to give back to your camp by rounding up a foursome, donating a raffle item or sponsoring a hole.

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Pre-Thanksgiving Feast


  • When: November 24, 2024
  • Cost: Free
  • Who: Camp Alumni

The weekend before Thanksgiving can be a stressful time, so take a load off with our laid back Pre-Thanksgiving Feast. The Singerman Lodge will be filled with the aroma of the turkey and pumpkin pie, and we would love to share our feast with you and your family.

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Arctic Dash

Arctic Dash Mud

  • When: Saturday, December 7, 2024
  • Cost: 2024 Cost TBD
  • Who: Anyone, Age 7+

More info on the 2024 Dash coming soon!

Challenge yourself and your friends or family to a 6k mud obstacle course through the grounds of Camp Kern. All proceeds go towards sending kids to camp next summer, and the 20+ obstacles will push you to your limit. With 11 years experience of organizing this event, we know how to make the whole process a breeze, while delivering on a high quality mud obstacle run. Arctic Dash...are you tough enough?!

Registration Coming Soon!