Adventure Trips

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Kern’s Adventure Trips are a chance to get away and experience a real adventure. Combining the fun of a road trip with the thrill of numerous exciting outdoor activities, these programs are designed to build friendships through shared experiences and challenges, while learning how to be independent and flexible. Add to the mix experienced counselors to help make the trip memorable in every way possible, and these programs can be some of the most rewarding we offer.

2024 Summer Camp Registration Coming October 7!

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Weeklong Off-site Trip: Sunday-Friday

West Virginia is not for the faint of heart! Come prepared to push yourself and meet some life-long friends as you make memories. Travel to ACE Adventure Resort in West Virginia and begin with a run down the Lower New River in Class II to IV rapids (those are big!). Next, challenge and competition await on the paintball field. Run a professional vendor, this is your chance to show off some paint marking skills. Following paintball, the entire group is challenged to complete a unique Mud Obstacle course! To request any additional information, or if you have any questions regarding our Kern Adventure Trips programs, contact MacKallie Householder at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 513-932-3756 x1530. 

An informational Zoom meeting for parents/guardians of campers registered for this trip will be hosted on Saturday, April 6th at 1:00 pm.  

2024 Session Dates
Session 2: June 9-14 - (SOLD OUT waitlist available)

Availability

  • Session 2

Weeklong Residential/Overnight Camp w/ Daily Off-Site Excursions: Sunday - Friday

Formerly Extreme Camp, this program will still feature off-site excursions each day but will offer a more mellow, broad range of activities. Campers stay in Camp Kern lodging and are chaperoned by camp counselors on daily off-site excursions to local attractions in the southwest Ohio area. Planned excursions include trips to Kings Island, Soak City Waterpark, Laser Tag, a Cincinnati Reds game and more!

2024 Session Dates
Session 4: June 23-28
Session 6: July 7-12 (Boys' spots sold out, available)

Availability

  • Session 4
  • Session 6

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Want to experience the magic of camp for two weeks or more in a row? Stay the weekend in between at Kern!  The weeks must be consecutive weeks at camp. All campers laundry is cleaned in between weeks. Campers will participate in various activities at camp over the weekend before they are signed in for their next week of camp!

Weekend stays are only available to campers attending weeklong residential camp programs. Weekend Stayovers are not available for campers attending Sunrise Day Camp, Lil' Farmers Day Camp,  First Camp, Taste of Kern, Boots & Bits Day Camp, or Frontier Village programs.

Space is limited! Make sure to select the Free Weekend Stayover Add-on on your Camper Application. 

The following Free Weekend Stayovers are planned for summer 2024:

Sessions 3-4: June 21-23

Sessions 4-5: June 28-30 SOLD OUT

Sessions 5-6: July 5-7 SOLD OUT

Sessions 7-8: July 19-21

We are also offering "Super Stayovers" on other weekends that include a trip to Kings Island. These Super Stayovers will have a fee to cover park admission and food. Click the "Add On: Super Weekend Stayovers" tab to learn more.

Availability

Super Stay 1

Want to experience the magic of camp for two weeks or more in a row, stay at camp over the weekend AND take a day trip to Kings Island? Stay on for a Super Weekend Stayover at Kern! Participating campers must be enrolled for consecutive weeks at camp.

All campers laundry is cleaned in between weeks. Campers will participate in various activities at camp over the weekend and take a day trip to nearby Kings Island amusement park. The fee for the Super Stayover includes park admission, food and transportation. 

Weekend stays are only available to campers attending weeklong residential camp programs. Weekend Stayovers are not available for campers attending Sunrise Day Camp, Lil' Farmers Day Camp,  First Camp, Taste of Kern, Boots & Bits Day Camp, or Frontier Village programs.

Space is limited! Make sure to select the Super Weekend Stayover Add-on on your Camper Application. 

The following Super Weekend Stayovers are planned for summer 2024:

Sessions 2-3: June 14-16

Sessions 6-7: July 12-14 SOLD OUT

We are also offering Free Stayovers on other weekends that do not include a Kings Island excursion. Click the "Add On: Free Weekend Stayovers" tab to learn more. 

Availability