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.


Both our Adventure Trips consist of a Sunday night drop off at Camp Kern, before spending the night preparing and getting a good night's sleep before leaving for West Virginia on Monday morning. Campers return on Friday afternoon to spend one more night at Camp, before checking out on Saturday.

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West Virginia is not for the faint of heart! Come prepared to push youself and meet some life-long friends as you make memories. Travel to 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 Karley Holdeman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 513-932-3756 x1530.


Prepare for a major adrenaline rush! This week will be one to remember with all the most extreme activities in the area on offer: tearing through the Paintball field, zipping through the trees with Ozone Zipline Adventures, splashing into the fun at Land of Illusion Water Park or sreaming at the top of your lungs at King's Island. You're sure to find adventure to get your heart pumping each day, while throwing in a few traditional camp activities just for good measure.



 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.  Saturday is spent relaxing from the week by going to Kings Island, The Beach, The Newport Aquarium, and many other fun excursions!  Saturday ends with a movie night at camp.  All campers laundry is cleaned in between weeks.  Only available to campers ages 9 to 15.


2020 Summer Camp Themes

Session 1 – Star Wars
(June 14 - June 20)

Session 2 – Harry Potter
(June 21 - June 27)

Session 3 – Ultimate Kern Week
(June 28 - July 4)

Session 4 – Neverland 
(July 5 - July 11)

Session 5 – Agents of K.E.R.N.
(July 12 - July 18)

Session 6 – Willy Wonka
(July 19 - July 25)

Session 7 – Color Wars
(July 26 - Aug. 1)

Session 8 – Harry Potter
(Aug. 2 - Aug. 8)

Session 9 – Jurassic Camp
(Aug. 9 - Aug. 15)