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.


Raft, Mud and Paint consists 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.

Extreme Camp is focused on doing all the wildest and most fun activities we can find near Camp Kern! Campers will leave camp each day to take on nearby thrilling attractions guaranteed to get get the heart racing!  

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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.


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

Prepare for a major adrenaline rush! This week will be one to remember: whether you’re playing laser tag, splashing around at the Water Park or screaming at the top of your lungs at King’s Island. You’re sure to find an adventure to get your heart pumping each day! Campers stay in Camp Kern lodging and are chaperoned by camp counselors on daily off-site excursions to southwest Ohio's best adventure activities. 


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2023 Summer Camp Sessions

Session 1: June 4-9

Session 2: June 11-16

Session 3: June 18-23

Session 4: June 25-30

Session 5: July 2-7

Session 6: July 9-14

Session 7: July 16-21

Session 8: July 23-28

Session 9: July 30-August 4