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! For a list of ALL Kern events, visit our Events Calendar.


Golf Outing

Golf Outing

  • When:  2022 Event - September 26th 
  • 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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Arctic Dash

Arctic Dash Mud

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 4th, 2021
  • Cost: $45-$65
  • Who: Anyone

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 19 obstacles will push you to your limit. With 8 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?!


Strawberries & Ice Cream


  • When: Summer 2022
  • 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.

Pre-Thanksgiving Feast


  • When: Sunday November 20th, 2022
  • 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.


Zipping From Zombies

Zipping from zombies

  • When: 2022 
  • Cost: $55
  • Who: Anyone

Zip from Zombies through five moonlit ziplines! Enjoy a fright filled bus ride, a short haunted hike, then try and escape the zombies across five of our shorter zip lines.  Tours begin at 6:30pm with reservations required. Click below to find availability and make your reservation. Don’t be left out this year, brave your worst fears and conquer the zombies at Ozone Zipline Adventures!


Women's Wellness Weekend

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  • When: 2022
  • Cost:  Before June 1st: $150 per person / after June 1st: $165 per person

Ladies, are you interested in taking a weekend just for yourself? Camp Kern's Women's Wellness Weekend is a time to learn some new skills, meet some new friends, connect with old ones and relax in a beautiful environment! For more information check out the flyer for the event here, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call us at 513-932-3756 ext. 1526.

How to register: Download the form here, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at 513-932-3756

YMCA Camp Kern is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization