Family Camp

Family Camps

Family Memories Built Around A Campfire

Join us for our Memorial Day, Labor Day or Mini Family Camp programs. Each of these programs provide a perfect way to spend time with family or friends, connecting and bonding in a beautiful, relaxed setting. These are residential programs, with families sleeping at camp in one of our heated and air conditioned cabins or lodges. All meals and activities (except horseback riding and rafting) are included in the prices listed below.    

Memorial Day & Labor Day Family Camp

Start your own holiday weekend tradition with YMCA Camp Kern! Each themed weekend is based on offering traditional camp activities for all ages such as archery, climbing, swimming, zip lines, arts and crafts, canoeing, campfires, games and more. In addition you will have some free time to explore camp and take advantage of all the self led activities such as hiking, sports and gaga. We also offer some great optional extras such as horseback riding and rafting. Most importantly though, your family will get to spend time together, building deeper relationships and meeting other families who will quickly become your lifelong 'camp friends'. 

The details:

  • Memorial Day Family Camp 2020 CANCELLED based on State of Ohio's 'Stay Safe' Order.
  • 2020 Dates: Memorial Day May 22nd-25th / Labor Day September 4th - 7th
  • Check-in 7pm Friday, checkout 2pm Monday
  • Costs
    • Cabin Fee: $270-$360 (depending on cabin type)
    • Adults: $57
    • Children 6-17: $47
    • Children 5 and under: FREE
    • We also ask for a $100 deposit to reserve your cabin
  • All meals, lodging, activities (except horse back riding and rafting) are included 
  • Bunk bed style accommodation provided (bring your own sleeping bag / blankets)
  • Packing lists and activity schedules will be provided in advance

For more information, or questions about availability, contact Karley Holdeman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 513-932-3756 x1530.

Memorial Day and Labor Day 2020 Programs are SOLD OUT. If you’d like to be put on the waiting list, in case of cancellations, please call us at 513-932-3756 or email Loretta Deters Bailey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mini Family Camp - New for 2020!

Unpack those sleeping bags, round up the family, and join us for a fun-filled weekend at YMCA Camp Kern. Rent one of our Yurts that can fit up to 12 family members and fill your weekend with all sorts of camp activities. Throughout the weekend you will have the opportunity to participate in archery, climbing, trail rides, games, hay rides, arts & crafts, and much more. Check-in will be on Friday night from 7-8 pm and will go until 2 pm on Sunday. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to spend time with your family and meet new friends.

The details: 

  • October 2nd-4th 2020
  • Cost
    • Cabin Fee: $200
    • Adults: $40
    • Children 6-17: $35
    • Children 5 and under: FREE
    • We also ask for a $100 deposit to reserve your cabin
  • Accommodation will be at Wilderness Pavilion, with families staying in one of our six beautiful, air conditioned / heated Yurts. 

Are you interested in signing up? Do you have questions? Contact Karley Holdeman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 513-932-3756 x1530.