Please find a guide to our 2024 costs below. Costs are subject to change, but total costs will be finalized when a contract is created and signed. If you have any questions about pricing please contact Dave Moran at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


If you are in need of financial assistance to help with the cost of a trip to Camp, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details. We are more than willing to work with groups in order to provide outdoor experiences for all students.

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

Overnight Groups

The cost listed below is per student. Please see the chart below. Chaperones will be charged one-half of the per student fee. No fee will be charged for your school's staff.

2 Day, 1 Night
(4 meals)
3 Day, 2 Nights
(7 meals)
5 Day, 4 Nights
(13 meals)
$91 per student $119 per student $238 per student

Day Groups

Day Groups (Typically 9am - 2pm): Cost begins at $35 per student. Participants bring their own lunch. No charge for teachers and chaperones.

Extended Day Groups (Typically 9am - 7pm): Cost is $70 per student. This includes a full day of programming, camp lunch and dinner, and an evening program. No charge for teachers. Chaperones are charged per meal.

Additional Fees

Please let us know if you are interested in any of these optional activities, as availability is limited.

Horse Rides

Horseback rides are $30.00 per rider.

Raft or Canoe Trips

Raft or canoe trips on the Little Miami River are $25.00 per student or chaperone.

Fort Ancient

The cost is $2.00 to visit the site. Please contact us if you're interested in a museum tour ($4 per student).

Extra Meals

Extra meals for unbilled guests are $10.00 per meal.

Other Fees

High Adventure Programming: Typically $45 per student for a 2-3 hour experience. Availability may be limited so please let us know if you are interested in this option.

Other Kern activities not on the OE curriculum list are often an additional cost. Please contact us for details.

Scholarships and discounts are available for those in need, but funds are limited. Please contact camp as soon as possible if aid is needed. All prices and fees are subject to change.