Former Harvard University President Charles W. Eliot once said, “The original summer camp is the most important step in education, in the broadest sense, that America is giving the world,” and we strongly believe that every child deserves a camp experience to be themselves, learn to be independent and meet great role models.
YMCA Camp Kern is a non-profit camp that serves thousands of children from the Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus areas...and beyond. We never turn away a camper due to an inability to pay, and each year we raise more than $90,000 to provide scholarships to families in need.
Help us reach our goal! We are just $2,000 away from our target for 2018 and we need your help. Your donation will help give a child a meaningful experience that will last a lifetime.
On behalf of our campers, parents, volunteers, alumni and staff - thank you.