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We can’t wait to host all the Military families coming out to Camp Kern through Operation Military Kids!  You guys are awesome, thank-you for everything your entire families do for our country.  Hopefully your time at Camp is refreshing and rejuvenating! See you September 9th!

Check out the OMK website here.

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It’s so great having the Shriner’s Hospital campers here at Kern!  The weather has been amazing!  (Super-hot…the first time all year!)

The kids are having an outstanding experience, and camp is truly blessed to have such a unique group join us at the beginning of the summer season.

http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/en/Hospitals/Locations/Cincinnati/Press/CinciBurnCamp2011.aspx

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Today launches Camp Kern’s 40 Days for 100 More Kids Scholarship Drive!

Help spread the word, and repost this blog post, or direct people to facebook.com/campkern.

There are tons of ways to make a donation and pledge your support.  Pass this information to people you know who would be interested in helping 100 needy kids and families experience the magic of summer camp.

Feel free to forward, download, print and share this information ANYWHERE!

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Camp Kern raises money for our Strong Kids “Send a kid to camp” scholarship fund each and every year.  The money goes to help make camp a possibility for all of the kids who want and need camp, but aren’t able to attend.  This year Camp Kern is raising $81,000 to support the fund, so we can send 180 campers to a week of summer camp!

There are a ton of ways to get involved, and make camp possible for needy kids and families in the Dayton area:

  • You can forward a link to our form to your friends:  http://www.campkern.org/getinvolved/kern_strong_kids.pdf
  • You can pledge by text – Text “camper” to 20222 to donate $10
  • You can download the form and make a donation yourself.
  • Kids can even earn a free week of camp when they raise money!
Thank-you to the many families and guests of Camp Kern who so generously donate their treasure, time and talents to this place.  Without volunteer support, Camp Kern couldn’t offer such a rich and engaging experience!
Also, thank-you to posterbrain.com for being our poster supplier!  Their quick turnaround and excellent quality have helped us increase the visibility of the Strong Kids Campaign all around camp!  Check them out the next time you want an awesome custom poster!

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Happy Easter, Kern Family!
As or families gather for the holiday, we are all grateful for the support and love we receive year round from all the Kern family worldwide.
Enjoy this great weekend with your families, welcome spring with open arms, and get ready for summer!

(Shameless plug time: sessions are selling out, and this is a huge registration weekend. Don’t get shut out. Only a $75 deposit will hold your spot. http://www.mycampkern.com)

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Today is the YMCA of Greater Dayton’s 2011 staff retreat. All of the directors from the Dayton Y are at Camp Kern, spending the day relaxing and getting rejuvenated for another year of great work at the Y.
Todays speaker was Harvey Alston, a former football coach, educator, and inspirational speaker. Harvey spoke to the ability of all people to be their “best”. Harvey’s energy and enthusiasm are infectious.
Thanks, Harvey for your time and stories.
Thank-you YMCA of Greater Dayton for being such a great place to work, and for building into your staff.

Check out http://www.harveyalston.com to learn more about Harvey.
To learn more about all of the great programs offered by the YMCA of Greater Dayton go to http://www.ymcaonline.org

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Hooray! Today, our new archery targets arrived. Purchased through money received for Camp Kern’s outstanding year in 2010, these are some greatly needed program materials.
Each year literally THOUSANDS of arrows are shot by campers, and finding good targets that can hold up to the abuse isn’t easy. These were recommended by the National Archery In The Schools program. We will experiment with some straw bale targets at our elk archery range, but the main range needs more mobile targets, and these should work great.
Keep your eyes peeled, as we have more coming (hint: it’s not more targets, but you use them for archery…)

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