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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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For everyone who was here to experience Ozone Zipline Adventures second weekend of the season, this past Sunday was something to remember!

Apparently, all across Ohio the weather was breaking records.  According to the AP,

The National Weather Service says Sunday’s high of 84 degrees in Dayton topped the old record for April 10 of 82 degrees, which had been on the books since 1905.

Check out the rest of the story here, and we can’t wait for more days like Sunday to show up!

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Today is the opening day for Ozone Zipline Adventures for our 2011 season!

Ozone has been a huge success story for the YMCA, a way for us to keep our Outdoor Education rates FROZEN from our 2008 rates, and to bring some good news to our region’s schools.

10 ziplines, thousands of feet of fun, local history education, ecological instruction and just good, plain fun make Ozone an experience not to me missed!  Over 10,000 guests all agree that there is no better way to spend an afternoon outdoors.

Registration must be made prior to attending.  Check out http://www.ozonezips.org for dates, tours, rates and online booking.

2011 here we come!  Zip on!

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As has been reported in LOTS of media outlets over the last days, Camp Kern has won a court case intended to stop the expansion of our educational, non-profit Ozone Zipline Adventures.  This educational zipline has done worlds of good for both the YMCA and Warren County in general.  We are excited to pursue the expansion, draw more people outdoors, and show off our section of the Little Miami River Valley.

If you’re interested in more information about Ozone Ziplines, find all the details and booking information at www.ozonezips.org.

Here are some links to the various stories posted about this exciting news:

Cincinnati Enquirer

Dayton Daily News

ABC Channel 6

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