YMCA Camp Kern, a branch of the Dayton Ohio YMCA, is seeking educators to lead a wide variety of natural history, pioneer, and group cooperation activities. Educators also lead games, challenge courses, campfires, wall climbing, hayrides, canoeing, night hikes, and more. Working at Kern is an exciting and demanding experience.
Our Outdoor Education program serves about 7,000 students a year, mostly 5th and 6th graders. Located on the Little Miami River (a National and State Scenic River), Camp Kern has 480 acres of land and hosts school groups of 20 to 250 students. In addition to our accommodations and lodges, Camp Kern has a log cabin built in the 1830’s, two man-made lakes, a wetland, ravines full of fossils, a nature center, high and low ropes courses, climbing walls, the region’s largest canopy tour, an indoor horse riding arena, canoes, archery range, climax growth forests, and plenty more. Ohio’s largest prehistoric earthworks (Ft. Ancient) with a large Native American museum are within hiking distance. In short, Camp Kern has an amazing array of resources making it a great place to teach.