It began with a simple camping trip in 1910. Carl B. Kern led a group of 12 young men on a hike from Lebanon, Ohio, to a small camping area along the Little Miami River. Naming the area Camp Ozone, since there were no signs of civilization, Kern continued to bring campers back there each summer until he died unexpectedly in 1917. Camp Kern – YMCA is now located on the original spot where the first group of campers stayed. It has grown from a boys-only summer camp into a 485-acre, coed, year-round facility that offers everything from summer camps to zipline canopy tours.
Some things at the camp haven't changed, though. As part of the YMCA of Greater Dayton, the camp's staff members continue their mission to strengthen kids, families, and communities by teaching core values. They lead outdoor education sessions where students explore Native American mounds built 2,000 years ago and gather 500-million-year-old fossils to learn about nature and what hats were popular in prehistoric times. Ranch camps teach equestrians how to care for horses, whereas family and adult programs revolve around archery, canoeing, and climbing.
The crew also hosts literary-themed summer camps, including one that immerses kids in the world of the Ranger's Apprentice book series by John Flanagan. The author visited the camp in November 2012 and told WDTN 2 News, "I had no idea that you were actually recreating and enacting so many parts of the Ranger legend…I think it's fabulous, I wish I was a kid and I wish I could do it."
Find your basic grocery items and more at Spillway Party Supply in Waynesville and get all of your grocery shopping done in one stop.
Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, the produce from this store will give you the energy your body needs.
Shop for tasty and hearty canned goods here and stock up on all of your favorite side dishes and main courses, such as soups and canned fruit.
If milk is your go-to beverage, you'll love the dairy products available here (great for strengthening your bones and teeth).
To help ease your trip, Spillway Party Supply features a close location to available parking.
Whether you prep your meals for the week or take things one day at a time, Spillway Party Supply features some of the freshest food in Waynesville.
The coming of winter doesn't mean an end to Beach Waterpark's family-friendly fun. In late November, the formerly waterslide-filled compound becomes Beach Mountain, celebrating the snowy season with a network of downhill-tubing slopes. After a magic-carpet lift effortlessly ferries groups and families to the top of the nearby hill, thrill-seeking guests can enjoy a safe and speedy ride down one of the 400-foot runs. The course includes multiple routes, each of which combines the adrenaline rush of skiing or snowboarding with the ease of sitting in an inner tube. Throughout the season, Beach Mountain uses special snowmaking equipment, allowing them to make snow every day regardless of the weather.
Dressing up the traditional sandwich, Dream Dinners is a go-to lunch spot in West Chester's West Chester district.
Save your formal dress for another occasion — a nice top is the perfect fit for Dream Dinners' business casual code.
That's right! Dream Dinners will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
Drivers will embrace the parking lot located next door to Dream Dinners.
A well-made sandwich works for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. So, during any time of the day, you can make your way over to Dream Dinners.
Passing through Mason with a long drive ahead? Get some rest and a satisfying meal at Holiday Inn in Mason.
Safely park your car with ease at one of the nearby parking facilities and enjoy easy in-and-out parking.
Your dream vacay is just a call away. Ring Holiday Inn in Mason today and plan your travel accommodations.
You'll love shopping at Greg's Prime Meats' butcher shop and finding specially-prepared meats for you and your family in Springboro.
If rushing out the door is your morning routine, be sure to pick up a box of cereal for a quick and easy breakfast solution.
From freshly baked pastas to packaged noodles, Greg's Prime Meats has all of your pasta necessities.
Yogurt, cheese, milk? Do some or all of these sound great to you? Be a dairy fan and purchase some dairy products. They will keep you happy and healthy.
Create your own sandwich or choose one of the signature sandwich options at Greg's Prime Meats.
Feeling hungry and creative? Fix up a tasty meal or salad with some oil and vinegar from here.
Feeling hungry? Pick up some frozen food from here and enjoy a night snacking on all of your favorite items.
Go under the sea with a few fresh catches, and enjoy a meal rich in protein and flavor.
If your hydration habits could use some work, pick up some delicious beverages to drink with a meal or on the go.
The produce available here is a great side to any meal in need of some fresh nutrients.
A healthy and light snack from Greg's Prime Meats is a great way to keep your energy up throughout the day.
Pick up a loaf of freshly-baked bread from Greg's Prime Meats and create that tasty sandwich you've been craving all day.
Whether you prefer coffee or tea, Greg's Prime Meats offers options for both the coffee enthusiast and the tea lover.
You'll want to taste the exquisite meats available at this location.
When you have little time to prep lunch or dinner, cook up some canned goods from here and have a meal done in no time.
Dinner is on the table in one, two, three with a microwavable meal (you'll be surprised how great it tastes, too!).
When you get that craving for chocolate chip cookies, pick up the ingredients here.
When you're in the mood to cook a gourmet meal, pick up some spices and seasonings from here and get down in the kitchen.
Greg's Prime Meats makes it easy to quench your thirst by stocking water for whenever you need it.
With a parking lot adjacent to Greg's Prime Meats, you won't get stuck circling the block.
For fresh meat that you just can't find anywhere else, be sure to stop by Greg's Prime Meats in Springboro.