Programs

Camp Tag Lebanon OH

Camp TAG - Lebanon, Ohio: June 5-9, 2023! 
(Northern suburb of Cincinnati)

YMCA's Camp Kern is a peanut and tree nut-free camp site. See below for all details pertaining to Camp TAG in Lebanon, Ohio. For questions regarding Camp Kern, the Camp TAG schedule, and more...contact FAACT. Camp Kern will only re-direct you to us.

Camper Ages: 5-13 / Teen Counselor Ages: 14+

Camp Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Registration Fees for Lebanon, Ohio:

  • 1st child:  $475
  • 2nd child: $425
  • 3rd child:  $375
  • 4th child:  $325

Registration Opens on January 2, 2023!


Registration Application & Health Form

To register for Camp TAG Ohio, please download the camper application/health form and the Camp Kern waiver, starting Janary 2, 2023. Please follow the instructions to submit the application/health form and make the registration payment. There are 60 camper spots available

Email all completed forms to Eleanor.Garrow@FoodAllergyAwareness.org.

Deadline to register for Camp TAG OH will be Monday, May 22, 2023.


Volunteer Teen Counselor Positions

There are 14 volunteer teen counselor positions available, which will be an application process. Teens with food allergies, ages 14+, or a sibling of someone with a food allergy, ages 14+, may apply to become volunteer teen camp counselors. Camp TAG provides 1-3 counselors for every 5-9 children. We'd really like to see the teens apply for counselor positions because they can relate to the campers and act as mentors.

Teens receive community services hours for their time, which averages about 35-40 hours for the week. Teen counselors will be notified once applications are reviewed. Once accepted, there is a $75 activity fee for teen counselors to be paid via FAACT's secured PayPal (please do NOT pay this fee until the teen application has been approved).

Download the teen counselor application/health form and the Camp Kern waiver, starting January 2, 2023.

Email all completed forms to Eleanor.Garrow@FoodAllergyAwareness.org.

Deadline to send in the volunteer teen counselor application is May 22, 2023.


Registration & Payment

Registration payments must be made in full online at time of registration or by check via mail sent to: FAACT, P.O. Box 511, West Chester, OH 45071. If paying online, please go to FAACT's Donate page. Click on "Other" and enter the amount of your camp registration fee, and enter "Camp TAG/Lebanon" in the "Reason" box. All payments online are secure through our PayPal account. Cancellations prior to May 5, 2023, are eligible for a 100% refund of the registration. After May 6, the deposit will be refunded less $50.


Parent/Caregiver Education Session

A virtual session will be offered in August for all parents/caregivers from Camp TAG! We will have a four-hour session covering the latest in food allergy research, quality of life, racial & health disparities in food allergy, mental health across the lifespan, and accommodations in school with Q&A at the end of each section.

August Date to be Determined (12:00pm-4:00pm EST):

  • The Latest in Food Allergy Research: Shahzad Mustafa, MD, Rochester Regional Health System, Division of Allergy & Immunology and FAACT's Medical Advisory Board Chair
  • Racial & Health Disparities in Food Allergy: Aleasa Word, FAACT's VP of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Mental Health Across the Lifespan: Emery Brown, Ed.S., NCSP - Nationally Certified School Psychologist, FAACT's Director of Behavioral Health
  • Accommodations in School: Amelia Smith, JD, FAACT's VP of Civil Rights

Hospitals Near Camp

UC West Chester Hospital
7700 University Drive
West Chester, OH 45069
(513) 298-3000
Distance from YMCA Camp Greenkill: 17 miles/32 minutes

Cincinnati Children's Liberty Campus
7777 Yankee Road
Liberty Twp., OH 45044
(513) 803-9600
Distance from YMCA Camp Kern: 18 miles/31 minutes 

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnett Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229
(513) 636-4200
Distance from YMCA Camp Kern: 33 miles/40 minutes

University of Cincinnati Medical Center
234 Goodman Street
Cincinnati, OH 45219
(513) 584-1000
Distance from YMCA Camp Kern: 33 miles/40 minutes

Premier Health Miami Valley Hospital North
9000 N. Main Street
Dayton, OH 45415
(937) 734-6784
Distance from YMCA Camp Kern: 46 miles/58 minutes


Hotels

We do not have reserved room blocks for our Ohio location because many stay at different sites, as well as use VRBO and Air B&B. Here are nearby hotels that offer kitchenettes where families have stayed each summer:

Home2 Suites by Hilton Cincinnati Liberty Township
7145 Liberty Center Drive
Liberty Twp., OH 45044
Distance to YMCA Camp Kern: 18 miles/30 minutes
(513) 644-2207

  • Studio Suites with 1-King bed & 1 sofa sleeper
  • King Bedroom Suite with 1 sofa sleeper
  • The hotel has kitchenettes in the rooms (no stovetop or oven); grill outdoors
  • The hotel serves complimentary continental breakfast
  • Fitness center, pool
  • Hilton Honors Members and AAA Members, be sure to ask for additional discounts.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Cincinnati Northeast/Mason
9369 Waterstone Blvd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249 
Distance to YMCA Camp Kern: 16.6 miles/22 minutes
(513) 774-0610

  • Studio Suites with 1-King bed & 1 sofa sleeper
  • Marriott Rewards Members and AAA Members, be sure to ask for additional discounts.