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February 2002 - November 2010

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Friends of Kern, Inc. was established as a non-profit charitable 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization dedicated to maintaining contact with friends and alumni of YMCA Camp Kern, preserving Camp Ozone & Camp Kern's history, and perpetuating the camp experience and life's work of former Boys' Secretary Carl B. Kern.
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Frequently Asked Questions
posted April 18, 2002

1. What is it?

A benefit concert given by Camp Kern Staff Alum Kim Richey to help raise money to make improvements at Camp Kern. Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Richey was on the Summer Staff from 1977 through 1979 and also worked in Outdoor Education one season. She is currently on tour promoting her fourth album which will be released later this summer. Even if you didn't know Kim from Kern, her concerts usually demonstrate her camp counselor skills well, with a quick wit and great sense of humor. She is very fond of her Kern years and is looking forward to connecting with camp friends, past and present.
2. When / Where is the event?
Concert will be held at Gilly's in downtown Dayton, Saturday, May 18th. Doors open at 8:00 PM with the show starting at 9:00 PM. Gilly's is located at 132 S. Jefferson St. (intersection of Jefferson and Fifth streets) next to the Dayton Convention Center parking garage.
3. What are ticket prices?
Tickets for this event are $25. There is a VIP "package" for $100 offered just to Kern Alumni and Friends that includes 2 tickets, Reserved Seating, and a private reception with Kim prior to the show.
4. When is the reception and where will it be held?
The VIP Reception will be held at the home of Camp Kern Board Member John Neff (directions will be provided) from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Saturday, May 18th. John's home is only a few moments away from Gilly's.
5. How do I order tickets?
Beginning Monday, April 22nd, advanced tickets can be ordered by calling Loretta at Camp Kern at 1-800-255-KERN Ext. 13. Tickets & VIP Packages can be paid either with a credit card or by check. Camp Kern will mail tickets and directions (for VIP package purchasers) upon receipt of payment.
6. Will tickets be sold at the door?
Yes, if the event hasn't been sold out through advanced ticket sales.
7. Are only Camp Kern Alumni & Friends being invited to the concert?
No, although Camp Kern Alumni & Friends are getting an advance notice about the event through this communication. In a few weeks we will be alerting the Dayton area media about the event and working to achieve publicity in area newspapers and radio stations.
8. If only one person is going to the concert and wants to go to the reception, does s/he still have to pay $100?
9. Can a person just pay for and attend the reception?
10. Are tickets available anywhere else besides through Camp Kern?
No, this is an exclusive Camp Kern event provided through the generosity of Kim Richey and Gilly's.
11. Is there a limit on the number of tickets or VIP Packages a person can purchase?
12. For tax purposes, will there be an acknowledgement sent for the donation?
Everyone who purchases a ticket or VIP Package will receive a receipt with their purchase that can be used for tax purposes.