TMCS Sponsored Events

Tipp-Monroe Community Services sponsors many events throughout the year for residents of Tipp City and Monroe Township to enjoy. These events include, but aren't limited to; Visit with Santa, the Community Garage Sale, Coloring Contests, the Halloween Parade, the Memorial Day Parade & Bike Brigade as well as the Run for the Mums 5k Race.


February 16 & 17, 2018


PROGRAM Your child will be participating in a highly-organized learning experience. We teach about the outdoors by being outdoors. He or she may go on a fossil hunt, meet costumed “pioneers” from the year 1810, walk through our peaceful 200 year old Beech forest, and/or collect and study critters from our ponds. Evenings conclude with volunteer-led activities.

FACILITIES Camp Kern is accredited by the American Camping Association, having met high standards of excellence in staff, administration, program, health and safety. The facilities are completely winterized and kept in excellent condition by our maintenance staff.

SUPERVISION The camp naturalists and parent volunteers combine for a ratio of about one adult leader to every 6-10 students. The students are actively involved in supervised programs the entire day. Parent Chaperones provide overnight supervision in the cabins.

FOOD The wholesome meals, served family-style, have earned Camp Kern’s kitchen an enviable reputation among camps coast to coast. Designated students act as “hoppers”, setting the tables and keeping platters full.

MEDICAL Minor health problems are taken care of by the Camp Kern staff or the volunteer nurse in the camp Health Center. The Bethesda Care Center is located just six miles from camp and is open 24 hours to handle any possible emergencies. Parents are immediately notified of any necessary care.

CLOTHING It is very important that your child has clothing that will suit whatever weather may occur (see “Packing List”). We will do indoor activities if it is bitterly cold or if there is a thunderstorm, but will venture out in “normal “ amounts of wind, rain, snow or cold. Clothing that is left behind when the group leaves camp will be stored at Camp Kern for one full week.

LOCATION Camp Kern is located six miles east of Lebanon, Ohio, on State Route 350 (about ten minutes north of King’s Island, off I-71). Phone number is 513-932-3756.



TMCS is collecting new and gently used coats and jackets. We are accepting coats for all ages. Children’s sizes are especially needed. In addition we are taking hats, gloves, scarves, thermals and snow suits. If you don’t feel like shopping, monetary donations are always welcome. Please make sure items are clean and ready to wear. Donations accepted at our office until November 1.

Distribution is on November 4th at Tipp Monroe Community Services Office at 3 E. Main St. If you or your family is in need of a winter coat, gloves, hats or scarves, hours of distribution are 9 am-12 noon.



Friday, Dec. 1, 7:30 – 8:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church, 14 W. Walnut, Tipp City. Classical Christmas arrangements plus an audience sing-a-long. Go to www.tippcitycommunityband.weebly.com for the band’s full performance schedule.



May 5, 2018



Spring 2018



Date: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - Meet at Broadway Elementary on the Dow Street side 6:00 pm - Follow the Tippecanoe High School band to Zion Lutheran Church parking lot for the rest of the fun. Children of all ages are welcome. (In case of rain, the parade will be at cancelled and costume judging will take place in the Monroe Township basement at 4 E. Main St. at 6:30 pm)

Events Costume judging will be by ages
Photography Area
Games and prizes for all age groups



Provides Christmas gifts to children of families in need in Tipp City and Monroe Township. This program also gives local businesses, organizations and individuals the opportunity to help a family. Families who need assistance should apply Oct. 23 - Nov. 17. Please contact TMCS at 667-8631 if you want to sponsor a family or if your family needs help.



Returning Summer 2018



March 2018



Race: Run for the Mums is sponsored by TIPP MONROE COMMUNITY SERVICES in conjunction with the TIPP CITY MUM FESTIVAL. The race is held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 and will begin at 8:00 AM sharp! Race will be held rain or shine. Non-Refundable

Co-Sponsors: Premier sponsors of the Run for the Mums 5K Road Race: MEIJER, Regal Beloit, Abbott, Joseph A. Downing Co., LPA and Arenstein & Andersen Co., LPA.

Registration: PRE-REGISTRATION: $20.00 postmarked by September 15th, includes t-shirt; $15.00 without t-shirt. Pre-Packet Pickup: Wednesday, September 20th and Thursday, September 21st, 8:30 am – 7:30 pm, TMCS, 3 East Main Street, Tipp City, OH. If runner losses his/her chip, they will be charged an additional $20.00. RACE DAY REGISTRATION: 6:30-7:45 am, Tipp City Park Roundhouse, $20 (Additional $10 charge for run shirt). If you registered after September 15th, your run packet will be available race day. Download the Registration form HERE

Course: Course is TAC Certified. Gently rolling scenic course through Tipp City neighborhoods and country side.
Splits at every mile, radio spotters, and water station available. Restrooms at the start and end of race.

Divisions: Male and Female – 9 & Under, 10-14 , 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & up.
Awards: Top Male/Female overall and Male/Female top three (3) finishers in each age division. DOOR PRIZES: Must be pre-registered to be eligible for door prizes. Results will be posted at: TMCS website: and www.speedy-feet.com.

For information, contact 937-667-8631

Proceeds from the Run for the Mums will be used to support the TMCS recreational programs



Time for the TMCS annual Thanksgiving Coloring Contest. Contest pictures will be distributed through the schools the week of October 30th. The contest is open to children grades K-5. Pages are due November 13. Entries will be judged and prizes given to the winner of each grade level.



Santa will be visiting Tipp City and will be available for a "Santa Style" Breakfast (cookies, juice and milk)
Date: Sat., December 2, 2017
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am
Place: Broadway Elementary School
Admission: Non-perishable food or a new unwrapped toy for Needy Basket for distribution to local needy families.
Bring your camera for photo opportunities.