Summer Camp

Here at YMCA Camp Benson boys and girls have been given the opportunity to create a very special community focused on friendship, acceptance, self-discovery and independence since 1928.

Overnight summer camp gives children the chance to step away from the familiar parts of their daily routine and venture outside their comfort zones. They make new friends, lifelong memories and learn new skills in a safe, well-supervised, and “unplugged” environment. Whether you’re looking for a week-long overnight camp, an overnight summer camp for younger campers or a teen leadership program, YMCA Camp Benson has a program that’s right for you

“YMCA Camp Benson provides a positive alternative reality to his digital and virtual tech world.  It provides a necessary connection to the natural world and personal, meaningful face-to-face social relationships.  Also he just gets to have FUN!” – Camper Parent

EXPLORER CAMP

Entering 1st - 3rd Grade

EXPLORER Camp is a 4-day, 3-night camping experience designed to introduce our youngest campers to the overnight camping experience. Explorer campers travel together and sample camp activities in shorter, age-appropriate activity periods. Our Explorer Camp counselors are dedicated to creating a supportive environment where our youngest campers can become more independent and build new friendships.

Dates: June 30-July 3
Theme: Space Explorers
Price: YMCA Members $425
Non-YMCA Members $475

ADVENTURE CAMP

Entering 3rd - 8th Grade

Adventure Camp is a week-long overnight camp for boys and girls focused on achievement, belonging and independence. During this week of camp campers will overcome challenges, develop self reliance, become more confident and make lifelong friends. Here, campers learn to cooperate, empathize and communicate with others in the outdoors.

Dates:
Week 1: July 4-10 
Myths & Legends
 
Week 2: July 11-17
Calling All Superheroes
 
Week 3: July 25-July 31
The Olympic Games
 
Week 4: Aug 1-7
Jurassic Camp
 
Week 5: Aug 8-14
Avatar: The Last Campers
 
Price: YMCA Members $625
Non-YMCA Members $675

MEGA CAMP

Entering 3rd - 8th Grade

MEGA Camp is a 14 day overnight camp that allows our campers to more fully immerse themselves in the YMCA Camp Benson experience. Campers get the chance to try more activities, participate in the special weekend stay over and get to know their counselors and fellow MEGA campers much better. MEGA campers will leave with a greater sense of independence, belonging and accomplishment.

*We will not be offering any Mega Camps for the 2021 Season.

MINI CAMP

Entering 1st - 8th Grade

MINI Camp is a condensed version of our most popular session, Adventure Camp. During this action packed 4-day camp our campers will participate in a wide range of traditional camp activities focused on skill building. This is camp session is perfect for both returning and first-time campers. Fun and memory making are maximized in MINI Camp.

Dates: June 30-July 3
Theme: Space Explorers
Price: YMCA Members $425
Non-YMCA Members $475

TEEN CAMP

Entering 7th - 12th Grade

Teen Week is a week of camp just for teenagers. This week of camp is specifically designed to meet the needs and interests of teens. TEEN Week is all about forging friendships and helping teenagers discover who they really are while giving them more freedom to choose what they actually want to do at camp.

Dates: July 18-24
Survivor: Outwit, Outplay, Outcamp
Price: YMCA Members $625
Non-YMCA Members $675