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 & Pricing

Mini/Explorer Week 1: June 10 – June 13 THEME: Out of this World

Mini/Explorer Week 2: July 8 – July 11 THEME: Wild West

 

Member: $425

Non Member: $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 & Pricing

Adventure Camp 1: June 14 – 20 THEME: Under the Big Top

Adventure Camp 2: June 21 – 27 THEME: Superhero

Adventure Camp 3: June 28 – July 4 THEME: Jurassic Camp

Adventure Camp 4: July 19 – 25 Tropical Paradise

Adventure Camp 5: July 26 – August 1 THEME: Myths & Legends

 

Member: $625

Non Member: $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.

 

Dates & Pricing

Mega Camp: June 21 – July 4 THEME: Superhero/Jurassic Camp

Member: $995

Non Member: $1145

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 & Pricing

Mini/Explorer Week 1: June 10 – June 13 THEME: Out of this World

Mini/Explorer Week 2: July 8 – July 11 THEME: Wild West

Member: $425

Non Member: $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 & Pricing

Teen Week 1: July 12 – 18 THEME: Survivor

Teen Week 2: August 2 – 8 THEME: Olympics

Member: $625

Non Member: $675