YMCA Camp Benson is owned and operated by the Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA.  We are the official resident camp for many Chicago and Northwest Illinois area Y's including: Dixon Family YMCA, Greater Joliet Area YMCA, Kishwaukee Family YMCA, YMCA of Northwest Illinois and YMCA of Rock River Valley and Camp Winnebago.   

Take a look around our site and discover why the Chicago-Tribune called our property one of the 7 wonders of the modern world.  Why Men’s Health Magazine featured our Thunder Rolls Adventure Race host site, as the top adventure race in the midwest. And why the Nike Sponsored Sub 5 running camp chooses Camp Benson for girls from 28 states to come and train.  

April 10th 2013

Hilton Hotels, VA


Phone: 815.244.8722

Fax: 815.244.8723


Click the TV to the left to view our "Essence of Camp Benson" video.  It'll give you an amazing look at our camp and campers.  

Click the TV to the left to view our "Where Friendships Truly Begin" video.  "I am the person I am today become of my camp friends."

2015 Girl Scout Adventure Overnight.  If you are a Girl Scout troop looking for an all inclusive weekend with other troops,    Camp Benson is your place! Click below to register

April 11-12 (Juniors+Cadettes) May 2-3 (Seniors+Ambassadors)

Summer 2015 Registration. Registration will be uprunning soon.  We have a brand new camp management system.  It will change the way you register and keep in touch.  Details coming soon.

Who is the Camp Director and Staff? Click the smiley face to the left to read more about our camp director, our 2014 summer staff, open positions, and see updates on our 2015 summer staff.  

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