Where Friendships Truely Begin video  "I am the person I am today because of my camp friends."

Click here for TEEN welcome letter and addional information.  

2014 LIVE Parent Handbook.  Take a look over the info and have your questions answered.

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.   

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.

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.

SDP Applications are Here.  If you are entering the 9th - 12th grade in the fall of 2014, you should consider this......[click here]

Download and Print our  Scholarship Form

to help assist you with Summer Camp cost.  

"Camp Benson is hiring a full-time Assistant Camp Director" Click the news button to the left to read more about it and find out how to apply.

April 10th 2013

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Phone: 815.244.8722

Fax: 815.244.8723


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