It's Candy Bar Fundraiser Time!!

February is here and that means it is time for YMCA Camp Benson’s annual summer camp fundraiser, the Candy Bar Sale! For many years children in the Sterling and Rock Falls area have been able to sell candy bars to help fund their way to overnight summer camp at YMCA Camp Benson. This year is no different. YMCA Camp Benson will once again be partnering with the Great American Candy Company to help get kids to overnight summer camp this summer.

The Candy Bar Fundraiser Kick-Off will be on Monday, February 18 from 1-9 PM at the Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA. Stop by to pick up some candy bars or to chat with our staff about our overnight summer camp programs.

Here are some important things to know about the popular Candy Bar Fundraiser:

-This fundraiser is completely OPTIONAL. Campers are not required to participate in the fundraiser, but have the option to do so.

-Families are not allowed to have more than 4 boxes of candy bars checked out a time. Once a box is completely paid off you will be able to check another one out.

-Each box contains 50 chocolate candy bars: 25 caramel bars, 10 krunch bars, 10 almond bars and 5 dark chocolate bars.

-Candy bars are to be sold for $1.00 a piece. This is a fundraiser, so $0.50 from each sale goes to the Great American Candy Company to pay for the candy bar and the other $0.50 goes towards camper fees.

When you check out a box of candy bars, a charge of $25/box will be applied to your camper account. This represents the actual cost of a box of candy bars and will be paid off when you bring back the money raised from selling a box candy bars. This helps us keep track of how many boxes of candy bars a family has in their possession. The other $25 will go towards the cost of camp.

Your child or children must be registered with the deposit paid to check out a box of candy bars.

The Candy Bar Fundraiser is a great fundraiser that many of our camper families participate in. This is just another way that YMCA Camp Benson tries to help make overnight summer camp affordable for all. If you have any questions about the candy bar fundraiser, please give us a call at 815-244-8722 or email

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YMCA Camp Benson

16355 Scenic Palisades Rd.

Mount Carroll, Illinois

Have Questions?

Please contact Gwyn “Mama G” Bemis”

Camp Director


Madison “Pawz” Vandersee

Assistant Camp Director


YMCA Camp Benson