Staff Spotlight: CB

Hi there!


My name at Camp Benson is CB and I've come to camp for 8 years now. I will never forget when I was first told I was going to a summer camp for the first time when I was a kid. I dreaded every second of it, up until the day I actually had to get in the car to go. I wasn't what you would call a very social person so making friends in a new place was really hard for me. However the atmosphere at Camp Benson was unlike any place I had ever been to before. Everyone was warm and welcoming, all the staff, kids, SDP's whoever it may have been.

I knew from the end of my first ever week at camp I wanted to come back, and after my second summer I knew I wanted to be a staff member. This job may be the best Job I may ever get in my life. There is nothing more rewarding than making a kids summer better in just one week. The friends I have made here are friends that I will truly treasure for the rest of my life.

From never wanting to leave my house to go to camp, to never wanting to leave camp to go to home. YMCA Camp Benson will forever be mine and many others home away from home.

CB (third from the left in the front row)

Much love to the YCB community



YMCA Camp Benson

16355 Scenic Palisades Rd.

Mount Carroll, Illinois

Have Questions?

Please contact Gwyn “Mama G” Bemis”

Camp Director

E: gwyn@ymcacampbenson.org

Madison “Pawz” Vandersee

Assistant Camp Director

E: madison@ymcacampbenson.org

YMCA Camp Benson