Top 3 Reasons to do Early Bird Registration!

Did you know that the first day of Summer 2019 at YMCA Camp Benson is less than 185 days away? Well it is true! The start of summer camp can feel like a long way off when there is snow on the ground and temperatures are frigid. During these long winter months, the thought of summer camp keeps my soul warm. If you are reading this blog, then most likely the thought of summer camp at YMCA Camp Benson warms your soul as well. So, let’s talk a bit about overnight summer camp.


Don't let the winter blues get you down. Summer camp is right around the corner!

Registration for the 2019 summer camp season at YMCA Camp Benson opened on November 1st. Yay! Whoop whoop!! Hip, hip, hooray!!! While our overnight summer camp sessions typically do not start to fill up until late-February or early-March, I wanted to take a quick moment to talk about why you should consider registering for summer camp during our Early Bird Registration Period. Here are the Top 3 Reasons you should register for camp before January 1, 2019.



Reason #1: Early Bird Discount

If you register for a session of overnight summer camp at YCB before the New Year you will receive the $25 Early Bird Discount. We never want the cost of camp to a barrier for any family and offering discounts like this one helps keep overnight summer camp affordable for all. This discount applies to all sessions of summer camp, except SDP sessions, so long as you register before January 1. The cost per session will increase after the deadline.


If you register for a session of overnight summer camp and find out later that those dates no longer work for your family, you can switch dates at no cost provided the session you would like to switch to is not sold out.


Reason #2: Early Bird Giveaway

By registering during the Early Bird Registration Period, not only will you receive a discount, your camper will also be entered into the Early Bird Giveaway drawing. On Monday, January 7th we will do a live drawing on Facebook Live for some prizes.


Register for camp during our Early Bird Registration to enter our giveaway!

Three lucky summer campers will receive one of the following prizes:


- A Coleman Sundome 4-Person Tent

- A double camping hammock made by Honest Outfitters

- A $20 Camp Store Gift Card


Reason #3: Get the Summer Camp Session You Want

These past two summers, we had numerous overnight summer camp sessions that sold out and had Wait Lists. While no session of summer camp at YMCA Camp Benson is better than the other, some sessions tend to fill up faster than others. By registering during the Early Bird Registration Period, you are almost certain to get the summer camp dates that work best for your family.


You could win this awesome hammock if you register during our Early Bird Registration!

There you have it, the Top 3 Reasons you should register early for summer camp! The Early Bird Registration period for YCB runs until midnight on December 31, 2018. To register visit the link below: https://ymcacampbenson.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/camper/App


Please let me know if you have any questions about registration or experience any issues registering your camper.


Take Care,

Eli “Badger’ Rolli

Camp Director

E: eli@ymcacampbenson.org

P: 815-244-8722

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

Jess “Alto” Rahn

Operations Manager

E: jrahn@ymcacampbenson.org

YMCA Camp Benson