Women's Wellness Weekend at YMCA Camp Benson

Updated: Jan 31, 2019

This is one of our newer events here at YMCA Camp Benson and it happens to be my personal favorite. Our Women's Wellness Weekend will provide you a relaxing stay in one of our updated cabins, a healthier menu, adventure activities, fitness classes and two stress free days! Come and enjoy the natural beauty of our 113 acre land in northern Illinois.

Some of the activities offered include zip-line, archery, climbing wall, fitness classes, soap making, candle making and more! Activities vary from year to year but there is always something new and exciting for everyone to try. We also have a campfire with s'mores on Saturday night so everyone can enjoy the camp experience. This weekend is for 18 years and older. This is a great chance for mom to have a nice little getaway to rejuvenate and focus on herself. A great gift for Mother's Day!


Bring a book to read while you rest on a hammock near the Waukaurusa River or your yoga mat to practice your poses in our quiet forest setting while listening to nature sounds. All activities are optional so feel free to do as much or as little as you'd like this weekend. We will offer a night hike, morning walk, meditation session and essential oils workshops.

We also recommend getting out of camp and checking out the antique stores and restaurants in and around town. There are also a few wineries located within 20 miles of camp, one is located in the next town over! There is the Mount Carroll Cafe in town and Molly's Restaurant (both camp staff faves). Women's Wellness Weekend is very flexible and you are not at all required to stay on camp for the entirety of it.

Candle making

The cost for one night is $50 per person, two nights is $60 per person or a cabin is $350 for up to 8 people. Book a cabin or two and invite all your friends! This is a great opportunity to experience the magic of YMCA Camp Benson but on a smaller scale that is designed just for women.

Fees include all activities, meals and lodging. Our camp director, "Badger", wants to keep camp affordable for everyone to enjoy the beauty of camp.

Inside of a cabin

Register Here!

Click Here for the Women's Wellness Guide. It provides all the information you need to know before you arrive at camp.

Our next Women's Wellness Weekend will be May 3-5th, 2019.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at etzna@ymcacampbenson.org.

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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