PREPARING & PACKING

THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOUR

CAMPER ARRIVES

Please review this list before your arrival to make sure everything is completed before your campers stay. All items can be completed by logging into your Camp-In-Touch Account. Getting ready for a session for overnight summer camp takes some time and preparation.

  • Completion the Camper Profile and Health History Form two weeks before your camper’s session.

  • Camp balance is paid in full two weeks before the start of your camper’s overnight summer camp session.

  • Read through the YCB Parent/Guardian Handbook.

PACKING FOR SUCCESS

To help you decide what to pack for your camper, we have provided a basic packing list below. Remember to pack light. It will also be a big help to label all of your child’s clothing and equipment with his or her first initial and last name.

 

CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT PROCEDURES

CHECK IN

When:  Sundays from 3:00-4:00 PM.

Where: The Merrill Benson Pavilion (located right next to the parking lot)

Notes: Please bring all campers medications with you to the Pavilion, so that you can check them in with the Health and Wellness Director.

CHECK OUT

When:  Saturdays at 9:30 AM.

Where: The Merrill Benson Pavilion (located right next to the parking lot)

Notes: Do not forget to pick up your campers medication from the Health and Wellness Director. Make sure to stop into the Camp Store and check your balance.

Explorer Camp Check In & Check Out will vary for our Explorer Campers. Campers attending Explorer Week A or Explorer B will Check-In on Wednesday at 5 PM. For all other campers, please see below:

 

WHAT TO DO DURING & AFTER CAMP

“The communication is fantastic from the beginning of the process to after.  I really appreciate feeling like I am part of my daughter's world while she is away.”- Camper Parent

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

Jessica Rahn

Camp Registrar

E: jrahn@ymcacampbenson.org

YMCA Camp Benson