Mega Camp (Grades 3-8)


MEGA Camp is a 10-day overnight camp for 3rd-8th graders, which allows campers to more fully immerse themselves in the YMCA Camp Benson experience. Campers have the opportunity to try more activities, participate in the special mid-week stay over and get to know their counselors and fellow MEGA campers much better. MEGA campers will leave with a greater sense of independence, belonging and accomplishment.overnight camp

Early Bird Registration ends Dec. 31

Why Three Prices?


Each day Mega campers have the freedom to choose which activities they want to do in the morning and afternoon. We have a Camper Choice Activity Time,CCAT, which allows campers to pick a category of activities ,such as ropes or arts, to be a part of all week with the same group of campers. The Free Camper Activity Time or FCAT is where the campers have the opportunity to do multiple activities at their leisure with their cabin mates and friends. Here are just some of the activities your camper can choose to participate in.


Outdoor Survival




Adventure Camp 1 (June 10-16): Wild West Week– Howdy Partner! Bring your lassos and your Cowboy boots for Wild West Week! The pesky Bug Eyed McGraw and his league of Bandits are trying to make camp into a farm. Become a deputy to the sheriff and show that camp is the best place this side of the Mississippi. We’ll have a hoedown, horses, and special target sports!

Adventure Camp 2 (June 17-23): Holiday Week– What’s the best part about celebrating Holidays? Celebrating them one after another! Come and experience Halloween, Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day and many others as we rock through the calendar!

Adventure Camp 3 and Mega Camp (June 24-July 3): Extreme H-2-O!– Nothing like a week full of water activities to have fun in the sun! Extra time in the river with kayaks and tubes are dreams come true in 90 degree weather! So bring your towels and sunscreen!

Teen Week (July 8- 14): Survivor Week– Teams come together to win prizes and competitions. Team unity and strategy are key to success! No one gets voted off this island!

Adventure Camp 4 (July 15- 21): Jurassic Park Week– We have dinosaurs at camp and we need help finding them! Come dig for bones, track foot prints and play some loud all camp games to get them out of hiding!

Adventure Camp 5 (July 22-28): Superhero Week Channel your inner Iron Man or Wonder Woman and find out your powers! Join the league of super heroes as we help the citizens of Camp Benson and defeat the evil villains!