Explorer Camp (Grades 1-3)
YOU ARE NOT LETTING THEM GO, YOU ARE LETTING THEM GROW
Explorer Camp is a 4-day, 3-night camping experience designed to introduce our youngest campers, 1st-3rd graders, to overnight camp and to allow parents to adjust to the idea of their camper being away from home. Our focus is to create a safe, comfortable and fun camping experience for our Explorer campers. Each Explorer cabin is made up of 9 campers and 2 staff members.
We place a very strong emphasis on cabin unity and camaraderie. Explorers stay together with their cabin group and sample camp activities in shorter, age-appropriate activity periods. Climbing Wall, Twilight Zone, Flying Squirrel, Art and Crafts, and the Kangaroo Hunt are just some of the fun activities that our Explorers enjoy. Our Explorer Camp counselors are dedicated to creating a supportive environment where our youngest campers can become more independent and build new friendships.
“I feel that all of my son’s camp experiences over the years have helped him in so many ways….more responsible, outgoing, caring for others, accepting others who are different. He is just more well rounded as a person.” – Rebecca
Registration NOW OPEN.
KIDS STAY ACTIVE AT SUMMER CAMP
Being active in the summer time is easy at YMCA Camp Benson. It is also incredibly beneficial for children. Check out the article The Benefits of Keeping Kids Active to learn more.
2018 SUMMER THEMES:
Explorer A & B (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!
Mini Camp (June 30-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!
Explorer C & D (July 8-14): 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!