Norman B. Barr Camp

On the shores of beautiful Lake Geneva

  • Welcome to Norman B. Barr CampA Summer Camp Devoted to Children
  • SWIMMINGwith lessons for all campers.
  • HANGING OUTon the NBBC Playground
  • ARTS & CRAFTSin the Betty Mitchell Craft House.
  • DEVOTIONALS & VESPERSin the Bowman Chapel
  • SELFIESwith the counselors.
  • FRIENDSHIPSthat can last a lifetime!
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NBBC's 107th Summer Season!

The 2016 Season at NBBC has reached the end of our Camper Summer! Our 107th year gave us yet another wonderful opportunity to provide exciting and fun summer camp experiences, as we hosted 10 groups of children and young adults, proudly carrying on the legacy and mission of Norman B. Barr.

During the summer of 2015, our program made great strides in several areas and expanded with even more activities, including the addition of Kayaks to our Waterfront, educational field trips to Yerkes Observatory and visits from "The Science Guy". Plus, NBBC also added a visiting artist program and entertaining magician to the mix of activities. Witness these activities and more from our 2016 camper program in action by visiting our Activities page and review our 2015 season by visiting our NBBC Camper Photo Albums page. We also invite you to learn more about our camp's Facilities and History by exploring this site. Plus, see how you can make a difference and join NBBC's mission by visiting our Donate page.

Be sure to check out Barr Camp's daily activities and highlights, updated everyday during our camper season, on our Facebook page!

"Community Support Services" Final Group of Summer

NBBC concluded our 107th Summer of service welcoming back Community Support Services as our 10th and final group of the summer. Some members of this group have visited Barr Camp for several years now and truly enjoyed another fantastic Barr Camp Experience. They really had a blast again this year!

"Seaspar" Returned to NBBC as 9th Group of Summer

NBBC welcomed back one of our longest and favorite camper groups, Seaspar as our 9th group of the summer. Many members of this group have visited Barr Camp for several years in a row and were all anxious to return to enjoy another fantastic Barr Camp Week. They particularly enjoyed one of our newest features this season, the Weekly Dance Party! See all the fun in this slideshow created by Bill Tarver!

NBBC's Need Continues
In order to continue to provide economically disadvantaged children and those with special needs with totally free summer camp experiences, our camp has become increasingly dependent upon the generosity of individuals outside of our operation for donations of goods, services and funding. NBBC has successfully operated this way for over a century.


Please help us help others by making a donation in any amount to insure that our camp's infrastructure, buildings, grounds and programs continue to operate properly. Thanks to donations NBBC receives and the devotion of our volunteers, our mission can grow with the tools and materials we need to succeed. Please visit our Donate Page for secure and convenient ways to donate and assist our cause. Thank you from all of us at NBBC!

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