Norman B. Barr Camp

On the shores of beautiful Lake Geneva

  • Welcome to Norman B. Barr CampA Summer Camp Devoted to Children
  • LAKE ACTIVITIES
  • SWIMMINGwith lessons for all campers.
  • FISHING
  • BOAT RIDES
  • HANGING OUTon the NBBC Playground
  • ARTS & CRAFTSin the Betty Mitchell Craft House.
  • GAME ROOM
  • SPORTS COURT
  • SQUARE DANCING
  • FIELD ACTIVITIES
  • NATURE HIKES
  • TOURNAMENTS
  • LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
  • DISCOVERY
  • LIFE SKILLS
  • DEVOTIONALS & VESPERSin the Bowman Chapel
  • MENTORS
  • FELLOWSHIP
  • SELFIESwith the counselors.
  • FRIENDSHIPSthat can last a lifetime!
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NBBC Concludes 2014 Summer Season

NBBC's 2014 summer season has concluded, the 105th year of proudly carrying on the legacy and mission of Norman B. Barr. The season flew by hosting scores of camper children from nine different groups who all raved about their Barr Camp Weeks here at NBBC! To view stories, pictures and slideshows of these groups' visits, please go to the activities page. We also invite you to learn more about our camp's facilities and history by exploring this site. While we endeavor to expand on Rev. Barr's vision, and adapt our programs to the needs of the campers we serve, during the off-season we continue to maintenance and upgrade the camp's historic buildings and grounds. As we enter autumn, our long awaited Road Project, for which funds were raised for over a year, is finally underway (see video here). This mammoth project has required extensive planning, coordinating four different construction companies involved with replacing the old sewer system, excavating and demolishing the old road, and building the new one, all thanks to a Matching Funds Program and all of our generous donors. This new road will provide increased safety for our children and vastly reduces the decades old flooding problems the camp endures each year. 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


NBBC Groups from the 2014 Season

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 click on the DONATE button below or visit our Donate Page for more convenient ways to assist our cause. Thank you in advance for your support.


NBBC's 2014 Cottager Community


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NBBC Road Project Is Underway

On Monday September 8th, ground was broken and the long awaited Road Replacement Project was officially underway. This video reviews highlights from the first week of construction which included replacing the main sewer line from the upper hill to the lakefront. The great crews from Stewart Excavating and JC Plumbing, working in tandem with NBBC Planning and Development Chairman Tim Hanafee, along with Ray Johnson and Bill Schueler, completed the entire installation by the end of the week, in spite of losing a day to rain! See this great team of guys in action below.




A Barr Camp Day

Relive the 4th of July at NBBC with this time lapse film created from over 12,000 still photos. View all of the activities along the Lake Geneva lakefront at Norman B. Barr Camp that took place on Independence Day, from 4:30am until 10pm ... in seven minutes! Created and produced by Ford Colley, who also composed and arranged the music soundtrack.