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 Children's Program Slide Shows 2017
See our Children's Camper Program in action with these slide shows highlighting each group's week at NBBC and the activities they enjoyed. Created by Bill Taver and Deedy Payne from photographs taken by our camp counselors throughout the season, press the PLAY buttons below to witness all the fun the kids had this summer here at NBBC!
Week One: Puente del Pueblo
Week Two: Boys & Girls Club of Elgin
Week Three: Boys & Girls Club of Dundee
Week Four: By The Hand - Moving Everest
Week Five: Visitation Group
Week Six: By The Hand - Altgeld Murray
Week Seven: St. Gall School
Week Eight: Maria Kaupas Center
Week Nine: Seaspar
Week Ten: Boys & Girls Club of Sheboygan
   
NBBC'S New Lakefront
The 2016-2017 "off season" brought a major transformation to NBBC's Lakefront, including the replacement of the 75+ year old Seawall, a total restoration to our century old Pavilion and the addition of a new Beach! These changes have refined our waterfront appearance, while creating a safer environment, allowing our camper children easier access to the lake, particularly for those who are beginning swimmers. The Seawall / Beach portion of the project was managed by camp volunteer Tim Hanafee and was underwritten by a grant from Verizon, presented by Carolyn Schamberger on the corporation's behalf. The Pavilion Restoration's new updated style was created, designed and built by Ray Johnson, thanks to the generosity of the Sergenian family. Our thanks to all of the many volunteers who also participated in restoring our lakefront into a pristine and beautiful environment for all to enjoy.
 
NBBC's 2017 Summer Staff

NBBC's 2017 Summer Camp Staff
NBBC is lucky to again welcome back many employees from last season for another great summer. Under the direction of veteran managers Bill Tarver and Cindy Reiland (co-managers this year), most of the staff is familiar and recognizable, some having been here for numerous summers (they must really like it here)! We also welcome some new faces and hope that you'll introduce yourselves to them and make them feel welcome.


NBBC's Children's Program Staff
Once again, this year's counselors are top notch providing our campers with an array of activities, adventure and FUN! This diverse group of young people, lead by our Program Director Megan, (back for her third year with us), include Alex from DeKalb, Courtney from St. Louis, Joe from Naperville and Tyler from North Carolina.
We welcome them to our camp family!

 

NBBC's Need Continues
During the past few summer's, NBBC's Camper Program has expanded and made great strides. The summer of 2015 introduced Kayaks to our Waterfront and visits from "The Science Guy". Plus, NBBC added a visiting artist program and entertaining magician to the mix of activities. The summer of 2016 brought even more new programs including the extremely popular traveling "Reptile Show". This summer was no exception as we debuted additional activities including a new favorite ... "Paper Sculpting"!

Providing economically disadvantaged children and those with special needs with totally free summer camp experiences would not be possible without the generosity of individuals and companies outside of our operation. They have assisted our efforts through donations of goods, services and funding.


NBBC Children's Group of the Week

Please help us continue to 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!