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's 109th Season of Service

The 2018 Season at NBBC has concluded and our 109th year of operation provided an exciting and fun summer of service to others, hosting 12 diverse groups of children and young adults who are economically challenged or have special needs ... all free of charge! Carrying on the legacy and mission of Norman B. Barr, these groups experienced all of the wonders this beautiful lake has to offer and their lives were enriched through the enjoyment of God's gifts of nature, community and faith.

This season's Camper Program Staff was lead by former camp manager Bill Tarver, who served as our Program Director. Together with a team of four new counselors and the preparation from our program volunteeers, they executed a full and exciting program for the groups this summer. Bill's leadership abilities along with the youthful spirit of our counselors assured our young guests an inspirational time here at NBBC. We thank them for the great job they did and for their service.

Thanks to our 2018 Camp Staff, the crew that kept the camp operations running safely and smoothly, made up of a veteran team of individuals who returned this summer for another season. Under the direction of manager Cindy Reiland, who has served as our camp manager for over a dozen years, this season's staff did terrific job! Thanks to all of you for your continued dedication to NBBC!

Thanks to our volunteers, many who are pictured below
During the past few summer's, through the efforts of our staff and volunteers, NBBC's Camper Program has expanded and made great strides, introducing Kayaks to our Waterfront, educational field trips, visiting artist programs, entertaining magicians and yoga, plus the ever popular "Science Guy" and "Reptile Show". Witness our camper program in action by visiting our Activities page and by viewing the slideshows below. We also invite you to learn more about our camp's Facilities and History by exploring this site. Thanks to everyone who contributed their time, expertise, efforts, and money, helping to make this summer one of our best ever!
2018 NBBC Children's Program Slide Shows
See our Children's Camper Program in Action!
These slideshows highlight each group's week at NBBC and the activities they enjoy. They're created by our assistant manager, Lauren from photographs taken by our camp counselors. Press the PLAY buttons below to witness all the fun the kids are having 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 #1
Week Five: Visitation School
Week Six: By The Hand #2
Week Seven: St. Gall School
Week Eight: Maria Kaupas Center
Week Nine: Seaspar
Week Ten: Boys & Girls Club of Sheboygan
NBBC's Need Continues year around ...
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 Camper Groups of 2018

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 the 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!