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 Opens For 108th Season

The 2017 Season at NBBC is underway!
On June 10th, our 108th year of service to those of need began giving us yet another opportunity to provide an exciting and fun summer, hosting scores of children and young adults, proudly carrying on the legacy and mission of Norman B. Barr. Through the efforts of our crew of volunteers during the past few months, we've worked hard to get the camp ready. Our facilities have undergone renovations and our grounds have been groomed following the long winter. Our Board of Directors worked together planning the programs, hiring the staff and arranging the group schedules, which include ten camper groups this summer.

Introducing Our 2017 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.

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 will be no exception to the past as we have more new and exciting programs and activities planned including "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 Slide Show: Puente del Pueblo - 2017

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!