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 2014 Camper Season Concludes

NBBC's summer camper season concluded its final week of our 105th year of proudly carrying on the legacy and mission of Norman B. Barr. The season flew by hosting nine groups of campers; "By The Hand", "Puente Del Pueblo", the "Boys & Girls Club of Elgin", "Harmony, Hope & Healing", the "Glen Ellen Children's Resource Center", "St. Gall School", "Back of the Yards", "Seaspar", and "Comminity Support Services" all raved about their Barr Camp Weeks here at NBBC! To view stories, pictures and slideshows of these groups' visit to NBBC, please go to the activities page. We also invite you to learn more about our camp's facilities and camper program 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. In order to provide these groups with totally free summer camp experiences, our camp partially depends on the generosity of individuals outside of our operation for donations of goods, services and funding.


NBBC Groups from the 2014 Season

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 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.



Harmony Hope & Healing Concert Highlights

On Friday July 11th, an inspirational concert was held in the Bowman Chapel of Norman B. Barr Camp by Harmony Hope and Healing, a group that NBBC hosted, capping off a great week of music. This video features highlights from several of the selections that were performed that evening.



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.