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 Sets The Stage For 107th Season

The 2016 Season at NBBC is just a few months away and our 107th year gives us yet another opportunity to provide an exciting and fun summer, hosting scores of children and proudly carrying on the legacy and mission of Norman B. Barr. Through the efforts of our great staff and crew of volunteers, the summer of 2015 made great strides as our Camper Program expanded and hosted ten groups of children and young adults with even more activities, including the addition of Kayaks to our Waterfront, educational field trips to Yerkes Observatory and visits from "The Science Guy". Plus, NBBC added a visiting artist program and entertaining magician to the mix of activities. Our Board of Directors are already hard at work to insure that the summer of 2016 will continue in that same direction. Witness our 2015 camper program in action by visiting our Activities page and viewing our new NBBC Camper Photo Albums page. 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 that combined, made the 2015 season an outstanding success!

NBBC's Need Continues In Off-Season
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 over a century.


NBBC Groups from the 2015 Season

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 visit our Donate Page for secure and convenient ways to donate and assist our cause. Thank you from all of us at NBBC!


Thanks To The 2015 Camp Staff

NBBC's 2015 Summer Season was a great success! Under the expert guidance of Camp Manager, Bill Tarver and Asst. Manager, Carolyne Luna, both in their 1st year of leadership, our top notch staff included many familiar faces from previous seasons. Congratulations and thank you to all for providing NBBC with another happy and safe summer, operating the camp with maximum efficiency!