NBBC's Children's Program counselor Abi, concluded her final day on the staff at NBBC by swimming across the lake. The nearly 2 mile crossing has been a milestone for so many NBBC cottagers and staff, and we welcome Abi to the club. Congratulations on your accomplishment!
2014 Camper Group 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.
2014 Campers Groups
Our final campers of the 2014 season were a group of young adults from Community Support Services that have visited NBBC for the past several years. Their stay with us featured tons of fun including a boat tour of the lake, drum circle, bowling and square dancing.
Week eight, a group that NBBC has been hosting now for over a decade returned for another terrific week that featured a Drum Circle, Square Dancing, Camp Fires, and a very funny Talent Show. Many of the young adults of this group have been with us several times over the years and it was great to see them back again this year.
Week seven, one of our returning groups, "Back of the Yards", enjoyed another terrific week at NBBC filled with a range of activities that included all of the standard and special things that Barr Camp has to offer. The weather was nearly perfect, so they really enjoyed swimming in the lake and truly had a ton of fun all week long.
Week six, one of our favorite groups, St. Gall School, returned to camp for another wonderful week filled with activites that ranged from a Drum Circle, Devotions in the Bowman Chapel, Sports on the Sports Court and tested out some newly installed games in the camp's Game Room. They also enjoyed a terrific authentic latin american meal prepared from all natural ingredients. Its was delicious!
Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center, was NBBC's fifth Camper Group of the summer. They were one of Barr Camp's returning groups this year familiar with all the wonders of a Barr Camp Week filled with fun and excitement. Their week at camp included swimming, arts & crafts, fun on the playground, hiking, games on the Sports Court and a Drum Circle.
Harmony Hope & Healing, our fourth Camper Group of the summer from Chicago, had a Barr Camp Week filled with music and fun, and capped it off by presenting an inspirational concert in the Bowman Chapel last Friday night for more than 40 audience members from our community.
NBBC's third Camper Group of the summer from Elgin, the Boys & Girl Club had a Barr Camp Week that featured Swimming, Boat Rides, a Drum Circle, a Field Trip to Fontana Beach, and an Independence Day Celebration that included a Water Carnival and Fireworks on the Lake front!
NBBC's second Camper Group of the summer, Puente Del Pueblo, experienced a wonderful week at camp that included, Swimming, Arts & Crafts, a Drum Circle, an impromptu Costume Party and more. Plus, they took field trips to Fontana Beach and Uhleins Point. Everyone enjoyed a great Barr Camp Week!
NBBC's first Camper Group of the summer experienced a "wet" but wonderful week at camp that included, along with some tremendous thunderstorms, swimming, arts & crafts, bowling and more. Plus, they took a field trip to the Dancing Horses Theater in Delavan, where they enjoyed a Petting Zoo and Bird Show along with the beautiful horses. A great time was had by all!