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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Programs To Look Forward To This Summer
NBBC's Water Kayak Program

In 2015, NBBC introduced Water Kayaks to enhance our Children's Program, allowing our campers to experience the beauty of Lake Geneva from an offshore perspective. During the past three summers, this has become one of our camper's favorite activities. Our campers love these outings and are always wowed by the experience!

NBBC's Guest Artist Program

Art is in the air with NBBC's Guest Artist program for campers and cottager children. Art sessions are held each week when the children are taught techniques by a professional visiting artist, focusing on different types and aspects of landscapes and other subjects. The results from some of our "art students" are truly amazing!

BARR CAMP DAYS!

NBBC's Camper Program fills our campers' stay with totally fun BARR CAMP DAYS making sure they enjoy all the benefits the camp offers. A Barr Camp Day begins with a hardy breakfast served in our Dining Room followed by a Camper Devotional held in the Bowman Chapel. The remainder of the morning is spent on many different activities, including hiking and field trips. Following lunch, more activities include ...

Swimming

in the clean spring-fed water

of Lake Geneva ...

Kayaking

Plus Motor Boat Rides and Rowing

Recreation

on our Sports Court includes basketball, volleyball and more ...

Art & Crafts

in our Craft Building and outdoors on our Camp Grounds

After Dinner

Barr Camp Day

evening activities include ...

Fishing

from our pier

Theme Nights

in the Craft Building

Talent Shows

and

Vespers

in Bowman Chapel

Outdoor Movies

on the lake front with

popcorn and treats

from our Refectory

 

And then it's back to the dorms for a well deserved night's sleep!

 

The Best Days of Summer are

BARR CAMP DAYS!

2017 NBBC Children's Program Slide Shows
See our Children's Camper Program in action with these slide shows highlighting each group's week at NBBC and the activities they enjoyed. Created by Bill Taver and Deedy Payne from photographs taken by our camp counselors throughout the season, press the PLAY buttons below to witness all the fun the kids had 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 - Moving Everest
Week Five: Visitation Group
Week Six: By The Hand - Altgeld Murray
Week Seven: St. Gall School
Week Eight: Maria Kaupas Center
Week Nine: Seaspar
Week Ten: Boys & Girls Club of Sheboygan


2016 Camper Group Highlights

2015 Camper Group Highlights

2014 Camper Group Highlights