Life at Camp

There is so much to do at Camp Nan A Bo Sho! No matter what program you have chosen, all campers have the opportunity to participate in many traditional camp activities including:

Archery Canoeing Sports & Games
Arts & Crafts Kayaking Campfires
Riflery Fishing Zip-line
Swimming Nature Studies Climbing Wall
Sailing Hiking Teambuilding

Snapshot of Programs

Traditional Camp Programs
From three days to two weeks, there is sure to be something just right for you! Three and four day sessions are great for first time campers. Six day sessions include activities and field trips for all interests and abilities. Thirteen day programs are designed for the more experienced camper and include off-site field trips, wilderness canoeing and backpacking trips and leadership opportunities.

Family Programs
If your child is not ready for a week of camp by themselves or you are looking for something fun to do with the whole family, Camp Nan A Bo Sho has a family camp program for you. We offer both weekend and week-long family camp options. Family programs are a great chance for you to relax and connect without the distractions of everyday life. Camp staff will lead you in fun camp activities and meals are prepared and served to you in our dining hall - your only responsibility is to have fun!

Leadership Programs
Designed for those teens looking to develop their leadership skills, camp leadership programs offer both a learning experience and camp fun! Spend your days learning new skills; role modeling, public speaking, behavior management, group teambuilding and so much more. Then take the skills you have learned and work with the younger campers, leading them in traditional camp activities.

Wilderness Trips
Take your camping skills to new levels! Programs offered include a 4-day canoe trip down the Menominee River and a 4-day backpacking trip on the Ice Age Trail. Time will be spent in camp before and after the trip, getting ready for and then unpacking from the adventure. All wilderness trips are led by highly trained staff who focus on teaching wilderness skills while developing a strong group dynamic.

* For a complete list and description of programs offered, check out our 2017 camp brochure.

Daily Schedule

7:15 AM Early Morning Activities (penguin dip, yoga, reading)
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Program Activities
12:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Feet on Bunk (Rest Hour)
2:30 PM All Camp Open Swim
3:30 - 5:30 PM Program Activities
5:30 PM Dinner
6:30 PM All Camp Evening Program
8:00 PM Campfire
9:00 PM Program Activities
9:30 - 10:00 PM Lights Out

Accommodations
Most campers live in one of the 14 cabins around camp. Restrooms and individual hot showers are centrally located between the boys’ and girls’ cabins. Campers live with counselors who provide direction for camp groups. Cabin groups can collectively agree to take advantage of their surroundings and spend some nights sleeping in different locations around camp.

Dining Hall
All meals at Camp Nan A Bo Sho are served in our dining hall. Meals are all you care to eat, are kid friendly and healthy. A cereal option is available at breakfast and a salad bar is available at lunch and dinner.

Camp Lingo
Over Camp Nan A Bo Sho’s more than 50 year history, the camp staff have created lingo unique to camp. Here are some words and phrases you may encounter while at camp.

  • Penguin Dip - an early morning swim in Waubee Lake
  • Knit One Pearl - a rhyming pharse created by campers to be welcomed into the dining hall for a meal
  • E.P. - acronym for Evening Program, a time after dinner when all campers play some sort of camp game together
  • Warm Fuzzy - a nice note you can send a friend or a counselor
  • Golden Broom - an award given to the cleanest cabin each day
  • F.O.B. - acronym for Feet on Bunk, the hour after lunch used for resting activities such as reading, writing letter or taking a nap
  • Buddy/Truddy – a group of 2/3 campers who do activities together
  • Trail – a camping trip out of camp