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Welcome to Camp Nan A Bo Sho, where the spirit of adventure meets the joy of discovery in the heart of summer! Our camp offers an immersive experience away from the comforts of home, inviting campers to embrace challenges, celebrate diversity, and develop crucial life skills amidst nature's beauty. Join us for an unforgettable journey filled with laughter, friendship and endless growth opportunities—all under the warm glow of the summer sun.

Cabin & Yurt Living

Camp Nan A Bo Sho features 14 cabins and 2 yurts that have all been built/renovated within the past 10 years. All cabins/yurts feature electricity and most cabins feature air conditioning. Our shower house is centrally located in camp and features bathrooms and individual showers. Some of our cabins have bathroom facilities in them.

Counselors are assigned to a cabin each session and remain with that cabin group for the duration of the program. The counselor living area in each cabin is sectioned off to allow for privacy for both campers and counselors while still allowing for good supervision.

If a camper participates in an off-site overnight or one of our wilderness trips; two and four-person backpack-style tents are provided for overnight shelter. Campers are taught how to properly set up their tent to ensure they are dry and protected from the elements during that experience. Counselors will have their tents, pitched near the campers, to ensure full supervision of all campers.

Dining Hall

All meals at Camp Nan A Bo Sho are served in our dining hall except for our Wednesday all-camp cookout which is served at the campfire ring. Our dining hall features cafeteria-style tables that seat 10-12 people each and food is also served cafeteria-style. Campers are encouraged to sit with campers outside their cabin groups and meet new friends. 1-2 counselors sit at each table to ensure all campers are eating and to facilitate conversation if needed.

Meals are all you care to eat, kid-friendly and healthy. We encourage all campers to try the food offered, including any new-to-them foods. A cereal option is available at breakfast and a salad bar is available at most lunches and dinners.

Daily Schedule

Campers give input to help determine which activities they participate in during the week. The activities listed in the camp brochure for each program are automatically added to the schedule with the rest of the camp week spent on activities the campers have decided upon as a group.

7:15 AM Wake-up
8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast
8:45-9:30 AM Cabin Clean-up, All Camp Kapers
9:30 AM-12:30 PM Program Activities (Decided on by the Group)
12:30-1:15 PM Lunch
1:30-2:30 PM Feet on Bunk (Rest Hour)
2:30-3:30 PM All Camp Open Swim
3:30-5:30 PM Program Activities (Decided on by the Group)
5:30-6:15 PM Dinner
6:30-9:00 PM Program Activities/All Camp Activity/Campfire
9:30-10:00 PM Lights Out


Camp Lingo

Over Camp Nan A Bo Sho’s more than 50-year history, the campers and 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 phrase created by campers to be welcomed into the dining hall for a meal
  • 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 letters or taking a nap
  • Buddy/Truddy – a group of 2 or 3 campers who do activities together
  • Trail – a camping trip out of camp
  • Kapers – a task assigned to a cabin to help keep camp clean