Camp Belknap is a non-profit traditional overnight summer camp for boys age 8-16 near Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
Established in 1903, back in the days of ice houses and horse-drawn carriages, Camp Belknap today flourishes on the shore of New Hampshire’s majestic Lake Winnipesaukee, not only because the concept of summer camp remains evergreen, but because its founders and succeeding generations of directors and leaders have created and continually improved on something special – a felicitous blend of place, tradition, and purpose. The aim, from early on, was to make good boys better. Camp Belknap prides itself on its home-grown leadership program and its motto of “God first, the other fellow second, myself last.”
Over the past century, Camp Belknap has served as a source of growth and development for thousands of boys. Leadership development is the focus of Camp Belknap, and its outstanding leadership program is nationally recognized.
Camp Belknap is located in an exceptionally sheltered bay with nearly 300 acres of fields and forest, a 200 year old pastoral pine grove, two islands and one half mile of magnificent shoreline on Lake Winnipesaukee in Tuftonboro, NH – just 7 miles north of Wolfeboro.
Among the facilities is a beautiful waterfront area with sandy beaches, a four-lane swimming dock, diving board and diving tower. Other amenities include courts, playing fields, modern dock areas, canoes, kayaks, rowboats and sailing fleet. All of the most up-to-date athletic equipment is available.
Camp Belknap offers more than 30 sports and activities including Archery, Art, Baseball, Basketball, Boating, Canoeing, Climbing Tower, Fishing, Football, Golf, Hiking, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Low Ropes, Nature, Riflery, Sailing, Snorkeling, Soccer, Softball, Street Hockey, Tennis, Volleyball, Waterskiing and Woodcraft. In addition, Camp Belknap offers the YMCA progressive swim program.
Belknap boys choose their own activities based on their likes, abilities, and desire to learn. Boys may enjoy Belknap for a one, two, four, six or eight week stay.