Belknap Leadership Program

The quality, character, and commitment of Belknap’s leaders are well known in the camping world.  Belknap leaders are grown from within. They have all have been part of our rigorous selection process and have spent two years of leadership training program as LC’s and LIT’s. Our staff averages over ten summers at Camp Belknap.

Camp Belknap endeavors to employ young men who demonstrate trainable leadership qualities. Belknap particularly values attitude, integrity, initiative, creativity, dependability, cooperation, and kindness. Leadership by example, or “LBE”, is the guiding principle of Belknap Leadership; a principle based on the belief that the most effective guidance for our campers and ourselves is a sterling example.

Belknap’s leadership principles at the cabin level are based upon four pillars.

Be Your Best Self. Belknap is a place where leaders act as role models for campers. It is paramount that leaders live according to the example they strive to set in spirit, mind, and body.

Less is More. Simple activities, thoughtfully planned and executed will provide campers with a quality experience.

Back to Basics. Attend to the details of cabin leadership such as cultivating personal responsibility, reinforcing good manners, and promoting a selfless work ethic. Additionally, seek out traditional camp activities with your campers, especially those that foster an appreciation for the natural beauty around us.

Be with the Boys. Leaders are integral to fostering Belknap’s brotherhood. Belknap leaders prioritize spending time with campers, knowing that nothing is more formative to boys’ development than their relationships with healthy male role models.

At Belknap we strive to ensure that it is always an honor to be a Belknap leader. We continue this tradition by emphasizing the impact a good leader makes on a boy’s life. Each leader is allowed flexibility and creativity to manage his cabin. We continue to assess whether our leadership traditions are healthy and productive, or need revision. We ensure that the leader selection process is always executed with the utmost integrity.

To see Belknap’s current senior staff, click here.


      PO Box 1546
      Wolfeboro, NH 03894

      11 Chase Point Road
      Mirror Lake, NH 03853




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All communications related to COVID-19 and plans for summer 2021 will be posted here.

Pre-Arrival Requirements

Belknap will provide a checklist for families to follow 2 weeks before arrival at camp. Belknap plans to include at least the following as part of the pre-arrival checklist: low risk pre-camp behaviors including list of what activities to avoid, symptomatic screening, testing, and travel recommendations.

Packing for Camp

Belknap will post an updated equipment list here that will include COVID specific needs such as masks.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Belknap plans on coordinated efforts to minimize exposure and risk on these high traffic days. Families will be made aware of exact pick-up and drop off times and procedures for campers and guardians. Information will be posted here.

Camp Life During COVID

Belknap’s mission remains unchanged. Belknap is working on modifications to the property/facilities and program in 2021 to enhance safety and still preserve the core principles of Belknap life. The pictures below will be updated as we make changes around camp.

  • Cabin Fans
  • Hand Washing Station
  • Screen Doors
  • Cabin Fans

    Fans installed on cabin to improve airflow.

  • Hand Washing Station

    Outdoor hand-washing stations installed around camp.

  • Screen Doors

    Screen doors on every cabin will improve the airflow in living quarters.


Masks for campers and staff will be a part of Belknap’s plan for preventing introduction and spread of virus at Camp. Belknap will be providing more information at a later date about type and number of masks to pack for camp. Please note that campers and staff will be unmasked for sleeping, eating, showering and swimming.

COVID Testing

Camp Belknap plans to use COVID testing as a part of our 2021 plan for entry and admittance to camp, diagnostic (symptoms) and ongoing monitoring, The timing, type of testing, and logistics are being reviewed and will be announced as decisions are made. Types of tests and criteria for their use are continuing to evolve and we want to ensure that we are implementing best practices.

Response to Positive Test

Working with Belknap’s medical advisory group, we are developing a detailed plan for the potential of a symptomatic individual and/or positive test at camp. This plan will include isolation, quarantine, contact tracing, and care of campers/staff.


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Belknap Pledge

We are developing a pledge to ensure compliance and a clear focus on keeping ourselves and each other safe. More to come on this!