Strategic Plan

Sustaining the Joy

A Vision for Belknap’s Second Century

Camp Belknap’s strategic plan sets forth a ten-year vision designed to provide our community with a framework for protecting, preserving, and strengthening Belknap for years to come. It is our sincere desire that Camp Belknap continue as a safe haven for boys and young men; where they may live the Camp Motto and develop character and leadership skills, and where they may always seek the joy of being alive.

This plan begins by outlining and reaffirming Belknap’s mission. We then discuss 6 guiding principles that we have determined are critical for maintaining that mission, and specific goals that flow from each of these principles.

I. Honor and Strengthen Belknap’s Traditions

II. Develop the Mind, Body, and Spirit of All Who Interact with Belknap

III. Maintain Leadership Development as Core to the Belknap Experience

IV. Recognize Belknap’s Responsibility to Steward its Land and Facilities

V. Make a Commitment to our Community

VI. Strengthen Belknap’s Future

For over 114 years, thousands of campers, leaders, parents, grandparents, alumni, staff, neighbors, and friends have committed time, talent, and insight to Belknap. “Sustaining the Joy” reflects that passion and the love that drives it; a passion and love that will surely continue as Belknap enjoys its second century of developing the lifelong skill of leadership and demonstrating the value of good stewardship.


      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.


Permission is required to visit camp during the non-summer months/“off season.” Please click below for detailed information on visiting camp. When camp is in session, for the safety of our campers and staff, visitors will be strictly limited. Updated information regarding this policy will be provided here.

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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!