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Camp Fatima and Camp Bernadette are sponsored by the Diocese of Manchester. Located in Gilmanton Iron Works and Wolfeboro, in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, they are traditional summer camps oriented toward land and water sport activities.

Founded in 1953, Camp Bernadette has a camper capacity of 270 girls per session and enjoys an early registration each season with the maximum enrollment attained each summer. Bernie has 21 camper cabins with complete bathroom facilities located within each camper division. The Camp is located approximately 20 miles south of NH's White Mountains and a half-hour's drive from Camp Fatima.

Camp Fatima, founded in 1949, is centrally located between Concord, the state capital, and the city of Laconia. Fatima has a camper capacity of 310 boys per session, housed in 29 cabins, each containing its own lavatory facility.

Special Needs Week

The special needs program is designed to give the camper a one-week camping experience in a Christian community and to provide an environment that helps build confidence in oneself and trust in others.

This is accomplished through a fun and engaging camping experience. The daily program is designed to help the camper make new friends and to find adventure in all our activities. The program is a co-ed week with a minimum age of nine years old with a camper to staff ratio of 4-to-1. For more information please visit our website.

Exceptional Citizens Week

Exceptional Citizen's Week at Camp Fatima is a co-ed weeklong camp for children and adults (9+) with intellectual and/or physical challenges including, but not limited to Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Angelman Syndrome, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Each camper receives one-to-one care and experiences a week of various activities and special events that they otherwise may not be able to enjoy The 300+ dedicated volunteers and many generous donors allow EC Week to offer this great week to over 170 campers at no cost the campers' families and caregivers. For more information about the week, please visit www.ecweek.org

For More Information

Camp Fatima & Camp Bernadette
32 Fatima Road
Gilmanton I.W., NH 03837
Phone: (603) 364-5851
Fax: (603) 364-5038
Or visit bfcamp.com

Contact Us

Michael Drumm, Executive Director
Joanne Towle, Business Manager
Sara Smith, Camp Registrar

Diocese of Manchester
The Catholic Church in New Hampshire

153 Ash Street, Box 310
Manchester, NH 03105-0310
(603) 669-3100
Fax: (603) 669-0377

© Diocese of Manchester