Camp Barnabas Changes Lives Through Disability Ministry.
The Barnabas Difference: LOVE
Changing Lives Through Disability Ministry
Camp Barnabas is a ministry in Southwest Missouri dedicated to providing a unique Christian summer camp experience to individuals with disabilities and chronic illnesses. It’s a summer full of waterslides, fishing, canoeing, archery, ziplining, swimming, mini-golf, and so much more. We want our Campers to have a summer just like everyone else because, for most of the year, our Campers are on the outside. We want to create a place where they can be who God designed them to be.
Every program and activity is adapted, ensuring that every Camper, regardless of ability or age, can fully participate. Each week is geared to a specific age range and a set of diagnoses so that each Camper is in a cabin with others similar to themselves.
Campers are paired with trained student volunteers (Counselors) from across the country so they can get the full care and support they need. Campers and volunteers unite in a journey of faith, growing in their walk with Christ, and emerging from this transformative experience forever changed.
We provide an on-site medical facility staffed with compassionate nurses and dedicated doctors, ready to offer not just medical care, but a nurturing and supportive environment.
Our ultimate goal is to radiate the love of Christ in all we do. Join us in this mission to create a world of encouragement and love, one Camper at a time.
Your Adventure Awaits
We're not your average job, or summer camp. We're bold and daring, and we don't back down from a challenge. Each summer, it's our mission to create an unforgettable experience for anybody who enters our gates.Join The Team
Camp Barnabas App & Photos
Get a glimpse into all that Barnabas has to offer through the photo gallery! To access photos, you can either download the Camp Barnabas mobile app or visit the online gallery. Both options allow you to access and browse our gallery for free, but will require you to create an account. Once you've created an account, use the access code "TEASTRAIL" to view photos.
Viewing and downloading low-resolution photos from the online gallery is free. If you'd like to use facial recognition to find photos of your Camper, Missionary, or download high-res images from our gallery then sign up for a paid package by downloading the app from the Google Play Store, Apple App Store, or visiting the online gallery.