December 2023 Christmas Newsletter

Dec 11, 2023 | Newsletter

As we celebrate Christmas, let's take a moment to reflect on the true reason for this season. It's a time when we commemorate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The ultimate symbol of love and salvation. His arrival in a humble manger marked a turning point in history, offering hope and grace to all. We pray that above all else you know and experience the Love of Jesus and the ultimate gift He freely gives.

As we gather with family around our Christmas trees, let's choose to remember the blessings in our lives. This season reminds us of the incredible impact that even the smallest acts of kindness can have. In the spirit of this season, consider extending the joy and transformative power of giving the gift of Camp. A week at Barnabas can be a life-changing experience, offering adventure, friendship, spiritual growth, and unforgettable memories. It's a chance to share the spirit of inclusion and love that Jesus embodies.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, scholarships are available, ensuring camp is accessible to all. If you or someone you know could benefit from a scholarship, please contact [email protected] for more information. Because of you, no one will be left out of the gift of summer camp at Camp Barnabas. Wishing you a Merry Christmas from your Barnabas Family.

Discount & Price Break

Don't miss out on the end-of-year price break. Lock in the current price for Camper and Missionary registration before it raises on January 1, 2024. Secure your spot by making a $100 deposit and enjoy the added bonus of discounted registration. We've made it even more convenient with the option to pay in monthly installments.

Exciting news for Missionaries and Mission Groups! Score big savings with our special price break for Terms 1 and 9 – registration is just $200. It's a fantastic opportunity to maximize your impact without breaking the bank. Register now and save!

Sneak Peak of New Dining Hall

It won’t be long until our new Dining Hall is dishing out mouthwatering delights. We can almost taste the blueberry fluff and iced tea—oh yuck, ewww, no, not tea!!! (IYKYK) Check out a sneak peek of this tasty new space.

Staff Retreat Registration

Calling all Staff Alumni and any potential staff wanting to join the Summer 2024 team! Get ready for an unforgettable Winter Retreat January 5-7, 2024. Picture this: parties, worship, devos, wild costumes, trivia, competitions, seeing old friends, and making new ones! If you register before December 21, you'll secure your very own limited-edition Winter Retreat sweatshirt – the must-have attire of the season! Don't miss out on the incredible memories we're about to create together. Register for our Staff Retreat.

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Virtual Snow Ball

We're hosting our Virtual Snow Ball Dance on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at 6 pm CST. Put on your flashy, sparkly attire or your coziest, comfiest gear, and get ready to groove from the comfort of your own home. This dance is open to all current, past, and future Campers, Missionaries, Staff, Med Team, and their families. RSVP by Tuesday, January 2, 2024, and we'll send you a ZOOM link the party. Questions? Email [email protected]. RSVP here for the Virtual Snow Ball.

30 Year / 50 State Challenge

The new year of 2024 will mark Camp Barnabas's 30th year of ministry! Our birthday goal this year is to have a Camper, Missionary, or Staff represented from every one of the 50 states! We can't imagine a better birthday present than to have the impact of camp reaching across our country. Stay tuned for more details on our 30-Year/50-State Challenge. Wherever you are coming from, we can't wait to see you at Camp Barnabas for Summer 2024!

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