Our camp is your camp

Enjoy all that Camp Barnabas has to offer when you host your family, friends, church, or work retreat at our gorgeous campground.

Two campers on a canoe in the lake.


Nestled in Purdy, Missouri, Camp Barnabas at Teas Trail is over 100 acres of pine trees, fields, trails, and a beautiful bluff overlooking the Ozarks of southwest Missouri. With lodging options from 2 to 600, a lake, indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, and exciting activities, our beautiful camp provides a scenic and fun-filled environment for youth or church gatherings, family reunions, weddings, office or team-building retreats.

Campers raking leaves at summer camp

Service Groups

Landscaping, painting, and small construction projects are just some of the ways your group contributes to the future of Camp Barnabas. Service groups come year-round to keep our camp looking beautiful and ready to serve our Campers.

Church groups, garden clubs, corporations, civic clubs, Greek organizations, and more are invited to serve.



New Cabin

The new cabin has completely separate upstairs and downstairs floors. Each level can accommodate up to 20 people in bunk beds. Both floors feature a living area, four bathrooms, and a covered patio.

Camping cabins in the woods with sun and shadows

Camper Cabins

These cabins can accommodate up to 20 people and have four bathrooms in each cabin. There are a total of 20 of these cabins at camp.

Barnabunk bunkhouse dorm


This dorm-style lodge has a small commons room up front, and two wings of 20 beds each on either side, allowing it to hold 40 people. This lodge is private enough to house both males and females and has multiple private bathrooms as well.

Front of fish house with landscaping in front

Fish House

This lodge is perfect for groups up to 71 and features its own meeting space and full kitchen.

Well House dormitory at Camp Barnabas

The Well House

The Well House features hotel-style rooms for families that include bedding, towels, and a private bathroom.

Adult Housing

Located on the lower level of the Dining Hall, the adult housing areas feature four rooms with either four or eight bunk beds.

Tree Houses

Our Sibling Village tree houses offer a unique camp experience with bunk-bed sleeping accommodations and a rope bridge.

Log Cabin

Our rustic Log Cabin can be rented August-October and March-May. It is free for our group leaders to come stay during the off-season. There is one bedroom with one bathroom, a small living area, WiFi, and kitchen.

Gathering Spaces & Meeting Rooms

Dining Hall

As our largest indoor space, the Dining Hall offers seating for up to 700 people and is equipped with video and sound. The open Dining Hall layout allows for a versatile gathering space. The top-level covered patio overlooks the Water Park.

Dining Hall at Camp Barnabas surrounded by trees

The Lodge

You may remember the lodge as the old Dining Hall. This large gathering space offers seating for up to 500 people and is equipped with video and sound. The open layout allows for a variety of activities like games, worship, parties, and more. Look for more updates to the Lodge in the future!

Trees surrounding the best view of the valley spread below

Inspiration Point

Inspiration Point is the most scenic view at Teas Trail. It is a full seating area overlooking the bluffs of Shoal Creek and the beautiful farms surrounding camp.

Cabin at Camp Barnabas with Trees in front

Silver Lining

Also part of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition renovations, this building is versatile and can be set up however you would like for meetings up to 40 people.

Lodge at Camp Barnabas

Fish House

Located on the main level in the Fish House is a common room that features a large meeting table with several couches conveniently located next to a kitchen. This area serves as a hangout or meeting room for smaller groups. The Fish House also sports an open, covered front porch with several benches that offer an additional meeting space.

camp barnabas pavilion wide view

The Dome

Our largest outdoor space is The Dome, which features two basketball courts with several rows of bench seating and lots of room for any other outdoor activities. The Dome has speakers and wireless mics, so your whole group can meet together!

Game Room

Our Game Room features fun and flexible seating with couches, chairs, bistro tables, and plenty of games. The Game Room boasts a large television and WiFi to give users plenty of options within the space.

Front and Back Conference Rooms

The front and back conference rooms are located on the lower level of the dining hall. These open spaces are equipped with a rock climbing wall, swings, and other high and low energy activities but can be transformed to fit your needs.


The Chapel is our open-air covered space with views of our lake. Tables, benches, or chairs can be arranged to provide a flexible space for meeting. The covered space can also be used for games and activities.


There’s no shortage of fun things to do at Camp Barnabas. We offer a ton of exciting and adventurous activities, including fishing, canoeing, apple cannons, a game room, mini golf, disc golf, field sports, basketball courts, nine square, a playground, a camp store, campfires, rock wall, zip line, and in-season Water Park. We also can create scavenger hunts, tournaments, Water Park Olympics, and other challenges customized to your group’s needs.

Team Building Retreats

Get ready for an adventure-filled retreat at Camp Barnabas for your sports team, company, or group designed to elevate your teamwork, communication, and leadership skills. We work with you to plan exciting challenges, competitions, outdoor adventures, and team-based games designed for your group’s age and abilities. From collaborative problem-solving activities to trust-building exercises, we will guide you through experiences that foster team work, resilience, creativity, and communication. <br>

Team Building Activities & Competitions:

  • High Ropes Course: 2 climbing walls, zipline
  • Low Ropes Course: elevated trust fall, Whale Watch, team wall, A-frame, islands, Wild Woozy, King’s Finger, Cable Walk, Spiderweb
  • Lake Olympics: fishing challenge, blindfolded canoe race, blindfolded trust walk, float cage match, triathlon relay
  • Pool Olympics (in-season): Blue slide no splash challenge, green slide synchronized challenge, yellow slide basketball shot challenge, orange slide speed challenge
  • Barnabas Tri-Cup: mini golf tournament, knock-out tournament, 9 square tournament
  • Gel Blaster Battle
  • Apple Cannons
  • Field Games
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Indoor Game Room

All of our different team-building activities are flexible and can be tailored to your group’s needs and goals! Our facilitators are happy to be as hands-on or hands-off as needed. We will always have your team's goals and success in mind!

High Ropes Course
Low Ropes Course
Water Park
Peddle Boat
Mini Golf
Apple Cannons
Game Room
The Lake


Standard Per Person Rate

Standard per person rate includes use of meeting spaces, lake access, and all other non-rope activities. Daily rates are $30 per person and $6 per meal.

1 Night2 Nights3 Nights
3 Meals$65XX
4 Meals$71$103X
5 MealsX$109X
6 MealsX$115X
7 MealsXX$154
8 MealsXX$159

Child Rates

Children 2 years old or younger are free. Children age 3–6 years old receive 50% off the standard rate, and children age 7–12 years old receive 25% off the standard rate. Child rates are not applicable for August retreats.

Additional Rules, Rates, and Activities

We provide all meals and require a minimum stay of one night plus three meals and a group size of at least 20 people, however you may inquire about exceptions. We require a group size of 200 people or more to have exclusive use of grounds. Groups of 150+ are eligible to receive 5% off the standard rate.

Extra Activities

$10 per person for Rock Wall and Zip Line

$10 per person for Pool Access

$25 for day use of Golf Cart

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Pastor/Group Leader Getaway

Our camp property is the perfect place to rest and recharge. Group Leaders and Pastors can take advantage of our free lodging in the off-season. Individuals or families will need to provide their own food.

Camp Map

Camp Map

Plan the perfect retreat!

For further questions about camp, registration, and retreats, please complete the form. You can also call or email Matthew McDavid, Camp Program Director.