CHANGING LIVES THROUGH CHRIST-CENTERED EXPERIENCES
We believe that God uniquely created everyone with a purpose and to live a life of ability. We ignore the limitations that can be put on people with special needs and offer experiences that push the limits of what the outside world says is impossible for these incredible people. We invite people with special needs and chronic illnesses to embrace life as Jesus made them and to reach their fullest potential. We invite those who wish to serve them to come experience a life changed by the beauty of helping someone realize the value of their uniqueness. Camp Barnabas is more than a week of camp, it becomes a life-changing experience.
At Camp Barnabas, perspectives are changed and disability is redefined. Our campers are empowered by the love, acceptance and encouragement they receive during their week at camp. Through adaptive activities, our campers are told yes. They can be normal for a week. Our missionaries help to give our campers experiences that will impact them forever. They leave with a new friend and a changed life. Camp Barnabas goes beyond just a week of camp, it becomes life-changing.
Camp Barnabas has been blessed with two wonderful camp properties, both of which are in Missouri and offer spectacular views of the Missouri Ozarks. Our Barnabas on the Lake campus holds 384 people and is located at the end of it’s own peninsula on Table Rock Lake near Shell Knob, Missouri and offers a lakefront view in from almost all parts of Camp. Our Teas Trail location near Monett, Missouri holds up to 450 people and is famous for its cliffside views of the Ozarks. Although our camps are in Missouri, the population of groups we serve comes from all over including Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, Kansas and Arkansas. We offer an opportunity to rent either camp for a variety of events, so that you can share in the benefit of our properties that are as beautiful as they are versatile.
Camp Barnabas Day Camp is a Christian camp for people with disabilities. Day Camp gives us an opportunity to meet the community of people with disabilities where they are. With Day Camps in Denver, Colorado and Kansas City, Missouri, we are excited to serve campers with disabilities in their own community by providing one on one support from volunteers throughout the week. From parties and activities to devotionals and worship, Day Camp is five action packed days from 9am - 4pm each day.