Frequently Asked Questions:
HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO BE A BARNABAS MISSIONARY?
You can start coming to serve at age 14. 13 is ok if graduated from 8th grade.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO COME TO SERVE?
Our fee for missionaries is $225. This helps cover the food and lodging for the week of camp.
WHEN ARE PAYMENTS DUE?
Your $55 registration fee (paid during the online application process) holds your position at camp. All remaining camp fees are to be paid by April 1, 2016. If there are still openings after April 1st, and you register after that time, adjustments can be made. Payments may be made online at www.campbarnabas.org/makeapayment or by mailing a check to P O Box 3200, Springfield, MO 65808. If you pay by check, please be sure to note whether you are paying for a camper or missionary and put that person's name on the check. NOTE: Payments for those coming with a summer mission group will be made through your group.
WHAT IS BARNABAS ON THE LAKE AND HOW IS IT DIFFERENT THAN CAMP BARNABAS?
Barnabas on the Lake is our newest property helping us to reach more campers than ever before. It is located on a peninsula near Shell Knob, Missouri. Camp Barnabas is located in Purdy, Missouri. Besides locations, there are very little major differences. The parties, themes, devotionals, and basic activities are exactly the same. There are additional activities on Barnabas on the Lake, such as boating, tubing, barn swinging, etc. simply because of it being a "newer" property. The core values, mission and vision of Barnabas are absolute and an integral part of both locations.
WHAT DIFFERENT ROLES DO YOU HAVE FOR ME TO COME SERVE?
If you want to come serve for the week, click here to view our different roles.
If you have come as a camper and want to come serve for a week, click here for more info.
If you are a nurse or a doctor, click here for more info.
If you want to come serve for a night during the summer, click here for more info.
WHAT DO I DO IF I WANT TO BRING A GROUP?
If you are interested in bringing a group, please click here and download the group application packet for more information on bringing a group.
HOW DO I SIGN UP TO BECOME A MISSIONARY?
If you are coming with a group, contact your group leader for more information on registering. If you are coming as an individual missionary, please click here for a link to register. Registration is open for all missionaries.
I HAVE COME TO CAMP BEFORE AND FORGOT MY SIGN IN INFO. WHAT DO I DO?
You can click "forgot username" or "forgot password" on our registration site and a new one will be emailed to you. If you are still having trouble retrieving your info, fee free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I AM HAVING TROUBLE REGISTERING. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If you have come to camp before, you will need to use the username and password that you used when you created the account. There is a "forgot username" and "forgot password" tab on the registration site if you have forgotten what you originally chose.
The site will not let you register for a role that you are not the right age for. If you put a group code in for a role that you are not the right age for, the registration system will not let you continue. Please contact your group leader or email@example.com for assistance.
IS THERE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM CAMP IF I AM FROM OUT OF TOWN?
We do provide transportation. You will need to fly into the Springfield airport. The cost for airport pick up is $50 each way. Pick up will be between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM on opening day and drop off will be between 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM on closing day. You must be 18 or older for us to pick you up or be accompanied by someone 18 or over. We ask that you send us the flight itinerary with the term you are attending and your name in the subject line at least 20 days before you arrive.
WHAT TIME DO WE ARRIVE AT CAMP AND WHEN DO WE LEAVE?
Missionary arrival is at 4:00 PM on Saturday. Camp gates open at 10:00 AM for Closing Ceremonies and everyone is done at about 11:30 AM.