Ways to Give


Camp isn't possible without your generosity, and there are many ways you can support our ministry at Camp Barnabas.

Ways to Give

Financial Support

Invest in the Camp Scholarship fund.

Camp Barnabas welcomes more than 3,850 Campers and Missionaries from across the country to Camp every year. For many families, making their child’s week at Camp a reality is a great sacrifice. We never want cost to stand in the way of a life-changing Camp experience. Your generosity allows this barrier to fall.

Physical Donations

Camp Barnabas welcomes donations of food, medical supplies, camping equipment, time/talents, and more. Corporate and individual partners help reduce camp expenses and allow us to continue providing life-changing camp experiences. From a one-time donation of a fishing pole to a recurring truckload of food, Barnabas is equipped to accept donations of any size.

If you're interested in making a donation, contact our Development Director, Debbie Weathermon.

Additional Giving Opportunities

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Stock Gifts

Camp Barnabas is a registered 501(c)3 organization. The following are welcome and appreciated:

  • Gifts of Stock via Stock Transfer
  • Other Marketable Securities
  • Corporate Matching Contributions
  • Cash or Pledges

Individual Retirement Account

In 2006, Congress enacted a law allowing direct transfers, known as qualified charitable distributions, from IRAs to most public charities of up to $100,000 annually by donors age 70½ or older. It became a permanent part of the tax code in 2015 and has been widely used for its tax advantages. The giving opportunity under the new law combines IRA qualified charitable distributions with gift annuities.

What are the tax benefits of an IRA-funded charitable gift annuity?

The IRA withdrawal doesn’t count as income, and it can count toward any required minimum distribution amount for the year. The IRA owner gets a minimum payout of 5% annually, taxed as ordinary income.

Are there restrictions on the donations?

IRA-funded gift annuities come with special rules. A donor can make the gift in one tax year only. That could be one $50,000 gift, or several smaller gifts up to the $50,000 limit. The $50,000 amount counts toward a separate $100,000 limit per taxpayer for outright gifts to charity made with IRA dollars. The annuity can make payments to the donor or to the donor and spouse only. Payments have to start within a year of funding it.

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Third-Party Fundraising

Thank you so much for your interest in hosting a fundraising activity in support of Barnabas! Events such as yours are important in our efforts to raise funds and spread awareness about our mission to change lives through disability ministry. Prior to planning your event, please contact our Development Director, Debbie Weathermon.

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Memorial Contributions

Make a life-changing gift, the gift of summer camp, by honoring the life of a friend, colleague, or loved one who has passed away. We will let the family know a donation has been made in their memory. These gifts can be made at the time of death, or on a specific date like their birthday or the anniversary of their death.

Want to know more?

For further questions about camp or making a donation, please complete the form or call (417-230-9100) or email our Development Director, Debbie Weathermon.

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