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'We want everyone to be outdoors': Camp Barnabas, a camp for people with special needs, reopens this summer
May 2021 - Springfield News-Leader | MO
Though a few things might look a little different, Camp Barnabas is returning this summer for its 27th season. 
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Camp Barnabas Snow Ball Goes Virtual
January 2021 - The Monett Times | MO
Camp Barnabas is preparing for its seventh annual Snow Ball, scheduled for Jan. 23, and this year, the camp is taking the event into the virtual realm.
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Camp Barnabas Camper and Buddy Scale 14,000 ft Mountain Together
November 2020 - KOCO News | OK
Steven Marrs and Connor Petty didn't let other's expectations hold them back! After meeting at Camp Barnabas, they re-defined what the world told them they couldn't do and scaled a 14,000ft mountain together.
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Volunteer Ozarks: Camp Barnabas Glamping for Camping
November 2020 - KY3 News | MO
Camp Barnabas is hosting Glamping for Camping, a fundraiser going digital. Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Becky Conroy, talked to Daniel Posey about what they’re doing different for this year.
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Fall into fun with Camp Barnabas
September 2020 - Cassville Democrat | MO
Camp Barnabas Springfield Day Camps is a program that will engage students past the traditional school setting for nine weeks.
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April 2020 - The New York Times
Across the country, parents, children and counselors are wondering if a treasured summer rite can possibly proceed.
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April 2020 - KY3 News | MO
After 25 years of giving 90,000 campers a great experience, Camp Barnabas won't be open this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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SUMMERTIME NEARS: Here's how to pick the perfect summer camp for your kids

Feb 2020 - KY3 News | MO

Summer is less than four months away. Krystal Simon, a mother of three, says now is the time to look for the perfect summer camp.

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Camp Barnabas Campfire 5K channels inner lumberjack

Feb 2020 - OzarksFirst News | MO
More than 400 people “channeled their flannel” and gathered for the Camp Barnabas Campfire 5K.
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Drury Leadership Summit offers varied perspectives

Dec 2019 - The Monett Times | MO
An audience of 140 people attended the eighth annual Leadership Summit, hosted by the Principles of Leadership class offered through the Monett campus of Drury University.
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Camp Barnabas raises $228,000 at 7th annual event

Nov 2019 - The Monett Times | MO
The White River Conference Center transformed into a sea of twinkling lights, buffalo plaid, and chandeliered tents on Saturday, Oct. 26, as Camp Barnabas hosted its seventh annual Glamping for Camping fundraiser event to benefit campers with special needs.
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Camp Barnabas hosts special weekend for campers with special needs

Oct 2019 - Springfield News-Leader | MO
Mother Nature delivered perfect weather this past weekend for all things fall: hayrides, bobbing for apples, making S'mores around a campfire and smashing pumpkins. 
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Camp Barnabas celebrates 25 years of serving children with special needs

Jul 2019 - KY3 News | MO

Camp Barnabas celebrated 25 years since its start Saturday. It was established to give children with special needs a normal summer camp experience, but it turned into much more than the founders ever expected.

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Camp Barnabas branch opens B&B in Branson

May 2019 - KY3 News | MO

Nestled away in Branson is a branch of Camp Barnabas that's a Bed and Breakfast soon to be open for your business.It's not only a place some adults call home, it's also a place they work on life-skills to help them someday get out on their own. And it's a place where transformations are guaranteed for staff and house-guests alike.

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Christmas Home Tours underway this weekend in Stone County

Nov 2018 - KY3 News | MO

Tours of some of the nicest homes around Table Rock Lake are happening this weekend in Stone County. The tour includes the 32,000 foot mansion built by professional baseball player Cole Hamels, which was gifted to Camp Barnabas.

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Camp Barnabas sets record number for campers this year

Jul 2018 - KY3 News | MO

A very special summer camp here in the Ozarks that gained global attention because of the TV series "Extreme Makeover" is having a record year for attendance.

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Springfield Little Theatre teams with Camp Barnabas for musical workshop

Jun 2018 - KY3 News | MO

Camp Barnabas is a Christian-based organization that holds summer camps for young people with special needs or chronic illnesses, with each camper getting their own one-on-one counselor, or "buddy", to help them get the most out of the outdoor experience.

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Camp Barnabas overnight at Bass Pro

May 2018 - KY3 News | MO

Bass Pro reached out to Camp Barnabas and offered us the opportunity to invite 20 campers to an overnight "campout" in the WoW museum.

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Runners fight the cold, snow to support Camp Barnabas in Springfield

Apr 2018 - KY3 News | MO

Despite the freezing temperatures hundreds of runners came out to support Camp Barnabas' Big Party Half Marathon and 5K.

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Cole and Heidi Hamels donate Table Rock Lake home to Camp Barnabas

Dec 2017 - KY3 News | MO

Camp Barnabas announced Friday Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife Heidi are gifting their 32,000 square foot home, including more than 100 acres, on Table Rock Lake.

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Camp for special needs kids gets donation from golfer Spieth

Dec 2017 - KY3 News | MO

A southwest Missouri camp for children with special needs and chronic illnesses has received a donation from the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation.

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Camp Barnabas to get $40,000 from Celebrity Apprentice

Jan 2015 - Springfield News-Leader | MO

For the two Springfield-based charities represented on this season of Celebrity Apprentice, Monday night was a "win some, lose some" event. Reality television star from "Kate Plus 8," Kate Gosselin, who is representing Camp Barnabas, won Monday night's competition and netted $40,000 for her charity.

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Joe Nichols Donates $125,000 to Kids’ Camp

Oct 2010 - The Boot

Joe Nichols took on a team of fifth-graders this past week on a special celebrity edition of the TV game show, 'Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader.' The singer tackled subjects ranging from geography to social studies, and played for his favorite charity, Camp Barnabas in Missouri, which provides life-changing opportunities each summer for some 1,300 kids with special needs.

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Camp Barnabas Featured on NBC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"

June 2006 - TV Guide

NBC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" pays a visit to Camp Barnabas to build three brand-new buildings, including a new home for the founders.

 

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