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Bass Pro Shops and Camp Barnabas Team Up to Host Springfield Outdoor Days

May 2018

In collaboration with Bass Pro Shops, Camp Barnabas invites you to participate in a free fun-filled day of outdoor adventures and exploration on Saturday, May 19 from 10 am to 1 pm at Bass Pro Shops in Springfield. For more information click here

Springfield Little Theatre and Camp Barnabas Team Up to Offer Inclusive Summer Workshop

March 2018

Camp Barnabas and Springfield Little Theatre have paired up to premiere a brand new, inclusive summer theatre workshop in Springfield this May. For more information click here

Camp Barnabas Hosting Meet and Greet

January 2018

Camp Barnabas invites Branson West residents and businesses for a special meet and greet on Tuesday, January 30 at Danna’s BBQ. The Jan. 30 meet and greet will include lunch and a small presentation. Local residents are encouraged to attend to share thoughts and ideas about the future of the Hamels property. For all the details about the event click here

Talent for Campers

January 2018

Neosho teen, Carly Anderson, is hosting the 2nd annual ‘Talent for Campers,’ a family-friendly show featuring local talent on January 20 at the Neosho Civic Center (109 W. Main Street). For more information about the event click here

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

December 2017

Camp Barnabas and Springfield Little Theatre have paired up to premiere a brand new, inclusive summer theatre workshop in Springfield this May. Find out more information here.

Professional golfer Jordan Spieth gifts scholarships to 100 campers

December 2017

Camp Barnabas received a major donation from the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation. The generous gift will allow 100 campers with special needs and chronic illnesses the ability to experience a life-changing week at camp. Read full story here.

Press & Media


In its 24th year, Camp Barnabas to serve record number of campers

June 2018

“It was amazing how God brough us everything we needed,” recalls Camp Barnabas founder. “Every time we needed something, a donation would come.” Read the full story here.

Special Needs Program Explores the Arts with Local Organizations

May 2018

{FRIEND LIKE ME} – A special needs workshop is teaching kids all about musical theatre! It’s too late to sign up for this summer but the Springfield Little Theatre and Camp Barnabas say next years is going to be bigger and better! Watch full story here.

Campers with Special Needs Head to Wonders of Wildlife

May 2018

Twenty special needs campers with Camp Barnabas headed to Bass Pro Shop’s Wonders of Wildlife for an exciting overnight stay! Watch the full story here.

Cole and Heidi Hamels Donate Table Rock Lake Home To Camp Barnabas

December 2017

Cole and Heidi Hamels partner with Camp Barnabas to provide life-changing experiences for children with special needs. here.

Jordan Spieth Family Foundation Announces Donation to Camp Barnabas

May 2018

The JSFF is partnering with Camp Barnabas to help welcome more campers this summer. Read full story here.

Express makes Giving Tuesday a memorable day for Camp Barnabas

November 2017

Express Employment is so overjoyed to announce there will be a brand new Putt-Putt golf course at Camp Barnabas at Teas Trail this summer thanks to the generous contribution of $25,000 from Julie and Paul LaFrance, co-owners of Express Employment Professionals, Rochester Hills, Troy and Clinton Township here.

Anonymous donor gives ‘life changing’ donation to Camp Barnabas

September 2017

Springfield News-Leader – Camp Barnabas, a faith-based camp for people with special needs and chronic illnesses, received an $100,000 gift. Read full article here.




Camp Barnabas Commercial 2017

Over the past 24 years, we have welcomed more than 75,000 campers and missionaries to Barnabas. Find out what all the hype is about in this 30 second video.

Welcome to Camp Barnabas

Camp Barnabas is a game-changer for all those involved: Campers, parents, missionaries, staff, medical volunteers, and beyond. Watch this heart warming story to better understand why everyone leaves Barnabas changed.

The Barnabas Experience

Camp is more than an experience. Lives are changed for everyone involved.

Camper Arrival

This is the beauty and joy of camper arrival each week at Camp Barnabas.

Camp Barnabas: Say So

It is tradition, at Camp Barnabas, that at the end of each week of camp we give the opportunity for anyone to share about their week. Here is a glimpse of what a week at camp means to our campers.

First Time Parent Experience

Sending a child off to summer camp for the first time can be scary for some of our first time parents. For these parents, their nerves were calmed immediately after their experience. They were confident in knowing their child was being cared for, loved and having a blast.