April Featured Camper: Chris

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Chris Wheeler is a veteran camp-goer. Last year marked his tenth summer; but that doesn’t stop him from being just as fired up about camp as he was when he first visited.

April is National Autism Awareness Month! We caught up with Chris Wheeler to hear more about his life with autism:

Camp Barnabas Camper Chris Playing In Pool

Chris observes the pool activities during OATS.

Question: How old are you?

Answer: 21.

Question: What is your diagnosis?

Answer: Autism and ADHD.

Question: What is your favorite part of camp?

Answer: The campers.

Question: What is your favorite meal at camp?

Answer: My favorite meal is tough because I’m a picky eater, but three meat pasta with tomato sauce.

Question: What does your typical day look like?

Answer: I’m an intern for Centene, which is part of a work program that helps people with disabilities find jobs.

Question: What is your biggest challenge outside of camp?

Answer: Finding work.

Question: What is your biggest dream or goal?

Answer: My dream is to fight for equality for everyone at work.


We’re counting down the days until we see you at camp, Chris!

Camp Barnabas Camper and Counselor Enjoying Water Games

Chris and his missionary enjoying water games.