August Featured Camper: Kiera

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Camp Barnabas Camper Kiera Lake Camper Arrival

Our August featured camper is a vivacious, fun-loving, 20-year-old who loves to laugh and spend time with her friends. During the year, Kiera works in a coffee shop serving customers and also spends time with her family helping out on the farm.

She’s been coming to camp for 10 years and absolutely loves it. Learn more about Kiera below:

 Camp Barnabas Camper Kiera Barnabas Table Rock Lake

Barnabas is a Godsend. It’s a place where kids like Kiera can come and feel accepted,” said Denise, Kiera’s mom. “We have watched Kiera work really hard to fit into the real world. But when she comes to Barnabas; it is her world and everyone else gets to step into it.” 

Question: Where are you from?

Kiera: Kansas.

Question: What is your diagnosis?

Kiera: Down Syndrome.

Question: What is your favorite part about Camp Barnabas?

Kiera: Swimming and parties are my favorite part!

Question: What camp locations have you attended?

Kiera: I’ve been to the lake and the trail.

Camp Barnabas Camper Kiera Table Rock Lake Pool

Question: Can you tell us a little about your job?

Kiera: I love it. It’s a coffee shop with live music and we make our own food and drinks.

Question: What has God laid on your heart lately?

Kiera: He told me to fight back against the bad things that are happening in the world.

Question: What is your biggest dream?

Kiera: That I would go back to Camp Barnabas this next summer.

Question: What’s your dream job?

Kiera: To be a rockstar!

Question: Anything else you’d like to share?

Kiera: I really love camp. I love the campers and everyone else at Barnabas!

Camp Barnabas Camper Kiera Table Rock Lake Pool

“We have seen the Lord work in our own hearts. Kiera keeps us compassionate, accepting, and grounded in a really positive way. God has used her in the lives of her sisters to do the same,” said Denise, Kiera’s mom.