September Featured Camper: Preston

Camp BarnabasFeatured Camper

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MEET PRESTON: A joyful, energetic, happy guy with a great sense of humor. Preston has attended Camp Barnabas for the past 12 years. When he’s not at camp, he attends a day training program and lives in a residential facility. Preston loves to hang out with fellow adults and is one tech-savvy guy!

We caught up with Preston and his family to learn more about his daily life and how camp has impacted him over the years:

Preston at camper arrival

Preston arriving at Camp Barnabas.

Question: What is your everyday life like?
Preston: I love to hang out with the staff where I live and “help” them. I work by making key chains, crushing cans, and doing laundry. I love to go on outings to McDonald’s and Wal-Mart.

Question: What challenges do you face outside of Camp?
Preston: I don’t get to do much on my own.

Question: What is your primary diagnosis?
Preston: Developmental delay.

Question: What is your favorite thing about camp?
Preston: Hanging out with friends (I love all the staff).

Preston with a new friend

Preston making new friends at camp.

Question: Why do you keep coming back to camp?
Preston: I love the attention and care I get at camp.

Question: What’s life like when you aren’t at Camp?
Preston: Life is structured.

Question: What is your favorite meal at camp?
Preston: I’m probably too busy to eat much.

Question: What is your biggest dream/goal?
Preston: To live more independently.

Question: What does Camp Barnabas mean to you?
Preston: It means the world to me! I ask to go back the day it ends.

We can’t wait to see you back at camp, Preston!