Frequently Asked Questions
If you have already created a new account for your family but cannot remember your login information click “password reset” button on the login screen and enter the email address you used for your new account. By doing so the system will send you a link with instructions on creating a new password.
$850 – Register September through December 31
$875 – Register After January 1
Third, if your camper has a trach or utilizes a vent, we require camper families to provide a private nurse as well.
We have a dedicated team of doctors and nurses that stay on camp grounds at all times throughout the summer. Members of this team are in charge of administering daily medications, tube feedings, health checks, etc.
At Camp Barnabas, we strive to create a joy-filled week of fun for all of our campers. To see that in action, you can start by heading to our YouTube channel, where you’ll find weekly videos from previous years along with other camp-related content.
All of our weeks will start on a Sunday and they end that Friday. We begin the camper check-in process at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. And we ask that our parents arrive at camp no later than 5:15 p.m., that way your camper can be settled in their cabin before they need to go off to dinner. Our gates will open back up at 9:00 a.m. on that Friday. We will have a short closing ceremony for our families that will begin at 10:30 a.m.
- Bug Spray
- Water Bottle
- Socks & Underwear
- Closed-Toed Shoes (or shoes with a strap going across the top of the foot and around the heel i.e., Chacos or Tevas)
- Shower Shoes
- Rain Jacket or Poncho
- Jacket or Sweatshirt
- Casual Church Outfit for Cross Carry
- Toiletries: Hairbrush, Deodorant, Shamboo, Body Soap, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Etc.
- Bedding: Sleeping Bag or Twin Sheets with a Blanket and Pillow
- Towels and Washcloths (at least two of each)
- Costumes for Party Fun (See Themes)
- Medications and Medical Equipment/Supplies – All medications must be in pharmacy labeled bottles. They must be in the original containers. Please refer to the medication form (see enclosed letter from the Director of Medical Services).
- Stationery & Stamps
Please wash and dry all items you plan to bring to camp on the highest heat setting BEFORE and AFTER your weekend (this includes clothing, pillows, sheets, stuffed animals, towels, etc.). This will help prevent the spread of any lice, bed bugs, fleas, and any other transferable pests. For more information on preventing, identifying, and treating bugs, visit the CDC website.
DO NOT BRING: Cell phones, expensive jewelry, large sums of money, snacks, gum, soda, candy, or cigarettes. If brought to camp, these items will be taken and returned at the end of the week. Reminder: There is a 3 bag limit due to space being limited.
**Please reference our Camp Barnabas Policies for specifics on these dress code items. We strive to glorify Jesus Christ in everything we do. We especially want campers to see our staff and missionaries as living examples of Christ. These policies are also designed for your safety and wellness during camp.
We strive to provide everyone at camp with the safest, most current medical practices. If able, campers should bring medication in pre-packaged (multi-dose strip packaging or multi-dose blister packs) by a pharmacy. Doing so will minimize potential medication errors, and follow the best-practice standards set by the American Nurse Association (ANA). However, we understand that not all insurances and pharmacies are able to assist with this process. In this case, please send your child’s medication in the original pharmacy container with the pharmacy label intact, and no written edits on the instructions. Please refer to the Medical Form included in the Barnabas Bound Packet for further instructions on medication packaging. Thank you for your support in making your child’s stay at Camp Barnabas as safe as possible.
As a reminder, liquid medications must also be in the original pharmacy container. Please refer to the Barnabas Medical Form in your Barnabas Bound Packet for our policy on topical creams, eye drops, ear drops, or anything that is not a pill.
- Multi-Dose Strip Packaging – Each strip consists of individually sealed compartments containing all medications in pill form that are to be taken at a medicine pass delivery time (listed above).
- Multi-Dose Blister Packs – Each blister pocket contains all the medication, in pill form, that is to be taken at a medicine delivery time (listed above). These can often be ordered online.
Thank you for your support in making your time at Camp Barnabas as safe as possible. If you have questions, please contact our Director of Health Services, Linda Zimmer, at [email protected].
The Summer 2020 party themes will be announced this spring!
8:00am: I.P. (Camp Songs at Inspiration Point)
8:30am: Group A: Breakfast | Group B: Cabin clean-up/Cabin Devotionals
9:30am: Group A and B switch
10:30 – 11:15am: 1st Activity
11:30am-12:15pm: 2nd Activity
12:30pm: Group A: Lunch | Group B: 3rd Activity
1:30pm: Group A: FOB (Flat on Bunk) | Group B: Lunch
2:30pm: Group A: 3rd Activity | Group B: FOB
3:30pm: OATS (Open Activity Time)
5:30pm: Group A: Dinner | Group B: Showers
6:30pm: Group A: Showers | Group B: Dinner
9:30pm: Camper Lights Out
We strive to glorify Jesus Christ in everything we do. We especially want campers to see our staff and missionaries as living examples of Christ. We have specific policies designed to allow you to understand what we believe is right and true in the eyes of our Lord. These policies are also designed for your safety and wellness during camp. If you have questions about these, please contact our camp office. Thank you!
If you are an individual or family (siblings) flying and need transportation from the Springfield, MO airport, please email your flight itinerary to [email protected] at least 20 days prior to your flight. Pickup will be between 2-4:00 pm on Sunday (Camper Arrival Day) and drop off will be between 11:00 am to 12:30 pm on Friday (Closing Day). The fee is $50 for pickup and $50 for drop-off ($100.00 round-trip fee). The fee must be paid prior to camp and the individuals being picked up must be at least 18 years old, or have written consent from a parent.
We’re gearing up for an exciting summer and we can’t wait for you to join us. As we prepare for this momentous season, we understand that many of you have concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The well-being and safety of our campers, missionaries, and staff are our highest priority, especially because of the population we serve.
Our Director of Health Services, Camp Director, and full-time staff are in regular communication with health officials and are actively monitoring this rapidly evolving and changing situation.
In the meantime, as with every camp season, we are being vigilant in our efforts to reduce the spread of viruses. These same practices also help prevent the spread of coronavirus. We’re stocked with supplies and have protocols in place to screen and monitor symptoms, should the need arise.
We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with families about any necessary changes to our current practices. We care for the health and safety of our camp family and we appreciate your dedication and commitment to our ministry.
In the meantime, here are actions you can take to ensure we all stay as healthy as possible. Practice daily preventive care:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- If you are sick and have had a fever, do not go to work or school until you are fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.
- If you have had vomiting and/or diarrhea, do not go to work or school until you are symptom-free for 24 hours.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue to cover it, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Here are a couple of websites that are keeping up-to-date information:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov
- Missouri Department of Public Health: https://https://health.mo.gov/
- American Camp Association: https://www.acacamps.org/
We will continue to closely monitor the situation and will keep our camp family informed. We want to see you safe and well for camp this summer!