With the support and guidance of the camp Director of Health Services, physicians care for the wide range of medical issues that can arise during camp sessions. Physicians are available around the clock to evaluate campers, missionaries and staff, supervise medical procedures and prescribe medication and treatments.
Camp nurses are responsible for the daily dispensing and documenting of camper medications, providing treatments and procedures (infusions, nebulizers, feeding tube, urinary catheter and central venous catheter care, etc.) and responding to camper and staff drop-in visits for everything from splinters, fevers, and tummy aches to other serious accidents or illnesses. Support and supervision are provided by the Health Center and Medical Director and volunteer physicians.
We’re located in Purdy, Missouri. Fun fact: Extreme Home Makeover came to visit Teas Trail in 2005. We’ve added even more cool things to our camp since then and we can’t wait for you to come check us out!
By law, all medications must be stored in the Camp Barnabas WellHouse. Immunization status will need to be confirmed prior to attendance at camp. While Camp Barnabas is a fun environment, all Medical Team volunteers should be aware of the intense and demanding nature of a camp session to ensure that personal health limitations will not interfere with camp responsibilities.
Physicians may bring spouses and family. However, due to the high level of medical care required for our camper with special needs, we are not able to accommodate space for additional family members for nurses at this time. Thank you for your understanding! Nurses are encouraged to enroll children ages 7+ years as campers, sibling campers or missionaries. These will require separate registration.
No, this is a service opportunity to give back to our campers with special needs. We know that members of our Medical Team are giving up a lot to be present with us, and we are incredibly grateful. It means the world to us and the joy you are able to bring our amazing campers each week!
Yes, as long as they fit within our roles! Please have them fill out an application here. To learn more about our Medical Team roles, visit here. We also have other serving opportunities for adults here.
We welcome paramedics, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physician assistants and other healthcare professionals to join us in the health center too. If you have lots of extra letters after your name, let’s talk. Camper check-in day is always a time that we can use help. If you can only give a couple hours of your time, this might be a great way to get involved.