At Camp Barnabas, a missionary is someone who feels called to serve others for one week at camp. Our wonderful campers with special needs get to experience camp just as any typical camper would through the adaptation of activities and the one on one support of our missionaries.
CALLING ADVENTURERS. FAITH SEEKERS. LEADERS. SERVANTS. DIFFERENCE MAKERS.
Serving as a missionary at Camp Barnabas goes beyond a week at summer camp. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to grow in your faith and gain a fresh perspective by serving people with special needs.
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A MISSIONARY
- Being a missionary at Camp Barnabas is a life-changing experience. Missionaries learn what it looks like to put someone else’s needs before their own all while living out their faith in an incredible and tangible way.
- All missionaries receive training before campers arrive to provide thorough preparation and the proper mindset for serving and showing the love of Christ to people with special needs at camp.
- There are Missionary Roles for everyone 14 years or older (13 years is allowed if they have graduated the 8th grade). For more information about these roles, and the schedule for the summer, visit here.
The more, the merrier! Talk to your youth group about bringing multiple missionaries per week to serve and love on campers together.
Missionaries are the lifeblood of Camp Barnabas. They make camp happen by being the hands of feet of Christ. Without them, we couldn’t do what we do! The more missionaries we have, the more campers we can serve. 1 Peter 4:10: “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.
YOUR MISSIONS INVESTMENT
The total investment to attend as a missionary is $250 ($55 deposit, plus $195 fee). This covers meals, lodging, and a background check at camp. Missionary investments also cover programming, activities, adaptive measures, safety resources and medical supplies. Any remaining amount goes to our camper scholarship fund to further aid our campers with special needs in getting to camp!