Frequently Asked Questions
Our fee for missionaries is $275 before Jan 1, 2020, and it will be $295 between Jan 1 and the start of camp 2020. This will cover food, lodging and a sweet shirt.
Missionary arrival starts at 5:00 PM Saturdays. Camper closing 10:15 AM Fridays – Missionaries will be out of camp by 10:45 AM Fridays.
$55 fee due upon registering. This holds your position.
All remaining fees due by April 1.
If you register after April 1st, adjustments are made to solidify payment(s) before you arrive.
Pay online here or by mail at
P O Box 3200, Springfield, MO 65808.
***If you pay by check, please note whether you are paying for a camper or missionary AND put that person’s name on the check.
SPECIAL NOTE: Payments for those coming with a summer mission group will be made through your group.
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 3-5:00 pm on Saturday (Missionary 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. NOTICE: We are unable to accommodate group transportation pick-ups and drop-offs at this time.
That’s okay! Before you even get to camp, you’ll receive required e-learning materials to prepare you for your time at Barnabas. Once you’re at camp, you’ll complete a full training in addition to the online training you already completed to get you ready to serve the campers well. We would encourage you to spend time with people with special needs before you get to camp, though!
YES!! Please do! You are welcome and invited to serve more than one term.
*If you stay in between terms you must be 18 or over and have approval from our Missions Director prior to staying at camp. You will be responsible for your own personal food, transportation, and entertainment as our staff will be on break. You will be expected to follow the camp rules even during the break. We will have a place for you to sleep and people will be around for emergencies.
When you sign up to serve at camp we are counting on you to be there. Not just us though, our staff, our camper families, and our campers count on people to be there each week. Please do not take your commitment lightly.
We recognize that emergencies happen, and we do have a cancellation policy.
The cancellation policy for individuals can be found in the acceptance letter and the cancellation policy for groups can be found in the Group Application Packet. The $55.00 registration fee is non-refundable and the fee for dropping goes up as we get closer to camp.
- 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
- Cabin Parents: Supplies to motivate, decorate, or encourage your cabin (optional): streamers, bubble wands, Play-Doh, coloring books, or extra party costumes.
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. Barnabas is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
**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.
Yes! We strive to provide everyone at camp with the safest, most current medical practices. If able, missionaries 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].
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!
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!