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 is 4:00 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.
Yes! We do provide transportation.
You will need to fly into the Springfield/Branson airport.
The cost for airport pick up is $50 each way ($100 total).
Pick up will be between 3:00 PM and 3:30 PM on opening day and drop off will be between 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM on closing day.
You must be at least 18yrs old or have signed consent from a parent.
You must send us your flight itinerary with the term you are attending, your name in the subject line, and contact number at least 20 days before you arrive.
*If you stay in between terms you must be 18 or over. 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].
To see a list of our camp policies and guidelines, click here.
Some missionaries will be placed in a sibling cabin during a week where sibling campers are at camp. Sibling campers stay in separate cabins and participate in similar activities as other cabins (with some fun exceptions!).