Frequently Asked Questions
In order to attend Camp Barnabas, you must have ONE of the following:
- Proof of a negative COVID test within 48 hours of arrival.
- Proof of positive COVID antibodies within 60 days of arrival.
- Proof of a recent positive COVID test within 60 days of arrival. At arrival, must be 10 days past the date of test and be fever and symptom free for 48 hours
That is completely okay, and this does not eliminate you from being a potential Barnabas staffer! We have a whole week of training before any campers arrive to train anyone who has never worked with an individual with special needs before.
Camp Barnabas is located in Southwest Missouri. Our main location is Camp Barnabas at Teas Trail in Purdy, Missouri (you may recognize this location from the Extreme Home Makeover show).
To be on Summer Staff you need to be at least 18 years old, or have graduated high school. Not quite 18? We have other incredible serving opportunities that could use your help each June and July. Learn more here!
You bet you will. All Summer Staff are paid per session. Email Jake (Director of Staff) to find out deets: [email protected]).
As an added bonus, we can help you secure internship credit for your hours. See Internship FAQ below.
As long as you can still bust dance moves in it, yes.
Absolutely. All staff are required to attend a paid Staff Training Week (see above FAQ for dates).
We strive to provide everyone at camp with the safest, most current medical practices. If able, summer staff 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 bring your 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 your Staff Packet for further instructions on medication packaging.
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, Bernadette Losh, at [email protected]
There will be a dance test. Please come prepared. JUST KIDDING! But do bring all the moves you’ve got.
We’ve got you covered here. Our camp Chef’s whip up delicious eats during the summer and you get to stay in our air-conditioned cabins all summer long at camp.
During your weekly time off, many of our staff enjoy venturing into town to enjoy local restaurants, snacks and other summer treats.
Of course! Rest is needed. You get roughly 24 hours off at the end of each week for R&R. If you work All Summer, you get an additional 6 days off to use as you choose.