Missionary Stories – Elizabeth Murphy

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“The second I got to Camp Barnabas, I knew what I was supposed to be doing with my life.” At age 16, disability ministry was new to Elizabeth. But something about Camp Barnabas clicked. “Without even thinking about it, I signed up to serve for three weeks.” And she’s never looked back. “The minute I pulled into the gates for … Read More

Meet Daniel Matheny

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“Because of attachment, visual impairment, and making our home in Africa, I never imagined Daniel would have a traditional summer camp experience. Through the Lord’s work in him and in this place, he got the chance.”  -Sara Matheny, Daniel’s Mom The Matheny Family met Daniel at age three. They were hoping to adopt, and quickly fell in love with his … Read More

Meet Our Staff: Kelli Hinderliter – Camper Registrar

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Our Camper Registrar, Kelli, is a witty, coffee-loving, long-time staffer at Barnabas, and we finally got the chance to learn a little more about her with some fun questions: Question: What do you like to do for fun? Answer: Does drinking coffee count? I love going to the movie theater, doesn’t matter on the movie as long as it is … Read More

Meet Our Staff: Sammi Novak – Staff Director

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We’re excited to introduce to you our Staff Director, Sammi! Sammi loves hiking, camping, and just spending as much time outdoors as possible. We sat down with her and asked her a few questions so can get to know her better before you meet her at camp this summer! Question: What is your role at camp this summer? Answer: I … Read More

Meet Our Staff: Mike Mrosko – Camp Director

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We couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce Mike Mrosko as your Camp Director this summer! For those of you who have yet to meet our fantastic friend and long time full-time staff member, we’ve put together a little Q&A to help you get to know him better.   Question: How many years have you worked at Camp Barnabas? Answer: My … Read More

January Featured Camper: Jason

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When it comes to camp legends, Jason Moon, (or, as he’s called at camp, “Moon Dawg”), is as legendary as they come. Moon Dawg has been attending Camp Barnabas since 1994. We got the opportunity to sit down with Jason last summer and talk about his experience at camp over the years: Question: What do you love most about camp? … Read More

April Featured Camper: Chris

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Chris Wheeler is a veteran camp-goer. Last year marked his tenth summer; but that doesn’t stop him from being just as fired up about camp as he was when he first visited. April is National Autism Awareness Month! We caught up with Chris Wheeler to hear more about his life with autism: Question: How old are you? Answer: 21. Question: … Read More

February Featured Camper: Olivia

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Olivia was born with glaucoma and lost her vision shortly after. Although she is legally blind and uses a cane to get around; her spirit is as bright as ever. ABOUT OLIVIA: Diagnosis: Glaucoma Age: 9 years old Years attending camp: Two years Favorite thing about camp: “I enjoy the water slides and the swimming pool.”-Olivia What makes camp memorable: … Read More

January Featured Campers: Ellis Anne & Anya

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Meet the fabulous sister duo, Ellis Anne & Anya. Both have been on quite a journey! At seven days old, Ellis Anne had her first heart surgery. Born with down syndrome and a condition called hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), she came into this world fighting for her life. She spent her first months of life in and out of … Read More