August Featured Camper: Kiera

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Camp Barnabas Camper Kiera Lake Camper Arrival

Our August featured camper is a vivacious, fun-loving, 20-year-old who loves to laugh and spend time with her friends. During the year, Kiera works in a coffee shop serving customers and also spends time with her family helping out on the farm. She’s been coming to camp for 10 years and absolutely loves it. Learn more about Kiera below: “Barnabas … Read More

May Featured Camper: Rebekah

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“Rebekah’s story is a beautiful picture of God’s heart for the ‘least of these.’ He has redeemed her life from a hopeless situation and placed her into a family that adores her, and now at a camp where she is loved and embraced for exactly who God made her to be.” -Lori, Rebekah’s Mom Rebekah was born in China. At age … Read More

Special Edition Featured Campers: Clint, Theresa, Laura, & Chris

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This year, we’ve chosen four enthusiastic campers to lead our Big Party hype at the Big Party Half Marathon & 5K fundraiser event on April 7, 2018, in Springfield, MO. Each of these individuals has a huge passion for Camp Barnabas and have their own stories on the impact camp has made in their lives. Meet DJ Clint Diagnosis: Autism/Aspergers  … 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

Stories We Love: Down Syndrome Awareness

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In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month this October, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite inspirational videos: 1. Noah Van Vooren Scores a Touchdown Noah, a senior from Little Chute, Wisconsin, served as the waterboy for his school’s varsity football team. He attended every game faithfully cheering them on regardless of victory or defeat. Although Noah loved his … Read More