Being Barnabas, The Great Encourager

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As we watch this unusual season unfold, we couldn’t help but be grateful for the reminder to show kindness and lift each other up. One biblical example of this is the Apostle Joseph.  The Apostle Joseph was known for the way he loved and encouraged others. So much so, that his fellow apostles granted him the nickname of Barnabas, meaning … Read More

Top 10 Barnabas Dance Party Songs

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It’s no secret that the Barnabas dance party is consistently the most popular party year to year. If you’ve ever been to one of our dance parties, you know they are like no other.  Over the years, many songs have come and gone from our dance party playlists, but there are a select few that have been elevated to the … Read More

Living Fearless with a Disability

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When Kobe Johnson was born, he was diagnosed with a degenerative muscle disease known as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. While this has made many aspects of his life more difficult, Kobe has always been determined to use his experiences for good by advocating for people with disabilities.  We know Kobe as a camper, but he also spends his free time hosting … Read More

Share Your Story, Second Place: Grace Hunter

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Grace Hunter is the Second Place winner of the Share Your Story contest. For this contest we asked past staffers and volunteers to send us their stories about how Camp Barnabas has affected their lives by asking them two questions: “What do you love about Barnabas?” and “How has Barnabas impacted you?” Here is Grace’s story: The love of Barnabas … Read More

Share Your Story, Third Place: Abigail Stockton

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  Abigail Stockton is the Third Place winner of the Share Your Story contest. For this contest we asked past staffers and volunteers to send us their stories about how Camp Barnabas has affected their lives by asking them two questions: “What do you love about Barnabas?” and “How has Barnabas impacted you?” Here is Abigail’s story: Barnabas to me … Read More

Beyond Barnabas – Life’s A Trip!

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Your second interactive, impactful devotion from Barnabas is here! Christmas and the new year are fast approaching! It’s a good time to stop and consider where God wants to take us in the coming year. Successful trips—road trips, ski trips, camping trips, a Christ-centered life—require careful planning and preparation. This edition of Beyond Barnabas provides teaching on and practical tools for planning a purposeful, prosperous … 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