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

Staff Stories – Andrew Park

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Meet Andrew:  My Barnabas Involvement: 2 years as a missionary with New Life Fellowship in Houston, 2019 Core Team (Summer Staff) Fun Fact: Claims to be a better cook than Gordon Ramsay My Camp Barnabas story began 3 years ago when I was a young and lost teenage boy in my faith.  At the time, I didn’t know much about … 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

November Featured Camper: Ruby

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Ruby has attended Camp Barnabas for 7 years. She loves coming to see her friends and learning about Jesus. When she grows up, she wants to attend Gallaudet and study art. She also looks forward to the day she can “come back to Camp Barnabas…to work during the summer with kids who are deaf and take care of them.” What … Read More

October Featured Camper: Watson

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At 5 months old Watson suffered a metabolic crisis that caused him to lose all of his motor skills. Flash forward 14 years, and he is taking on life (both at home & at camp) with as much speed as his power chair will allow!   We caught up with Watson and his family to learn more about what makes … Read More

September Featured Camper: Preston

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Join us as we countdown to camp with monthly featured campers! MEET PRESTON: A joyful, energetic, happy guy with a great sense of humor. Preston has attended Camp Barnabas for the past 12 years. When he’s not at camp, he attends a day training program and lives in a residential facility. Preston loves to hang out with fellow adults and … Read More