Each summer we welcome thousands of campers with special needs and chronic illnesses and train the youth and adults who serve them, which is why safety is a top priority across all aspects of our Barnabas experience.

Camp season is here, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome your sons and daughters through our gates.

Each year, it brings us great joy to plan out all of the exciting aspects of camp, but we also take great care in planning out your child’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual safety.

In fact, it’s our number one priority for anyone who comes to camp - whether you're a guest, camper, missionary or staff.

We are always looking for ways to improve and strengthen our Child Protection Plan. While many safeguards have been in place prior to this summer, we want to make sure we’re continuously enhancing our policies and procedures, consistently training our staff and volunteers, and cooperatively communicating with those we serve.

Our Child Protection Plan takes a 360°approach to safety and security and includes:

  • 3 Person Rule
  • Code of Conduct
  • Guidelines for Appropriate Conduct with Campers – 3 T’s
  • 3-6-0 Safe & Secure Policy

To help you become familiar with our policies and procedures (including our policy for year-round communication), we’ve created an online learning resource which can be accessed at any time. You can view it by clicking here:


As a ministry caring for individuals with special needs and youth, it’s important that we share resources about the boundaries that we teach at camp. All of our staff and missionaries will be receiving training on these specific topics as they prepare to come to camp. We also encourage families to communicate about these resources leading up to camp.

Thank you for partnering with us to make your child’s experience at Camp Barnabas better than ever. We can't wait to share this summer with your family.


We love hearing about the friendships that our campers, missionaries, and staff have built over the summer! Here our missionaries and staff will learn how to make sure those friendships with campers are appropriate and follow our guidelines for safety and comfortability.

Questions about any of our trainings?

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!