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Phone: 417-476-2565
P O Box 3200
Springfield
Missouri 65808
USA
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Target demographics: Children with special needs and/or chronic illnesses that prevent them from attending a typical summer camp

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,500

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: help with a party for our campers, weed flower beds, paint a room, help a camper with arts and crafts, show a child with special needs the love of Christ and help them live a life of ability

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: See our web site - www.campbarnabas.org - for a full listing of all our camps.

Mission:
Our mission is to provide life-changing opportunities to people wtih special needs and chronic diseases - and those who serve them - in a Christian camp setting
Results:
Summer 2012 will see almost 1,500 campers having the Barnabas experience with the help of over 2,300 volunteers and 130 summer staff. This happens in four different locations through 12 weeks of overnight camp and one week of day camp. And we have waiting lists for almost every week of camp. So we continue to seek ways to offer this chance to even more children with special needs and chronic diseases.

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06/27/12
I have volunteered here twice both times took me on an amazing journey. The most recent one was a journey to find myself. While at Camp Barnabas you have to rely on God and you have to put absolute trust in him. You get so tired that you can't stand any longer and you have to just call out to God. I... more »
06/27/12
The camp is heaven on earth. This year I totally enjoyed getting to be with and share with several campers that I had seen in other years. Also got to meet some new campers. The highlight was after getting one camper to talk to us, we were so excited. An incident happened that made him mad and he ... more »
06/27/12
Our son has been going to Camp Barnabas for 8 years now and I can not express enough grattitude for what they do. For 1 week out of the year he is just a typical kid at camp having fun and enjoying life. They provide a wonderful service to the campers and the parents, for many like us that is the ... more »
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