Saturday, March 1, 2014

Camp Barnabas


Camp Barnabas is a Christian summer camp dedicated to providing summer camp experiences to people with special needs, physical or intellectual challenges, and their siblings from throughout the United States. They uphold the values and principles taught by Jesus Christ and aim to fulfill the Great Commission in the work they do. Because they respect the diversity of religious beliefs and allow all in need to receive their services, all teachings are purposed toward basic Biblical principles with no denominational emphasis.

The mission at Barnabas is to show others the love of Christ in every aspect of their ministry. Their ministry is not only in changing the lives of those with special needs and chronic illnesses, but also in changing the lives of all who come in contact with Barnabas: campers, volunteers, parents, staff and donors. They want to show their campers that they can live a life of ability and they were beautifully, wonderfully and perfectly created with a purpose.

They hope that both volunteers and staff are challenged by the growth and strengthening of their faith as they set aside their own needs for three months while serving our campers, parents, volunteers and fellow staff. The experiences gained from Camp Barnabas go beyond a week at summer camp. These experiences change perspectives, redefine disability and become life-changing. Learn more of the Camp Barnabas story. 

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