CAMP BARNABAS (JULY 21-27, 2018)
Camp Barnabas is a camp that exists to provide life-changing experiences for people with physical or mental disabilities. They do this through week long summer camp experiences at their facility in Purdy, MO. Each year, LCF takes a group of students to serve at the camp for a week. For numerous current and former LCF students, serving a week at Camp Barnabas has been a life changing experience that has deepened their faith. Our prayer is that this year will be no exception. Below is the information about when we'll be going, what week we'll be serving, and how you/your student can apply to come with us.
Location — Camp Barnabas’s Teas Trail location in Purdy, Missouri
Cost — The week of Barnabas costs $225 total. The initial deposit of $100 is due March 30 and the remaining $125 is due June 11.
LCF Group Training — Tuesday, June 26 from 5:30-8:30pm
Post-Barnabas Reflection Time — Monday, August 13 from 11am-1:30pm
Roles at Camp
Below you will find information about the different roles offered at Barnabas. There are requirements to be part of this team: you must be at least 14* years old and you must be ready to work hard and serve unselfishly during your entire week of service.
*14-15 year olds serve as Barnstormers. The Barnstormer position isn’t for the faint-hearted. Duties of barnstormers include waiting tables at meal times, washing dishes and helping keep the kitchen and restrooms around camp clean. Summer staff lead the Barnstormers in their tasks and help them to have fun and grow spiritually. This position is also a training ground for cabin counselors. Each barnstormer will be assigned to a camper cabin where they will get to interact with our campers and participate in daily activities.
16-29 years olds serve as Cabin Counselors. Each counselor is assigned to work one-on-one with one of our campers. The job of the counselor is to completely set aside their own needs and wants to care for all the needs of their campers while making sure that the campers have as much fun as possible. We are looking for compassionate, caring, mature individuals who are ready and willing to share God’s love with everyone at camp.
30+ year olds serve as Adult Leaders around camp. Adults will be placed as cabin moms or dads. In this position you will have ample opportunity to love on the campers while also encouraging and showing the love of Christ to the missionaries and summer staff. You will also bless camp by helping prepare one meal a day. There are also positions available on our medical team and you may apply for this role by contacting our Medical Director, Tracie Bishop, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 13 is ok if graduated 8th grade.
More information about Camp Barnabas can be found on their website. Additionally, here is a 15 minute video that explains Camp Barnabas’s mission and gives a picture for what a week of Camp Barnabas looks like.
If you have any questions, please email Jim@lcfliberty.org.