CAMP BARNABAS (JULY 20-26, 2019)
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.
The Application Process for the LCF Barnabas team will process as follows:
Click here to fill out the LCF Team Application (Due by May 20) - please know that spots are limited and apply as soon as possible.
When your LCF Team Application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email that will have the link for the scholarship application. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, scholarships will be awarded and prioritized based upon the date of submission.
After your Team application (and potential scholarship application) is received and reviewed, if you are selected for the team, we will send you an email for you to do two things:
1. Fill out LCF’s Release of Liability and Medical Form – When doing this you will also pay your trip deposit. - Registration and payment will be due by May 31.
2. Register on Camp Barnabas’s website - Due by May 31
The reason you need to register on Barnabas website and LCF’s website is that this is a unique trip in which Barnabas needs your information during your time on their property and for this also being an LCF sponsored team, we need your information as well.
The cost for camp is $250.
Scholarships are available if cost is a limiting factor for camp. The scholarship application will be emailed upon completion of the LCF Team Application.
Also, if your family would like to help provide a scholarship for a student, please email Jim@lcfliberty.org.
About Camp Barnabas
Dates = LCF will be going to Camp Barnabas on July 20-26
Roles = Barnstormer, Missionary, Cabin Parent
AGE: 14-15 YEARS OLD (13 IS OK AS LONG AS THEY HAVE GRADUATED 8TH GRADE)
Barnstormers have a servant’s heart and great work ethic. They keep camp in tip-top shape by prepping meals, serving food and tidying up during the week. They also play a huge role in building relationships with campers by participating in daily activities and evening themed parties. Barnstormers are lead and spiritually mentored by Summer Staff during the week.
AGE: 16-29 YEARS OLD
One-on-one counselors (aka “buddies,” “helpers,” or “missionaries”) are the lifeblood of Barnabas. Counselors make up the largest percentage of our missionaries throughout the summer and are our greatest need each year. These incredible individuals put aside their own personal desires and needs to pair up with campers and unconditionally love, accept, and care for all of their needs during the week. Counselors live in the cabins with their campers and are responsible for assisting them in any way they need including experiencing all activities together. It is a challenging role, but incredibly rewarding and spiritually revealing experience. Counselors will not know their camper pairing until arrival and are asked to come willing to minister wherever called.
AGE: 29 YEARS PLUS
Cabin Parents (or Adult Leaders) play a vital role in supporting the missionaries and campers who come each week. Cabin Parents are assigned to a cabin, but have separate living quarters. Although this role is titled “parent,” adult leaders are encouraged to take a step back during the week and let the youth in their cabin problem solve and grow. Cabin Parents do provide essential relief as requested (assistance in camper bathing, changing, dressing or feeding). Cabin Parents also assist with kitchen duty and other fun projects as assigned. Although not required, Cabin Parents traditionally enjoy prepping for their cabin assignment by writing notes of encouragement, bringing sweet treats/goodies and other fun moral support.