Two Organizations.
One Unified Purpose.

We exist to change lives through disability ministry.
Camp Barnabas
Barnabas Prep
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The Barnabas Foundation

Based in Southwest Missouri, Barnabas Foundation Inc., is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing life-changing Christ-centered experiences to all individuals with special needs and chronic illnesses. Our mission is to change lives through disability ministry. Over the past 24 years, we’ve served more than 75,000 campers, missionaries, students, and fellows.

We exist to offer opportunities to all individuals, regardless of their disability or diagnosis, and to the people who serve them by providing social experiences that increase spiritual knowledge, social learning and human dignity. Campers and students are encouraged to try new things. They are reminded that they are wonderfully and perfectly created. More often than not, the individuals we serve live in a world that tells them no and limits their potential. We are an organization that says “yes” and reminds those who we serve that they can live a life of purpose. The Barnabas experience changes perspectives and redefines disability.

We live out our mission in the following ways:

Camp Barnabas

Camp serves kids and adults with physical, developmental, and intellectual disabilities. Both locations provide a place where individuals are loved and celebrated while given the opportunity to experience summer camp to the fullest.
Barnabas Prep

Barnabas Prep is a two-year faith-based collegiate program based in Branson, Missouri designed specifically for students with special needs. It is an independent living-learning experience that helps young adults recognize their strengths and potential, and challenges them to grow into their best selves.

Our Mission

Changing lives through disability ministry.

Our Values

1. Christ comes first, always.
2. We point people to Christ in everything we do.
3. We know God created everyone with purpose and ability.
4. We inspire people to realize their abilities.
5. We are leaders.
6. We exceed expectations.
7. We serve people.
8. We make our surroundings safe, we make people feel secure.

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Camp Barnabas

Camp Barnabas is a unique ministry providing Christian camping experiences to people with special needs and chronic illnesses, along with their siblings. The program exists to offer life-changing experiences to campers and to the people who serve them.

Utilizing the camp venue, our organization provides ministry and social experiences that increase spiritual knowledge, social learning, and human dignity. Our goal is to show others the love of Christ in every aspect of our ministry. Camp Barnabas goes beyond one week at summer camp. The Barnabas experience changes perspectives and redefines disability.

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Barnabas Prep

For many parents of a child with a disability, the transition from high school presents limited options, thus leaving parents to ask: What’s next?

Barnabas Prep is a two-year faith-based collegiate program based in Branson, Missouri designed specifically for students with special needs. It is an independent living-learning experience that helps young adults recognize their strengths and potential, and challenges them to grow into their best selves. Students come in not realizing what’s possible and leave with new skills, confidence and an understanding of their full potential.

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Barnabas Prep

For many parents of a child with a disability, the transition from high school presents limited options, thus leaving parents to ask: What’s next?

Barnabas Prep is a two-year faith-based collegiate program based in Branson, Missouri designed specifically for students with special needs. It is an independent living-learning experience that helps young adults recognize their strengths and potential, and challenges them to grow into their best selves. Students come in not realizing what’s possible and leave with new skills, confidence and an understanding of their full potential.

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Work With Barnabas

We are looking for individuals passionate about changing lives through disability ministry. If you are called to do so, we'd love to hear from you!
Camp Barnabas Openings
Barnabas Prep Openings

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For questions about Camp Barnabas, contact [email protected] or call 417.476.2565
For questions about Barnabas Prep, contact [email protected] or call 417.737.7079