Located in southwest Missouri, Camp Barnabas is a Christian camp for individuals with special needs. Each year Watermark takes a group of high school students up to Camp Barnabas for a week-long experience of hands on, Christ-centered ministry. Students finishing up 8th grade (i.e. starting 9th grade in Fall 2021) have the option of serving alongside some current 9th graders as “Barnstormers” (work crew) and most students in grades 9–12 serve as “Missionaries” (one-on-one counselors). This is a unique, intense, and powerful experience serving others in the name of Christ.
All students currently in grades 9–12 (along with interested 8th graders) are invited to join us. Participants are not required to attend Watermark Community Church but must meet all of the following criteria: A) Follower of Jesus Christ, B) Willing to teach others about Jesus, and C) Willing to be spiritually accountable to Watermark and Camp Barnabas leadership.
Due to Covid-19, Camp Barnabas has set up additional health and safety guidelines to help keep everyone safe while at camp. Please click here for updated Covid-19 policies.
June 19–25, 2021 (Teas Trail: Adventurers Week)
Team Dinner at Watermark Dallas, Friday, June 18 from 6:00–8:30 PM
Depart from Watermark Dallas, Saturday, June 19 at 7:00 AM
Return to Watermark, Friday, June 25 around 8:30 PM
Travel via charter buses
Cost is $450 per person (see cancellation policy below)
Payment & Cancellation Policy
A minimum initial payment of $55 is due upon registration, with full payment due by Thursday, June 17, 2021 at midnight.
If after registering for Camp Barnabas, you become ineligible to attend due to Covid-19 guidelines, kindly reach out to Hannah Spence to begin the refund process.
If you need to cancel for reasons unrelated to Covid-19, the following cancellation schedule applies:
$55 is non-refundable if canceled before March 28
$150 is non-refundable if canceled between March 28 and April 25
$250 is non-refundable if canceled between April 25 and June 6
$450 is non-refundable if canceled after June 6
*Late arrival is not an option. Camp Barnabas requires that all volunteers be present for their training. Participants will need to be in Dallas on Friday night for our Team Dinner and then depart on Saturday morning with our group.