This is a mission trip! We will be serving as missionaries at Camp Barnabas, a camp for individuals with special needs and chronic illnesses. This is not an easy mission trip. Most of us will be counselors, which means you’ll be paired with one camper who has special needs and you will be responsible for that camper. From helping them through activities to helping them eat and bathe, you will have to be “on” at all times (excluding your time for breaks). It will require patience, energy, and positivity to get through the week as it is very demanding, both physically and emotionally. *I do not say this to scare you, but you need to be aware of what you’re signing up for!*
If you are under the age of 15, you will be a “barnstormer,” which means that you will not be paired with a camper. Instead you’ll be serving other needs of the camp staff, which may include things like serving food, tidying the camp, and building relationships. This role is less demanding, but will still require a positive attitude and a lot of patience!