Camp Barnabas offering day camp to SPS students with special needs

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– Camp Barnabas announced they will be hosting a day camp for Springfield Public School families who have a child with special needs.

The day camp will start on August 24, 2020 and go for 9 weeks at Ridgecrest Baptist Church.

Krystal Simon, chief operations officer at Camp Barnabas, says she will be at the Church in Springfield to offer day camps for students who may struggle with learning outside of the classroom.

“Right now there are several programs are available if you have a typical child enrolled in Springfield Public Schools,” said Simon. “What we are excited to do is to provide a service to families that aren’t currently receiving resources.”

The families attending the 9-week camp will have the option to choose a Monday and Tuesday, or Thursday and Friday schedule. The camp will have a max of 15 campers with three staff overseeing each class. The schedule will vary from school tutoring to fun day camp activities.

“This upcoming school year is a tough one for everyone, but it’s especially difficult for families who have a child with a disability,” said Simon. “Many of these families need to work, and they also need a safe and affordable place for their children to learn, grow, and socialize during the day. We believe we have a way to help fill that need through our Day Camp.”

The day camp has availability for 60 campers total (30 students per two days) and costs $100 per camper for the 9-week program.

Camp Barnabas is offering scholarship assistance for those that need financial support.

To learn more about the program, call 417-476-2565 or to complete a Day Camp Interest Form at

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