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Gratitude for Year-End Giving

Greetings. On Dec. 28th I emailed everyone on the Barnabas mailing list sharing our need to raise $65,000 before the end of the year. Shortly after sending out this email I learned that my total was wrong and the need was significantly greater. Your response was absolutely incredible! We actually ended up finishing the year  Continue Reading »

It’s Application Time for 2018 Summer Staff!

We have updated our Summer Staff page (under the Get Involved tab) with the positions we have to fill for the summer family camps. If you are interested or know someone who would like to serve at Barnabas next summer, please make them aware that we will begin accepting applications Jan. 1st. Applications can be  Continue Reading »

Fall Newsletter


Hot Tub, Utility Vehicles, Fireplace, Farm Pier, and More!

We are excited our new hot tub has arrived and has been very much enjoyed by numerous guests already. We are so grateful to the extended family who funded this project! The 2 new Kubota utility vehicles funded by our summer BarnaWave are proving to be extremely helpful already to the farm crew and to  Continue Reading »

As Sweet As Honey

With fall’s cooler temperatures it is time to harvest our honey. Although some of the bees were not impressed with being robbed, Kim, Christoph, Vanessa, and Stephanie managed to steal the trays of honeycomb and process the honey. Sweet treats coming up…  

Ongoing Construction

Construction has continued throughout the summer on The Station – some of the exterior doors are now in and all kinds of trim is being put up, a very time-consuming job. Our next big push is the electrical infrastructure and the kitchen so we can begin using it.                Continue Reading »

Our Fall Season Has Begun

After serving 18,000 meals, making up 230 guest rooms for 814 guests, running waterfront and all kinds of other activities for 36 days, 90 program skits, and all the other things that go into a summer, we have said goodbye to our last families until next year. Some comments made by guests were: “This was  Continue Reading »

Family Retreats are Underway!

On June 25th 23 eager families boarded a boat for their week at Barnabas, starting us off with gusto.       The first week’s 3 and 4 year-old group was a very large, energetic one that kept Sharaya on her toes!   Just a hint from program this summer:   And who is this  Continue Reading »

Summer Staff Orientation

Arrival of our summer staff                   Beginning of training – Barnabas principles                 Sorting through costumes                     Music training with Russ Rosen, including writing our own song          Continue Reading »

Many Events in the Last Week!

A lot has happened here at Barnabas in just a week! To start with, we had 60 some pairs of hands working at many projects during Serve & Grow over the long weekend. We are so grateful for all that was accomplished and for wonderful weather all through it. Here are some glimpses of what  Continue Reading »

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