Camp Barnabas

JULY 9 - JULY 14, 2023

Each year, the Lighthouse provides children and young adults who are visually impaired and legally blind age 7 to 25 years, tuition scholarships to Camp Barnabas. The scholarships granted cover the tuition for attendance of one term, 6 days of fun, at Camp Barnabas located in Purdy, Missouri. We have a limited number of scholarships available for adults over 25. All scholarships are first-come, first-served.

July 9 – July 14, 2023

Camp Barnabas, caters to a variety of children including those who are blind and legally blind. For one week, (SOARING HAWKS WEEK), it offers these children and young adults the opportunity to shift their focus away from their disability to focus on and enjoy activities that build their courage and expand their belief in themselves.

Camp Barnabas strives to meet the needs of any camper with a disability or special needs. Their desire is to accept every child who applies, up to capacity, for each term (6 days). Camp Barnabas also knows that disability and special needs affect the whole family, so the siblings of the campers are invited to join in the Camp Barnabas fun (Lighthouse for the Blind is not able to provide scholarships for siblings).

Recipients of a scholarship ARE responsible for paying Camp Barnabas the non-refundable registration fee. Transportation is also available by bus from St. Louis for a modest fee of $25 round-trip.

Funding and scholarships are limited, so please apply soon!  Awards will be made on a first come first served basis. ALL FULLY COMPLETED applications are due by May 1, 2023 (PENDING AVAILABILITY).

 LHB will follow all federal, state, and local requirements per CDC guidelines concerning masks, social distancing, regular handwashing, etc. 

Camp Activities Include:

Swimming, Field Games, Arts & Crafts, Canoeing, Rifles, Archery, Fishing, Horseback Riding And so much more!!

How to Apply:

Complete the Camp Barnabas Scholarship Application 2023 and mail to Lighthouse for the Blind, Attn: Angie Yorke, 10440 Trenton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63132. OR email to Note: In order to electronically fill out the Camp Barnabas Application, you must have Adobe Acrobat installed.

  • Next, complete the online registration for Camp Barnabas at Camp Barnabas Registration.  The term is “Soaring Hawks Weeks.”
  • Read all directions on applications CAREFULLY.
  • You and your child(ren) will be notified by mail or email if they are a “See the Future” Scholarship recipient. If you do not receive notification from the Lighthouse confirming your scholarship, then we have not received your paperwork and you must contact us.

For More Information on Scholarships:

Call: Angie Yorke, BCE Programs Manager at 314.423.4333 ext.132 or Email Angie Yorke

For More Information on Camp Barnabas:

Call: 417.476.2565 or visit the Camp Barnabas website:

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Everyone cheers each other on and it is such a great experience!  In my opinion, those weeks at camp truly can change a person’s life.”


3 Year Camp Barnabas Attendee