Meet Our Founder

Hello K.A.R.E. Camp community – well, we made it to Summer 2021!

I am so proud to be opening camp for its 6th summer. Our staff can’t wait to see everyone again particularly because we were unable to last summer – we missed you! Let’s all say, “No more ZOOM!”

Maybe your family is a returning camper family, or a friend mentioned us, or you came across our information from a summer camp fair? In any manner you learned of us, we hope you also heard that everyone is welcome here. We embrace and cherish all our campers and families and celebrate our differences.

For those whom I have not yet met, I look forward to that soon. K.A.R.E. Camp was founded in 2014 with the focus of spreading KINDNESS and providing all kids and teens the opportunity to volunteer and be a part of their community’s development. Now eight years later, our purpose and mission rings more true than ever. We are grateful for the opportunity to influence your children and teens with the importance of compassion and giving back.

I could not be more grateful for your participation in our community of gracious, kind and generous families and partners. I hope the lessons and friends they meet at our camp stay with them, long past their last day of camp.

Thank you and to our volunteers, staff, and the K.A.R.E. Camp supportive community. I’ll continue to improve our programs so this camp is the most unique and rewarding way for your kids to spend a week or two of their summer vacation.

With immense gratitude and kindness,
“Ms. B.” – Amy Barnett, Founder

About Me

Hometown – Potsdam, New York
Moved to St. Louis – 2009
Previously – Dallas, Los Angeles, & Connecticut
High School – Potsdam, New York (northern NY)
After High School – Clarkson University, Univ. of Texas @ Dallas
Married – Since 1999
Children – 3! 18, 16, & 14 years old (you’ll meet them at camp)
Pets – One Crazy Mini Goldendoodle, California (Cali) Breeze
Neighborhood – La Hacienda, Ladue
Before Founding K.A.R.E. Camp – Marketing Executive
Favorite Activities – Dancing, Laughing Out Loud, Being Outdoors
Favorite Volunteering – It’s Too Hard To Choose Just One!
Ask Me – About Traveling and Why I K.A.R.E.
Favorite Saying – Together We Can Do So Much &
Be Somebody Who Makes EVERYBODY Feel Like A Somebody

2019 Staff

Dwon “Speedy” D, Camp Director

Lily M., Camp Director

Nancy F., Camp Director

Greg S., Camp Director

Sebrina H., Camp Director

Aletta M., Camp Director

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