Donna Renae Barclay is a major characer in Adventures in Odyssey. After the Barclay family moved to Pokenberry Falls, the family as a whole was only needed once again in the two part Christmas special #385 – #386: “It's a Pokenberry Christmas”, after which Donna has never again been heard (not counting retrospective shows). Her last known status was going to law school in California.
- Main article: Barclay family
Donna is the oldest (and only girl) of three children. Her younger brothers are Jimmy who is 2 years younger (and annoying, according to her) and Stewart, who is probably around 15 years younger. Her parents are Mary and George Barclay. Her grandfather is Grandpa Barclay. They also have a dog named Normal who is also considered a member of the family.
Donna is rambunctious and going through the typical phases of a teenager. She’s prone to complain and is always trying to keep up with what her friends are doing. She is constantly harassed by her younger brother Jimmy Barclay.
- See Barclay quotes.
- Her name was a purposeful reference to Donna Reed, who starred the film "It's a Wonderful Life." In fact, the names of the entire Barclay family were references to that film, as revealed in an interview released on Album 2. Numerous others, It’s a Wonderful Life References, appear throughout the show.
- At the age of five she tried to glue her hair back on her head (#289: “A Call for Reverend Jimmy”).
- At the age of six she asked her parents for her own private phone line (#289: “A Call for Reverend Jimmy”).
- At the age of eight she made brownies and the whole family had to get their stomachs pumped (#289: “A Call for Reverend Jimmy”).
- She loves to go shopping at the mall (#65: “Bad Company”).
- She complained about going on a vacation in #31 – #32: “Family Vacation” but later complaining about not getting to go on vacation in #79: “Our Best Vacation Ever”.
- In #300: “Preacher's Kid”, she rebels from the expectations of her position, allowing for an exploration of the subject of PKs in culture.
- She had a boyfriend named Kevin (b).
- She had a crush on Jack Davis, who for years prior had a crush on her (#192: “Modesty is the Best Policy”, #289: “A Call for Reverend Jimmy”)
- She went to law school in California (#535: “Living in the Gray, Part 1”)
Donna Barclay has appeared in the following albums:
- Family Portraits
- The Lost Episodes (3 episodes)
- Album 01: The Adventure Begins
- Album 02: The Wildest Summer Ever (2 episodes)
- Album 03: Heroes (2 episodes)
- Album 04: FUN-damentals (4 episodes)
- Album 05: Daring Deeds, Sinister Schemes (5 episodes)
- Album 06: Mission: Accomplished (3 episodes)
- Album 07: On Thin Ice (4 episodes)
- Album 08: Beyond Expectations (2 episodes)
- Album 09: Just in Time (4 episodes)
- Album 10: Other Times, Other Places
- Album 11: It’s Another Fine Day...
- Album 12: At Home and Abroad
- Album 13: It All Started When... (1 episode)
- Album 14: Meanwhile, in Another Part of Town (1 episode)
- Album 15: A Place of Wonder (1 episode)
- Album 16: Flights of Imagination (1 episode)
- Album 17: On Earth as It Is in Heaven (2 episodes)
- Album 18: A Time of Discovery
- Album 19: Passport to Adventure (4 episodes)
- Album 20: A Journey of Choices (2 episodes)
- Album 21: Wish You Were Here!
- Album 22: The Changing Times (3 episodes)
- Album 23: Twists and Turns (1 episode)
- Album 24: Risks and Rewards
- Album 25: Darkness Before Dawn
- Album 26: Back on the Air (2 episodes)
- Album 27: The Search for Whit
- Album 28: Welcome Home!
- Album 29: Signed, Sealed and Committed
- Album 30: Through Thick and Thin
- Album 31: Days to Remember (2 episodes)
- Album 32: Hidden Treasures
- Album 33: Virtual Realities
- Album 34: In Your Wildest Dreams
- Album 35: The Big Picture
- Album 36: Danger Signals
- Album 37: Countermoves
- Album 38: Battle Lines
- Album 39: Friends, Family, and Countrymen
- Album 40: Out of Control
- Album 41: In Hot Pursuit
- Album 42: No Way Out
- Album 43: Along for the Ride
- Album 44: Eugene Returns!
- Album 45: Lost and Found
- Album 46: A Date with Dad (and Other Calamities)
- Album 47: Into the Light
- Album 48: Moment of Truth
- Album 49: The Sky’s the Limit
- Album 50: The Best Small Town
- The Truth Chronicles
- Passages: Darien’s Rise
- Album 51: Take it From the Top
- Album 52: Cause and Effect
- Album 53: The Green Ring Conspiracy
- Album 54: Clanging Cymbals...and the Meaning of God's Love
- Album 55: The Deep End
- Album 56: The Grand Design
- Album 57: A Call to Something More
- Album 58: The Ties That Bind
- Album 59: Taking the Plunge
- Album 60: Head Over Heels
- Album 61: Without a Hitch
- Album 62: Let’s Put on a Show!
- Album 63: Up in the Air
- Album 64: Under the Surface
- Album 65: Expect the Unexpected
- Album 66: Trial by Fire
- Album 67: More Than Meets the Eye
- Album 68: Out of the Blue
- Album 69: Best Kept Secrets
- Album 70: Finding a Way
- Album 71: A Slippery Slope
Donna Barclay has appeared in the following club seasons:
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 1
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 2
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 3
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 4
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 5
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 6
- 30th Birthday Live Show (album)
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 7
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 8
- Aventuras en Odisea: Volumen 1
- Aventuras en Odisea: Volumen 2 (1 episode)
- Aventuras en Odisea: Volumen 3 (5 episodes)
- Daily Bible Readings (album)
- Hope in Trying Times
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 1 Soundtrack
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 2 Soundtrack
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 3 Soundtrack
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 4 Soundtrack
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 5 Soundtrack
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 6 Soundtrack
- The Leonard Meltsner Saga
- The Officer Harley Collection
Donna Barclay has appeared on the front cover of the following albums: