Camp Ray Bird


Summer Camp

Fall Mini Camp

Winter Mini Camp

Spring Mini Camp

Mission Opportunities

Get involved on Summer Staff

Are you considering employment doing urban or inner-city summer camp ministry in Michiana (Southern Michigan and Northern Indiana)? Then Camp Ray Bird is the place for you! You can be part of sharing the gospel with hundreds of at-risk children and teens from greater South Bend, Indiana. Each summer 30+ seasonal paid employees are hired. See our calendar page or the "Summer Camp" tab for the summer calendar.

Contact our director for more information on summer ministry opportunities (and a great summer job) in this urban ministry in South Bend, Indiana. If you are interested, you can download the following

Summer Staff Application doc pdf (for new staff, NOT for returning staff)

Summer Staff Reference doc pdf

RETURNING Staff Application doc pdf

Summer Missions Trip Opportunity/Volunteering

You can bring your youth group for an excellent and affordable week-long summer mission trip. Senior high youth group students serve as junior counselors and kitchen assistants. What's in it for participating teens? A chance to see that God can use them, An opportunity to see God work in the lives of the campers and in their own lives, Opportunities to talk with campers about the gospel of Jesus Christ and to care for the spiritual, physical and emotion needs of the campers, Interactions with mature summer camp staff members, Exposure to many campers who come from tough homes - perhaps out of their comfort zone, and Great fun and long-lasting memories. Come join us this summer and help advance God's kingdom. Email our director to request an information packet. The first step in applying to bring a group in the summer is to download, complete and return a Volunteer Church Application.

Other mission trip/volunteer resources

Volunteer Application doc pdf

Volunteer Staff Reference Form doc pdf (two are required for each volunteer)

Why should my church be involved at Camp Ray Bird?

This letter from a local pastor describes their experience.

Volunteer Work Projects for Groups

We are always looking for help as we maintain and upgrade our grounds and facilities. Work groups (youth or adults) stay for free in exchange for the work. This is an excellent way to build teamwork and teach service. Families and individuals are welcome. If you would like to help, we will find a good job for you outside or in the office. Contact our facilities director for more information.

Be a Volunteer

Would you like to share your talents with Ray Bird Ministries? At times help is needed in the following areas: kitchen work, grounds, maintenance and new building projects. Email us with questions or for more details.

Financial Support

Are you interested in supporting the work God is doing at Ray Bird Ministries? Please contact our director with any questions.

You can make make a donation by sending a check payable to Ray Bird Ministries to:

Ray Bird Ministries / P.O. 3717 / South Bend, IN 46619

Or you can donate on line

If you are donating towards a summer staff missionary please note the name in the ‘special instructions to the seller’ line on PayPal, or call/email the office to designate this gift.

To make regular donations via credit card, you can fill out and send us (email or snail mail) our Credit Card donation Form.

To donate property, equipment, stocks, mutual funds or other securities, please email our director or call our office at 574-232-8523.

To make a gift to or learn more about the Ray Bird Ministries endowment, please visit (The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County).

IRS Form 990

Our IRS filing for the previous year can be viewed at