Camp Ray Bird





Log cabin

Boys Cabin



Climbing wall

Rentals and Retreats

Looking to rent a camp for a weekend retreat or conference?

Are you from Northern Indiana, Southern Michigan, or Eastern Illinois and looking to rent a camp for a weekend retreat, conference, or event? Here's what a couple of our recent guest group leaders had to say:

"Thanks again for such a great weekend. You are your staff were very accommodating and the facilities were perfect! God did amazing things and you guys were a huge part of that." - Dave, Retreat Leader/Youth Pastor

"We have received very positive feedback from our participants about the retreat content as well as the location. Many of them commented on the good food we were served. Thanks for helping to make it a successful retreat. - Scott, Retreat Leader

Our main lodge can sleep up to 118 people. Year-round cabins can sleep an additional 54. Seasonal housing (i.e. no heat) adds room for 144 additional people.

Whether you are local, from elsewhere in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, or Ohio, Camp Ray Bird might just be the place for you if you are looking for a nice, clean and affordable camp to rent. Camp Ray Bird is located about 15 minutes west of South Bend.

Please contact us with any questions or to make a reservation. Our rates are listed below:


One-night stay $25/person *
Each additional night $15/person
Day Usage $9/person/day **

* Minimum group size is 20.

** Minimum 30 people if not coming to join a group that is staying overnight.
    There is no day usage fee for an overnight guest.


Breakfast $8.50/person
Lunch $9.50/person
Dinner $10.50/person
Snack $3.00/person

* We cannot supply a cook for groups under 50. All groups are welcome to purchase their own food and use our kitchen.

Activities and other charges (all hourly usage fees are charged in increments of 1 hr.)

Indoor climbing wall - $30 set up fee, $70/hr usage.

Canoeing - $30 set up fee and $30/hr usage, we highly recommend that you secure a certified lifeguard

Sledding - bring your own equipment or use ours for one-time $20 fee

Swimming - no charge, we highly recommend that you secure a certified lifeguard

Waterslide - $30 set up fee and $60/hr usage, we highly recommend that you secure a certified lifeguard

Gymnasium - $40/day if heat is desired, otherwise no charge

Game room - $20. Fee will be returned if all supplies are returned.


Our present facilities that can be rented include a lodge with sleeping accommodations for 118, a kitchen, dining hall and our main meeting room with fireplace overlooking the lake. The lodge is heated and available for year-round use. Indoor activities take place in our gymnasium and our lake house. The gym is also heated and features a four basketball goals, an indoor climbing wall, bathrooms and a meeting room/game room on the upper level. The lake house consists of an indoor room and a large covered patio, both which overlook Bass Lake. The indoor side also functions as a small meeting room for groups of 20 or less and is heated by an old pot-belly stove. Campers not housed in the lodge are housed in four log cabins (heated and used year-round, sleeping 12-14) ideal for small groups, eight rustic cabins (seasonal use only, sleeping 10-12), and one yurt.

The 149-acre camp is situated on Bass Lake just 15 minutes west of the center of South Bend, Indiana. The site features a half mile of lake frontage with a large swimming beach and a water slide. Our water related activities include swimming, canoeing, fishing and pontoon boating. The camp building complex is situated on the edge of a large, mature hardwood forest with rolling hills and ravines. This forest with adjoining wildlife habitat provide outstanding opportunities for hiking and nature study outings. The balance of the property is made up of rolling meadowland and marshland. Our athletic field and an archery range are located on the meadowland. We are also stewards of a 4-acre wet prairie marsh, one of just a few left in Northern Indiana. A careful walk on its spongy surface provides one a glimpse of a living study laboratory, ideal for school groups and nature lovers who appreciate the beauty of the indigenous plants and wildlife. All of this is a vivid contrast to the urban neighborhoods where most of our campers live out their everyday lives.

Other activities include go carts (summer camp use only) and a hill for sledding.

We have two maps of the property available. The first shows the property and trails and the second shows the same map with a satellite overlay (Warning, the map with satellite overlay is 13 Mb). The third is a closer look at the main area and buildings at camp.

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