THE ARK Christian Ministries traces its roots back to 1944, when four men in a fishing boat on McClure’s Lake in north central Indiana envisioned a camp to reach and teach the next generation for Christ. Their vision became a reality in 1948, when the camp was incorporated as Pearson’s Mill Christian Assembly. The camp’s original intent was to provide a facility where children from twelve Christian churches could learn about the Bible and enjoy recreational activities.
In 1965, the State of Indiana decided to flood the area on which the camp was located, so it was moved to its present location. At that time, the name was changed to Rainbow Christian Camp. Over seventy years later more than 1000 young people a year attend camp in over 33 sessions. We are continually searching for new and exciting ways to reach and teach the next generation through Bible Based, Christ Centered, Discipleship Directed, & Mission Minded efforts. In 2016 the name was changed to THE ARK Christian Ministries giving clarity to the fact that this ministry is year round and focused on reaching the whole world through various means including Christian camping.
THE ARK’s ministry continues year round with day or overnight school retreats for group building and problem solving, indoor climbing with initiatives, getaways for church groups of all ages, and many other activities.