Partners In Ministry

Bear Lake Camp’s Board of Directors and Staff seek to steward the resources God provides with the greatest integrity and wisdom. Our camper fees are intentionally kept as low as possible to ensure that cost never prevents a student from experiencing camp. To keep our fees low while also striving to provide the best facilities, programs, and staff possible, we depend on donors- individuals, churches, businesses- coming alongside us to fill the financial gap and allow us to improve the camp.

Your partnership with BLC allows us to continue fulfilling the camp mission: to challenge individuals to know and mature in Christ

Want to Partner with the Ministry of Camp?

Choose to give a one time or recurring donation

Funding Needs

Camp Improvement

Contributions towards this fund will help us with the many projects we have identified in order to improve our facilities and grounds.  Continued interior construction on the MAC as well as programming expansions/development are a part of this fund. In addition to these projects, the Perry Property renovations are funded in this way.

Operations 200/10

Everyone has bills to pay, and BLC is no exception. With the rising costs of heat and energy, it costs the camp more than ever to pay its bills. Money donated to this fund is used for not only bills, but also general upkeep costs that are not necessarily glamorous, but are an important part of the camp ministry. If 200 people donated $10/month, most of our outstanding operations costs would be covered!

Camper Scholarships

Each year we are approached by campers whose families do not have the resources to pay the full Registration Fee. Your gift will help more young people experience a week of positive relationships, Godly teachings and solid fun. A week of camp costs $320 for one child; donors can give full scholarships, multiple scholarships or even partial scholarships. Any amount is received with thanksgiving and goes completely towards ensuring a child will get to come to camp.

Prayer Needs

The staff at Bear Lake would like to invite as many persons as possible to join with us in prayer – that God will continue to move and have His way in the camping, retreat and community ministry at Bear Lake Camp.

Please join us in praying:

Volunteer at Camp

Some of our partners have shared with us that they love getting to come to the camp and volunteer. It is a way for them to be a hands-on part of our ministry that not only benefits the camp but them as well. Whether you are a youth leader looking for a service project or a retiree with skilled hands, there are always projects to work on at the camp. You can give us an afternoon or a whole week; we are thankful for whatever you give us. Below are just a few ways to get in on the fun.

Scheduled Work Days

Work Projects

Weekday Volunteers

During the Spring, we often schedule large scale workdays on several Saturdays. These days are open to all skill levels with multiple projects taking place. These days are usually scheduled in the morning and are announced via our email notifications and our newsletters. If you want to find out when the next workday is, call the office or sign up for our email updates on the home page.

Often the preference of small groups or youth groups, this form of volunteering is a single project that a group wants to do for the camp as well as to build relationships within their group. Scheduling such a day can be done by contacting the office. Whether it be splitting logs or cleaning a building, all of these projects are things that need done but that we don’t generally have time or manpower to do on our own.

Our camp manager, Tim, is always working on projects and often can use the help of a skilled adult. His projects are often for a smaller group (1-3 people) who have proficiency with tools and construction, electrical, carpentry, or maintenance. If you would like to do this one time or make it a recurring event, then please know that we all greatly appreciate your willingness to serve with us. If you would like to know what kinds of projects we could use your help on then feel free to call the office and ask (the list changes on a regular basis).



Thanks to the generosity of so many, our most-needed or “Wish List” seems to change faster than we can keep up with it! If you are interested in donating items from the list, we have provided links to many of the items we need  as well as a link to our Amazon Wish List. If you have items you are interested in donating that are not on the list or want to set up a time to bring items to the camp, please contact the camp office (260.799.5988 or