Elizabeth River District Men's Ministry
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Ministering To Men Along The Elizabeth River

Camp Rainbow


Camp Rainbow Connection

PictureCamp Rainbow Connection 2017

Camp Rainbow Connection


2017 Camp Dates are June 17-23 and July 22-28


Camp Rainbow Connection is a week-long respite camp held twice in the summer for individuals with intellectual disabilities. CRC started in 1985 at Westview on the James, a camp of the Fredericksburg, Charlottesville and Richmond Districts of the Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church. That first year, there were 25 campers and a small staff of 15 volunteers. CRC grew to two weeks while at the Blackstone Conference and Retreat Center. CRC is currently held at Richard Bland College in Petersburg, VA.  Each year, there are 120 campers from age 16 into their eighties and a staff of over 100 volunteers. CRC is resourced by the Center for Inclusivity and Lay Leadership Excellence.


The staff and volunteers of Camp Rainbow are dedicated to providing a wonderful and enriching summer program for each camper, along with a week of respite for families and care givers. Campers participate in a variety of activities including Bible class, music, arts and crafts, games, dancing and special activities. Our mission is one of healing and acceptance towards all God’s people. Even though we are a ministry of the Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC), participation of people of all backgrounds, ability levels, heritages, and faiths is encouraged.


Camp Rainbow Connection Documents

Camp Rainbow Connection Informational Brochure
2016 New Staff Application (pdf)
Youth Advocate Application (pdf)
2016 Returning Volunteer Staff Application (pdf)
Release Form for Criminal Record Screening (pdf)
Safe Sanctuaries information is available by
clicking here.
To request a camper application packet, e-mail


Stacy Roberts is the camp coordinator. She can be reached at

For more information, contact the Center for Inclusivity and Lay Leadership Excellence by phone, 
‚Äč800-768-6060, ext. 153 or email StacyRoberts@vaumc.org or CindyIngroff@vaumc.org.