Under the leading of Tim Knickerbocker, Camp Rainbow was founded in 1980 and was able to acquire an old farm with 3 hectares of land thanks to a donation from American Christians. The first camp session took place in 1987 in this property located in the south of France near the Pyrenees mountains.
While the Pyrenees area offered a picturesque location, it was decided after prayerful considerations and discussions to move it to a more centralized area. The Lord opened the doors in August of 2011 for the purchase of two large buildings in Larodde, a small village in the Auvergne region.
Though important renovations were needed, camp sessions were still allowed as tents and rental wood cabins were used to lodge the campers and personnel. After years of hard work and perseverance, with the help of volunteers and benefactors, the main building was finally up to code and received the authorities approval to be used in its entirety in 2020.
Though Camp Rainbow started with only 10 teenage campers, it has grown over the years and can now welcome up to 200 people through 7 weeks of camp. The youth camp sessions welcome Juniors and Teens at the same time.
Though its main activity is the organization of biblical stays for children and teenagers, Camp Rainbow also organises stays for young people and adults choir camps. Above all, the camp considers itself as an arm of the local Church to assist it in the instruction and education of the children and young people entrusted to it.