Mexico Visitor History

Camp Los Domos - The primary needs are: construction related; technical assistance with Internet, web development; internships up to six weeks.

Mexico's Climate

Mexican school calendar

Mexico Visiting Volunteers-Summary, Photos...

2012 Mexico

2011 Mexico

2010 Mexico

Campfire Dan, a group from Wyoming
RIT IV comes to provide technical assistance
Tim & Sandra build geodesic cabin frame

2009 Mexico

Life Church
Mexico for Real
Campfire Dan, a February Blessing
Bill Ensinger: January
2008 Mexico
Georgia from New Life Church
East Glenville and Saratoga Chapel
Kelton
Fanny
Kaelee
Shane
Bill Ensinger
2007 Mexico

College Kids at Christmas Time
Milams in November
McBride Mission
Branson, Missouri--Woodland Hills Community Church
Branson, Missouri--Kaelee, Kelton
Texas--The Hudlow Family
Branson, Missouri--Tom
Tennessee Boys
2006 and Earlier Trips to Mexico

Virgina Team 2006
Dianne
Bill's First Three Trips
Aaron Races to Camp
New Life
Matt for 3

 

2012 Adventures




2011 Adventures


Fantastic Fall - Camp on wheels: Mexico City, Oaxaca (tentative) 

Cabin 4 Kids - build RYCCA cabin for Los Domos
BCON2- Office

RIT IV comes to provide technical assistance-geodesics, website deployment
Campfire Dan, a group from Wyoming-Camp Development Center
BCON1 - Electrical, plumbing, solar
VA

 

2010 Adventures

Campfire Dan Wyoming

This is a construction oriented trip. Scheduled for Saturday, February 13th to Sunday, February 21st. Expected cost $1450. For more information, contact voice20100213@campsinternational.org.

Click here for Initial interest application.

RIT IV

Serving on their spring break, RIT college students volunteer to assist with technical aspects of camp development. This is RIT VI's second year in Mexico.

Tim & Sandra

Tim returns to Los Domos bringing his wife this time: March 7-14. The couple are working and raising funds for materials for a 5.5 meter diameter geodesic dome. The dome will serve as a camp cabin this summer.


2009 Adventures

Life Church

Georgia returns with a group from Life Church in October.

Mexico for Real

A gathering of RIT-IV students to work on practical problems and solve technical issues in order to advance camp development in Mexico.

Feb. 28th to March 8th. Hosted in Acuitzio del Canje.

Campfire Dan, a February Blessing

Dan, a minister to soul and stomach. Project: Designed and built a fireplace, installed plumbing for water at the kitchen.

Traveled by ground transportation. Dates in Mexico: Feb 7-19, 2009.

 

Dan Meyer

Bill Ensinger: January

This is Bill's 6th visit to help in Mexico. He worked on the Camps International web site, the database, maps, and numerous computer projects.

Bill was here January 24th until February 25th. 


2008 Adventures

Georgia from New Life Church

Georgia Culver Oct 13-20, 2008. This is the second visit from the New Life Church to assist the Caldwells.

East Glenville and Saratoga Chapel

A team of 10 consisting of youth group members and adults assisted with outreach in two small towns using puppets and basketball. The team brought activities such as zipline equipment and cord for the spiderweb challenge. They helped improve the camp grounds and activity areas. July 17-27, 2008. Led by Joe Kenyon.

Kelton

June 13 - July 2. Kelton picked up where he left off last year with more engineering, plumbing and electrical projects. LED's have been installed in two domes at Los Domos. Filtered hot and cold water for shower and sinks were connected for a dome. Internet connection tests proved that it may be possible to obtain an email quality connection in the future.

Fanny

June 3 - July 19. Fanny (from Tabasco), in route to Canada, stops at Los Domos with the recommendation of the CCI Mexico president, Jorge Gomez. Fanny trained potential counselors, facilitated ministry to the local communities and tested camp marketing.

Kaelee

May 18 - July 2. Internship through College of the Ozarks. Projects: Backyard Bible club and acted as a secretary. Kaelee worked with Ale from Morelia and Fanny from Tabasco to bring the Bible club to reality.

Shane

May 18 - August 1. Shane participated in Camps International's internship program. Shane is a graduate from College of the Ozarks. Shane lived with a national-hosting family.

Projects: Spanish language acquisition; assisted his host father; participated in RYCCA ministry activities at Los Domos (June Bible club, July basketball clinics).

Bill Ensinger

February 4-March 6, 2008: Midnight Bill returned for his 5th visit. Projects: updated RYCCA website and designed database, helped with the construction of a 10,000 liter water tank deposit. 

 

2007 Adventures

College Kids at Christmas Time

The 3 Caldwell kids and one or two more visit home in Mexico. They all attend College of the Ozarks.

Milams in November

The president of CI visiting with family.

McBride Mission

The McBride family are friends of the Caldwells from way back. Mike, Jesse, Hannah, Jordan McBride and Esther Cervin (a Spanish Teaching major) flew into Morelia, Saturday August 4th from Houston, arriving at 7:54 pm. and flew back to Pennsylvania a week later.

They continued the work on the Oct-a-Dome at Los Domos in Loma Caliente. Their desire is to be a part of creating a place where people are touched by Eternity; where eternal business is done in people's lives. They also came to strengthen the hands of the Caldwells.

McBride Family

Branson, Missouri--Woodland Hills Community Church

The Woodland Hills Community Church team added activities to the Los Domos site and used them with the existing activities to do two afternoons of community outreach for the kids in the small community of Loma Caliente. Mike headed up a group of five teens. They stayed at Los Domos from July 7 to July 15, 2007.

Team and project photos.
Photos of the Loma Day Camp Outreach.

Branson, Missouri--Kaelee, Kelton

Kaelee, a student at College of the Ozarks, has had a growing interest in missions and in camps. She has been much of the catalyst in motivating people around Branson, Missouri to visit Central Mexico this summer. Read a little bit about her story College Student Motivates Camp Project (PDF). Kaelee and Kelton visited June 21 through July 15, 2007. Photos

Kelton and Kaelee

Texas--The Hudlows

The Hudlow family initiated construction of the first Oct-a-DomePhotos

Paul, Rachel and David

Branson, Missouri--Tom

Tom has recently retired from Chrysler. He has visited Mexico in the past. He has volunteered for hurricane disaster relief and has been on a mission trip to Nicaragua. His arrival date in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico was May 17th. He helped with construction at the Los Domos site for a month. Photos

Tom

Tennessee Boys

Bill and Tim arrived on Saturday, March 17 in Morelia at noon. Their itinerary was to fly from Atlanta to Chicago. Then they took a red eye flight to Guadalajara, Jalisco (GDL), arriving there at about 5:45 am. From the airport they took a taxi to the bus station. From there they had about a 3 hour bus ride to Morelia, Michoacan.

Bill, an avid traveler, was pleased with the cost of the trip. He says, "Tim was able to find our flights for something on the order of $360 round trip each, with taxes and fees included." This was Bill's fourth trip.


Bill and Tim worked on the Los Domos site. Bill is working up some maps of the site with data from GPS readings. Tim & Bill

 

 

2006 Adventures

Virigina Team

View the presentation.


Play movie — Virginia work team visits Mexico last summer.
The four from Virginia represented two churches. They brought donated camp items, placed concrete for a 7 meter (23 foot) dome and built up septic systems. They accomplished much in 2 1/2 weeks at Los Domos in Loma. Blog.
You can reach them at: carlandlorimetzger@juno.com.
Kevin, Lori & James
Kim (^ above: Keven, Lori, James Metzger)

 

(< left: Kim Kessel)

Dianne

Dianne's flight was March 22nd to Morelia Mexico, returning to Michigan on April 3rd. She was incredibly encouraging as she helped the Caldwells build at Los Domos.

Dianne's remarks about her trip became a RYCCA Review newsletter in April 2006.

Dianne was part of the care team in Texas for the Caldwells when they were sick with Hepatitis A. She home schooled the six Caldwell kids under the direction of Mission Nannys. Dianne

Bill's First Three Trips

Not only does Bill collect things for camp but he delivers. (See: Treasure Hunt brochure and projects.)

Bill Ensinger Web page design and support
Database support
Computer support
Visited for 2 months in 2003 in Morelia
Visited for 3 1/2 weeks in 2005 in Tampico
Visited for 3 1/2 weeks in 2006 in Acuitzio
Each trip Bill has brought helpful camp and office materials. bill222e@aol.comBill's Website

Aaron Races to Camp

Even without Spanish, Aaron greatly aided the process of pulling off the first RYCCA camp in Mexico. He was God sent.

Aaron Blowers visited Morelia for 9 days in August 2002. He only had 9 days to prepare for the trip. Aaron, a dirt track race car driver, taught go-kart at the first RYCCA camp in Shumaro. He repaired equipment and set up activities for the camp. Aaron with his buggy.

New Life

Three from New Life Church in New York came to help the Caldwells re-establish themselves in the Morelia area after sickness.

Rev. Brent Culver visited Morelia Nov, 2001. He and his companions ministered at three churches.

Pastor Brent Culver

Rev. John & Joanne Leger ministered to kids through clowning. They stayed a few days longer and readied the Caldwells home to be lived in.

Son Pablo and his dad, Pastor Paul, John & Joanne Leger

Matt for 3

New Hope Christian Community Church had been caring for the Caldwell's for a year during their recuperation. Mathew Warren, a member, drove to Mexico with the Caldwell's and stayed for 3 months. He helped re-establish the Caldwell's in Mexico. Matt assisted in areas such as: running countless errands to get parts and supplies, wiring, plumbing and computer networking.

Matt Warren worked with the Caldwells in Morelia for three months; 2001-2002. Matt Warren (a.k.a. Tigger)