Testimonies

Good things happen at camp...

  1. Relationships are built with God and with others.
  2. Major life commitments are made for Christian service.
  3. Lives are dedicated.
  4. People experience renewal, refreshment, and recommitment to God's purposes.

Listen to what others are saying...

Camp is Strategic in Latin America and Elsewhere

  • Dinho Pereira, veteran camping leader in Brazil, says Christian camps attract youth who are not permitted by their religious background to attend evangelical churches.
  • Bessy Maccuta, CCI[2]/Latin American camping instructor in Honduras, sees camping as a special tool for the church to heal wounds inflicted by broken families and society.

Testimonies from Mexico

Read what these folks had to say after CCI training in Tampico (2005)

Lucero
Lucero, 23, is studying early childhood development

Lucero

Camps have impacted my life in a way I never expected. They have opened up new horizons in my life, led me to new experiences and helped me conquer my fears. I have decided to enroll in school to study early childhood development. I have found that camps can be a very effective and powerful tool to use for evangelizing. I want kids and teens to come in contact with their Creator and be able to have a relationship with him. I believe camps can help that happen.
Kitty
Kitty, 16, is in 11th grade

Kitty

This last year was the first time I had ever had the opportunity to participate in camps. I also was able to assist in training sessions for camp counselors. It is very different to see a camp from the point of view of a camper and a counselor. I now have been both and in both cases you learn new and different things and have new experiences. Personally, camps have helped me to discover who I am and what I am capable of doing. Because of camps I have done things that I never would have thought that I was capable of doing, like taking care of small children, being a counselor, directing a group, speaking to over 50 people and other things. I think camps can be a powerful tool for reaching people, impacting hearts and winning souls for Christ.
Miky
Miky Romero is the owner of a small taco stand

Milky

Making friends is very important to me. The camp that I went to helped me to make new friends. I thank God that I have been able to build new relationships and I hope they will endure and grow with time.
Kari
Kari, 15, is the daughter of RYCCA's director

Kari

I have always enjoyed participating in camps but I especially enjoyed this year because I had the opportunity to be a counselor for the first time. It forced me to do things that I didn't think I could do. For instance, taking care of three girls under the age of 8, talking and praying with them in Spanish, and sitting with them until they ate their vegetables. I always knew that camp impacted kids because I have been around camps all my life. But this was the first time I had been a counselor, and to personally see it and to be an influence on their lives was a very gratifying experience.
Esmeralda
Esmeralda is a Sunday School teacher at her church

Esmeralda

I see camps as an important ministry tool. At a camp, kids get to see God outside of the church and are surrounded by his nature. One girl came to tell me that she felt the presence of God when they prayed and wanted to know more about God and Jesus. All the work that went into the camp was worth it because it impacted the kids in a positive way.
Gilberto
Gilberto, 16

Gilberto

I was a rebellious kid who never obeyed. When I first heard about the counselor training course I thought that I wouldn't be able to get involved. But I did and when I started listening to what the course was saying, God started working in my life. I found that I could help other people through camps.
Cristobal
Cristobal is a pastor's kid and works at a local gas-station

Cristobal

Chrisobal and his father both enjoyed the mini camp that was a part of the CCI Mexico training.
Lucero
A question

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How did camp change your life?