Columbian Summer Camp Volunteers

Needed: $1600

Received: $1600


The Colombian church holds a yearly UYC Summer Camp in Colombia. We will be returning to Hotel San Gil del Campo, located in San Gil, Santander, Colombia, between Bucaramanga and Bogotá.

Last year, we had an attendance of 19 campers from Colombia and Venezuela with a full array of Bible discussions or Christian living classes based on our UYC U.S. Theme, song leading training, swimming, fútbol (soccer), volleyball, a dance, amazing race, a visit to PANACHI -- Parque Nacional del Chicamocha, Bible skits and plenty of free time to relax and fellowship, including the sought after mid-afternoon siesta.

This year we plan to have many of the same activities. Since our focus at camp is building life-long relationships with God and each other, each day will include an interactive Compass Check. Additional question-and-answer sessions (focusing on biblical and Christian living topics) will also be offered during camp. Along with several fun and challenging activities, extra time for fellowshipping and relaxing is added to make this camp experience a treat. Free time to enjoy talking with friends, old and new, is one of Colombia’s experiences that lasts a lifetime.

These camps provide both opportunity to build strong bonds of friendship and stabilize the congregations in Colombia through interaction with the pastor and his wife, as well as the staff. In some cases this is the only time these young people will be with other youth in the church.

This year we have accepted two U.S. Volunteers, Courtney Horvath, and Montana Hermann.

This project is assisting with airfare costs in bringing these two volunteers to Colombia.

Courtney Horvath lives in Nashville, Tennessee where she teaches fourth grade at a public Spanish immersion school. She is an Ambassador Bible College graduate who has a huge passion for working with young people and using her Spanish to serve others. Courtney has herself attended United Youth Camps since a young age and experienced the huge...

Montana is from Fort Wayne, Indiana, but currently lives in Eastern Pennsylvania where she attends the Bethlehem, PA congregation. She is working on a year-long co-op doing R&D and business development with a chemical company. She will then go back to school in the fall to finish up her degree in biomedical engineering. Montana has been...