CANIP, National Presbyterian Camp
About Our Partner
The Presbyterian Reformed Church in Cuba
Sitting on 35 acres of rolling pasture land, there are plans in place for orchards and vegetable gardens which can supply produce to the camp as well as corrals for poultry, goats, and pigs – the latter will produce waste to fuel a small bio-gas plant for power to the kitchen. Rundown facilities, especially the 40-year-old dorms, are badly in need of updates in order to better serve the Presbyterians of Cuba and make the camp attractive for outside groups to rent (this would supply much-needed income for running the camp). One new 30-person dorm has been built but a second one is needed, as well as a designated chapel that can seat 200. Because of the temperate climate in the center of the island, family weekend retreats will be popular once the accommodations are more comfortable for adults.
Founded in 1957 and located near the center of the island, the camp and conference center of the Presbyterian Reformed Church in Cuba serves hundreds of children, youth, and adults every year, offering much-needed opportunities for fellowship, spiritual growth and leadership development. The summer program alone runs for nine weeks with 120 campers at a time!
The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $25,000 to assist the Church in making renovations to the camp as well as to supply scholarships for children in the summer programs.