Mission Statement: Campo Alegría (camp of good cheer) was founded, through a program of fun, caring, and learning, to share the love and hope of Jesus Christ to the poor children of Nicaragua.
Holding up to 90 people at a time, Campo Alegría’s 50-acre campus on Lake Nicaragua gives mission teams, outreach projects, church groups, and Christian retreats a safe, beautiful place to serve and encourage the people of Nicaragua. We primarily seek to do so through local camps and schools.
Our favorite type of camp program is to run VBS-style “summer camps” for children who live in the second poorest country in this hemisphere. Host teams from North America transport the children to Campo Alegría, then feed, house, entertain, and educate them for several fun-filled days. Depending on the skills and talents of each team, some groups also perform construction, medical, dental, or other specialized services in the community.
We also partner with private schools to provide student scholarships for a year’s worth of quality Christian education. Read more on our Join the Vision page.
Campo Alegría is operated by Chop Point, Inc., a recognized non-profit corporation with multiple Christian ministries, including:
- a summer camp in Maine for kids (ages 12-17) from all over the world
- a K-12 school in Maine for local students, plus a small boarding program
In 1999, during a mission trip to Nicaragua, Chop Point staff members were moved by the sight of children living in the Managua city dump. With the help of several donors, and 40 years of youth ministry experience, Campo Alegría was soon established on the shores of Lake Nicaragua. After more than a decade of serving, the goal of offering a more hopeful setting to show children God’s love remains strong and fruitful.
Since its inception, Campo has become home to many missions teams from all over the US and many churches and organizations from within the country of Nicaragua.
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