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Thank you for coming to our website ... you will find here news about La Montaña Christian Camps and ways that you can be involved from Giving, to Going and Praying for this ministry.  Below you will find our vision and important videos about this high impact ministry to youth in Costa Rica.  Click here to find the latest news!  


Our latest project .... 

Our 2018 project was to fill a shipping container with supplies for the camp and ship it to Costa Rica.   In 2020 we are planning to repeat this process - the list of equipment/supplies needed can be found HERE. In addition, you can read about the other projects connected with our vision HERE.  Donations toward this entire project can be given HERE. Choose "2020 PROJECT FUNDS. For Equipment Donations choose "2020 Container Equipment Funds."

We covet your prayers as we continue to reach the youth of Latin America for Christ  Ask Him to reveal what your part can be!

La Montaña ... the dream becomes reality!

Listen to our founder Joe Pent, explain how a dream became reality in the middle of the cloud forest in Costa Rica ... and how that dream is changing lives today!

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Our Vision

LAMA’s passion and vision is to reach the vast number of youth throughout the Spanish-speaking world with the transforming message of Jesus Christ, believing the gospel renews all things. We seek to fulfill our vision in our mission to employ, multiply, and launch evangelistic youth adventure camping throughout Latin America, using  La Montaña Christian Camp in Costa Rica as a model, & involving North American partners to participate in supporting this movement.  We invite you to share the vision! Our Vision is to see the youth of Latin America transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, bringing spiritual, social & cultural change within their countries. LAMA's mission exists to carry out for the purpose of:  Empowering Latin Youth & Youth leaders to excellence in Godly character, lifestyle and service;  Developing Evangelistic Adventure Camps with leadership and discipleship training by providing financial assistance, prayer support and joint participation with North American churches, organizations and individuals; Mobilizing Similar camp ministries throughout Latin America. Download our  General Information Brochure ~ click  here 

Changing lives - US TEAMS

We believe in providing cross-cultural experiences for US youth/adults serving alongside our Costa Rican staff in high adventure youth camping.   Learning another culture and how to share God's love in Latin America with  those who live there!

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The Ministry of La Montaña!

We believe strongly in the power of the gospel & building relationships with teens in Latin America. Our desire is to see them get to the place of receiving Jesus Christ as their own personal Savior and Leader of their lives. 

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LAMA is ... 

Latin America Assistance. La Montaña Christian Camps is LAMA’s evangelistic, high impact adventure camp nestled in the cloud forests of Costa Rica, Central America. Its strategy and vision is to work with teenagers 12-19 years old to win and disciple them into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We mix in a variety of recreational activities: ropes courses, climbing walls, ponds, playing fields, an in-line skating rink, etc. to meet the physical and relational needs of today’s teen. This high-energy ministry enables us to effectively use the morning and evening chapel times while employing all the technological tools at our disposal in order to communicate God’s love and plan for the campers’ lives. And the best part is that we work through local Costa Rican churches so that every decision made at camp has an opportunity for follow-up and discipleship! Throughout the year, we work in a variety of different ways and through a variety of venues to achieve our goal and commission. La Montaña Christian Camps runs a complete program during the entire year. There is rarely a week during the calendar year when we don’t have at least one camp scheduled. Here’s a quick rundown of our year: December through January – Summer Camp season February through June – Private and Public Schools season July through August – Winter Camp season September through November – Church groups and Conference season

Our Strategy ... 

Our strategy and vision is to work with teenagers 12-19 years old to win and disciple them into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We mix in a variety of recreational activities: ropes courses, climbing walls, ponds, playing fields, an in-line skating rink, etc. to meet the physical and relational needs of today’s teen. This high-energy curriculum enables us to effectively use the morning and evening chapel times while employing all the technological tools at our disposal in order to communicate God’s love and plan for the campers’ lives. And the best part is that we work through local Costa Rican churches so that every decision made at camp has an opportunity for follow-up and discipleship! Throughout the year, we work in a variety of different ways and through a variety of venues to achieve our goal and commission. La Montaña Christian Camps runs a complete program during the entire year. There is rarely a week during the calendar year when we don’t have at least one camp scheduled. Here’s a quick rundown of our year: December through January – Summer Camp season February through June – Private and Public Schools season July through August – Winter Camp season September through November – Church groups and Conference season Watch this ...

Why Youth Camping?

We believe the gospel of Jesus not only brings personal renewal to these youth, but extends to the renewal of all of creation: our families, communities, schools, places of work, our culture, etc. Camping, as a ministry of the gospel, is an effective way to get kids: *out from the distractions of their daily life, routine, and worries *to experience the joys of nature, *to take stock of their situation and see things from a new perspective Many of these kids could never afford the opportunity to come to camp. La Montaña Christian Camps ministry uses it’s scholarship fund and takes advantage of its’ cloud forest location to encourage youth to focus on the most important relationship of their life- the one with their Creator. We believe in delivering camping excellence to the youth we serve as it gives glory to a God of excellence. This includes excellence in its recreation programs and trained staff personnel, it’s amenities and food service, and in selecting speakers who are winsome & relevant in their presentation of the gospel. So ask again, why La Montaña Christian Camps and camping? Because it’s among the best ministry options for winning young people to Christ. ~ Camping Response adapted from Hume Lake Christian CampMinistries