Development - Help Build This Dream!


Our Vision:

Construction of Pico Escondido has helped spur tremendous growth for Young Life ministry in the Dominican Republic. Currently Pico Escondido has a covered gym, game room, giant swing, playing field, swimming pool (new in 2015), dining hall (capacity 190), and three dorms with a total capacity of 185. A final phase of development will be carried out as the growth of local ministry warrants. This will include a new dining hall and two more 32-person dorms, increasing our total capacity to 249 guests. We are currently evaluating future development plans in light of huge ministry growth in the 2015. 

​Who Will This Benefit?​

  • Unchurched Dominican teenagers who will be attending Vida Joven outreach and growth camps, hearing the message of Christ and growing in their newfound faith.
  • Dominican volunteer leaders and staff who will attend leader training camps and events during the year.
  • Dominican adults who will attend adult camps and learn how to support the local ministry.
  • Young Life staff and volunteer leaders from all over Latin America who will attend regional events at Pico.
  • Local Dominican churches and other Christian groups that will rent the camp when not in use by Young Life. We frequently have to turn away groups that are larger than our capacity.
  • U.S. high school and college groups who bring service teams to the Dominican Republic and utilize our facility during their stay.

​How Can You Help?​

Capital Campaign – The vision for the master plan of Pico Escondido was crafted through a long process of discussion involving a diverse group of local Young Life field staff, donors, staff at Pico Escondido, and veteran camping department staff from the U.S. In order to make Pico the best possible place in which Dominican teenagers can come hear about Jesus Christ, we need partners who can help provide the necessary resources.

Help build this dream! Contact Pico's camp manager, Roy Clifford:

772-828-4717 — U.S. Internet Phone Line
809-878-6481 — Main Camp Line

Camp Scholarships
 - One of the greatest needs we have is for scholarships to send kids to camp. Outreach Camp is a three night, four day summer camp that costs $120US per student. This amount is often impossible for lower income Dominican families to pay to send their child to camp. Local Vida Joven areas do fundraisers to help pay for camp. However, camp scholarships are always needed to provide kids with an opportunity to hear the Gospel. Find out how to give on the giving page.  
Missionary Support - While Pico Escondido is a camp very much focused on serving Dominicans, there are certain roles in which it is beneficial to have a North American staff member. All Young Life staff from the U.S. who serve internationally raise their full support to not be a burden on the local ministry. If you would like to financially support one of our U.S. staff, please go to our giving page.
Contact Us

Pico Escondido
Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic

CALL US: (809) 878-6481

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