Ministry at Pico Escondido

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In the fall, Vida Joven (Young Life ministry for Spanish speakers) has area retreats at Pico Escondido. Much of the focus is for kids who have recently accepted Christ to learn more about being His disciples. There is also a weekend camp for Dominican adults who are interested in learning more about Vida Joven and becoming involved. In addition, Young Life’s International Schools ministry puts on a weekend camp for English speaking high school students in the fall and middle school students in the spring. As Pico is the only Young Life camp in the Dominican Republic, it serves as a base for all sorts of ministry activities for Vida Joven Dominicana. Their national office is even located at Pico. Many local churches and non-profit organizations also host weekend retreats, camps, conferences, and other activities.


In February through June, Pico becomes home to many English speakers, as work teams from the U.S. come and serve. These teams work on various maintenance, construction, and landscaping projects at camp as well as in local communities where Young Life is active. College aged volunteers can serve as interns or Summer Staff during the work team season to help facilitate activities. For more information, please see the Young Life Expeditions website or contact us!

In the Spring, Vida Joven leaders from all over the DR come to Pico for our Leader Training Camps where they become more equipped to serve as Christian leaders.


Summer Outreach Camps for Vida Joven begin in early July and now include six different four-day camps, ending in early August. Every year the number of Dominican teenagers hearing the Gospel grows, and in 2016 Pico hosted the largest series of Outreach Camps ever with 1,153 campers and leaders coming to camp. Countless volunteers helped make this happen by either serving as part of the Equipo de Trabajo (Work Crew), Assigned Team, or Summer Interns. If you want to help send Dominican kids to camp, click here.

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Pico Escondido
Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic

CALL US: (809) 878-6481

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