HISTORY OF ORPHAN CAMP
First Orphan camp was held in the summer of 1996 with a mission team from Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler Texas. Since then every summer God has lead a mission team to love and share the good news with orphans and children of Latvia.
It is special blessing to be chosen to teach God’s word to little children, and because of these camps hundreds of children have learned about Jesus and many have accepted Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. Students of Talsi Christian School have grown into Christian leaders through the opportunities to be coached and taught by the mission teams serving at the camp.
PARTNERSHIP WITH TCS
Students of Talsi Christian School have grown and today they are the leaders of the orphan camp along with American Christians. The Latvian Leaders are translators for all the activities lead by the US mission team.
HOW TO JOIN
Contact Bruce Hess from Wildwood Community Church, Norman OK
Camp leadership is flexible and will help you arrange travel from placed other than Norman, Oklahoma
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Passport (review it to make sure you have plenty of blank pages (a minimum of 4-5 pages when traveling internationally with multiple stops). Also, verify the expiration date of your passport is six (6) months beyond the date of return to the United States]
Visa is NOT required for United States citizens traveling to Latvia, which is part of the European Union.
All mission trips are faith projects and everyone is expected to raise their own support.
Arrival airport is Riga, Latvia (RIX). The camp leadership team allows for flexibility in travel arrangements (booked individually, not through the team) to accommodate willing missionaries from all around the United States.
ACCOMODATIONS IN LATVIA
The camp is held in the TCS campus, meals are provided on site. Participants and able leaders sleep on the mats in the classrooms. TCS has 9 beds, which can sleep leaders unable to sleep on the mats in the classrooms.
When traveling to Riga, hotel rooms are booked for the mission team.