Highlands Colombia is located just outside of Bogotá in a beautiful area known as Chinauta. The Rawlings Foundation purchased the land in 2004 and began construction in 2006. By 2009, the project was completed and the camp began hosting evangelistic events and Moral Values Retreats.
The retreats are coordinated with public schools. Since these are public school events, the camps confront current social issues, such as sexuality from a Biblical perspective. Because the retreat is an incredible benefit to the school and to the parents, the schools provide an opportunity to invite all of the students to our evangelistic camps. On a yearly basis, four of these events are hosted, with a total of approximately 2,000 students in attendance.
The goal of Highlands Colombia is to reach the lost with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As a result, the primary focus of the camp is to host evangelistic events. These events are known as El Día Zero (Day Zero). We have three different kinds of Day Zero camps. The first Day Zero camps were youth camps, followed by parent camps, and in 2013 soccer camps were initiated. These events are designed for those who are not believers and are not a part of any Christian church. As a result, these evangelistic events are quite different from the traditional church camp.
On a yearly basis, we host two Day Zero camps for students, two Day Zero camps for parents, and two Day Zero soccer camps. Since 2009, more than 5,000 people have attended the various camps, and more importantly, more than 2,000 have trusted Christ for their salvation.
For more information, check out Tierra Alta Colombia’s website.