Monday, September 12, 2011

CCSP's New Campus in Belize

BELIZE -- CCSP Belize has moved to a beautiful new campus! After a long and careful search we have found a wonderful new location to call home. We are excited to be starting this new semester at a new campus in the foothills of the Maya Mountains on the edge of some of the largest tracts of protected land in the country.

We are located on the banks of the Macal River and within walking distance of the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena. With clear signs of past habitation by the ancient Mayans, waterfalls tumbling down the ephemeral limestone stream and lot of trails winding through the jungle brimming with various forms of wildlife from toucans and trogons to agoutis and armadillos, our new place affords intrepid CCSP students lots of opportunities to get out and explore!


Armadillo trotting through campus


One of our many trails through the tropical forest


Our palapa for chilling in the shade


A lush and beautiful yard

While our campus has moved, we are excited to continue the relationships that CCSP has built over the years in the Cayo District of Belize, offering students from North America the chance to learn about the intersection of faith, ecology, community and culture in this unique and fascinating corner of Creation.

Be sure to stay tuned to this blog throughout the semester to follow our adventures!

5 comments:

  1. Wow. I was a student with this program back in the day when it was GSSP at Jaguar Creek. Blessings on your new location. It looks wonderful. I'm so glad to see that students still have this life changing opportunity. If come back to Belize, can I visit?

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    1. Yes, you're very welcome ot come and visit the new campus. We're located about a mile from Santa Elena up the Crystal Rey Rd. just past Maya Mt. Resort. BTW, we're looking at doing an alumni event next summer in Belize. It would be a mix of service projects on campus, learniing/sharing sessions at night, and sigtseeing/visting. The dates are not set yet, but when they are we'll post them on the website, Facebook, etc.. I hope that you'll join us.

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  3. Hello! Succotz alum (hah!) here! The new place looks terrific. I loved the farm and reckless horse rides and wrangling with Ali (Spring 2005), but I knew there were issues brewing. I happen to be coming through the area before Christmas after catching up with some good folks at Maya Center... Any chance anyone will be around to visit with? Somewhere between Dec19th and 21st... Regardless, Shalom!

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