CAMP AND RECREATION CENTER EAGLE’S WINGS
The Christian camp site, Eagle’s Wings, is nestled between thick forests and sheep pastures, in a very quiet and spacious place near Ergli, Latvia. All summer long, however, this quiet environment is not quiet at all. It is full of the laughter, joy and the positive emotions of children and young people.
In 2002, missionary couple Dustin and Kristine Peterson had a vision to start a new Christian camp. They visited several places in Latvia and felt a special guidance from God to purchase the property near Ergli for the camp. A place where children and young people could experience God’s presence, hear the gospel message and spend an unforgettable time.
The very first camps were held in a meadow. Just inside the forest, an outdoor kitchen was set up. The campers slept in teepees, ran through the mud and enjoyed time with wonderful people who, through their lives, revealed the majesty and love of God. In time, a pond was dug up and the first camp cabin was built. The first Eagle’s Wings campers were not bothered by the mud or the fact that they had to eat outside and sleep in the teepees. The joy and love they experienced were more important than comfortable places to eat and sleep. After the first cabin was built, we were able to accommodate up to 20 campers per camp, today we can accommodate up to 80 campers!
As time goes on, the camp continues to develop. Six evangelical camps for children and youth have been held every summer at Eagle’s Wings in recent years, including a camp for orphanage children. We’ve had up to 400 campers during the summer season. Through these camps, we want the campers to feel God’s presence and love, to experience the faith, fun, and friendship that is the motto of the Eagle’s Wings. It is such a pleasure to see young people enjoying time with others and participating in various activities. Everything is very active in this place, you can hear the laughter of children. These kids have open hearts that trust, are not afraid, feel safe and experience God.
The name “Eagle’s Wings” is derived from Isaiah 40:31
“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
Eagle’s Wings is a place to feel God’s presence, love and joy. A place where you
feel like family. The place you want to return to.