History of Camp Casi Cielo
The dream of a Christian Camp began in the hearts of the Christian community of La Fortuna, Costa Rica in 1994. A vision stirred the hearts of John and Bessie Ott (missionaries) to make this dream a reality. Through contacts in the United States, work-teams were developed in 1998 to begin construction in 1999. The first cabins were completed in 2000; through the years, CASI CIELO has grown to over 85-bed spaces in 11 Cabins. With two kitchen facilities, two outside dining areas, and a large multi-purpose building. Also, a large outside grille and a beautiful river that brings relaxation and prayer for all seekers.
Today Camp Casi Cielo has become a beacon in the community for Christian activities, from retreats and baptisms to weddings and outreach programs in local schools and churches. This beautiful campus is located on the Fortuna river, one mile from La Fortuna, on the Waterfall road.
John and Bessie Ott missionaries in Costa Rica.
We are in the business of providing the perfect location for your activities and meeting the needs for your group. Sleeping accommodations, kitchen facilities as well as ample open spaces and of course the beautiful River Fortuna will meet any needs you may have.
We have 80 beds in 11 cabins, all with hot water showers and clean restful inviting beds. 16 beds or 3 beds per cabin, all to meet your needs. With two kitchen, large solon and or outside rancho, outside grille and of course the cooling waters of the River.
We provide an area for women retreats, men’s retreats, youth retreats, children’s activities, weddings, family reunions, community meetings or business meetings, and always baptisms in the waters of the Fortuna River. Any type of group activities are invited, we are an independent, non-denominational Christian camp.
We house and provide for North American Missionary teams who plan on working on one of CCC projects or developing a mission or project for the advancement of northern Costa Rica.
We, the staff at Casi Cielo will coordinate with you to provide the best possible activities, and to meet your budget needs to show God’s love in a place called CASI CIELO.