Alpinis expresses the vision and dedication of the MLI team to equip and reach the young generation in Romania with the Gospel through camps, outdoor activities and retreats.
Located in the mountains near Sibiu, Alpiniş is a – small but growing! – camp/wilderness and conference center used for Christian outreach, spiritual guidance, mentoring and leadership development. Annually hundreds of Romanians, young and old, take part in spiritual camp/wilderness programs, lay leadership and pastors’ conferences and team building retreats at Alpiniş. Some regular programs include:
Alpinis summer/winter camps – with church youth groups from Romania and abroad who come for a week of camp: initiative games, hikes, Bible studies, volleyball, skiing and snowboarding, friendships and fun.
Alpinis Outdoor Challenge (in partnership with Wilderness Ministry Institute, CO, USA) – training leaders to take youth on a life transforming adventure journey: leaving behind modern life distractions (watches, mobiles, i-pods, etc.) we backpack for six days through some of Romania’s most beautiful scenery. Every person is stretched to new personal limits, experiences God’s creation and develops deeper friendships.
“The mountain is not meant to teach us anything. It is meant to make us something.” (Oswald Chambers)
Some numbers from the past five years at Alpinis:
– We hosted over 150 groups with over 3100 participants;
– Over 10 outdoor backpacking camps and 8 guide training sessions;
– We led and hosted more than 50 training sessions and spiritual retreats;
– We organized more than 35 youth camps;