Dental technician examining a little girl.
Dentistry professionals volunteering in Belize.
Camp Carew's Director Dan Kingery putting floride on teeth in Belize.
Camp Carew's Director Dan Kingery putting floride on teeth in Belize.
Map of Belize.
Map of Belize. Source: World Factbook.

Belize Mission Project

The Belize Mission Project is a nondenominational project that follows Judeo-Christian beliefs. Our purpose is not only to address the healthcare needs of the people of Belize but to also address the needs of those rendering care. We want those who participate to receive the peace and joy from learning to give themselves away. We also want to address the spiritual needs of the people we come in contact with by showing our love for them and sharing the gospel as we can.

In order to do this we have established the following goals:

  1. To do medicine and dentistry in a Christian way.
    We seek to do this by providing care in a loving manner. At times when we are not rendering care, we hope to be good examples to the people with whom we interact. We minister to people based on the time and talents of the people participating in the project. This witnessing may include the passing of literature, visiting with people, prayer, music, devotions, and attending church services.
  2. To encourage those who have never been on a mission trip to get involved.
    We do this by having a well-organized project where we try to explain in advance what they will experience. This is a safe trip where we stay in comfortable surroundings and many people speak English.
  3. To allow participants to have an introspective look into their own lives.
    People who go on mission trips do so because they feel they want to help others. And while they do help, participants receive far more than they give. This is in the form of peace and satisfaction with oneself. We all have a variety of problems and issues in our lives. Participation in a mission project smooths those issues and creates a “Place of Power” in times of need.

To learn more about mission, see The PCUSA Mission Yearbook.

Several dentists treating patients.
The Belize Mission Project, which travels to Belize at least one week a year, typically consists of approximately 40 dentists, physicians and support staff.

Matthew 25:34-40

Then the king will say to those at his right hand, 'Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.' Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?' And the king will answer them, 'Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family,a you did it to me.

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The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyrighted 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America, and are used by permission. All rights reserved.

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Camp Carew welcomes campers from all religious traditions.
Camp Carew is a drug- and alcohol-free environment.