Zambia: Camp Ciyanjano
Lusaka, Zambia (Map)
“Ciyanjano” means “fellowship,” and that is what this Christian campground and conference center is all about. ACTION Zambia (AZ) has developed a 20-acre property in the rural outskirts of Lusaka. Our mission is to provide local churches, especially urban poor churches from Lusaka, with an affordable facility for Christian camps and conferences.
Currently, Ciyanjano has a smaller conference center – the Ripley Center – available for day-long or overnight retreats that Zambian church groups can utilize for leadership and prayer retreats, conferences, and trainings. In addition, AZ also uses the Ripley Center to host our own short-term teams or our own conferences and events. The Ripley Center can comfortably sleep 25 people between the Teamhouse, a small single-roomed hut, and a fully furnished studio flat.
In addition to the Ripley Center, Ciyanjano also has developed a larger campground on the property equipped with a large outdoor chapel, two classrooms, five camping chalets, an outdoor kitchen, a large restroom and shower building, and a playground. This campground is a popular spot for youth and children’s camps and church-wide retreats and can sleep up to 150.
Income Generation: Besides the conference and camping ministry Ciyanjano also has a maize (corn) shelling and hammer mill business.
Community Services: On Ciyanjano’s property are a free water tap, where people from the community can draw clean water, and a soccer pitch for anyone in the community to utilize.