Days 3, 4, and 5 – Campamento 2021 was a success

1 Aug

The Sisters, the Aspirants (young women who are considered pre-candidates to becoming a nun), the Hogar alumna, and community members came together to have an enjoyable camp for all – including us watching from here!

The last three days were: excursion to Santo Domingo, a regular camp day, and then an excursion to Pueblo Viejo (“Old Town”) and a party.

Thank you all who’ve supported Campamento!!



Day 3 Santo Domingo

National Botanical Garden

Day 4

No pictures – Woman at the Well

Day 5 Pueblo Viejo

The town that is now known as Pueblo Viejo was the place where in 1504 Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, the conqueror of Cuba, founded the colonial town of Azua de Compostela. It was named in honour of one of the first Spanish settlers in the area, Don Pedro Gallego, a native of Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia, Spain. The first part of the name is derived from the local Native American name for the area. The old colonial city was destroyed by an earthquake on October the 16th 1751. The settlers of the area moved further North, near the River Road, and established a new town in that area.


We visited Pueblo Viejo many years ago and it is fascinating to contemplate the more than 500 years of this settlement. BTW the settlers moved north to found Azua after the earthquake.

First – a stop at Bon for ice cream

Final Party

8 Responses to “Days 3, 4, and 5 – Campamento 2021 was a success”

  1. Deb Hohenstein August 1, 2021 at 8:11 pm #

    Love to all the young ladies, helpers and sisters❤️ What a successful camp!

  2. Michele Cowling August 2, 2021 at 11:54 am #

    It’s been so great to see the girl’s smiling faces, and to know that they had a real camp this summer!

    • Ann McGuire August 4, 2021 at 1:54 pm #

      Totally agree! Thank you for all your support – professional (your research and conclusion on traveling in these times proved valid!) I am so relieved we didn’t attempt going this year) and personal (your daughter translated the “Women of Faith” pages!!). One of my favorite parts of camp is how people generously contribute how they can.

  3. Sue Kellett August 2, 2021 at 3:51 pm #

    How fun it’s been to follow the days of camp even from a distance! it warms my heart to see the girls helping one another, becoming leaders, and rising above the difficulties of the last year and a half! The enjoyment of everyone was overwhelming! Thank you Ann for posting this blog and keeping us all connected two our sweet ones in Azua! ❤️

    • Ann McGuire August 4, 2021 at 1:51 pm #

      You’re welcome! It’s a pleasure for me, too. I really hope we can return next July!

  4. Susan H August 2, 2021 at 7:08 pm #

    Thanks for posting Ann. I think I recognize some faces from years ago????

    • Ann McGuire August 4, 2021 at 1:51 pm #

      Yes, a lot of girls are still there from when you were. They are taller, though! 😀

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