WHO WE ARE

Musana Camps

Set on the shores of Lake Victoria, Musana Camps is a place where people of all ages can come for a camp experience and through games, activities, time in the outdoors, teaching and training from God’s Word experience life transformation.

Musana provides several different retreat and camp options for organizations, schools, churches, and groups. Musana Camps desires that through the programs offered everyone will encounter the truth of The Light, Jesus Christ and have their lives transformed, being compelled to live for Christ; set free to live as sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father.

Musana is located on beautiful Lake Victoria approximately 80 km from Kampala, Uganda.

The site includes a white sand beach, equatorial forest, spring-fed stream, waterfalls, and grassy hilltops speckled with trees... plenty of room to run, play, and marvel at the beautiful creation that God has laid out.

New Hope Uganda

Musana Camps is an extension of the ministry of New Hope Uganda.

New Hope Uganda was founded on a belief that God wanted family for the thousands of orphaned children in Uganda’s Luwero Triangle following the bloody reigns of Idi Amin and Milton Obote. Jay Dangers and his wife Vicki moved their young family to Uganda in 1986. The Dangers were soon joined by Jonnes Bakimi and, to use a common Ugandan phrase, “slowly by slowly” a dream became reality. Director Jay Dangers and Ministry Coordinator Jonnes Bakimi still lead New Hope today but little else is the same as it was.

Today, New Hope Uganda brings the Fatherhood of God to hundreds of orphaned, fatherless, and abandoned children and reaches out to surrounding communities through its four ministries: Kasana Children’s Center, Kobwin Children’s Center, Musana Camps, and 107.8 Musana FM radio.
STATEMENT OF FAITH

We believe that there is one God

...eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is omnipotent, that is He is all-powerful. He is omnipresent, that is He is present throughout all creation but not limited by it. He is omniscient, that is nothing is hidden from His sight. In all things He is limited by nothing other than His own nature and character. We believe the God we serve is holy, righteous, good, severe, loving and full of mercy and grace. He created the heavens and the earth and everything in them and all of it was very good. He is the Creator, Sustainer, and Governor of everything that has been made.

We believe the Bible to be the only inerrant Word of God.

Every word contained in it is inspired by the Spirit of God, is God breathed and is therefore binding for all mankind. It is our ultimate and infallible authority for faith and practice. It is from the Bible that we are able to know the truth about God, His attributes, character, plans and purposes; creation including man’s creation; man, sin, grace, redemption, resurrection, and the life to come; and all the doctrines essential to the Christian Faith and practice.

We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus

...that all believers corporately compose the body of Christ, the Church, His Bride of which He is the head.

We believe that because of Adam’s sin, all mankind is in rebellion against God.

For the salvation of such lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary.

We believe that salvation is by grace alone

...through faith in Christ’s atoning death alone and that faith without works is dead.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost;

those who are saved to the resurrection of life forever, and those who are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation.

We believe in the true deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ

...in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe in the full deity of the Holy Spirit

...acknowledging Him together with the Father and the Son in the works of creation and redemption. We believe in the Holy Spirit’s present ministry, by whose indwelling, the Christian is enabled to live a godly life and through whom the Christian is empowered and gifted for ministry.
STAFF

Anguzu Alex

Security Guard

Awor Grace

Enterprise Gardens

Baguma Moses

Construction Assistant

Bakaki Joseph

Security Guard

Bantankulu Kaggwa

Grounds

Bwanga Joseph

Grounds

Esimu Martin

Security Guard

Ewachu Vincent

Head of Security

KB and Angela Blank

Construction-Maintenance Assistant

Medi and Eva Kanyike

Operations Manager, Personnel Officer

Mutambo Roger

Security Guard

Muzafaru Sserugo

Security Guard

Mwanje Meshach

Community Development

Nakanyike Sarah

Food service

Nakyei Joyce

Head of Food Service and Hospitality

Nathan and Kendra Jackson and family

Construction Manager

Ocheng Tom

Security Guard

Omanikor Isaac

Accounts

Opio Ambrose

Security Guard

Syd and Andrea Sparks and family

Musana Camps Manager

Tamale Vincent

Program Maintenance

Walimbwa Bernard

Enterprise Supervisor
HISTORY
Musana Camps was founded in 2008 as a branch of the ministry of New Hope Uganda. NHU had a desire to reach more people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to bring the fatherhood of God to the fatherless through the unique aspect of Christian Camping. The motto...

"Encountering Truth, Transforming Lives"

...reflects the hope that everyone who enters the camp gates will encounter the truth of The Light, Jesus Christ, and have their lives transformed, being compelled to live for Christ, and thus set free to live as sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father.

Musana Camps’ beginnings stretch back to the early 1990’s when New Hope Uganda’s founder, Jay Dangers, developed a growing desire to start a youth camp and training center that would reach more people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and continue bringing God’s fatherhood to the fatherless. The camp would do this primarily by providing manhood and womanhood training programs.

The vision was for a place near Lake Victoria where young men and women could come for a camp experience and through teaching and training from Gods Word experience life transformation. Jay believed if New Hope Uganda (NHU) could find a way to disciple boys and girls, adult males and females into their God-given roles as men and women, that they would begin a change throughout Uganda as less and less children would be orphaned and abandoned, ultimately bringing glory to God.

In September of 2008, before the camp had a name or any buildings were constructed, the camp staff hosted the first retreat David Family from the Kasana Children’s Center. Since that simple beginning, the Lord has brought additional staff and has blessed Musana, enabling them to host many groups. The vision and ministry of the camp have taken root and are beginning to grow.

Musana Camps is growing and excited about the tremendous potential for Christian camp ministry in Uganda. The Lord’s hand has been in each stage thus far, sovereignly setting apart His camp for His purposes.