Many people ask us about what the Christian/Jewish character of our campsite means. We want to make sure this is clear to anyone wondering: everyone is welcome at our campsite and we want to offer all guests a wonderful holiday!
Every Saturday (17.00 onwards) we gather for worship, prayer and an (interactive) teaching, and we regularly have special speakers who teach from the word of God. Our main teaching includes topics such as: Jesus as Messiah, the kingdom of God, community life, Israel and the church, covenant, the Messianic movement etc. We usually offer a separate children’s programme too. Anyone is welcome to join!
On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays there is an opportunity to pray and worship in the morning – again open to anyone.
We work in cooperation with Petach Tikvah, a Christian ministry. The name of our campsite ‘Tikvah’ is a Hebrew word and this is because our campsite is located on a historically significant place with a remarkable history. The memory of over a hundred thousand Dutch Jews is held in this historic site named Kamp Westerbork. Only 5000 Jews survived and therefore the camp was named “camp of false hope”. The memorial center is 500 meters away. Tikvah means Door of Hope.