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Our staff are well trained to mentor and guide in all aspects of camp life, from developing skills to engaging in conversations about life and faith. We are here to serve you!

General Director
Nate ‘Dusty’ Rempel joined Pioneer in January 2020 as the Director of Programming, and has since taken the position of General Director. Prior to this, Nate worked in forestry off and on for many years, and in youth ministry since 2018. He has a passion for outdoor adventure and for the gospel, and is excited about the mission of the camp, as it is now and will be for years to come.

Email Nathan: [email protected]

Peter Dearborn
Generation to Generation & Development Director
Pete “Drifter” Dearborn has served at Manitoba Pioneer Camp for nearly 30 years. He and his wife Cindy have four grown children and three grandchildren. Pete has significant experience mentoring and leading young people, having worked with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s high school ministry for 15 years before being appointed to direct the camp in 2012. In his current role as project manager, he turns his focus towards site renewal and nurturing relationships with alumni and supporters.

Email Peter: [email protected]

Office Manager & Summer Camp Registrar
Spencer (aka Cousteau) Kushnir is our staff registrar. She is a full time student at the university of Manitoba studying Linguistics. She came to camp for the first time in 2012 as a camper and has been a summer staff since 2015. One of her favourite things about camp, is bringing girls into the wilderness and showing them how strong they are!

Email Spencer: [email protected]

Administrator & Summer Camp Registrar
Anna (aka Peppo) has enjoyed a myriad of roles at camp throughout her entire life, from being a staff-kid, a camper, to kitchen team leader, canoe instructor, and cabin leader. Summer of 2022 brought her to the administrative team and we are so happy that she’s joining us year-round. When she’s not working on camp stuff, you’ll find her in a classroom teaching in French, in Winnipeg! Anna is married to Simon and has camp ministry in her blood.

Email Anna: [email protected]

Summer Teams


Each year, Pioneer Camp welcomes many young adults to our Summer Camp programs to teach, guide and support campers and oversee activities. These dedicated youth are the most valuable resource that we have. Positions available vary greatly but the same commitment and hard work is necessary for all.

We look for energetic young people who have a heart for God and who are willing to give of their time and energy to be models and mentors to the many campers who come to Pioneer Camp. Check out Summer Staff & Volunteer opportunities below.

Summer Staff