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!

Pete “Drifter” Dearborn has been actively involved at Manitoba Pioneer Camp for over 25 years. He and his wife Cindy live in St. Pierre with their four children. Pete has significant experience mentoring and leading young people, having worked with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s high school ministry in rural Manitoba for 15 years before being appointed to direct the camp in 2012.

Email Peter: [email protected]

Neil “Houston” Steward joined the Pioneer Camp team in the spring of 2012. Neil has brought his experience and expertise from the world of the food and beverage industry to bless our world of operations and camp. Neil is married to Sharon and they have three boys, Nikolai, Zachary and Samuel.

Email Neil: [email protected]

Hannah “Willow” Mailloux is Pioneer’s Staffing Coordinator and LIT Director. Before joining the team in 2016, she was an airplane mechanic and then a full-time mom to her four children.

Email Hannah: [email protected]

Sharon is a Red Seal Certified Chef and took over the kitchen at Pioneer Camp when Neil joined camp in 2012. She joined the year-round team in 2017 and has recently released VOLUME, Pioneer Manitoba’s cookbook.  Click here for VOLUME website.
Email Sharon: [email protected]

Graham “Doit” MacFarlane is in charge of our program operations and directs Boys Camp. He is also our resident theologian.

Email Graham: [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