Looking to the Future
An InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Manitoba Site Renewal Project
Now Is the Time
Our sites on Shoal Lake provide space for every camper, staff and visitor to experience restoration, healing and transformation. These are safe places where people discover who they are and who God is. These are places where people experience the good gifts of community and creation and where they have fun!
Our sites have been serving us well for more than 75 years. They have been well used by thousands of campers who consider Shoal Lake their summer home! Now it’s time to begin some crucial upgrades and site improvements.
Please Invest now and help us serve current campers, staff and visitors plus create space for growth. Your gift will also safeguard the camp for future generations.
Our Generation to Generation campaign is about a flourishing ministry at Pioneer Camp Manitoba. It’s a step-by-step campaign: as we fund and finish one project, we will undertake the next one. The first project is a new Leadership Training Centre on Bunny Point.
Fundraising Goal for Phase 1: $250,000
Fundraising Goal for Phase 2: $185,000
So please join us
We will keep you up to date as we progress both with fundraising needs and with project goals. Sign up for development updates to receive our newsletters.
Dedicated to Ralph Bueckert
November Update 2021
Generation to Generation Site Renewal
November Update 2021
It was wonderful to host and work alongside the crew that came in early September to repair and rebuild the fireplace. We are thankful for the crew from Norm Blerot masonry who came and completed this work. They donated all the material for the project and were happy to be a part of this amazing project. As this piece was required prior to several next steps, and once this was done, we were able to complete the walls around the fireplace. It also meant we could insulate the floor. In October the lookout facing the lake was fitted with iron grating, and you can see it in my report video, posted on the camp website.
One piece of excitement was that a “time capsule” hidden in the old fireplace was found by Norm’s crew. It was very enjoyable seeing all the names from 1969, those who had been a part of building the original fireplace. Dr. Harvey from Thunder Bay took leadership. Yes, we do plan to hide another time capsule. There are many unexpected blessings in this project. We coincidentally came across Steve Bigelow who owns the Rush Bay Road Quarry. None of us knew he attended MPC in Bill Mason’s day and learned to canoe by Bill. Steve donated two large flat rocks and a single solid rock mantle for the fireplace. What an incredible blessing and story to pass on. The rocks are in place after considerable effort, and with many hands involved in the transportation and moving of them. The two flat pieces are installed as a hearth, and at the interior entrance. The Leadership Training Center is scheduled to officially open early spring 2022. We hope you can come to the island for this and celebrate with us.
Generation to Generation Site Renewal is a step-by-step plan for the future of our site on Shoal Lake. The next projects include installing bulk propane to the island and a new rock retaining wall for the beach. Looking even further down the list of needs includes an extensive renovation of Bill Mason Place (new siding and all windows replaced) and staff housing where the Chalet building now stands. These are crucial upgrades as our site reaches 80 years of use. God’s provisions and your continued support in every way enables the progress of our site care and renewal. What an incredible statement we as a community have committed to the next generations.
Stay connected with us for all these important projects. Please come and celebrate the opening of the Leadership Center in spring of 2022.
A heartfelt thanks to all who have partnered in Generation to Generation thus far.
Director, Generation to Generation