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Looking to the Future


An InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Manitoba Site Renewal Project

Now Is the Time


At InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Manitoba we are committed to investing in young leaders in this current generation and for generations to come. We love seeing these young leaders go on to influence their world. We want to keep doing this for years to come. 

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.


Phase 1 of our renewal begins with replacing the current building on Bunny Point – the Staff Lounge – with a new Leadership Training Centre. This facility will be multi-purposed in its ability to be an effective learning space for staff training sessions and our boys and girls Leaders-In-Training programs. We will also use it for rental groups, Canoe School, and Outdoor Education groups, which are are all in need of a comfortable and inspiring meeting place.


Fundraising Goal for Phase 1: $250,000

$247,000 raised

Phase 2  of our site renewal will include staff housing renovations, completing the last two camper cabin renewals, converting the main site to bulk propane, and the revitalization of the front bay wall and area. Watch this space for future updates.


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

Many thanks to Herb Enns, for his insightful collaboration with us and beautifully thoughtful design of the Leadership Centre. The building itself will be much like a lantern, a beacon that looks out over the lake. This purposely honours Ralph Bueckert, a staff member who drowned while serving as a boat driver at camp in the 1960’s. This building will stand as a testament to his service.

Give specifically to the site renewal in any way you can.


Together, let us be sure that the wonderful story of Pioneer Camp goes on for many more generations.


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When a Building comes to Life


I am very excited to report on the tremendous progress we have made on the Leadership Training Center this winter and especially over the last month. The widows were delivered by truck across the ice on Feb 22 and so the following week they were installed. That week alone we put building wrap on the outside, installed all the windows, and insulated the interior walls. This allowed the building to be heated for the following weekend, Feb 28 to Mar 1, when another team came and installed the interior wall panels, with help from the Site Committee who was out that weekend for the annual winter work weekend. On the weekend of March 13-15, the electrical component was pressed further and for the first time we turned on the electrical power to the building. Great progress as you can see from the pictures. We had hoped for one more trip to camp via the ice road, particularly for delivery of supplies and installing the doors, but that will now wait. Such progress over the last weeks has left us with a strong feeling that we will complete it on schedule for summer. Interior furnishings, flooring, exterior siding and board walk remains alongside remaining fundraising. Thanks to all who have volunteered, prayed, and donated to make this a reality.
Pete Dearborn
Director, Generation to Generation