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

$225,000 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

By many measures, we have made very impressive progress this year on our Phase 1 of Generation to Generation, the site renewal of Pioneer Camp Manitoba. When our spring team arrived in early May, we began the project by removing the old Staff Lounge and this winter the new Leadership Training Center is completed to the point that it is fully closed in for the off-season, with a completed and insulated roof and openings covered. Our hope is to continue work on installing windows and doors when the lake ice is ready to drive over. We would like to have the building completed prior to the summer season of 2020.


Funding for the building is 85% in, with the total goal being $250,000. We are eager to complete this project with both funding and the physical work. Plans for Phase 2 of Generation to Generation have been updated on the project’s webpage. These are exciting times for MPC for sure!


Thanks to all who have contributed financial resources, volunteered to work, prayed for safety and provision, and have cooked for the workers. Much gratitude to the people who have provided professional skills. All of you have partnered together to make this feature building for MPC a reality. A special thanks to Herb Enns our architect, who has volunteered many hours of professional work. He has designed a building that communicates loudly so much about camp, our community, the future, and especially about Ralph Bueckert, as it is in his memory. When you see it, you surely will catch our vision for the future as we plan and renew the site to best serve the mission of camp. I personally, and all at Pioneer Camp Manitoba want to say a heartfelt thanks to all.


Pete Dearborn

Director, Generation to Generation