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

$200,000 raised

Phase 2 of our site renewal will include staff housing renovations and the revitalization of the front bay wall. 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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I am very excited to bring you a brief June update on progress made to our new Leadership Training Center that is currently under construction on Bunny Point on MacKinnon Island.

As soon as the ice melted sufficiently to get to camp in May, we immediately started to tear down the old Staff Lounge. With assistance from our spring staff, volunteers completed the tear down in just three days. As soon as the site was cleared, locations for the concrete piles for the foundation of the new building were marked out. The piles and beams, and much of the floor was completed in time for our next team of volunteers to take the project further. Over the next two weeks, we saw the completion of the floor, decks, and all the walls.

These were busy weeks of working with our camp architect, Herb Enns, our contact at Grunthal Lumber, numerous smaller trips for supplies to both Kenora, Grunthal, and also Steinbach. With work from our spring staff team to remove old material and carry in new lumber, the result is a tremendous start on Phase 1 of Generation to Generation.

This week, we have begin the roof construction now that the loft has been put in place. All rafters will be built on-site.