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

$220,000 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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When a Building comes to Life

Fall is here, and I am excited to bring you up to date on our Generation to Generation Site Renewal building project on Bunny Point. There is so much to be thankful for and our progress has been good and steady.


Since our last report at the beginning of August, Above All roofing spent a portion of 5 weeks at our site. Their teams were fully embraced into our staff community and for some of those weeks, brought out their own children to join our staff-kids’ program. The roof is fully insulated and complete, including the interior finish of the exposed roof. Art Kornelsen completed more interior finishing work, such as stairs to the loft and the loft itself. Jack Osiowy and Neil Poersch have completed the rough in wiring for the whole building. This will leave the interior walls ready for insulation and vapour barrier work. Larry Siemens also returned for some interior work. We are very grateful for the professional work of these ministry partners. Further on this theme, I cannot express enough thanks for the ongoing dedication and work of Herb Enns, our architect who continues to guide every step of this project.


With the roof completed, we are now ready to install the doors and windows, as the exterior walls have all been sheathed as well. Looking to October, we are hoping to have the building closed in before freeze-up. Once it is closed in, insulation of the exterior walls can be done. This would allow interior work to continue over some winter work weekends, perhaps in February, as we would be able to heat the interior at that point.


The reaction from all that see this building for the first time, is “spectacular”. This is what people are unanimously saying. Thank you for partnering with our ministry in the unique ways you have.


Pete Dearborn

Director, Generation to Generation