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

$210,000 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.


Follow Us On




When a Building comes to Life

It is wonderful to report to you on our progress with work on Phase 1 of our site renewal.

I really don’t have words to describe my thoughts as I watched the whole Leadership Training Center take shape when the rafters started to go up, essentially bringing the whole outline of the building to life. From the pictures I am sure you will agree. This building will take full advantage of one of the most spectacular views on Shoal Lake, our Bunny Point, thanks to the diligent efforts of our architect, Herb Enns. I am grateful to Art and Ernie Kornelsen from Kleefeld, Manitoba who have completed the framing up to this point. They were up to the challenge of quite a difficult and unconventional roof and even more, were both a joy to work with as they had me right in there with them.

Currently, our next work will be to finish the roof, including the final metal roofing. We are now looking for skilled workers to move forward. Consider making this a prayer item or direct me to names you might know. Beginning August 6 we will have a crew from Above All Roofing working on the roof.

Further, funds continue to come in and we are at $205,000, which brings us to 82% funded out of our total funding goal for this phase of Generation to Generation.

God has been truly blessing us in this effort; please acknowledge this in your prayers of thanksgiving.

That is all for now, but we will keep you updated thanks to Sharon’s invaluable help with the communication file.

Pete Dearborn
Director, Generation to Generation