AGES 12-17 | CO-ED
Overnight Camps for Teens & Leadership Training
Teens & Leadership Summer Camps are memorable with tons of activities, great food and epic adventure! Geared towards Junior and Senior high school students, they are full of energy and all the best that Pioneer Camp has to offer!
Registration opens in November
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LIT is a life-changing month long program for 16 and 17 year-olds who have completed grade 10 or 11. This intensive camp provides hands-on training, a wilderness canoe trip, one-on-one mentoring, theological training, leadership immersion experiences in one of our camps as well as small group experiences.
We offer two Voyageur Camps, one for girls and one for boys.Voyageur is a 6 night canoe trip that explores Shoal Lake. Campers aged 12-16 are able to practically develop canoeing and wilderness skills as they explore abandoned mines, historical sites and other hidden gems of the area. Campers are introduced to portaging, tripping equipment and participate in the daily responsibilities of setting up camp, outtrip cooking and working as a team. Trips go out in groups of 6-8 with two experienced leaders and are geared to the participants and their experience level.
The Challenge is a two-week canoe trip down the Bloodvein, one of Manitoba’s great whitewater rivers, and it truly is challenging! Campers experience difficult portages and some long paddling days, returning with a well-earned sense of accomplishment. Along the way they see some spectacular scenery and wildlife, learn paddling and wilderness skills, and develop strong friendships.The trip is led by two leaders and typically has 6-8 campers. Safety is paramount: helmets are mandatory on the whitewater sections of the river, and the leaders are experienced and well-trained, with Advanced Wilderness First Aid certification. Campers need to come into this program with the right attitude – they need to be able and willing to pitch in with the group’s work, including portages and on-site duties like cooking and setting up tents, and they need to be aware that there are likely to be some hard times like cold drizzly days when the kilometers still need to be covered. Camp screens participants to ensure that they are a good fit for the program. The Challenge is a uniquely rewarding experience that forms memories that last a lifetime.
Sailing Camp is a co-ed teen session that makes the most of the late August winds on Shoal Lake with our fleet of Laser IIs. Campers need no prior sailing experience, as instruction is geared toward their individual ability level. This smaller camp on our rustic Cash Island site provides the opportunity to relax and spend time in community as the winds die down in the evening. The session culminates in a regatta with a chance to win the coveted Cash Cup.
Expedition is a six-night canoe trip down the Manigotogan River in Eastern Manitoba featuring plenty of whitewater, beautiful scenery and pristine lakes. Campers gain hands on experience in canoeing, portaging and wilderness skill and participate in the daily responsibilities of setting up camp, outtrip cooking and working as a team. Campers go out in a group of 6-8 which allows opportunities to develop strong friendships. Safety is paramount; helmets are mandatory on the whitewater sections of the river, and the leaders are experienced and well-trained, with Advanced Wilderness First Aid certification. Camp screens participants to ensure that they are a good fit for the program.
Fuel is a co-ed camp with a relaxed atmosphere geared toward high school students. The week has lots of optional activities and plenty of time to lounge on the beach and hang out with friends. The Fuel games pits teams against one another in competition for the Pegasus Cup, and involves a mad canoe-dash around the lake and an overnight away from MacKinnon.