InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Manitoba

PMB#321 30-360 Main Street, Unitl 13B Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 3Z8 (view map)

Ages:
6 to 17 (Coed, All Girls, All Boys )
Type:
Overnight camp
Specialty:
Traditional (multi activity)
Cost:
$50 to $1,400

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InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Manitoba
 

Campers love exploring our site nestled on an island in the Canadian Shield. Serving children and youth age 6-17 we offer canoe trips, swimming, kayaking, sailing, games, archery, and fishing. Campers learn valuable life lessons through the nurturing relationships they form with new friends and cabin leaders. Age-appropriate Bible discussions and campfires provide safe places for discussions about faith and God. One of nine InterVarsity camps across Canada, we provide a fun-filled and safe environment where children and teens grow spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. We love developing young leaders.


The Our Kids review of InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Manitoba

 

Pioneer Camp Manitoba is one of nine InterVarsity camps located across the country. The camping program was begun 1929, an expression of InterVarsity, an association of campus ministries intended to bring Christian values and awareness to young people, and support their spiritual and social growth. The camps were part of the initial vision, designed to create a unique opportunity to bring young people together around the unique challenges that a camp setting can provide. That remains perhaps more true today than ever. At camp they unplug, and turn their attention to the community they find there. The activities facilitate a greater understanding of campers’ talents and abilities, as well as the Christian values that inform the programming. The camp has grown over the years, adding new activities, facilities, and sessions, all of it furthering the initial goals.


Session Calendar

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Activities available at this camp: (Currently showing 19 of 19 sessions)

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Type/Gender
Specialty
Location
Date
Bus
Cost
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Overnight Camp
All Girls
Ages: 15 - 16
CIT/LIT Program $0 to $1,250
Wilderness Skills|Archery|Canoeing
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 13 - 16
Traditional (multi activity) $0 to $660
Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Archery|Canoeing
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 15 - 16
CIT/LIT Program $0 to $1,250
Wilderness Skills|Archery|Canoeing
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 13 - 16
Traditional (multi activity) $0 to $470
Wilderness Skills|Canoeing
Overnight Camp
All Girls
Ages: 8 - 16
Traditional (multi activity) $0 to $660
Wilderness Skills|Archery|Canoeing
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 7 - 11
Traditional (multi activity) $0 to $420
Wilderness Skills|Archery|Canoeing
Overnight Camp
All Girls
Ages: 8 - 16
Traditional (multi activity) $0 to $420
Wilderness Out-tripping|Wilderness Skills|Archery|Canoeing
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 14 - 15
Wilderness Out-tripping $0 to $740
Wilderness Skills|Canoeing
Overnight Camp
All Girls
Ages: 8 - 16
Traditional (multi activity) $0 to $420
Wilderness Skills|Archery|Canoeing
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 8 - 16
Traditional (multi activity) $0 to $420
Wilderness Skills|Archery|Canoeing
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 8 - 16
Traditional (multi activity) $0 to $660
Wilderness Skills|Archery|Canoeing
Overnight Camp
All Boys
Ages: 8 - 16
Traditional (multi activity) $0 to $420
Wilderness Skills|Archery|Canoeing
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 15 - 16
Wilderness Out-tripping $0 to $1,400
Wilderness Skills|Canoeing
Overnight Camp
All Girls
Ages: 7 - 11
Traditional (multi activity) $0 to $420
Wilderness Skills|Archery|Canoeing
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 13 - 16
Sailing/Marine Skills $0 to $620
Wilderness Skills|Canoeing
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 1 - 18+
Traditional (multi activity) $50 to $160
Wilderness Skills|Archery|Canoeing
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 1 - 18+
Wilderness Out-tripping $100 to $300
Wilderness Skills|Canoeing
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 13 - 16
Traditional (multi activity) $0 to $420
Wilderness Skills|Archery|Canoeing
Overnight Camp
Coed
Ages: 1 - 18+
Wilderness Out-tripping $50 to $160
Wilderness Skills|Canoeing

Camp Address
PMB#321 30-360 Main Street, Unitl 13B, Winnipeg, Manitoba

InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Manitoba
InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Manitoba
PMB#321 30-360 Main Street, Unitl 13B Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 3Z8
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Accommodation & Property Details

Property details

Sleeping Accommodations

  • Cabins
  • Tents

Washrooms Facilities

  • Composting Toilets
  • Flush Toilets
  • Outhouses
  • Showers (indoor)

Sports facilities

  • Archery Range

Landscape

  • Beach
  • Forested Area
  • Lake/Pond/River
  • Nature Trails
  • Open Field


Director's Message

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Pete Dearborn & Neil Steward, Executive Director

Since 1942, Pioneer Camp has been building community and encouraging young people to know Jesus in a real and transformative way. As part of the InterVarsity ministry, we are engaged in meaningful partnerships with college and university students and campus ministers who are part of our summer staff team. This group of Christian leaders is further building our witness to the next generation who attend as campers.

 

Through the wilderness experiences, community living and deep relationships formed at Pioneer Camp, young people are being transformed for a lifetime in positive ways. They are being challenged to grow in their understanding of what it means to follow God through the role models and experiences they have at camp. They are also engaging in social and emotional character development by learning to live with one another with compassion and a desire to serve each other well.


Cost & Financial Aid

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Cost: $50 to $1,400 /session

Payment Options:

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Stories

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Opheliaexpand

Manitoba Pioneer Camp has been an incredibly formative place in my life. Its impact goes back a few generations, as my grandfather (Gordon “Scottie” Stewart) was the camp director for nearly twenty years, which meant that my mother and her siblings grew up on the shores of Shoal Lake. Besides that 3-generation family history (which I hope will become 4, when my kids are old enough to go!), I made some of my closest friends in the years I spent at camp – and met my husband. The sheer physical beauty of the place is one thing, but MPC itself inhabits that place in a spirit of humility and simplicity that I think is rare and precious. MPC invites those who spend time there and in its surrounding wilderness to enter into that created beauty in wonder and gratitude. It is this posture toward the natural world that makes it such a special place, and it means that being there is about more than just the skills or the activities on offer – more even than outdoor adventure as such, although I have always loved that too.

 

I always came back from camp somehow changed – grounded, empowered, more deeply at peace, more fully myself. There was one canoe trip I led that I will never forget. We had set out to paddle the “long circuit” (the longest canoe trip typically done in a 4 night trip, in the Classic camp setting) with a group of young but keen Senior girls. After a long and hard day paddling against a tough wind, we were looking forward to finding our site in Canoe Lake, which is known for its beauty and clear, deep water. It was about late when we got to where we thought should be the portage. We must have been in the wrong bay, but we didn’t have the time to keep searching as it was falling dark. We ended up camping on the lawn of someone’s cabin nearby, we made a soup that turned out horribly, and ate all the M&Ms out of the trail mix. And we laughed like crazy. We decided, the next day, not to continue the circuit as planned – not wanting to waste further time without being certain to find our spot. It didn’t save us many kilometres of paddling but we knew where we were going! To this day, I have not seen Canoe Lake, but I still remember both the challenge and the sense of strength I gained from that experience. More importantly, I remember how amazing it was to see the girls gain a sense of their own strength too and to come together as a group.

 

It’s very difficult to try to capture something of what MPC has meant to me in a few paragraphs. It has shaped me beyond measure.

 

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More than ever, we yearn to be connected. How can I describe my connection to Manitoba Pioneer Camp? How can I describe the lifelong friends, the love for wilderness and adventure, the awakening of the Spirit? We are drawn together, like the tightening of a taught-line hitch; like a chain knot, each person a loop holding the mighty PIII to dock. As we learn the looping rhythm of the canoe stroke, we lock into the groove of the path of the paddle. It’s a praise song that we can only sing together. We learn to ride out the waves, wait out the storms, and plunge out of the heat. Together is better. Away from the dimming city, we make out the brilliant constellations of the immense sky, the same sky our ancestors laid eyes on. Away from the busy city, we take in the purple flowers of wild onions and, pungent with beauty, we trace the parallel lines of needles of the balsam fir. As we learn to set up tents, we make a tent within ourselves, a quiet place, a home for the Spirit.

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