June 29 to July 3
Every summer we take 5 days to spend time together and share life together. This is a time for us to relax, build friendships and experiencing God's creation with one another. There's plenty of opportunities for hanging out at the beach, swimming, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, sailing, playing cards, or even just sitting on the sun deck with some friends or a book.
What does life at the camp look like?
At camp everything moves at a relaxed pace. All of our meals are included, and we eat together in the dining hall where the kitchen can accommodate any dietary needs or allergy restrictions with healthy and great tasting meals. After each meal we have some announcements about what activities are offered and it's up to you to pick what you want to do. After breakfast there is an optional morning chapel with a craft time for the kids, then the rest of the day is yours to spend how you please. There's lots of activities and adventure to be found, or you can relax and take it easy. In the evenings we wrap up each day with a snack, a bonfire, and we talk about what we've experienced that day. Each family will have their own bunkhouse style cabin and there's also a guys cabin and girls cabin. There are flush toilets and hot showers next to the dining hall, and composting toilets along the cabin line. There is also a fully stocked infirmary on the island and a camp nurse is available if you need any medical assistance.
Where is the camp located?
We get together at Manitoba Pioneer Camp on Shoal Lake in Ontario. When we arrive, we load all our gear onto a big boat and take a short ride to where the camp is. It takes about 4 hours of driving time to get to Pioneer Camp from Brandon (plus time for any stops along the way.)
What's included in the camp?
Your camp registrations includes everything we do at camp. There's three great meals each day plus an evening snack, and each family will have their own bunkhouse cabin. There will also be a guy's cabin and a girl's cabin available for anyone coming as an individual. There are no extra charges for any of the activities at camp. This year our camp is happening during Ontario's Free Family Fishing week so an Ontario fishing licenses is not required for Canadian residents.