Summer 2021 COVID-19 Information

BUILDING NEW STORIES

 

Since 1929 Boys Camp has been a dedicated space for boys to play, grow in leadership, enjoy the outdoors and draw closer to God. Help this valuable and powerful ministry remain strong into the future by giving to this project.

 
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Why Rebuild?

 
After 70 years of boys and young men making use of every inch of the structure, the Dining Hall is showing its age.  The kitchen and food service areas need modernizing, the foundation needs rebuilding, and the roof leaks and need to be replaced. We all treasure the building and what it represents, but we know that for Boys Camp to keep thriving, we need to replace it. Rebuilding this well-used and much-loved building is a high priority. By replacing this community hub, Boys Camp will have a larger, modern and established place were even more young men can become life-long followers of Jesus.

 
 

Building Project Updates

 

We are beginning the re-building of the Boys Camp Dining Hall! Last winter the old building came down and over the spring the building site was prepared for the foundation. The footings and foundation were poured over the summer and the ground around the building was backfilled and leveled to prepare for building. Water lines for the building were dug and there were concrete piers poured for the deck that will wrap around the entire front of the building.

Currently, the planning stages are in place for construction to begin this fall. Lumber and trusses and other supplies are being ordered so we can stand the walls and put on the roof before the snow flies. Covid-19 has had an impact on the camp operation as a whole and has created some delays in the building process. This summer our full-time staff were focused on running a safe and amazing summer camp. As we head into the fall season, we are gearing up to continue the building project with enthusiasm and focus.

We are grateful for the many supporters, staff and community members who have encouraged us and generously donated so we can continue to see this project move forward. Thank you!

 
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What does this project include?

  • Larger Dining Hall 3700 square feet with seating for 275 people and a stage
  • Kitchen and serving area Dish area
  • Updated, larger and accessible washrooms
  • Wraparound decks and additional entrance doors
  • Prayer Room
  • Food storage and loading/unloading areas
  • Dry hydrant for fire suppression
  • Site preparation and removal of existing structure
  • State of the art septic system (installed in 2018)
  • Site plan and permits (completed in 2019)

Pioneer Camp dining hall sketch
 

We have already raised over half of our 3 million dollar goal! We only have 1.1 million left to raise!….  Prayerfully consider partnering with us financially so we can build to be ready for the summer of 2022.

 

Fundraising Goal: $3 million

$1.9 m raised
 
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If you would like to meet with us and talk about donation options or to hear more about the building and development plan, please contact:

 
Dylan Knibbe, Boys Camp Director – [email protected]
Dan Martin, Executive Director – [email protected]

 

If you would like a fundraising information booklet, please email: [email protected]

Cheques can be mailed to:

 
Pioneer Camp Ontario
942 Clearwater Lake Rd.
Port Sydney, On
P0B 1L0
Please put “Boys Camp Dining Hall” in the memo line