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

 

The first few walls of the new Boys Camp Dining Hall are standing! The summer directors were at camp for some debrief meetings and joined in to help lift the first few walls of the Dining Hall. It is exciting to see the building become a reality right before our eyes! Lumber and trusses and other supplies have been ordered so we can stand the rest if 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 have begun the building project with enthusiasm and focus.

Do you have a skilled trade and are willing to donate some time and work to the building of the Dining Hall? We are looking to use the resources in the camp community to build the Dining Hall affordably and professionally. Please consider partnering with us in completing this project by donating time, finances, or skill toward the new Boys Camp Dining Hall. We are thankful for the many donors, supporters and prayer partners who have been walking alongside Pioneer Camp to see this project move forward!

 
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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