About

Camps with Meaning is owned by Mennonite Church Manitoba a community of 37 Mennonite churches.

We have been running camp programs since 1949!

Our camp is open to everyone. Whether you’re a camper or guest we sincerely hope that you will enjoy our hospitality. Our facilities at Camp Assiniboia are available to rental groups from September – June. In the spring and summer months we offer programs for children, youth and Adults with Disabilities.

For rental inquiries at Camp Koinonia, please go to http://www.campkoino.ca/.

Vision

Our overall vision is to nurture the spiritual growth of the next generation, and to nurture our congregations and other groups with retreat experiences that explore spiritual “best practices” through reflection & prayer, learning & thoughtful dialogue, relationship building (through fellowship, worship and play) and acts of service & love.

Furthermore, we strive to create summer camp programs that are conducive to:

  • The discovery and nurture of a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ and commitment to him and his way of life.
  • Affirming the worth of self and others while developing skills in community living.
  • Nurturing an appreciation for the natural environment, learning responsible stewardship of it and responding in worship to the God who created it.

Our beliefs and practices are based on Anabaptist theology with the goal of practicing God’s love in our communities and beyond.


Inclusion Statement

Camps with Meaning is a ministry of the churches of Mennonite Church Manitoba, which means that we represent and are staffed by congregations and people who are in different places theologically and practically regarding the inclusion of LGBTQ+ folks. We believe that variety and diversity is a beautiful gift, and whether you are uncertain about inclusivity or fully inclusive, you add beauty to our community.

Camps with Meaning strives to be a welcoming and safe place for everyone, especially for those on the margins of society. As we have campers and staff who use a variety of pronouns and who identify and express themselves and their gender in a variety of ways, we ask everyone at camp to respect chosen names and pronouns at all times.

Land Acknowledgements

Camp Assiniboia

At Camp Assiniboia, we are located on the land of the Oji-Cree, Metis, Anishinaabeg, Cree, and Dakota peoples. We now share this land through Treaty 1, which was negotiated and entered into in 1871 at Lower Fort Garry, with the Athabaskan (Dene) peoples as well.

Read the whole statement.

Camp Koinonia

At Camp Koinonia, we share the land with these indigenous communities in Treaty 2: Dauphin River, Ebb & Flow, Keeseekoowenin, Lake St. Martin, Lake Manitoba, Little Saskatchewan, O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi, Pinaymootang, and Skownan.

Read the whole statement.

Contact and directions

Our contact info is found at the bottom of this page.

Please don't hesitate to contact us. We're happy to help with any questions you might have.

Link to Camp Assiniboia on Google Maps.

Link to Camp Koinonia on Google Maps.

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