Awesome. Life-changing. Adventure.
Helping young people develop a deep relationship with God that will last for a lifetime.
We believe that there is no greater thing in life than the hope offered to us by Jesus Christ.
Inter-Varsity’s Pioneer Camp exists for one key purpose: to help young people develop a deep relationship with Him that will last for a lifetime.
Our firm belief is that faith in Christ and an understanding of God’s call to influence and serving others is key for the future of our young people. At Pioneer, campers will experience a Christian, faith-driven community where they will be encouraged to become extra-ordinary leaders themselves, passionate to follow the examples they not only read about in Scripture but see lived out in our staff and volunteers. We believe that life is an adventure and it's our desire that campers learn to seek Jesus so they can be successful in it.
Founded in 1929, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of Canada is dedicated to the transformation of youth, students and graduates into fully committed followers of Jesus Christ. At Pioneer Camps and on university and college campuses across the country, Inter-Varsity is mentoring young people – helping them to integrate their faith authentically with all aspects of their life.
Alberta Pioneer Camp, founded in 1951, is part of a collection of Inter-Varsity’s Camps (Pioneer Camps and Circle Square Ranches) that are building an atmosphere where young people are comfortable asking tough questions about life and faith and giving young people an understanding of what God wants for them. Whether through Bible study, chances to participate and lead in worship, prayer and other spiritual and Christian character development, campers are being trained to develop life habits that will build their faith in a lasting way. The result: more than 60 years seeing campers develop into strong, lifelong Christian leaders.
Overall, Pioneer Camp is building young people that are prepared to be influential members of their families, churches and communities going forward. Our focus is to develop them mentally, physically, socially and – most importantly – spiritually, strengthening them to make a difference for their lifetime and to be part of God’s plan for that life to stretch into eternity.