Gem Lake Wilderness Camp

Gem Lake Wilderness Camp is set a world away from the pressures and conflicts of the inner city in the beautiful Nopiming Provincial Park, located 250 km North of Winnipeg (past Lac du Bonnet). After the long 3 hour drive, our kids then hike 2 km to the lake, where boats shuttle them 4 km to the camp in the summer. In winter, kids experience a 6 km snowmobile ride to reach camp. The camp program is specifically designed for the youth of the inner city, offering an adventure they have never experienced before. Our goals are that campers will enjoy a space where they can come quietly before God and where leaders can strengthen their faith and leadership skills. Our 1:1 camper to leader ratio offers many opportunities for youth and staff to build meaningful, mentoring relationships.

The Gem Lake Wilderness program is assisted by grants from the Winnipeg Foundation.

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Gem Lake 2017

We’re excited for the many new adventures coming to Gem Lake this summer! We would love to hear from you and where you see yourself as a good fit on the Gem Lake team: Staff member (camp counsellor, city liaison, etc.) Financial supporter Prayer supporter Please reach us with any questions at (204) 582-8779 or camp@icya.ca See you...

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Winter is Coming!

Christmas and the snow are coming and so is winter camp! Now besides that meaning that Gord and I might have to stop wearing shorts it also mean that we are both heavily involved in Drop-ins, winter camp prep and recharging our batteries. We as a staff team just returned from Christian Community Development Association conference in Memphis where we had a great time connecting with others who are involved in similar ministries to us. Moving forward we will be working hard on preparing for our winter camp program. Merry...

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Gem Lake is in full swing

Gem Lake is in full swing with campers enjoying fishing, swimming, games and great food. In mini-church we learn about the Kingdom of God and the spiritual armor that God gives us. One highlight from this summer already was during the last guys week at our last mini-church. While explaining what God did for us through the cross campers asked question after question. It was great to see there interest and hunger to know about God and a 15 minute talk went on for almost a...

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Summer at Gem Lake

We are super excited about the upcoming summer and all the fun times we are going to have out here with kids and youth! We have been planning games, skits and mini-church.  Now we are out at camp getting everything ready:  making sure there’s gas for the boats, air in the blob, and plenty of fish hooks. P.S. The rabbits and woodchucks on the island are looking forward to all their two-legged...

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