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At Pioneer

 
We will retain lost and found for one month following your stay at Pioneer Camp. If not claimed by then, we will donate appropriate items to a local charity. Medication will be disposed of within two weeks following the guests week of attendance. Calls to the camp regarding lost and found will be welcomed and any found items will be sent C.O.D. (at your expense).

Guests are encouraged not to bring valuable clothing or possessions. Pioneer Camp is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items.

Pioneer Camp is owned and operated by InterVarsity. InterVarsity has been operating summer camps and year-round outdoor educational programs for more than 80 years. We operate nine summer camps across Canada under the names of Pioneer Camp and Circle Square Ranch.
Pioneer Camp is a smoke-free facility.  Smoking is prohibited.
 
 

Our Caring Staff

 
The Camp Director has 30 years experience in youth ministry. Our full-time senior leadership team is skilled in recreation programming, horsemanship and leadership development.

All year-round site staff have current first aid training with at least a standard level. Barn Staff have a minimum of CHA Level 1. Cabin leaders and other staff are carefully screened according to the standards set by InterVarsity.

All staff (paid & volunteer) need to have a police check (current in the last 3 years) on file. This police check alerts Pioneer Camp to any criminal activity over the past 5 years.

Liability and Occupational Accident Insurance for Volunteer Staff

InterVarsity Pioneer Camp maintains a general liability policy, which includes all volunteers. This means that if a volunteer is brought into a non-criminal lawsuit as a result of their activity on behalf of InterVarsity Pioneer Camp, the policy would respond on their behalf.

InterVarsity Pioneer Camp maintains Occupational Accident Insurance for all volunteers who are participating in duties on or off the premises that are supervised and sponsored by InterVarsity Pioneer Camp. This also includes travelling to and from volunteer duties. The benefits include excess medical, excess dental, family transportation, funeral expense, home/vehicle adaptation, psychological therapy, rehabilitation/retraining, repatriation. The policy also covers injuries sustained from seat belt, felonious assault and activities which cause paralysis. Note: The policy has limits on the various benefits.

Health and Safety

 
Health and Safety are emphasized at all times at Pioneer Camp. We strive to provide safe and enjoyable activities.  Quality, nutritional meals are provided with a variety of healthy snack options at Tuck times. Drinking water is lab analyzed regularly for quality.
Waterfront and /or pool activities are under the strict supervision of qualified lifeguards or instructors.
Anyone participating in any horseback activity at Pioneer Camp must wear a helmet.  Appropriate helmets are provided by Pioneer Camp or feel free to bring your own SEI/ASTM approved helmet with you.
A doctor, nurse, or qualified first aid attendant is a resident in each camp and is available at all times.
Pioneer Camp has an experienced team of cooks who prepare delicious and nutritious meals during your stay. Guests with particular dietary requirements are encouraged to consult with us prior to arrival.

Pioneer Camp does not guarantee a nut-free environment. To reduce the risk of exposure we do not use, serve, or sell peanuts, peanut products, or tree nuts. However, the foods we purchase and serve, or sell in our tuck shops, may contain traces of nut or peanut products.

How can you help protect those with nut allergies?
If you have food containing nuts or nut products when you get to camp, turn them over to Pioneer Camp staff.

 
FOOD ALLERGY & DIETARY FORM
 

I still have more questions!

 
Please feel free to ask any additional questions you may have below. We also run summer camp sessions during July & August with more opportunities for your family. Please let us know if you would like more information. We would love to hear from you!

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