Journey of a beloved camp treasure

February 13, 2019 | Focus on camping | Volume 23 Issue 4
Nicolien Klassen-Wiebe | Manitoba Correspondent
The former Camp Moose Lake picnic shelter is placed in its new home at Camp Assiniboia. (Photo by Darryl Neustaedter Barg, Mennonite Church Manitoba)

Moose Lake was one of three camps under the umbrella of Camps with Meaning (CwM), Mennonite Church Manitoba’s camping ministry. It opened in 1957 and closed in September 2017, in order to create a more sustainable model for the regional church’s camping ministry.

The picnic shelter was built in 2008 with funds raised by the camp and church community, and has been well loved by campers of all ages. Eating meals, face painting and worshipping are just some of the activities that took place in the shelter, which provided refuge from bugs and bad weather.

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CwM decided to keep the building in memory of the love and energy that supporters poured into Moose Lake. With the financial support of a donor from the Steinbach area, CwM was able to move the structure to its new home among the cottonwood trees at Camp Assiniboia, where it will serve the camp community there for many years to come. A dedication will take place this spring, the date still to be announced.

 

The former Camp Moose Lake picnic shelter is placed in its new home at Camp Assiniboia. (Photo by Darryl Neustaedter Barg, Mennonite Church Manitoba)

The former Camp Moose Lake picnic shelter at its new home at Camp Assiniboia. (Photo by Darryl Neustaedter Barg)

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