Winkler Bible Camp
Located in southern Manitoba, Winkler Bible Camp is a non-denominational Christian camp that provides a safe setting for children and teens to make new friends, explore their faith in Jesus and stretch their limits. Winkler Bible Camp offers two different sites: Crossview and Teepee Village and has sessions to accommodate a variety of ages groups, often within the same week for families who have children in multiple age brackets. Campers have the opportunity to take part in many different activities all while getting to know new friends and fantastic leaders.
Winkler Bible Camp began in the summer of 1949, founded by the faculty of Winkler Bible Institute who saw the need for additional ways to serve children besides the current DVBS programs. The Winkler Bible Institute wanted to do something for the children of Winkler and the surrounding districts; currently, few children from this area could attend camp because of the far proximity to other camps so this provided the solution. This venture was widely supported by the community and many friends. Brethren H. H. Redekop and G. D. Pries began searching for locations to hold the camp. Firstly Morden was considered because of the location of Lake Minnewasta and its recreational facilities. Next came Miami because of its scenic surroundings, and finally, the search landed on Burwalde, just 7 miles from Winkler because of its proximity, its general environment, the Burwalde School, and the nearby neighbours.