Camp Moose Lake farewell event – video and photos

Close to 180 people gathered to say farewell to Camp Moose Lake, one of the three camping ministry sites of Camps with Meaning, Mennonite Church Manitoba’s camping ministry.

History, reminiscing, worship, and great food made a difficult day a little less difficult.

The first 45 min of this video was prepared by Lori Wiebe for the 50th Anniversary of the camp in 2007. Another 15 min of photos were added at the end to bring it more up to date.

Event photos are below the video.

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2 Responses to Camp Moose Lake farewell event – video and photos

  1. Jane Farmer says:

    I was logging onto the CHVN site to listen to some music as I worked in my classroom this Sunday afternoon & happened to see their news post about the sale of Camp Moose Lake. I grew up in Sprague in the 70’s where my dad was the pastor of one of the churches in town. Although I didn’t attend the camp as a camper, I did enjoy numerous day trips to the camp for baptisms, cross country skiing, church picnics, babysitting for the camp director, etc. I also worked for a couple weeks in the kitchen one summer while attending Bible school. My sister & her husband met on a cycling fundraiser for the camp, biking from Steinbach to the camp, & were actually married at the camp! How well I remember getting my ankles bit by the pesky flies while trying to stand still during the ceremony! I haven’t had the opportunity to go back to the camp for many years, as I now live in southwest Manitoba, but looking at the pictures from the farewell event brought back many memories. As a family, we are heavily involved in the ministry of Turtle Mountain Bible Camp, operated by One Hope Canada. I personally look forward to the weeks I can spend at the camp working in the kitchen each summer. I have seen how God is using that ministry in a powerful way to touch lives with His love & I have no doubt He has done the same through Camp Moose Lake over the years. My thoughts are with the former staff & campers during this transition. Camping ministry is unique & has a way of grabbing onto a person’s heart. Although location isn’t the key to the experience, we do tend to connect a specific location, along with the people we encountered there, with the life changing experiences we have encountered & having to let go of that and move on to another place of ministry can be a tough transition. May God in His faithfulness guide each person involved through this process as they seek His plan for the future.

    • darryl says:

      Beautiful. Thanks Jane. Very hard transition. Thankfully, we still have two great ministry locations. While that doesn’t ‘make up’ for losing what some of us consider holy ground, we do recognize God is much, much, bigger than 60 yrs in one place.

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