Outdoor Education

Winkler Bible Camp’s Outdoor Education is a program where we desire to facilitate learning in a natural environment while teaching students to enjoy and appreciate nature. We encourage growth in social skills through interaction with adults and peers in a unique environment, and promote hands-on participation in a variety of activities. We offer three season, 2-4 day outdoor education adventures for school groups. From September to June, students of all ages can take part in many of the exciting camp activities plus a variety of nature lessons.

Mandate

The Outdoor Education Program takes place on the camp’s site near Winkler, Manitoba. The mandate of the program is as follows:

  • Provide school groups a fun and safe environment in which the students and school staff can grow in friendships, confidence and experience learning in a setting away from the typical classroom.
  • Enjoy the beauty and activities found in a nature setting while stressing our appreciation for nature and the care of creation.
  • Expose the participants to a variety of activities in a “hands-on” approach.  To be involved and experience the challenges of individual accomplishment and teamwork.
  • Provide safe, challenging, and interactive activities that introduces participants to a wide variety of activities so that he/she grows in their understanding and ability to learn about the activity and participate in it.
  • Provide dedicated, trained staff to lead activities and programming that is provided to the school group.
  • Adhere to the Manitoba Camping Association and provincial guidelines for summer camp programs in terms of programming and safety.
  • Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ to all participants through the Outdoor Education Program staff through actions and attitudes in a non-threatening or intrusive manner.

It is the goal of Winkler Bible Camp staff to adhere to the above listed mandate.  The Camp staff will not enter into conversations to teach participants about the Christian faith unless the individual participant inquires about such topics.

It is also understood that this program is not intended to infringe on the individual participant’s freedom of religion and we welcome people of all faiths/beliefs to participate in this program.

Rates

We require a minimum of 25 people per group. Prices include all meals, activities, programming, and overnight accommodations (unless otherwise listed).

October – April 25-49 people 50-99 people 100+ people
2-Day, 1-Night Package (Cabins) $70 $67.50 $65
2-Day, 1-Night Package (Shalom or Guest Suites) $75 $72.50 $70
3-Day, 2-Night Package (Cabins) $105 $102.50 $100
3-Day, 2-Night Package (Shalom or Guest Suites) $120 $117.50 $115

 

May, June, September 25-49 people 50-99 people 100+ people
2-Day, 1-Night Package (Cabins) $80 $77.50 $75
2-Day, 1-Night Package (Shalom or Guest Suites) $85 $82.50 $80
3-Day, 2-Night Package (Cabins) $120 $117.50 $115
3-Day, 2-Night Package (Shalom or Guest Suites) $130 $127.50 $125

Activities

Activities include all necessary safety equipment. Please note that all Outdoor Education led activities are 60 minutes in length and are designed for groups of 15 to 20 students.

  • Archery

    Learn the basics of how to shoot a bow and arrow, and test your skills on our archery range with compound bows that we can adjust for any age. Play Video

  • Bikes

    Enjoy a scenic ride on our bike trail through the woods. You will also have the opportunity to challenge yourself on two different bike obstacle courses, one including ramps, a tabletop, and a teeter totter. Play Video

  • Canoes

    Learn the basic canoeing techniques such as steering and turning before going out and testing your new skills on our man-made lake. Play Video

  • Climbing Wall

    With multiple indoor and outdoor routes ranging from extremely easy to impossible, there will be something to challenge you on our 43 foot climbing wall! Play Video

  • Conservation

    Learn about different ways we can care for our world, reduce our environmental footprint, and give back to the earth.

  • Cross country skiing (Winter only)

    Follow our guide through our groomed trails while you learn the basics of cross country skiing.

  • Fire Building & Bannock Making

    We’ll start off by learning about what you need to build your own fire, different kinds of fires (such as teepee, lean-to, or log cabin) and the benefits of each style. Then once your own fire is roaring, you will mix bannock and bake this delicious treat over the fire.

  • Group Games

    We’ll keep you running around the field, beach or the entire camp with games like Steal the Bacon, Capture the Flag, and Impossible Molecule. Play Video

  • Horses

    Learn the beginner basics of horsemanship and enjoy a ride around the arena.
    *Disclaimer: Due to Managerial changes at the camp, our horse activity may not be available.* Play Video

  • Human Foosball

    In teams of five, try a soccer-like game while being harnessed to the ceiling and having a limited range of movement.

  • Ice Skating (Winter only)

    Enjoy some fun group games on our outdoor ice rink, a challenging game of broom ball/hockey or just a relaxing skate. We have a heated shack where you can comfortably get your gear on!

  • Land Navigation

    Learn how to find your way if you’re ever lost and without a GPS. You will use compasses, the sun, land features and a map to find waypoints and locate items hidden around the camp.

  • Mini Golf

    Test your putting skills on our 18-hole mini golf course! Each hole has a new challenge.

  • Outdoor Adventure Hunt

    You will be given a list of objects to find around camp; small groups will then set out in a race to see who can complete it first.

  • Petting Zoo

    Enjoy learning about animals and interacting with kittens, llamas, pigs, rabbits, alpacas, donkeys, sheep, ducks, and whatever else makes its’ home at our camp!

  • Quinzee or Igloo Building (Winter only)

    Learn basic techniques and design of quinzee or igloo building. An opportunity to construct your own winter getaway!

  • Ropes

    Take some risks on our low ropes obstacle course with rope bridges, tunnels, and other physical challenges, and enjoy swinging over the creek on our Tarzan Rope. Play Video

  • Shelter Building

    Enjoy some time out in the bush while learning about different types of survival shelters with their pros and cons, and then putting your knowledge to use, you will build your own shelter.

  • Team Development Activities

    Your group will work together to accomplish goals, solve problems, and evaluate what team skills they are developing. Activities include the Human Knot, Off Your Rocker, Helium Stick, and many more.

  • Swimming

    At our man-made lake, there’s something for everyone to do. You may find yourself building a sand castle, playing some beach volleyball, racing down a slide, getting launched off the catapult, or going for a swim! Play Video

Forms

If you would like more information about booking, and to check for availability, email rentals@winklerbiblecamp.com or call 204-325-9519.

 

Sample Outdoor Education Schedule Rental Policy