About Us

Camp Koinonia is a year-round retreat centre on the shores of Lake Max in Manitoba’s Turtle Mountain Provincial Park.

Why we do what we do.

At Camp Koinonia we believe that children and adults alike should experience nature as it was intended. We believe that through outdoor education and recreation students can develop new friendships, learn and mature through working and playing together, all the while building leadership and personal skills.

“With waterfront access, seemingly endless trails for mountain biking, hiking, skiing or snowshoeing and all the comforts of home-away-from-home,”

Camp Koinonia is staged for both sanctuary and adventure and is a perfect place to host retreats for families, faith communities, corporations, educational or creative groups.


Matt Heide – General Manager

Meara Sparling –  Guest Group Coordinator

Evan Laramee and Meara Sparling – on-site staff

Our Board.

Camp Koinonia is operated by a board of passionate volunteer members.

Board Members:
Jan McIntyre – Chairperson
Ben Heide
Ron Toews
Sheldon Dyck
Clarice Martens



Is Camp Koinonia open all year?

Yes, Camp Koinonia is open year-round for groups in both our main lodge and our mini lodge. We are closed on Easter weekend and December 25th and 26th. Food services is unavailable from December 23rd – January 1.

does summer camp still run?

Yes, summer camp is operated by Camps with Meaning. For more information please check out their website at www.campswithmeaning.org

Can we have our meals catered?

Food services is offered throughout the year, except over the Christmas Break (December 23-January 1) For information on pricing and meal planning please email our Food Services Coordinator at campkoinoniainfo@gmail.com

Do you accomodate allergies and special dietary needs?

At Camp Koinonia we try our best to accommodate allergies and dietary needs. For more information contact our Food Services Coordinator at campkoinoniainfo@gmail.com

Do we bring linens or towels?

All of ours beds have mattress covers only. Please bring bedding and towels along for your stay.

Is there internet/cell service?

There is limited internet access at manager’s discretion. There is no cell-phone service at the camp, but there are phones available for your use.

Where is the nearest hospital?

We are located 20kms from the Boissevain Hospital.

Is Camp Koinonia a non-profit organization?

Yes, Camp Koinonia is a non-profit incorporated camp. We are working towards having our charitable status.

Is Camp Koinonia accredited?

Yes, Camp Koinonia is a Manitoba Camping Association accredited camp.