Developing tomorrow's leaders through life-changing adventures in God's creation since 1946.
Camp Mini-Yo-We is a Christian summer camp and year-round retreat centre committed to one big idea – developing tomorrow’s leaders. Our combination of our innovative programs, fantastic facilities and experienced staff have brought campers back for more than 75 years!
Our original name of Camp in 1946 was The Fountain of Living Waters, based on the Bible verse John 4:14.
On January 28, 1947 the organization was incorporated and the name changed to Camp Mini-Yo-We meaning “spring” or “fountain of living water” in the Dakota Sioux language.
We acknowledge that Mini-Yo-We is situated on the traditional territories of the Anishinabek. The treaty signed for this particular parcel of land is referred to as the Williams Treaty of 1923. We celebrate the enduring presence of Indigenous Peoples on the land.
We are a Christian camp committed to introducing young people to the message of Jesus Christ found in the Bible. We do this through Bible studies, music, skits, and evening devotions. Our staff are committed to leading a Christian lifestyle both in and out of the cabin. We teach from the Bible who Jesus is, what he did, and how each individual can have a relationship with Him. We see our role as primarily instructional, letting children make their own faith decisions along the way.
Campers come from a variety of faith backgrounds and we want everyone to feel welcome!
If you have specific questions regarding our beliefs, please refer to our Statement of Faith.