Camp Nutimik is a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the Manitoba Baptist Association. The camp was established at its present site in 1954. Through much sacrificial giving and dedicated labour, the site has been developed into a beautiful, practical, year-round facility.
What makes Camp Nutimik so unique?
We Love Kids! You’ll notice it the moment you arrive.
We do our very best in helping your child experience an exciting and unforgettable life changing week in a challenging but safe environment.
Our fun and caring staff are vetted, and trained to ensure your child will have a safe and enjoyable week.
We are active members of Christian Camping International Canada
We are an accredited member camp of the Manitoba Camping Association and eligible to receive Sunshine Fund campers
We incorporate biblical principles into all our programs.
We believe in developing Christian character in young people and feel we offer an ideal setting for this to take place.
Vision and Mission
OUR VISION: Camp Nutimik exists to impact children and youth in becoming committed followers of Jesus Christ
OUR MISSION: As an extension of our local churches, we impact children and youth to become committed followers of Jesus Christ through biblical teaching and discipleship, influence Christian character through outdoor experiences, and invest in the development of the next generation of leaders.
Statement of Faith
In continuity with our immediate forefathers and the larger fellowship of Baptists throughout our history, we seek to practice and propagate by God’s grace the following convictions:
We believe the Bible is God’s Word given by divine inspiration, the record of God’s revelation of Himself to humanity. It is trustworthy, sufficient, without error-the supreme authority and guide for all doctrine and conduct. It is the truth by which God brings people into a saving relationship with Himself and leads them to Christian maturity.
We believe in the one living and true God, perfect in wisdom, sovereignty, holiness, justice, mercy and love. He exists eternally in three coequal persons who act together in creation, providence and redemption.
The Father reigns with providential care over all life and history in the created universe; He hears and answers prayer. He initiated salvation by sending His Son, and He is the Father to those who by faith accept His Son as Lord and Savior.
The Son became man, Jesus Christ, who was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. Being fully God and fully man, He revealed God through His sinless life, miracles and teaching. He provided salvation through His atoning death in our place and by His bodily resurrection. He ascended into heaven where He rules over all creation. He intercedes for all believers and dwells in them as their ever-present Lord.
The Holy Spirit inspired men to write the Scriptures. Through this Word, he convicts individuals of their sinfulness and of their righteousness of Christ, draws them to the Savior, and bears witness to their new birth. At regeneration and conversion, the believer is baptized in the Holy Spirit.
The Spirit indwells, seals and gives spiritual gifts to all believers for ministry in the church and society. He empowers, guides, teachers, fills, sanctifies and produces the fruit of Christ-likeness in all who yield to Him.
We believe God created an order of spiritual beings called angels to serve Him and do His will. The holy angels are obedient spirits ministering to the heirs of salvation and glorifying God. Certain angels, called demons, Satan being their chief, through deliberate choice revolted and fell from their exalted position. They now tempt individuals to rebel against God. Their destiny in hell has been sealed by Christ’s victory over sin and death.
We believe God created man in His own image to have fellowship with Himself and to be steward over His creation. As a result, each person is unique, possesses dignity and is worthy of respect. Through the temptation of Satan, Adam chose to disobey God; this brought sin and death to the human race and suffering to all creation. Therefore, everyone is born with a sinful nature and needs to be reconciled to God. Satan tempts people to rebel against God, even those who love Him. Nonetheless, everyone is personally responsible to God for thoughts, actions and beliefs and has the right to approach Him directly through Jesus Christ, the only mediator.
We believe salvation is redemption by Christ of the whole person from sin and death. It is offered as a free gift by God to all and must be received personally through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ by the regeneration of the Holy Spirit. As a child of God, the believer is acquitted of all guilt and brought into a new relationship of peace. Christians grow as the Holy Spirit enables them to understand and obey the Word of God.
We believe the Church is the body of which Christ is the head and all who believe in Him are members. Christians are commanded to be baptized upon profession of faith and to unite with a local church for mutual encouragement and growth in discipleship through worship, nurture, service and the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. Each church is a self-governing body under the lordship of Christ with all members sharing responsibility. The form of government is understood to be congressional. The ordinances of the church are baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s identification with the death, burial and resurrection of the Savior Jesus Christ. The Lord’s Supper is the partaking of the bread and of the cup by believers together as a continuing memorial of the broken body and shed blood of Christ. It is an act of thankful dedication to Him and serves to unite His people until He returns. To express unity in Christ, local churches form associations and a conference for mutual counsel, fellowship and a more effective fulfillment of Christ’s commission.
We believe religious liberty, rooted in Scripture, is the inalienable right of all individuals to freedom of conscience with ultimate accountability to God. Church and state exist by the will of God. Each has distinctive concerns and responsibilities, free from control by the other. Christians should pray for civil leaders, and obey and support government in matters not contrary to Scripture. The state should guarantee religious liberty to all persons and groups regardless of their religious preferences, consistent with the common good.
We believe Christians, individually and collectively, are salt and light in society. In a Christ-life spirit, they oppose greed, selfishness and vice; they promote truth, justice and peace; they aid the needy and preserve the dignity of people of all races and conditions.
We believe the Bible teaches that marriage refers to the covenant relationship between one man and one woman, as instituted by God in the beginning, to the exclusion of all others. We affirm the family as the basic unit of society and seek to preserve its integrity and stability.
We believe God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring all things to their appropriate end and establish the new heaven and the new earth. The certain hope of the Christian is that Jesus Christ will return to the earth suddenly, personally and visibly in glory according to His promise. The dead will be raised, and Christ will judge mankind in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to the everlasting punishment prepared for the devil and his angels. The righteous, in their resurrected and glorified bodies, will receive their reward and dwell forever with the Lord.
Revised – December 15, 2011
Camp Nutimik History
by Peter Aaldyk
Soon after WW2, Manitoba Baptist Churches realize the spiritual and physical value of out-of-door living, worshipping and camping. A number of men who operated trap lines and cut lumber in the then-called Whiteshell Provincial Forest knew a trapper named Van Sickle who owned property on the present Nutimik area. Rev. A Kuhn, pastor of the German Baptist Church in the River Hills area approached him to purchase a portion of his property for the purpose of building a camp for boys and girls. He agreed and sold part of his property for $1.00 to the Manitoba Baptist Triunion. Shortly after this sale, Mr. Van Sickle passed away. And so Lake Nutimik Baptist Camp began.
Buildings were started in 1954. The former Lakeside Hall was erected first. After that, a dormitory, half for boys and half for girls, was built. In the mornings, campers had to trek to the waterfront to bathe. A chapel was built and the floor covered with sawdust. Camp pastors, kitchen staff, and the camp nurse were housed in the so-called “motel” located by the waterfront. It was primitive, but it was a beginning. More cabins were built to accommodate the ever-increasing number of campers.
In 1976 the first full-time camp director, Peter Aaldyk was called. In order to provide housing for the directors family, the dormitory was moved and renovated. The first major project was to install a winterized water and sewage system to meet the demand for proper water and toilet facilities. To meet the need for better family and staff accommodation, the House on the Rock was built, mostly by volunteer labour. Numerous individuals sacrificed time, labour, finances and materials to bring the project to a successful end. In 1981, the building was dedicated to the glory of God.
In the following years, to enrich the camping experience, Jessie’s Outpost and the old Fort Nutimik were built and thoroughly enjoyed by young and old. To accommodate the maintenance needs, a large storehouse was erected and later expanded. In 1988 August Mueller became the first full-time maintenance director. Under his leadership a skating rink, warm-up shed, hiking trails and steps and seating at the waterfront were developed. During these years we always appreciated the excellent support received from parks workers and officials.
In 1992, John Wahl replaced Peter Aaldyk as the director. In September 1992, the former Lakeside Hall burned down and in 1993, the present Lakeside Hall was built. In 2000, Mark Grafe replaced John Wahl as the director. During those years a new water treatment plant, office and gazebo retreat were built. There are many individuals who can reflect back to their time at camp and confirm that it was there they met Jesus Christ and found purpose for living.