Camp Brereton

A place everyone can call home.

Variety Children's Camp Brereton

The History

Variety’s Camp Brereton is a “special place” dedicated to our love for children. It is located at Lot 9, Block 7 at Brereton Lake in the beautiful Whiteshell Provincial Park region of Manitoba.

Bordered on three sides by glimmering water, Variety’s Camp Brereton provides an opportunity for all children of all abilities to experience the great outdoors and the thrill of a great camping experience.

Originally built in 1937 by the Canadian Girls in Training, a group associated with the United Church, the Camp was gifted to Variety in 2002. The CGIT considered several charities to be the recipient of the camp; they chose Variety for our continued dedication to enhancing the quality of life for children and youth of all abilities.

Over the years, many significant modifications have been made to the site to make it more accessible. Visually impaired campers can maneuver their way around camp with the aid of the white railings and landscape markers throughout the camp. One cabin is also complete with an accessible shower and washroom facilities. The main lodge, dining hall and deck, as well as all staff and camper cabins are also wheelchair accessible with ramps. Safety is one of our top priorities and all precautions are taken to ensure campers are safe while having fun.

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About Camp Brereton

The camp has a capacity of 89 with 7 camper cabins varying in size from 8 – 12 campers each. There are three staff cabins (Retreat sleeps 4; Infirmary sleeps 3; Cook’s Cabin sleeps 3.) There is a Dining Hall/Kitchen with an attached deck, washroom building with showers, and separate staff washrooms.

Activities Lodge is spectacular, with modern amenities including air conditioning!  It also features  a gigantic fireplace for  rainy nights. The Activities Lodge is a great place for skits, board games, reading or even relaxing. There are two fully accessible washrooms, an accessible shower, nurse’s station and serving area. From inside the lodge, the breath-taking view of Brereton Lake can be enjoyed in comfort no matter what mood Mother Nature is in.

The kitchen part of the dining hall is fully equipped for any Top Chef and there is plenty of storage in the full size deep freezer, two door stand up cooler and walk-in cooler. Variety would be delighted to assist in any planning! Just let us know how we can help make your camping experience the best possible.

Fenced Sports Court with provided equipment such as basketball, volleyball, hockey, tennis, lacrosse and badminton are a huge hit with the campers, especially the kids!  Variety’s Camp Brereton boast the largest private sports court in the Whiteshell Provincial Park and the state of the art equipment allow for safe, exciting fun for all.

Campers also have the option of discovering the many islands on Brereton Lake, even for an on shore lunch, maybe an overnight excursion, or just simply exploring Brereton Lake and all it has to offer. You can launch one of our 7 canoes, or 10 kayaks right off the huge dock, and get a true sense of the nature that surrounds the Camp and take in all of its beauty. Don’t worry, we also provide a vast inventory of life jackets, and all the needed safety gear to make your experience worry free.

The dock is complete with safety railings; you can sit and read, watch the activity in the bay or just take a nap … all at the water’s edge.  Adjacent to the dock is an accessible, screened gazebo, providing a relaxing place to spend some time after a fun filled day.

For rental inquiries please contact Amanda Henry at 204-471-0488.

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