Silver Lake would never have come to be without the many hands and minds of volunteers. It is wonderful to see that the camp has continued to be blessed by that spirit of volunteerism and service. Each year we depend on the talents and gifts of others to further the work of this ministry. The number of people that contribute their time and energy to work in the kitchen, on maintenance, leading an Arts session, participating in a work weekend, SMORG, or serving on the Board, is humbling. Silver Lake would never be able to operate without a community of support. We invite you to join this community.

Volunteer Duties Around Camp

Kitchen: Each day the Head Cook prepares the meals at Silver Lake, with the help of a group of 2 – 4 volunteers. Work begins around 7:00 AM with a long break in the afternoon. The kitchen is a fun, energetic place where you laugh and talk and work… and best of all, clean-up and dishes are taken care of by our resource staff.

Maintenance: 1 or 2 maintenance volunteers are needed each week at Silver Lake. We keep a running list of projects throughout the summer, from fixing and painting, to building and trail-work, there is always something interesting to do.

Arts Camp Studio Leaders: Arts & Adventure Camp: Each year we find volunteers to lead a morning studio during one or both of our 4-day studio sessions. In the past volunteers have led a wide range of sessions including: drum making, soap stone carving, watercolour, paper making, book binding, beginner guitar, woodworking, drama, creative writing, puppetry, and even a creative mountain biking session. Perhaps there is something you would like to lead, or maybe you have someone to recommend. Please contact us if you are interested.

Note: Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer.

How about accommodation?
There are several options for accommodation. Volunteers may bring their own tent or camping trailer. We can provide electrical hook-ups and a grassy spot not far from the wash-house. Volunteers may also request accommodation.

Working out the details…

All churches and camps, as well as most other organizations are requiring more diligence in the screening of employees and volunteers. This is for the protection of the children under our care as well as the peace of mind for staff and volunteers. This means that all staff and volunteers are required to provide a current police records check. Please contact your local police detachment for to apply.

2017 Summer Volunteer Application

Please mail you Police Check and your Volunteer Application to the camp office. If you have any questions about the summer or other opportunities, please call Karen Cornies, the camp Director at 519.422.1401 or by email.