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Spring Work Weekend – Thank you & Pictures

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Thank you to the 45 volunteers who braved very wet weather in an effort to get camp ready for summer campers. Despite the weather we accomplished an incredible amount of work: trenching new hydro lines, painting cabin floors, cutting danger trees, deep cleaning, getting out sailboats and canoes, splitting and distributing firewood, adding gravel and woodchips to walking paths and rebuilding the sauna! A special thank you to Elizabeth Klassen who quaterbacked efforts in the kitchen and ensured we had plenty of tasty food all weekend!

Women’s Retreat, February 9-11, 2018

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

Winter Camp for Grownups, March 3-5, 2017

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Thank you Melanie!

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Melanie Cameron put her all into the Summer Camp Director position at Silver Lake over the last two years and it shows!  Her thorough, Melanie Picthoughtful, careful leadership have left a legacy that will continue on for many years to come.

This past summer, in addition to a full workload, Melanie took on additional leadership roles to cover medical leaves.  In the midst of that, her heart for Silver Lake was so evident, making it possible for camp to run smoothly in the midst of much transition.

Jessie Castello, who worked closely with Melanie writes:  “Melanie is one of the most compassionate, nurturing, patient, generous and hard-working people I have ever known. Working with her on the leadership team this past summer was such a gift, and I could not have asked for a better mentor or role model.  Her dedication to the Silver Lake community, and to the needs of each and every staff member were incredible.  She will be very dearly missed this summer.”

Melanie sees the good in others.  She empowers leaders, has a great sense of fun, and engages in important conversations.  She’s a cheerleader- encouraging and praising others for who they are and what they offer in the Silver Lake community and beyond.

Quick to see God at work in Silver Lake, Melanie recognized the spiritual significance of camp and of her conversations with staff and campers.   She will be missed as she steps out in faith to see what God brings to her attention next.

 

2017 MMR Pictures

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Outdoor Education for Schools

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Here’s an impressive statistic that speaks for itself. Since launching our Outdoor Education Program in 2014, every single group that has participated in the program has re-booked for multiple years!

With 150 acres of mixed forests and fields, 2 large spring fed lakes, over $1 million of new facilities and equipment including new cabins, dining hall, kitchen, climbing wall and low ropes elements, we’re more then just a summer camp! Since 2014, Silver Lake has provided powerful and meaningful learning experiences through our outdoor education program.  Our full-time Outdoor Education Director, Rebekah Caldwell, works directly with each group to custom design schedules, programs and menus based on the needs and desired learning outcomes for each group.

Please visit www.outdoored.ca or call Rebekah direct at 519-422-3200. 

 

 

Car-Pooling Blog for Summer 2018

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Need a ride to camp? Have extra space in your vehicle? Use the comment section of this post to connect with other families from your area. NOTE: Silver Lake does not coordinate transportation arrangements to and from camp and is not responsible for safety and well being of campers during transportation to and from camp.

2017 Summer Camp Car-Pool Blog

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Do you need a ride to camp? Perhaps you have some extra space in your vehicle for another excited camper. Here’s your chance to coordinate transportation. Simply comment below and check back regularly for updates.

Be sure to indicate;

#1 Are you offering transportation or looking for transportation

#2. To camp or from camp

#3. What camp and/or date(s)

#3. Where you live

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Camp Drop-Off & Pick-Up Times

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

If you can’t remember when to drop-off and pick-up your campers, you’ve come to the right place! For additional information please refer to our 2017 Registration Confirmation Package

Mini Camp: Drop-off Sunday July 2 at 3 pm, pick-up Tuesday July 4 at 1:30 pm

Camp 1: Drop-off Tuesday July 4 at 3 pm, pick-up Saturday July 8 at 10:30 am

Young Explorers: Drop-off Sunday July 2 at 3 pm, pick-up Saturday July 8 at 10:30 am

Camp 2: Drop-off Sunday July 9 at 3 pm, pick-up Saturday July 15 at 10:30 am

Arts & Adventure Camp: Drop-off Sunday July 16 at 3 pm, pick-up Saturday July 29 at 10:30 am

Teen X: Drop-off Sunday July 30 at 3 pm, pick-up Saturday August 6 at 10:30 pm (unless staying through to Teen Camp (no pick-up necessary))

Teen Camp: Drop-off Sunday August 6 at 3 pm, pick-up Saturday August 12 at 10:30 am

Camp 5: Drop-off Sunday August 13 at 3 pm, pick-up Saturday August 19 at 10:30 am

Skillz Camp: Drop-off Sunday August 20 at 3 pm, pick-up Saturday August 26 at 10:30 am

 

 

 

Silver Lake PD Day Camp, October 28, 2016

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Our PD Day Camps are great for those looking for some outdoor adventures!

Chipmunks (ages 5-7 years): take part in  a nature hike through the changing fall landscape , identify animal tracks, build forts and get creative with a nature craft!

Young Trekkers (ages 8-12 years): learn survival skills, low ropes team-building, canoeing and archery!

 

When: Friday October 28, 2016

Where: Silver Lake Mennonite Camp, 72 Pine Forest Drive Sauble Beach

Who: Children ages 5-12 years

Cost: $35 per day

To Register: Click here for on-line registration

For more information please contact Rebekah Caldwell 519-422-3200 or rebekah@slmc.ca