Retreats & Rentals

“I am so thankful to have had this weekend for rest, reflection, quietness in nature, good food, great fellowship, and spiritual input that was inviting, thought provoking and meaningful.”

2018 Women’s Retreat Participant


Throughout the year Silver Lake offers organized Retreats.  All you need to do is register, pack and show-up. Leave everything else to us.  All retreats include delicious food, excellent programs and exceptional staff.  See below for a description of each retreat as well as the registration links.

Registration for 2020 Events Coming Soon – Stay Tuned!

MCEC Fall Youth Retreat - November 8-10, 2019  *New Date*

Theme: Escape the Ordinary: Make yOUR Mark!

Are you tired of experiencing boredom, stress, or mindless distractions that invade your life? Take the risk! Step outside your comfort zone! Embrace the power in you and in your community to change the world!  In this retreat you will be invited into the revolutionary journey of self-discovery and purpose in new ways you have never imagined.  Join with your peers in writing a new chapter that taps into the passion to make yOUR mark on this world!  This retreat can fill up quickly so be sure to register early! To Register: Online Registration (via MCEC website) 

Fathers and Kids Retreat – January 17-19, 2020

Skating on the lake, building snowmen and igloos, snowshoeing through the woods, roasting smores over the campfire, playing board games and mini-sticks in the dining hall and watching Hockey Night in Canada on the big screen! Dad’s enjoy some free-time on Saturday morning on the couches by the fire (newspapers and coffee will be in abundance) while our staff provide some outdoor programming with the kids. Sounds too good to be true we know, but that’s the Fathers & Kids Retreat. This retreat is full each year so be sure to register early. NOTE: Father can be defined as any male adult role model or mentor.

Retreat Cost: $250 for Father and one Child (each additional child is $50)

To Register: Fathers & Kids Retreat Registration

Information for Participants: Packing List  &  Fathers & Kids Schedule

Women’s Retreat – February 7-9, 2020

This Women’s only weekend is the perfect retreat for those looking to relax, reconnect and renew! Skating on the lake, relaxing in the sauna, enjoying a massage, snowshoeing through the woods, stargazing on a horse drawn sleigh ride and savouring exceptional food were just a few of the highlights from previous years.

Retreat Cost: $225 per person

To Register: Women’s Retreat Registration

Winter Camp for Grownups!   Feb 28 – Mar 1, 2020

This camp is for 20 & 30 somethings who wish they could do camp again! Enjoy everything winter has to offer at Silver Lake including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skating on the lake, relaxing in the sauna, walking through the woods, good conversation by the fire, exceptional food etc.  This “choose your own adventure” weekend is the perfect winter escape and is a collaborative project between PiE (Pastors in Exile) and Silver Lake. Sponsored by Kindred Credit Union. Sliding Scale: Full Pop: $120     Subsidized: $100     Student/Underemployed: $60

To Register: Winter Camp for Grownups

Family Camp! – May 15-17, 2020

This camp is for families.  Enjoy a weekend of fun-filled memories.  Time for families to do things together and some programming specifically for kids.

To Register: Family Camp

Men’s Retreat – September 18-20, 2020

One of our most popular retreats, participants will enjoy a weekend of relaxation, connection and good food. Enjoy low ropes activities, swimming, boating, games, campfires, nature walks, and the sauna. The retreat is full every year so be sure to register early! Cost is $200 + HST.

To Register: Men’s Retreat


Group Rentals

Silver Lake Mennonite Camp is available for rental from early September to late June. Our facilities can accommodate large (75 people in the winter, and up to 150 people in the spring and fall) and small groups (15 people or less). Our facilities are clean and well maintained with a brand new dining hall and kitchen facility at the heart of camp. Silver Lake staff are available to rental groups for an added fee. All Retreat groups can enjoy everything our 150 acres of forest, field and lake has to offer including; canoeing, kayaking, swimming, basketball, soccer, low ropes course (only available upon request and with trained Silver Lake staff member), walking trails and clean, well maintained facilities. Silver Lake is situated in the heart of Grey-Bruce County with easy access to Lake Huron (Sauble Beach & Southampton), the Bruce Trail, spectacular cross country ski trails and other attractions. Check these websites for other attractions in the area;

To find out about Rental availability and pricing, please contact us at or 519-422-1401.

Outdoor Education Centre

For 50 years Silver Lake Mennonite Camp has been a place for children to visit and explore the great outdoors. In addition to operating a summer camp, we also offer exciting, outdoor education experiences (secular or faith-based).  You are welcome to select from our extensive offering of curriculum based programming or we are happy to create custom schedules and programs to meet the unique needs of your group. For more information and a full list of our programs please visit Silver Lake Outdoor Education Centre’s official website: