Retreats & Rentals

“We left without saying good-bye to you or to thanking you for the excellent weekend.  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.  Register for Upcoming retreats here:

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (includes Family Camp) for 2019 

Fathers and Kids Retreat – January 18-20, 2019

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.

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

To Register: 2019 Fathers & Kids Retreat Registration

Information for Participants: Packing List  &  2018 Fathers & Kids Schedule

MCEC Winter Youth Retreat – February 1-3, 2019

Winter Youth Retreat is an annual weekend event that is jam packed with faith, music and fun. Over the course of the weekend youth will be challenged and encouraged to grow spiritually, connect with other youth in MCEC, and to make practical changes in their lives that will have an impact even after they leave the retreat.This year’s theme will have a focus on mental wellness.  This retreat was full in 2014 & 2015 so be sure to register early!

To Register: Online Registration (via MCEC website) 

Women’s Retreat – February 8-February 10, 2019

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 of the retreat from previous years.

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Retreat Cost: $225 per person

To Register: 2019 Women’s Retreat Registration

Winter Camp for Grownups! – March 1-3, 2019

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 MSCU.

Sliding Scale: Full Pop: $120     Subsidized: $100     Student/Underemployed: $60

To Register: Winter Camp for Grownups Registration

Other Information: Car-Pool Blog

Family Camp! – May 17-19, 2019

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:  See link above..

Men’s Meat Retreat – September 20 – 22, 2019

One of our most popular retreats, participants will enjoy a carnivorously-rich menu that will leaving you begging for vegetables by the end of it. Meals are prepared by Foodie and Wine Master Dave Lobe while Chip Bender gives us something to chew on theologically.  The retreat is full (60 participants) every year so  make note registration opens June 1, 2018. Sponsored by Vincenzo’s in Waterloo.

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Retreat Cost: $225

To Register: 2018 Men’s Meat Retreat Registration


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.  If you are interested in having our kitchen or program staff available indicate this when booking your rental.

Use the Retreat & Rental Price Estimator in the link below to determine your total rental cost.

2019 Rental Pricing (Excel)

2019 Rental Pricing (PDF)

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 a 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, please contact us.

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: