Archive for June, 2023

Grand Paddle and Hike 2023 raises highest total in fundraiser history

Posted on: June 16th, 2023 by SLMC Media

Amazing things happen when the Silver Lake community comes together.

Camp surpassed its $60,000 goal for this year’s Grand Paddle and Hike fundraiser with $65,030, marking the highest amount in the event’s 14-year history.

Silver Lake extends a big THANK YOU to the 42 teams and 110 participants, many donors, and sponsors: Kindred Credit Union, Green Acre Park, Martin’s Bus Service and Display Ontario. Everyone’s hard work and generosity made a huge difference in reaching $60,000, and will make it possible to provide campers with yet another fun-filled summer!

We thank Abe Fehr and his company, Uni-Fab, who provided a $10,000 donation at the end of the event to exceed the goal.

The top fundraising participant this year was John Enns, bringing in a total of $3,205. The SLMC Board was the top team, raising $4,035.

This year’s event took place the weekend of May 12 to 14 and involved a group paddle, bike ride, dance and multiple hikes. The paddle had the biggest turnout since before the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, with teams filling 11 boats.

The 15th annual Grand Paddle and Hike fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2024.

Once again, thank you, Silver Lake community. You truly are the best.

Cabins, decks and volleyball nets! Upgrades at camp

Posted on: June 8th, 2023 by SLMC Media

Silver Lake Mennonite Camp is seeing exciting new changes around the camp property this spring. Check it out:

Pines Deck

Wonderful volunteers of Hamilton Mennonite Church have been hard at work rebuilding the deck in front of the Pines.

CILT Cabins

Construction for the new CILT cabins is also underway. They’re due to be completed by next spring.

Volleyball Net

The volleyball court is ready for action with its new net!

Summer 2023 Schedule & Camp Info!

Posted on: June 7th, 2023 by Silver Lake Mennonite Camp

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