Archive for March, 2024

Waterloo Region Subsidy!

Posted on: March 8th, 2024 by Karen Cornies

Silver Lake is thrilled to partner with the Region of Waterloo to get kids to day camp!

Region of Waterloo’s Child Care Subsidy Program can help eligible families pay for camp. The SLMC day camps in Kitchener, Waterloo and Breslau are eligible for the Region of Waterloo Child Care Subsidy Program.  Families can review child care subsidy eligibility criteria and submit an application online or by calling 519-575-4400. Once an application is submitted and all additional documents are received, Region of Waterloo staff will book an appointment with you to determine eligibility for subsidy. Individuals are encouraged to apply for child care subsidy as soon as they register for camp, as proof of requesting subsidy may be required. More information about the Child Care Subsidy program can be found here:

How to Get Involved with Silver Lake this Month (March!)

Posted on: March 4th, 2024 by SLMC Media

Although mainly known as a summer camp, Silver Lake is action-packed year-round. Here are some ways you can be involved in our community in March!


We are hosting our first-ever basketball tournament fundraiser on March 23. Create a team of 3-5 players and meet us at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate in Kitchener for a fun day of basketball, pizza and connecting with other Silver Lakers.

If you’d like to be part of this event but are unable to participate on a team, consider volunteering (email for more info) or paying $250 to sponsor a team who needs financial support. All proceeds go to Silver Lake’s upcoming multisport court.

You can send your etransfers to with ‘Basketball Tournament’ and your email address in the memo line. Thank you for your support!

Find more info on this fundraiser by clicking HERE.


Silver Lake relies on donations to keep programs running throughout the year. In March, register as a Campfire Builder (monthly donor) with Silver Lake at $20 or more and CanadaHelps will add an additional $20.

If you’re already a Campfire Builder, increase your existing gift by $10 or more and CanadaHelps will contribute an extra $10.


Retreats at Silver Lake are one of the best ways to disconnect from the busyness of life and reconnect with nature and yourself. Stay in our retreat centre, The Meadows, and enjoy the convenience of meals cooked for you. Register at

Here are our upcoming retreats:

Weekday Wanders – Bruce Trail Sydenham End-to-End Hike: April 9-12 and/or April 22-26

Hike the Sydenham Section (170km) through our two-part series. Each day, hike approximately 20 kms. Complete half the series or sign up for both hikes and complete the entire section.

Music is Medicine: April 19-21

Fill your weekend with singing and instrumental music. Sing through songbooks, hymnals and more in the company of other music lovers.

Spring Work Weekend: April 26-28

This fun, family-friendly weekend is for those who enjoy doing physical labour and cleaning up camp. You can either come for just Saturday or leave Sunday after breakfast.

Connecting with Indigenous Culture: April 29

This is an Indigenous culture awareness workship with Diane Giroux, Giiwe Coordinator at M’Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre of Owen Sound and award-winning presenter, George Couchie whose spirit name is Zoogiday ‘strong heart.’