CILT Cabin Dedication Service scheduled for April 28

Posted on: April 4th, 2024 by SLMC Media

You and your family are invited to the CILT Cabin Dedication Service at Silver Lake on April 28 to dedicate the cabins and to honour Henry Pauls’ legacy and everything he’s done for Silver Lake. Those planning to attend are asked to meet at the Dining Hall at 10 a.m.

Henry’s mark on the camp has been an inspiration to many. Before he passed away in 2020, he was a board member, staff, and longtime volunteer with Silver Lake, who’s been an important part of the camp since its establishment in 1961. Between 1994 and 2003 he was the Administrator, overseeing construction of the Pines, staff cabins, volunteer cabins, new kitchen, and the washhouse renovation. He hardly missed a Work Weekend between 1994 and 2017, and he built Silver Lake’s popular Adirondack chairs that are used every day by staff, campers, and volunteers.

The rebuilding of the two CILT cabins was Silver Lake’s fundraising project of 2021. A generous donation of $60,000 was announced on April 7 of that year, made on behalf of the Henry and Nancy Pauls family, to build one of the CILT cabins. The Silver Lake community came together to make the second cabin happen. The cabins were completed in the spring of 2023 were used for the first time last summer by our Campers in Leadership Training (CILTs). Thank you to everyone who made this possible! We look forward to celebrating with you on the 28th.

Just a reminder that April 26-28 is also our Spring Work Weekend, so anyone who would like to stay the whole weekend and help open the camp can arrive Friday evening or Saturday morning. Meals provided!

Any questions about the CILT Cabin Dedication Service can be directed to

We’re excited to share this day with you!