SLMC Executive Director Karen Cornies resigns

Posted on: April 4th, 2024 by SLMC Media

It is with mixed emotions that we share with you an important leadership update at Silver Lake. After 8 incredible years, Karen Cornies has resigned from her position as Executive Director.

Throughout her tenure, Karen has worked tirelessly to help the camp thrive. Under her leadership, Silver Lake has achieved unprecedented milestones and integrated many successful new programs, including offsite day camps, the Indigenous Land-Based Learning Program, Newcomer Family Holiday, bus transportation to and from summer camp, and many more. She will be greatly missed, and we wish her the best in her future endeavors as Associate Director of Work Integrated Learning at Conestoga College. We know she will continue to inspire people wherever she goes!

We look forward to honoring Karen’s impactful journey and everything she’s done for Silver Lake. Those wishing to express their gratitude for Karen’s service can do so by granting one of her final wishes:

  1.  Join the 2024 Grand Paddle and Hike Fundraiser. CLICK HERE to create your team.
  2. Donate to her final fundraising project, the multisport court. If five donors give $1,000 each, they will be able to attend an SLMC retreat for FREECLICK HERE to donate.

Over the coming weeks, Silver Lake’s Board of Directors will be determining its next steps which will include the launch of search process for the next Executive Director. In the meantime, beginning April 15, Outdoor Education Director Rebekah Caldwell will step in as interim ED as we prepare for the summer months. Rebekah brings a love for campers and staff, strong administrative skills, and a deep understanding of the values of the Silver Lake. Please be assured Silver Lake is in great hands!

We will inform you of updates as they become available. Any questions can be directed to Karen Cornies, Executive Director, or Christina Reimer, Chair of the board.

Thank you for your continued support for Silver Lake!