It has been a wonderful year of celebrating Silver Lake’s first 50 years but we also took time to dream about the future. Having three celebrations, all very different, all at different times of the year, made it possible for many more “Friends of Silver Lake” to attend at least one of them. The 50th […]
Thanks to John Dyck and his keen helpers, the electrical is just about complete! Here are a few photos and the electrical work and the new roof and shingles.
The rooms are partitioned, the roof is just about ready for shingles and the contractor says we are on schedule! Here are some pictures from this week.
Things are really moving along well. The basement floor is now poured and they have completed framing the outside walls and are now working on the inside walls. Roof trusses come Monday so the roof will go on next week and John Dyck (our Ace electrician) is driving up to re connect the electrical – […]
The foundation is now poured and framing begins next week! Lots of excited projects going on this fall so be sure to mark October 28, 29 & 30 into your calendars for Fall Work Weekend.
This past Thursday during Camp 5 our program team put an unbelievable amount of energy into coordinating a one-take video involving every camper and staff member lip-syncing and dancing to Twist and Shout by The Beatles. Sound crazy? It was! If you’re new to the lip-dub phenomenon it’s something that has recently gained youtube popularity, […]
It’s been on the capital planning list for a long time. Finally, thanks to the generosity and talent from within our constituency, we have new washstands! Check them out!!
In May of 1968, fire destroyed the original Silver Lake dininghall and this past Monday (February 7), 47 years later, a fire has caused significant damage to the same building. At this point it looks like the cause of the fire was related to the embers from the large stone fireplace. Essentially, the embers found […]
Staff and counsellors recently led some sessions for 13 to 16-year-old campers that were designed to be fun but also raise awareness of good environmental stewardship. One group huddled around a big steel bowl heaped with locally-grown ingredients to make a granola snack.
Ask anyone who’s ever been a camper or counselor this question and it likely takes them several minutes to translate the variety of emotions that Silver Lake Mennonite Camp can produce. Last week we tried to capture this sentiment in a few videos that we filmed up here at camp. Below is a little glimpse […]