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Notice of Annual Meeting Saturday May 11 Bylaw Changes

Posted on: April 5th, 2024 by Silver Lake Mennonite Camp

Notice is hereby given that the 2024 Annual General Meeting of Silver Lake Mennonite Camp Inc. will be held online on Saturday May 11th at 11:30am.  Click on the “2024 AGM Agenda” for meeting information and Zoom link.

Click here for Zoom link:  (Meeting ID: 984 425 352  Phone: 1 647 374 4685)

Click on the links below for meeting information.

Annual Meeting Agenda and Minutes

SLMC 2023 Review of Engagement Report Draft

2022 SLMC – Final

2023 Financial Statement A

2023 Financial Statement B

Nominations to the Board


Articles of Amendment


This page is brought to you by our 2024 Grand Paddle and Hike sponsors: Peaceworks Technology Solutions, Angela Friesen-Brown Real Estate Broker, Barclay Wholesale, MAC LLP, Herrle’s Country Farm Market

Summer 2023 Schedule & Camp Info!

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

Click here to find all the information you need to plan a great Silver Lake experience!

Register for Winter & Spring Retreats!

Posted on: December 29th, 2022 by Silver Lake Mennonite Camp

Registration for 2023 Winter & Spring Retreats is now open! Click here for more information and to register…

The Grand Paddle & Hike May 6-8, 2022

Posted on: April 10th, 2022 by Silver Lake Mennonite Camp

** Fundraiser extended and open until Sunday, May 15 **

Click here to donate or participate in this important annual fundraiser! 10% of proceeds going to support Ukraine.

SLMC Through the Years – A Digital Tour

Posted on: January 10th, 2022 by Silver Lake Mennonite Camp

Click here to take a trip down memory lane at Silver Lake! View the historic timeline, photos and much more! Another 60th Anniversary Project to remember as Silver Lake heads into its 61st year.

Join the Circle! Become a Campfire Builder Monthly Donor

Posted on: January 8th, 2022 by Silver Lake Mennonite Camp

New Fundraiser Launched to Recruit Monthly Donors!

October 8, 2021

Hello Friends of Silver Lake!

For our final fundraising campaign in honour of Silver Lake’s 60th Anniversary, we hope to enlist 60 monthly donors to become Campfire Builders!

Monthly donations are especially helpful, since they allow predictability for planning in everything from programming to facilities.

The campfire circle is the heart of Silver Lake and your steady support helps that heart beat strongly. Your regular contribution, big or small, will have a significant impact over time.

Campaign Details

  • Your monthly donation to the general fund will offer a steady and predictable source of income for camp.
  • Have your name acknowledged in the list below to encourage others to join! (option to remain anonymous)
  • All Campfire Builders will receive a special thank you SLMC magnet!
  • Click on the button below to set up your easy and automated monthly gift to SLMC.

Monthly Donor List

A heartfelt thank you goes out to SLMC’s long-time monthly donors (#1-9). Your ongoing generosity and commitment is what inspired this campaign.

Join the Circle and we will add your name to this monthly donor community! Can you help us grow this list to 60 Campfire Builders?

↓ Keep scrolling to view the photo gallery.

1. Mark Weber & Sheri Wideman
2. Dylan Siebert
3. Quinn Klassen & Matt Madigan
4. Anonymous
5. Wendy Janzen & Chip Bender
6. Beth Wasylyk
7. Nathan Kruger
8. Paul Boers
9. Janet & Trevor Bauman
10. Ed & Jo-Anne Harder
11. Dan Pauls & Treena Pauls
13. Nancy & Ernie Regehr
14. Ingrid & Henry Heinrichs Pauls
15. Akio Saito
16. John & Ruth Dyck
17. David Bergen & Deborah Kehler
18. Mark & Rachel Diller Harder
19. Paul Fieguth & Betty Pries
20. Tara & Todd O’Donnell

21. Peter & Ella Pauls
22. Tim & Tammy Isaak
24. Rachel Harder & Matt Snider
25. Christine & Don Weber
26. Hannah Fransen & Joel Morrissey
27. Linda Weber & Chris Javornik
28. Darren Brunk
29. Tim Hedrick & Janice Maust Hedrick
30. John Brubacher & Rhonda Wideman
31. Kate (a.k.a. Kathy) Neudorf
32. Jillian Burkhardt & Chris Steingart
33. Anonymous
34. Linda Janzen


Photo Gallery - The Beloved Campfire Circle Through the Years

Click on the first photo to start slideshow!

60 Years. $60,000. Let’s Build a CILT Cabin!

Posted on: May 26th, 2021 by Silver Lake Mennonite Camp

Update – The CILT Cabin Campaign Fund continues to grow. We are getting closer and closer to reaching the goal thanks to the generosity of the Silver Lake community!

March 20, 2021

We are excited to officially launch the first fundraising campaign to celebrate Silver Lake’s 60th Anniversary!

60 Years. $60,000. Let’s Build a CILT Cabin!


Silver Lake was started by young Mennonite leaders in 1961. From then until now, Silver Lake has empowered young leaders. The Camper in Leadership Training program (CILTs) has been a cornerstone of the Silver Lake experience. The CILT cabins are the last cabins at camp that need replacing. As we support young leaders and meet the demands of an expanding leadership program, this project of building a CILT cabin and rejuvenating the CILT area is the perfect fit for the 60th Anniversary, honouring camp’s past and preparing for the future.

Be sure to scroll down to see CILT groups from the past! Can you find your crew? If you have any other photos of CILT groups, please send to We would love to fill in the missing years!

We have currently raised $66,345 towards our goal! Your gift, big or small, could help us reach $60,000!!!

You can donate online quickly and easily here:

Donate Now to the 60th CILT Cabin Campaign!
  • Donating online through the above link is the best option for camp! However, we are still happy to accept donations by other ways.
  • Cheques can be mailed to: Silver Lake Mennonite Camp, 209-50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener ON N2G 3R1  (*please mark 60th Campaign on your cheque)
  • E-transfers can be sent to (no password required)


The Fine Print: Any funds that go above and beyond the goal, will be saved for CILT area improvements and additional building expenses. Due to current high building material costs, it’s expected that the total price to build the CILT cabins will be higher than the original estimate.

Thank you in advance for your support and generosity, not only this year, but over the past 60 years at Silver Lake!


April 7 – Second CILT Cabin Announcement!

At this time, we are thrilled to announce that on behalf of the Henry & Nancy Pauls Family, a generous donation has been made, in the amount of $60,000, to go towards a second CILT Cabin! This special gift, made in memory of Henry, is such a fitting tribute to honour Henry’s legacy and years of service at Silver Lake. (Henry, a long-time Silver Laker, passed away in May 2020.) Our heartfelt thanks goes out to Nancy and the Pauls family for their generosity and continued support of Silver Lake. What a gift to our leadership program and future CILT groups!


Scroll down to see CILT Groups from the Past!

** Attention long lost Silver Lakers! To reconnect with camp or to be added to our Staff Alumni list, please fill out the following…

Fun Data Gathering Form!


1987 CILT 1’s and 2’s plus some staff

1986 some CILT 2’s and staff

2003 CILT 1

2002 CILT 1C

2010 CILT 1A outtrip

2012 CILT 1A

1992 CILT 2’s

1991 CILT’s

1987 CILT 1’s

1988 CILT 1’s

2019 CILT 1’s


2014 CILT 1’s





2015 CILT 2’s

1992 CILT group! Duane & Elinor leaders


199_? CILT Group

2011 CILT Group

2011 CILT group

2011 CILT group!

2011 CILT group

2011 CILT Group

2011 CILT boys


2019 CILT 2’s







The Grand Paddle & Hike 2021 Fundraiser- an Incredible Success!

Posted on: May 25th, 2021 by Silver Lake Mennonite Camp


Silver Lake’s annual fundraiser looked a lot different this year, but that didn’t stop the support from being record breaking! During a year when we couldn’t actually gather together for this event, we never would have imagined surpassing our original goal ($35,000) by such a significant amount. The grand total for funds raised was $54,000! Incredible!

A heartfelt thank you to each participant and each donor for your enthusiasm, your generosity, and your support of Silver Lake, especially this year. The funds raised will go towards summer staff wages and supporting young leaders at Silver Lake.

Check out the gallery below to see photos of some of the families and individuals who hiked/ paddled/ ran/ biked/ and walked to raise funds for Silver Lake on the weekend of May 7-9. A record 35 teams helped to make this fundraiser so successful!


“Friends of Silver Lake” & “Staff Alumni” Contact Form

Posted on: November 5th, 2020 by Silver Lake Mennonite Camp

Silver Lake is working on an exciting new project to reconnect with Silver Lakers and Past Staff who we may have lost touch with over the years. We need your help!

Click on the form below to read more details and to:

  • Confirm your own contact info
  • Be added to the “Friends of Silver Lake” mailing list
  • Share some details from your time at camp
  • Let us know if you are SLMC “Staff Alumni”
  • Report a change of email or address
SLMC Contact & Data Gathering Form!