“I am so thankful to have had this weekend for rest, reflection, quietness in nature, good food, great fellowship, and spiritual input that was inviting, thought provoking and meaningful.”
Women’s Retreat Participant
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Cancellation Policy: No refunds for cancellations made less than 2 weeks before the retreat. Prior to two weeks: $50 cancellation fee (or $100 cancellation fee for retreats over $400). If a retreat or event is cancelled by Silver Lake, a full refund will be given.
Get away to Silver Lake this Labour Day and enjoy a weekend (2 nights) of fun-filled memories! Families experience waterfront activities, sports, campfires, beach time and more! All programming is self-run. Basic meals (self-serve but everything prepared and ready to go) provided! Join us for a weekend of fun, good family time, and enjoying everything Silver Lake has to offer. During this weekend no lifeguarding is provided so all swimming and waterfront activities are unsupervised and at your own risk. No water activities are permitted after 7pm. Please note that this retreat is only open to a small number of families so register now to get a spot!
*Accommodations for this retreat will be in The Meadows Retreat Centre. Visit our Facilities Page to see photos!
Participants enjoy a weekend of relaxation, connection, good food, swimming, boating, games, campfires, nature walks and time together at Silver Lake. Join host Mike Schmidt for a fun-filled weekend! Saturday dinner will feature a Russian Mennonite meal with many favourite traditional dishes and foods. More menu details to come!
Come discover the ‘Secrets of Sydenham’ through a series of small hikes along the Bruce Trail near Owen Sound. Each day, we will go on short loop hikes to search for clues and learn more about the cultural and natural history of the Niagara Escarpment while staying in great accommodations at camp! All food and accommodations (shared) are included in the price. The hike is mid-week and geared to adults, requiring participants to have their own vehicle or carpool to locations each day. Email Karen B at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Come stay at camp for the weekend and spend Saturday hiking on a nearby section of the Bruce Trail. A variety of hiking options will be available from easy to more challenging. Enjoy a hike with your young or older children, bring a partner or come on your own for a hike that suits your comfort level. Enjoy relaxation, great food and a comfortable room at the end of the day. Oh, and did we mention sauna? Two nights (Friday and Saturday) accommodation and Saturday breakfast to Sunday breakfast included. Participants will need their own vehicles to get to and from the Bruce Trail.
“The weekend was amazing! We had such a great time! Girls loved it and everything was well run with lots of great ideas to keep folks busy.” – 2020 Hiker
This weekend is only for those who enjoy doing physical labour and cleaning up camp. It is fun and family friendly. Saturday is spent doing various tasks around the property. Generally people divide into small groups or teams and tackle projects on the list that excite them (and have the skill set for!) Food is provided – really yummy food! You can leave Saturday after dinner or stay and leave Sunday. Sunday breakfast is provided. Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or have a parent sign a waiver entrusting them to responsible adult. (That includes CILT 2’s from this past summer.)
No cost! Register
Calling everyone who used to work for Silver Lake! Return to camp Nov. 17-19 to reunite with friends and former staff! Relive old memories, sing your favourite songs, and hear stories from other generations. You definitely don’t want to miss this nostalgic, whacky getaway. Ages 21+!
Cost per person: $170+HST Register
Skating on the lake, building snow forts, snowshoeing through the woods, roasting smores over the campfire, and playing games in the dining hall! Dads enjoy free-time Saturday morning (coffee in abundance) while staff provide programming with kids. NOTE: Father is defined as any male adult mentor.
Come, experience the beauty of creation. Be nourished by the relaxed pace, good food and meaningful conversation. Leah Reesor-Keller will guide us through the weekend. Play in the snow, breathe deeply in yoga, cross country ski, go on a snowshoe hike through the woods, laugh into the wee hours of the night. Come, the circle is welcoming and wide!
Take time away to reconnect and enjoy a weekend away together. No meals to make. No obligations pulling you in different directions. Time to relax and breathe deeply to rejuvenate. Wake up to the sounds of nature. Enjoy the fire. Find yourself in good conversation, savouring delicious food, tuning into workshops and enjoying time outdoors. Private rooms or cabins for each couple.
This weekend is for 20 & 30 somethings who want to do camp again! This “choose your own adventure” weekend is the perfect winter escape and is a collaborative project between PiE (Pastors in Exile) and SLMC. Click here for packing list and schedule
Fees per Person: Full Pop ($150+HST), Subsidized ($110+HST), Student/Underemployed ($60+HST)
Come to Silver Lake for some time away at camp and build your own adventure! Homecooked meals and a room or cabin for each family will be provided. Enjoy time as a family playing board games, having campfires and just hanging out at camp! Some winter equipment will also be available for your use. Information about local areas and attractions can be provided for those who want to explore Grey Bruce County. There are many local snowshoe, cross country ski trails and sledding locations – weather dependent of course! And don’t forget about the nearby Blue Mountains and Bruce Peninsula National Park. A meal schedule will be sent to registrants prior to arrival. 1pm check-in and 11am check-out. Click here for packing list
Cost: $450 (+HST) per family of 4 (family is defined as living at the same address up to 4 people – each additional person is an additional $100) for a room or cabin
Indigenous cultural awareness workshop 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’.
Come to Silver Lake Wednesday evening for a 6:30pm supper and enjoy the evening at camp. Thursday enjoy breakfast, a sesion, lunch, an afternoon session and dinner, then depart. Be inspired and learn about indigenous culture. As Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples come together to build relationships and trust, it is imperative that we recognize there is a different way of knowing. This session provides the learner with a glimpse into the fundamental understanding of spirituality of the First Nations People in Ontario. Native spirituality forms a basis for the culture as a whole. Native spirituality does not exist separately from other processes within the community such as history, politics, education, justice and social structure.
SLMC Work Weekend starts on April 28th. If you awant to stay at camp to help with maintenance, register for Work Weekend (no charge) at the same time!
Cost for the Learning Retreat: $150 (+HST) per person See overnight packing list
“I will talk about my first experience canoeing until I’m an old man!” – Shinga
Enjoy a weekend of fun-filled memories! Families experience waterfront activities, sports, campfires and games. Meals provided and much more! Join us for a weekend of fun, good family time, and enjoying everything Silver Lake has to offer. The weekend is for families new to Canada (within the last 3 years) and their sponsors. Each family must come with a support person. Please contact email@example.com for more details.
This weekend is only for those who enjoy doing physical labour and cleaning up camp. It is fun and family friendly. Saturday is spent doing various tasks around the property. Generally people divide into small groups or teams and tackle projects on the list that excite them (and have the skill set for!) Food is provided – really yummy food! You can leave Saturday after dinner or stay and leave Sunday. Sunday breakfast is provided. Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or have a parent sign a waiver entrusting them to responsible adult. (That includes CILT 2s from this past summer.) Packing List
Learn more about the fascinating natural history of the Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula on this series of all-inclusive 2 day adventures. Stay in camp cabins and be treated to homecooked meals while taking in the beauty of the local landscape and natural and cultural history. Shared or private rooms available. Participants can also explore the trails and waterfront of Silver Lake!
Passionate hikers unite for 2 fun-filled days on the Bruce Trail on the Peninsula! Day 1 will be exploring around the Owen Sound area – Boyd’s Crevice, the Palisades and Inglis Falls. Day 2 will be completing the Lion’s Head loop. Participants should be willing and able to complete up to 20 km on moderate to difficult terrain.
Cost: $200 (+HST) per person per event
Silver Lake has only one fundraiser each year for it’s annual budget called Paddle the Grand. Funds raised from this event are used to support all kinds of camp costs, such as staff wages, camperships, programming, food, etc… Last year was a record-breaking year so let’s continue the trend! For more details visit The Grand Paddle & Hike Fundraising Page!
Can’t wait for summer? Come enjoy a weekend of fun-filled memories! Waterfront activities, sports, campfires and games along with great food and much more! Join us for a weekend of fun, and enjoying everything Silver Lake has to offer. The weekend is for youth of high school age (13-17) and youth sponsors. We hope many sponsors will come and also know that there are a number of churches who do not have sponsors. Youth can come with or without a sponsor.
Enjoy a weekend of fun-filled memories! Families experience waterfront activities, sports, campfires and games. Meals provided and much more! Join us for a weekend of fun, good family time, and enjoying everything Silver Lake has to offer. The weekend is especially beneficial for any camper considering coming to camp for the first time.
*Family is defined as 4 people living at the same address – each additional family member is an extra $100 for a room or cabin. If you want to share a cabin with another family, both families must register and pay separately, then email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know which family you will be sharing with.
Silver Lake Mennonite Camp is available for rental from early September to late June. Weekend availability is limited.
To find out about rental availability and pricing, please contact email@example.com or 519-422-1401