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2022 Overnight Outtrips

Outtrips are back! (Scroll down for a new Quebec trip!)

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Registration for Outtrips opens February 1 @ 7am!

 

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Young eXplorer Canoe July 3-9 (Ages 9-12)

This is a great introductory outtrip.  Spend the first two days at camp in preparation and leave mid-week for a 2 night, 3 day outtrip.  Canoe along the Saugeen River, spending nights in tents, and cooking over a fire at campgrounds along the way.  Finish up the week back at camp.  Campers must pass the swim test.

Young eXplorer Hike July 3-9 (Ages 9-12)

This is a great introductory outtrip.  Spend the first two days at camp in preparation and leave mid-week for a 2 night, 3 day outtrip.  Hike along the Bruce Trail, spending nights in tents, and cooking over a fire at campgrounds along the way.  Finish up the week back at camp.  Campers must pass the swim test or swim with a PFD.

Adventure eXplorer Canoe July 17-23 (Ages 11-15)

A little further afield, this three night, four day outtrip is an introduction to back country canoe tripping.  Spend the first two days at camp learning skills, connecting and preparing for the trip.  While out exploring spend the day canoeing beautiful waterways, and nights under the stars, sleeping in tents, cooking over a fire at backcountry campsites.  Finish up the week back at Silver Lake.  Campers must pass the swim test.

Adventure eXplorer Hike July 17-23 (Ages 11-15)

A little further afield, this three night, four day outtrip is an introduction to backpacking.  Spend the first two days at camp learning skills, connecting and preparing for the trip.  While out exploring spend the day hiking the beautiful Bruce Trail with a full pack, and nights under the stars, sleeping in tents, and cooking over a fire at campsites along the way.  Campers must be able to carry their personal belongings as well as some shared equipments (i.e. part of a tent or a cooking stove).  Campers must pass the swim test or swim with a PFD.

Teen eXplorer Canoe July 31-August 6 (Ages 13-16)

This four night, five day outtrip is for campers who have some comfort with canoeing.  Spend the first two days at camp learning skills, connecting and preparing for the trip.  Go deeper into the backcountry, canoeing beautiful waterways, catching a glimpse of wildlife, cooking over a fire and camping in tents at backcountry sites.  Finish the week back at camp.  Campers must pass the swim test.

Teen eXplorer Hike July 31-August 6 (Ages 13-16)

This four night, five day outtrip is for campers who have some comfort with hiking.  Spend the first two days at camp learning skills, connecting and preparing for the trip.  While out exploring spend the day hiking up part of the northern Bruce Trail on the Bruce Peninsula, cooking over a fire and camping at campsites along the way.  Finish the week back at camp.  Campers must pass the swim test or swim with a PFD.

Outtrip to Quebec in Partnership with Camp Péniel (August 7-13) Ages 14-16  Pick up and drop off is at 50 Kent in Kitchener.

Be part of the first ever Silver Lake French-speaking outtrip to Québec!  Join two Silver Lake staff and up to 5 other campers for an outtrip in the beautiful Laurentian Mountains.  Campers make their way to Camp Péniel for orientation and an introduction to up to 6 Camp Péniel campers who will also be on this outtrip.  Campers will be introduced to the outdoors (lighting a fire, canoe skills, outtripping skills etc.) and take time to build a cohesive team.  After that a three-day adventure in the Laurentians awaits (typically in Mont Tremblant and the Papineau-Labelle Wildlife Reserve)! In addition to canoeing there may be some rock climbing.  Camp Péniel is a Mennonite camp in Québec fully accredited with the Québec Camping Association and Silver Lake is happy to partner with the camp providing staff, transportation and Silver Lake spirit.  Campers must pass the swim test.

Senior eXplorer Canoe August 14-27 (Ages 13-16) *Note:  This is a 2 week camp

This two week camp includes an 8 night, 9 day outtrip on the French River.  Campers must have previous canoe tripping experience- minimum 3 nights back country camping. Spend the first two days at camp learning skills, connecting and preparing for the trip.  Go into the backcountry, canoeing beautiful waterways, catching a glimpse of wildlife, cooking over a fire and camping in tents at backcountry sites.  Come back to camp, celebrating the accomplishment of a trip well-done and debrief the experience together.  Campers must pass the swim test.

Click here for information about regular overnight camps at Silver Lake!