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2023 Overnight Outtrips

Registration for Summer Camps opens on February 1st at 7am!

Important Information

Outtrips

Young eXplorer Canoe July 2-8 (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 a swim test of three lengths of the pond (30 m) and 3 minutes treading water.  (This level of swim test is the same as the swim test to swim at camp).

Young eXplorer Hike July 2-8 (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.  (This level of swim test is the same as the swim test to swim at camp).

Young X drop off is July 2 @ 3pm.  Pick up is July 8 @ 10:30am.

Adventure eXplorer Canoe July 16-22 (Ages 11-14)

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 outtripping skills, connecting and preparing for the trip.  Then head to Massassauga Provincial Park near Parry Sound for three nights in the back country.  Explore beautiful waterways, enjoy nights under the stars, sleep in tents, and cook over a fire at backcountry campsites.  Finish the week back at camp, unpacking, debriefing and participating in camp activities like banquet and campfire.

Campers must pass the swim test of five lengths of the pond (50m) and 5 minutes treading water. 

Adventure eXplorer Hike July 16-22 (Ages 11-14)

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. The swim test is five lengths of the pond (50m) and 5 minutes treading water.

Adventure X drop off is July 16 @ 3pm.  Pick up is July 22 @ 10:30am.

Teen eXplorer Canoe July 30-August 5 (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 of five lengths of the pond (50m) and 5 minutes treading water. 

Teen eXplorer Hike July 30-August 5 (Ages 13-16)

This four night, five day outtrip is for campers who have some comfort with hiking.  Spend Monday at camp learning skills, connecting and preparing for the trip and then leave for Cyprus Lake campground (northern Bruce Trail on the Saugeen Peninsula).  From there campers go back country camping for three nights.  While out exploring campers spend the day hiking, cooking outdoors and camping at campsites along the way.  Finish the week back at camp, unpacking, debriefing and participating in camp activities like banquet and campfire.

Campers must pass the swim test or swim with a PFD.

Teen X drop off is July 30 @ 3pm.  Pick up is August 5 @ 10:30am.

Outtrip to Quebec in Partnership with Camp Péniel (August 6-12) 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 and must be 14 years old at the start of the trip.  The swim test is five lengths of the pond (50m) and 5 minutes treading water.

Drop off August 6 @ 8am at 50 Kent Ave, Kitchener.  Pick up August 12 @ 6pm at 50 Kent Ave, Kitchener.

Senior eXplorer Canoe August 13-26 (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 of five lengths of the pond (50m) and 5 minutes treading water. 

Senior X drop off is August 13 @ 3pm.  Pick up is August 26 @ 10:30am.

“The senior explore trip was super fun. I loved the nature  I was surrounded by. I saw loons and even a beaver. I loved looking at the Big Dipper in the night sky. I also connected with the people around me and made friends. Though canoeing was tough at some parts it taught me to be resilient and to take it one step at a time.”   Ellery (past participant)

Senior eXplorer Hike August 13-26 (Ages 13-16) *Note:  This is a 2 week camp

This two week camp includes an 8 night, 9 day backpacking trip in Algonquin Provincial Park.  Campers must have previous 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, hiking through Algonquin Provincial Park, 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 or swim with a PFD.

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