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Meet Our Leadership

Camp Director - Emily Cowley

Worship in the Adanac, canoes tipping on the lake, laughter during sponge wars – these are the sounds that ignite my heart! Having attended camp for eleven years and worked on staff for an additional five before becoming Director, I have a deep passion for Silver Lake’s ministry. In fact, I am a product of its ministry. Silver Lake is a community like no other, with a servant’s heart that’s unmistakable and my dream is to see it continue.

Outside of camp, you can find me facilitating outdoor education programs for youth at other camps around Ontario. When I’m not at work, you’ll likely find me outside feeding chickadees, backcountry camping, or traveling but – wherever I am – you can be sure that I’m dreaming about Silver Lake! I know God has amazing things in store for our campers this year, and every year, and am committed to bringing Jesus’ heart to life through camp. I cannot wait to spend the summer alongside all of you!

Assistant Camp Director - James Wright

Hey everyone! I am so excited to see what God has in store for us this year! I have so many amazing memories from my time at camp and I feel so blessed to be able to help continue to pass on the love of Jesus that has made camp the place it’s been for generations. I can’t wait to get started! I love splashing around at the waterfront, jumping and laughing together at sessions, and running through the fields during sponge wars.

Outside of camp, I study at Wilfrid Laurier University where I am working towards a double degree in Business Administration and Computer Science. I also work part-time at the university as a Teacher’s Assistant. When I’m not studying, I love to play sports (especially hockey), play board games with my friends and family (did someone say Catan champion?), and find ways to connect with the larger camp community and keep the camp experience going year-round. You can bet that whatever happens this summer, I’ll be right in the middle of it!