- our response -


Dear Silver Lake Community,

Hello Silver Lakers!  We are eagerly looking forward to offering our 58th camping season in 2021.  Although there is still uncertainty about what the upcoming months may bring, we are prayerfully preparing and planning for an exciting summer of fun, friendship and faith formation that we all know and love.  Online registration will be opening on February 7, 2021.

Camper and staff health and safety are top priorities for us.  We will be working closely with the Ontario Camping Association and Ontario Public Health to develop policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the camp community. We know it takes a lot of trust for parents and caregivers to send their loved ones to camp. We don’t take this responsibility lightly. Our team works year-round to stay up to date with health and safety guidelines to ensure we welcome campers and staff back to a safe and fun camping season. As guidelines are released, we will work diligently to keep you informed about our updated policies and procedures and what you can expect as it relates to Summer 2021.

Should we be able to welcome campers back this summer, we know things may look different.  This being said, we want to assure you that you can expect your happy camper to return home with normal levels of mud, sand and hints of sunscreen behind their ears. There are some things that never change.

You will notice some camps are slightly shorter this year.  This is to allow for adequate cleaning time between camps. Registration fees will be refundable in the event that we need to make changes to our programming based on public health guidelines or your circumstances change.  Please keep checking Facebook and our webpage for our updates.

Public Health Unit

We will be working closely with Ontario Public Health to develop policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the camp community. Public Health will inform us what camp will look like this year and we will be working diligently to ensure all safety protocols are carefully met at Silver Lake.

RN Health Team

Silver Lake is equipped with a team of experienced Registered Nurses, some of which work in Infectious Disease Control, who will help inform all health and safety policies and procedures at camp. As per usual, an RN will be on site each and every week this summer.


Staff Training

Training for staff will be enhanced to ensure they are properly informed on any new safety protocols and procedures.

This may include, but not limited to:

  • Proper handwashing frequency and techniques

  • Familiarity with the current government and public health guidance

  • Proper techniques for general cleaning and disinfecting

  • Proper use and disposal of personal protective equipment, such as gloves and masks. Instructions for donning and doffing of PPE, physical distancing, and group gathering limits


Enhanced Cleaning Protocols

We have provided a 24-hour window between each camp to ensure that our site is thoroughly cleaned and prepared before a new arrival of campers.

Cabins will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected daily including prior to camper arrival, and subsequent to departure. We take special care to clean and disinfect door handles, countertops and other high touchpoints.


Hand Sanitization

Staff will be trained and campers will be informed on where and when to apply hand sanitizer. In addition, medical-grade hand sanitizer stations will be installed in abundance around the camp.


Contact Tracing

With Public Health’s guidance, we will implement contact tracing procedures to ensure we are well prepared in response to any positive cases of COVID-19.