If you like sleeping outdoors, cooking over an open fire, playing intense games in the forest, and canoeing pretty much everywhere you go… then our Wilderness Camps are just for you!

Wilderness camps offer so much – learning new wilderness skills, cooking meals outside, building your own lean-to’s, canoe training, and plenty more awesome opportunities that are always fun and exciting.

As a Wilderness camper, you will start your week off at Site II where you will have an amazing time playing with our ropes course, sliding into our mud pit, and battling each other in a legendary game of sponge wars! Fantastic campouts happen deep in the forest, and this is a great time to play intense camp games, have awesome campfires, and explore God’s creation in a fun and exciting way.

With a maximum of 20 campers each camp, you will be sure to get to know each other well!


WILD GAPHER (Ages 7-10)

This a perfect introduction for your child who likes to explore, get dirty, and experience wild adventures!

Wild Gaphers will spend lots of time canoeing, swimming, cooking over a fire, playing in the mud pit, learning new wilderness skills, and much more. Highlights: Canoeing, Fort Building, Wilderness Skills, Outdoor Cooking, Day Trip to Site 3.

WILD THINGS (Ages 12-14)

For the ultimate wilderness experience, Wild Things is your week!

This week-long camp offers the best of Silver Lake Wilderness. Campers will enjoy building lean-tos and sleeping over at Site 3, going on canoe adventures, swinging at our low ropes course, learning new, practical, and exciting wilderness skills, cooking great food over the campfire, and hanging out with friends, new and old. Campers will grow in their faith and participate in great sessions and worship. You won’t want to miss out on this week!

RIVER WILD (Ages 13-15)

For those who love canoeing and being out on the water, this camp is an incredible adventure.
This 5-night camp features a 4-day, 3-night canoe trip down the Saugeen River. You will be sleeping under the stars, cooking over the open fire, and experiencing the world around you in a whole new way.
This camp begins at Silver Lake where campers and staff will spend a day packing, training, and getting ready for the River while having lots of fun! Campers will sleep 3 nights at certified Ontario campgrounds along the Saugeen River and cook their meals over the campfire. The trip will end with one final fun night at Silver Lake!

(Note that there is limited space available and all campers must have some previous canoeing experience.)


Wild Adventure is a weeklong camp where your camper will learn how to build lean-tos, stern a canoe, cook over a fire, and many more awesome wilderness skills.

Wild Adventurers will spend plenty of time at our ropes course, swimming at the waterfront, playing in the mud pit, slipping down our slip n’ slide, and playing awesome games at Site 3. You won’t want to miss out! Wild Adventure is an awesome camp that will be the highlight of your summer! Highlights: Canoeing, Shelter Building (Lean-tos), Wilderness Skills, Outdoor Cooking, Overnight Trip to Site 3.

WILD LAUNCH (Ages 12-14)

Launch into summer with this camp that’s packed with adventure!
This week is jam-packed with awesome activities and adventure. Campers will spend time both at Sites 2 and 3. They will learn new, practical, and fun wilderness skills, both on land and on the water. Wild Launch campers will cook awesome food over the fire, and spend lots of time at our waterfront, ropes course, mud pit, and archery zone. Campers will grow in their faith and participate in great sessions and worship while spending lots of time hanging out with friends, new and old! You won’t want to miss out on this week!