Dear Silver Lake Community,

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of our traditional summer camp programming for 2021. This decision is truly one we did not want to make, however, given our region’s current situation and with no timely direction or guidance from the Ontario Government, we simply cannot move forward with confidence that we can safely offer overnight camping experiences for children and youth in 2021. 

We are heartbroken and devastated by this reality and we know you’re too. We deeply understand the value of summer camp and the need for children and youth, especially now, to feel connected, to be outside, and to experience the joys of camp. Moving forward, we remain grounded in our mission to share the joy of knowing Jesus and to provide creative opportunities for our campers and the wider community to stay connected and to experience Silver Lake in new ways this summer. 

We want to take the time to express deep gratitude to our families and supporters throughout this challenging year. We received over 200 campers registrations and we received a lot of enthusiasm for our Junior Leadership Program. This serves as a hopeful reminder that our camp will continue to grow and thrive once we can safely reopen. We also want to extend our gratitude and appreciation to our summer staff. Thank you for committing yourself to the possibility of camp this summer. Caring leaders, like you, make it all possible and we hope and pray that God will open new doors for you this summer and beyond. 

Wishing you and your family a safe and healthy summer,

Silver Lake Camp Committee