FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Payment can be made by e-transfer, cheque, or money order.  Please send e-transfers to silverlakeadmin@gmail.com. Please indicate the camper’s name when sending e-transfers.  Cheques and money orders can be mailed to:

Cathy VanderStoep
c/o Silver Lake Camp
94 Kildonan Cres.
Waterdown, ON
L8B 0P8

Upon registration, there is a $50 deposit required.  Registration is complete when FULL payment is received.  Payment is due before June 1st.  There are no deductions made for campers arriving late or leaving early, and no refund after June 1st.

Registration opens at 2 pm and Pick-Up is at 7 pm. There are 2 exceptions: River Wild (11 am Pick-Up) and Youth Camp (4 pm Drop-Off and 11 am Pick-Up).

Here is what to expect when you arrive on site:

  • You will be greeted upon arrival at our main entrance
  • Head down our lane and park your vehicle
  • Check-in at the registration table at the dining hall
  • Visit the Health Station and drop off any medications as needed
  • Visit the Head cook if you have any food concerns for your camper
  • Pick up a camp t-shirt if ordered and/or check out our merchandise table
  • Get a lice check
  • Head to your camper’s assigned cabin to drop off gear,
  • Once moved in, campers will head to the large field where they will play games until all campers have arrived. Parents are free the leave during this time.

Our staff is very excited about the arrival of your camper and will help guide you through registration. There are lots of staff around to help guide you and answer questions.

* After Wilderness Campers have registered at the Main Site they then go directly to our Wilderness Site. Staff are available to direct you where to go*

Absolutely! Silver Lake is an inclusive camp open to people of all cultural and religious backgrounds. Children and youth at Silver Lake will participate in daily sessions and evening vespers to learn more about Jesus and to grow in their faith. However, each child and youth are free to hold their own opinions during these times; it is up to each individual to explore their own faith at their own pace and Silver Lake respects that.

Our experienced and talented kitchen team is happy to accommodate most food allergies and dietary needs. When registering please remember to fill out any dietary needs on your child’s health form. If you have any questions regarding the food served, allergies, or dietary needs please send your questions to Aleasha Grose at slccampership@gmail.com

Nope! Tuck money is included in the registration fees. Each camper receives a dollar a day to purchase candy, chips, and/or freezes. Campers and parents can purchase t-shirts, hats, water bottles, and other merchandise on Registration and Pick-Up Day.

Absolutely! There is a box on the registration form where you can request up to 2 cabin mates.

For summer 2024, there will be a certified First Aider on both Wilderness and Main Site. There are no regulated healthcare providers.  Medication and treatments will be provided by our First Aid trained staff.  All prescription medications must be in their original pharmacy-provided packaging.  Medications will be administered as per pharmacy instructions

At Silver Lake Camp, the safety of our campers and staff is our number one priority. Our leaders are carefully chosen and are required to attend a full week of training, while senior staff participates in 2 full weeks of training. Training includes sessions on health and safety, camper care, emergency response, and policies and procedures. Silver Lake staff are a minimum of 17 years of age, and most are college and university students or recent graduates.

In addition,  our camper-to-staff supervision ratio often exceeds OCA regulations for all camping activities. We also hire fully qualified lifeguards who have their NLS. Lifeguards provide supervision and care for all waterfront activities as well as other activities at camp.

If an emergency situation arises, Silver Lake Camp is just 15 minutes away from the closest hospital.

Whether they are having fun by the lake, enjoying some free time, or winding down in the cabin at night, campers are under staff supervision at all times.

Still not sure? We would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us at silverlakeadmin@gmail.com.

Silver Lake has a financial assistance program in place! To apply, please email Aleasha Grose at slccampership@gmail.com.

You may also want to contact your local church or community organization for financial assistance.

Please download our ‘What to Pack’ list for more information.