Where EDUCATION, the ENVIRONMENT and FUN MEET
The Summer of a lifetime for children filled with FORESTRY EDUCATION, PERSONAL GROWTH & FUN!
Silver Lake Forest Education Society is a registered charity, and donations are tax deductible!
GAMES- CAMP CLASSICS
This is an all time favorite game! The kids are divided into different roles within the food chain, such as herbivores and carnivores. Participants understand that all animals play roles within a predator/prey food web, and use various adaptive behaviors to survive.
Capture the Flag
The group is divided into two groups. Each team will have a team flag that they hide on their half of the forest. Teams must capture the other team's flag by using teamwork, stealth, and speed.
This field game involves two to four teams trying to steal one another’s stones from their pot. The teams have to protect their stones while traveling across to the other team's zone without getting tagged.
A group leader goes and hides in the forest play area. The game begins, and the group has to find the group leader. Once someone finds the leader, they then sit and hide with them. This goes on until the whole group is hiding.
A camp favorite! Campers will be divided into cabin groups to create a short skit and entertain the other camp groups. Skits can be original pieces, air bands or classic stories told year after year.
Cabins or small groups are given a list of items they must collect their belongings or in the forest within a specified period of time. The team with the most items and most creative items will win.
Who is afraid of the dark?
Each night there is a special activity to end the day, hot chocolate and cookies are the only things that stay the same. Some nights the entire camp gathered around the fire at the waters edge. Songs are sung, echoes are heard, and stories are told. Other nights involve skits, night walks, talent shows, or individual cabin campfires. A perfect end to a perfect day!
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High & Low Ropes Challenge Course
It is a series of suspended cables, ropes, and platforms in which a small group of kids has to work together to complete the individual course challenge. Ideal for promoting teamwork and leadership skills.
Our swim dock features two swimming areas. One area is off the beach and features a large dock to get you closer to the floating platform. The other walk-in section opens to a large deeper area equipped with a water trampoline!
Venture out on our canoes and explore the entire perimeter of Silver Lake. Have a look around and see all the wildlife you can find, paddle near the far side of the lake for all the best fishing.
Glide along the water while standing atop of our paddleboards. This sport is easy to learn and a very peaceful way to explore the lake. During the afternoon when the water is still, you can see right to the bottom, try to count the rainbow trout.
The archery range is tucked up away from camp, a five-minute walk from the lodge. Knock your arrow and become the next Robin Hood.
Our large waterfront field is a perfect place for sports of all kinds. We have equipment on hand for soccer, Frisbee, baseball, football and any other ball sport. You can also run a sports day with the tug of war, three-legged races etc.
Arts & Crafts
Arts and craft supplies are limited. We encourage guests to look around and use the natural resources around camp to create an authentic masterpiece.