Michael and Shari Baer, owners of Camp Chipinaw, established Silver Lake in 2004 as a session camp that allowed campers to attend for 3, 4, or 7 weeks. Silver Lake incorporates all of the traditions, activities, and spirit of Chipinaw… but does it twice each summer! Simply put, we want to provide campers with the opportunity to go to camp for a shorter amount of time and still get the "full camp" experience.
With state of the art facilities and over 50 activities to choose from, Silver Lake offers a warm family feel. Sports, Arts, Adventure, Digital Media, and Water Sports are just some of the many programs campers can choose from. Fly on our flying trapeze, flip into the foam pit in our newly built gymnastics center, horseback ride through one of our many trails, or waterski on our 96 acre lake, Silver Lake has something for everyone!
Scale our climbing wall, soar down the zipline, or challenge your fears on our high and low ropes course. You can also mountain bike and mountain board on our picturesque trails, enjoy s'mores at our overnight campsite, and drop in on the half pipe at our skatepark. These are all activities you can master in our adventure program!
Lights. Camera. Action! Perform on-stage or work behind the scenes in our theatrical productions. Campers can help with costuming, lighting, sound, make-up, and scenery in our tech program. All campers also get the opportunity to perform on stage if they choose to. With one performance per session at Silver Lake, and a combined staff and camper All Star Show, everyone gets a chance to shine through our summer camp performing arts program
From team sports to individual sports, campers learn new techniques to improve their skills taught by our staff from around the world. Our goal is to make sure everyone is having fun and challenging those campers who want to gain an extra competitive edge. We offer out of camp tournaments, inter-camp leagues, and intramural games at which campers can showcase their teamwork, spirit, and sportsmanship.