About Silver Lake About Us


Welcome to Silver Lake Camp…

When their neighboring camp was put up for sale, Michael and Shari Baer, who had owned and directed Camp Chipinaw since 1999, had a brainstorm! They had the idea to open a camp that was similar to Chipinaw, yet cater to the ever-growing demand of the half-summer camper. Michael had the vision to open a camp that provided the opportunity for a youngster to attend camp for an abridged summer, yet not miss out on any of the fun and excitement. He wanted to incorporate all of the traditions, activities, and spirit of Chipinaw… and do it twice each summer! Simply put, he wanted to provide campers with the opportunity to go to camp for half of the summer and still get the "full camp" experience.

In 2004, Silver Lake was established.

Each session has:

  • An Opening day
  • A Full-camp trip
  • A Color War/College Bowl
  • A Theatre Performance
  • A Circus Performance
  • Intercamp competitions
  • An end of the summer banquet and more…

It is truly everything you would get from a full summer camp, just in a shorter amount of time.

As you navigate through our summer website you will learn all about our beautiful camp, meet our directors, explore our program, and see what it is like to be a part of our family.

Silver Lake is a picturesque camp, situated on over 300 acres of rolling green hills with a 96-acre private lake. Since opening in 2004, we have been busy improving and upgrading all of our facilities. During that time we have built all new bunks and renovated our basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts. We have also expanded our facilities over the past few summers by adding a new soccer field, "Monster" baseball field and a skate park.

We hope you come for a visit so we can show you all that Silver Lake has to offer.