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Owners & Directors



Silver Lake’s owners and directors are an experienced team. They live at camp in the summer and are involved and 
engaged with all of our campers. Michael Baer, Silver Lake’s owner, began his camp career at age seven, and since 
then has never spent a summer anywhere but at camp! Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in recreation management 

and business from Ithaca College with the vision of one day owning and directing a camp. Michael met his wife, Shari, at 
camp. She is a certiied elementary school teacher in Florida with a master’s degree in reading education, K-12. They have
been the owners and directors of Camp Chipinaw since 1998, and founded 

Silver Lake in 2004. They have two sons, Cameron and Dylan, who are
growing up as part of camp.
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HE BAER
Adam Kappel, Silver Lake’s director, grew up as a camper and counselor
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at Camp Chipinaw and has been involved in Chipinaw and Silver Lake for more

than thirty years! He is now an experienced educator and spends his winter months teaching 
mathematics at a Long Island high school. Adam’s two sons, Jordan and Brett, are campers at Chipinaw.

The boys’ and girls’ campus directors at Silver Lake bring experience and fun to their respective campuses. 
They are committed to helping the counselors and staff make your experience as complete as possible

with spirit, learning, and growth.


 KAPPEL
ADAM



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