Silver Trails is a 300 acre camp near Jeddo, Michigan, on the St. Clair-Sanilac County line. Silver Creek winds through the Scout camp, opening into the Black River on the east end of camp. There are five cabins, three Adirondacks (3-sided shelters), and fourteen campsites. The camp’s Dining and Meeting Hall, known as the Rotary Lodge, was a gift from area Rotary Clubs and was completed in 1948. The camp was dedicated on November 1st 1945.
The camp is situated in the Black River basin, carved out by the Black River, Silver Creek, Fuseline Drain, and Wilson Drain. Silver Trails might be best known for its steep cliffs, scenic bluffs, and rolling landscape. Hemlock and Birch trees cover the camp, as well as Trilliums. The camp’s trademark is the “Number Nine Tree”, a large Sugar Maple that once grew along Silver Creek. Its trunk was twisted in the form of a number nine. The tree has since been cut down, but remains on display at camp.
Silver Trails specialises in weekend programing and week long Trainings. It hosts several Wood Badge and National Youth Leadership Trainings each year. So come check it out.