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Retreat Facilities

Silver Lake has 5 year-round buildings, available for Retreat groups September - May. We can serve groups as small as 10, and as large as 174. Each building has restrooms with showers and a meeting space.

Site capacity: 174 beds (127 lower bunks, 47 upper bunks)

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The Cedars (2 stories)

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The largest of our five winterized retreat lodges, The Cedars accommodates a maximum of 54 people in dormitory style bunk rooms (38 lower bunks, 16 upper bunks). The Cedars offers 6 bedrooms located on two floors; there are 5 restrooms configured with 11 sinks, 9 toilets, and 6 showers. The Cedars contains a kitchenette appropriate for snack preparation including a full size refrigerator, microwave oven, and coffee machine. Retreat participants choosing The Cedars are invited to participate in the Silver Lake meal plan and will be accommodated in the main dining room located in the lower level of The Cedars. The main room of The Cedars is spacious and includes a very large stone fireplace, tuned piano, and comfortable seating arrangements.

54 beds(38 lower, 16 upper)
6 bedrooms5 restrooms
11 sinks9 toilets
6 showersTV/VCR
OrganPiano
RefrigeratorMicrowave
No Stove (Guests are invited to use the Silver Lake meal plan)
Fireplace

The Pines (2 stories)

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The Pines is a two story winterized lodge which accommodates a maximum of 36 people in dormitory style bunk rooms (27 lower bunks, 9 upper bunks). The Pines offers 5 bedrooms and 2 restrooms configured with 4 sinks, 4 toilets, and 4 showers. One of the restrooms is fully accessible for people using wheelchairs. The Pines includes a full kitchen appropriate for cooking if groups prefer to prepare their own meals. The kitchen includes a full size refrigerator, microwave, and electric stove/oven. Pots, pans, dishes and utensils are also available in the galley style kitchen.

36 beds(27 lower, 9 upper)
5 bedrooms2 restrooms
4 sinks4 toilets
4 showersTV/VCR
RefrigeratorMicrowave
Electric stove/oven
FireplacePots, pans, dishes

The Glen (3 stories)

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The Glen is a three story winterized lodge which accommodates a maximum of 38 people in dormitory style bunk rooms (22 lower bunks, 16 upper bunks). The Glen offers 4 bedrooms and 4 restrooms configured with 8 sinks, 6 toilets, and 6 showers. The bathroom facilities in The Glen are fully accessible for wheelchairs. The lower level of The Glen includes a kitchen appropriate for cooking if groups prefer to prepare their own meals. The kitchen includes a microwave oven, full size refrigerator, and electric stove/ oven. Pots, pans, dishes and utensils are also available in the galley style kitchen. The Glen boasts two large stone fireplaces: one is located in the lower level and one is in the main meeting room on the main floor of the building. The main meeting space is furnished with comfortable seating and large tables appropriate for doing special craft projects or dining. The lower level is furnished with tables for dining and a ping pong table for recreation.

38 beds(22 lower, 16 upper)
4 bedrooms4 restrooms
8 sinks6 toilets
6 showersTV/VCR
RefrigeratorMicrowave
Electric stove/oven
2 FireplacesPots, pans, dishes

The Retreat Center (1 story)

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The Retreat Center is a one story winterized retreat lodge, the only one of our buildings that has regular (non-bunk) beds. Groups desiring non-dormitory accommodations find this building suitable for their needs. The Retreat Center accommodates a maximum of 28 people, and it is divided into two wings. Each wing includes 3 bedrooms with three twin beds in each, and a larger end room with 5 twin beds. The main core of this building has two restroom facilities, full galley kitchen with a gas stove and oven, refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. The kitchen is stocked with pots, pans, dishes and utensils for cooking. The main room of The Retreat Center offers a lot of seating, wrap-around windows, tables ideal for dining or projects, and a stone fireplace.

28 beds(28 lower, 0 upper)
8 bedrooms2 restrooms
4 sinks4 toilets
3 showersTV/VCR
Piano
RefrigeratorMicrowave
Pay PhoneGas stove/oven
FireplacePots, pans, dishes

The Lodge (1 story)

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The Lodge is the smallest of our winterized retreat facilities, accommodating a maximum of 18 people. The bedrooms in The Lodge include bunkroom style accommodations as well as single beds in two of the sleeping rooms. There are a total of 4 bedrooms with 12 lower bunks and 6 upper bunks in this building. The Lodge also offers two restrooms configured with 3 sinks, 3 toilets, and 2 showers. The galley type kitchen offers a microwave oven, full size refrigerator, and electric stove/oven. Pots, pans, dishes and utensils are also available in this facility for small groups who wish to prepare their own meals. The main room of The Lodge is comfortably furnished and boasts a beautiful stone fireplace.

18 beds(12 lower, 6 upper)
4 bedrooms2 restrooms
3 sinks3 toilets
2 showersTV/VCR
RefrigeratorMicrowave
Electric stove/oven
FireplacePots, pans, dishes

Cabins (1 story)

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While the cabins are primarily used for housing during the summer conference program, they are available for retreat usage when weather permits: late Spring and early Fall. These cabins are located near shower and toilet facilities. Each cabin village provides housing for 40 people but full villages do not need to be reserved. Cabins can be reserved individually depending on how many people are in your group. Each double cabin provides two bunkrooms containing 8 bunks plus one leader's sleeping alcove with one single bunk. A screened porch is located in between the bunk rooms and may be used for sheltered seating and meeting. Single cabins offer one bunk room with 8 bunks plus a leader's sleeping alcove with a single bunk. A small screened porch is attached to each single cabin. Use of the cabins for a retreat can also be combined with tent camping if preferred.

40 beds(20 lower, 20 upper)
bedrooms restrooms
sinks toilets
showers
No Stove (Guests are invited to use the Silver Lake meal plan)
0 Fireplaces
The Connecticut Conference United Church of Christ
United Church Center
125 Sherman Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105
(866) 367-2822
www.ctucc.org