Welcome to Silver Lake!

You Are Welcome as You Are

Silver Lake Camp and Retreat Center strives to create an intentional, welcoming, Christian community accessible to all. The staff and Board of Directors believe that exposure to diverse expressions of humanity is beneficial to all God’s children. Silver Lake welcomes and affirms campers, staff, volunteers, and guests of all races, ethnicities, gender identities and expressions, and sexual orientations. Read the full Inclusivity Statement.


We're glad you're here! Silver Lake is a place where young people experience nature, make new friends, and explore their faith. With more than 60 acres of wooded land on lakeside shores, Silver Lake offers many opportunities for young people to take risks and try new things with the support of an intentional Christian community. 

Time and again we hear from our campers: "Silver Lake is where I can be the real me!" We invite you to take the plunge this summer and find your true self, new friends, and a closer connection to God.

We worship, learn, play, serve, and work together, respecting the right of private judgement. We seek to provide a safe environment of acceptance regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation, reflecting our unity in Christ and respecting the faith journeys of all of God’s children.


2022 Summer Camp

Registration is open - register now!

View & download the summer brochure

Join us for Open House - Sunday, May 15, 1-5 p.m.

Learn more about Open House

Adapting to Covid-19

Silver Lake’s Covid policies will evolve over the spring and follow recommended guidelines. We will communicate out to our families as soon as we can.

Silver Lake requires all guests to our site to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. If your camper has a medical exemption, please be in touch with Silver Lake as soon as possible.

The most current policies can be found here and will be updated to reflect policy updates.

New in 2022 - All-Gender Cabin Options

Read more about All-Gender Cabins here

Watch a video recording of the Parent Information Session Presentation


Covid-19 Vaccine Requirement

Silver Lake requires all guests to our site and participants at our in-person events to be fully vaccinated (2+ weeks from final dose) against Covid-19. Those who are not able to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or due to age may show proof of a negative PCR test taken not more than 3 days before the event.

As a ministry of the Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ (SNE UCC), Silver Lake adheres to all the policies put in place by the Conference.

Read the SNE UCC Covid Policies for Guests and Vendors - updated March 8, 2022.


Read the 2022 Newsletter


Coronavirus & Reopening

For the latest information on Silver Lake's response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, visit www.silverlakect.org/coronavirus.

Summer Camp Policies

The most current policies can be found here and will be updated to reflect policy updates.


Shop the Online Store!

Purchase all your Silver Lake merchandise - online!

Watch this video for a step-by-step guide to navigating the online store and how to shop for Silver Lake items from home.


Photo Gallery

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News and Blog Posts

Two Key Staffers to Leave Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center

Jennifer Kronholm Clark and Matt Taylor have announced plans to leave the Silver Lake Camp and Retreat Center staff this month to pursue other opportunities.

Celebrating Successes — Now & Future

Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer, Executive Director, reflects on the ministry of Silver Lake in his letter for the 2022 Spring Newsletter.

Rev. David Peters Honored with 2022 Silver Lake Award

"The Silver Lake glitterati were especially sparkly on the afternoon of April 24 at the Silver Lake Award Celebration, honoring the Rev. David Peters. The event...

Silver Lake Update - April 22, 2022

Update From the Lake - A monthly email update from Silver Lake.
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Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center

Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center is a ministry of the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ.
Click here to read our Mission Statement.

223 Low Road | Sharon, CT 06069 | 860.364.5526 | Fax: 860.364.1000 | slcrc@silverlakect.org