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 Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ 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.

Summer Camp

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Register Online Now!

Look through our upcoming sessions and Download the 2023 Summer Camp flyer

We will have five (5) 1-week sessions (Sunday-Saturday) this summer, running from July 2 through August 5. Learn more about summer camp at Silver Lake.

View the Summer Camp Information Guide - For more information about rules and what to expect, including a sample schedule and a packing list

Join Our Team

Learn more about summer staff at Silver Lake. - Applications are still open for 2023!

Health and Safety

Immunization Requirements

Silver Lake follows the immunization requirements for students enrolled in Connecticut schools. In addition, Silver Lake requires all guests to our site to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. If your camper has a medical exemption, please contact us for more information.

Email: slcrc@silverlakect.org; Phone: 860-364-5526

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 Policy for Sites and Events.

2023 Summer camp policies and updates are coming soon.

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

Silver Lake Update - May 19, 2023

Update From the Lake - A monthly email update from Silver Lake

Silver Lake Update - April 21, 2023

Update From the Lake - A monthly email update from Silver Lake

Longtime Silver Laker Morgan Aery Hired as Retreat and Business Manager

Morgan Aery, who has been involved at the Silver Lake Camp and Retreat Center as both camper and counselor, has been hired as the new Retreat and Business ...

Program Director Hired for Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center

Aila Brennan, who has worked for over 20 years in the outdoor industry, has been named Program Director of the Silver Lake Camp and Retreat Center. Brennan...
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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