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 Advisory Board 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

We are still finalizing all the details, so stay tuned for information about the camp schedule, registration dates, and summer staff positions.

We appreciate your patience and understanding, and we can't wait to have you at the Lake this summer!

Watch the video from Rev. David Camphouse, Director of Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center


Join Our Team

Learn about our current employment opportunities.


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


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.


Upcoming Events

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News and Blog Posts

Silver Lake Update - January 20, 2023

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

In Memoriam: Ruth Turner Tyrol

Ruth Turner Tyrol, 98, of Salisbury, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 11, 2023, at Mount Carmel Nursing Center in Manchester, New Hampshire. Ruth...

Silver Lake Update - December 16, 2022

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

Director Hired for Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center

By Tiffany Vail The Rev. David Camphouse, a Methodist pastor with 30 years of camp leadership experience, has been hired as the new Director of Outdoor ...
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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