A Sample Day at Silver Lake

What is it like at Silver Lake?

Wake up early to enjoy Morning Dip in the misty lake, or sleep in until the breakfast bell. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, help out with dishes or composting or Freds, then join your program for Morning Watch. Your morning will be filled with games, crafts, discussions, swimming, or ropes adventures. After lunch, take a rest for quiet time and mail call. The afternoon brings interest groups, store time, gardening, more games and friends and fun. Refuel at dinner, then come together as a community for All Camp Worship. Enjoy nighttime activities, maybe a campfire, and settle down with evening vespers. We bet you fall asleep right at lights out; it's a full day! Wake the in the morning and do it all again!

Sample Daily Schedule

7:30 a.m. Morning Dip at the lake (optional)
8:00 a.m. Wake Up Bell
8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Cabin Clean Up/Composting
9:15 a.m. Morning Watch/Opening Circle
9:45 a.m. Program Time
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Cabin Quiet Time
2:00 p.m. Ceramics, Arts & Crafts, Nature, Music
2:45 p.m. Camp Store
3:00 p.m. Swim Time
4:00 p.m. High or Low ropes/Challenge course
5:00 p.m. Program Time
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. All Camp Worship
8:00 p.m. Evening Programs/Campfires
8:30 pm Snack time
9:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. In cabin - get ready for bed (depending on grade level)



Additional Information

Our programs are held outside as much as possible, which brings us into contact with various biting insects. We recommend sending a non-aerosol insect repellent (make sure that it works against ticks) with your camper with instructions to apply daily. Counselors will help with reminders.

As in all parts of Connecticut, ticks can be found at Silver Lake. Please instruct your camper in how to do a tick check. Everyone is encouraged to do a tick check daily, and we have mirrors with posted reminders in every bathroom. If your child is bitten by a tick, they will be taken to the nurse, who will remove it. You will receive a “tick letter” when you pick up your child with information on after care.



Read through our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for even more information.

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