Come be a Part of Our Ministry at Silver Lake!


Lee Collins spends time in the Silver Lake garden.
In the foreground is what the entire garden looked like, in the background is all the work Lee and his team have done.

Volunteers enrich and enhance the ministry of Silver Lake!

They can be found in the lodges and the woods, in the kitchen and the garden. They nurture our children and youth, take the lead on special events and fundraisers, share their tools and expertise, and so much more.

After the summer staff departed in August, the garden needed extra love and care.
The word jungle comes to mind.
Lee Collins, a member of the Congregational Church of Salisbury, volunteered to take the lead on this project. Joined by his daughter and other church members, they are transforming the garden and preparing it for the winter months. Lee is a master gardener and was, until very recently, a gardener without a garden. Now he has one – at Silver Lake!
Thanks to Lee and his team! They are making a significant difference.

There are a variety of ways to support Silver Lake with your volunteer efforts. Take on projects for a day, a weekend, a week or a year or two or three. Some groups schedule time during their retreats for a couple hours of service.

Opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Summer Dean (program leader)
  • Summer Chaplain
  • Summer Counselor
  • Summer Artist-in-Residence
  • Work Groups
  • Service Projects
  • Serving on the Silver Lake Board of Directors

If you are interested in being a summer counselor:
Save the date for the Counselor Retreat - April 2-10, 2021

We are also getting ready and will be starting to recruit for our 2022 summer staff!
For descriptions about some of the summer positions, visit
Summer staff applications open November 1.

Thinking about applying for Camp Family for 2022? Come learn everything you need to know!
Camp Family is a beloved tradition at Silver Lake! Open to 16- and 17-year-olds, Camp Family is our leadership development program.
Join Program Director Jenn KC for one of two Zoom information sessions to learn about the application process and what the job entails, and to ask any questions you might have.
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 7 pm. & Saturday, Oct. 30, 3 pm.
Free registration required.

To learn more, contact Jenn Kronholm Clark at or 860.364.5526.

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.

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