Thank You For Your Support!


Silver Lake is grateful to be in ministry with you.


2021 Donor Appreciation Celebration

Thank you to all the individuals, churches, families, and organizations that supported Silver Lake in 2021 - you are helping us change lives! We received over $210,000 in 2021 and we want to celebrate!

Join us Sunday, February 27 at 3 p.m. on Facebook Live* for a virtual celebration of Silver Lake donors.

*Please note, you do not need a Facebook account to celebrate with us.

Ways you can support Silver Lake in 2022

  • Give a monetary donation. -
  • Financially sponsor individuals from your community to attend Silver Lake programs. Learn more about sponsoring here
  • Share information about Silver Lake with your community.
  • Highlight Silver Lake at an Association meeting
    • Invite Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer, Executive Director, to speak at an upcoming meeting
  • Include Silver Lake information in your emails, newsletters, and other communications.

SNEUCC Churches that financially supported Silver Lake in 2021:

Berlin Congregational Church, Center Congregational Church of Meriden, Church of Christ, Congregational - Goshen, CT, Congregational Church of East Hampton, Congregational Church of Green’s Farms, Congregational Church of New Fairfield, Inc., Congregational Church of Salisbury UCC, Congregational Church of Windsor Locks, East Granby Congregational Church, Ellington Congregational Church, First Church of Bethlehem, UCC, First Church of Winsted, First Congregational Church - Danbury, CT, First Congregational Church Inc. - New Milford, CT, First Congregational Church of Coventry, First Congregational Church of East Hartford, First Congregational Church of East Haven, Inc., First Congregational Church of Haddam, First Congregational Church of Litchfield, First Congregational Church of Portland, First Congregational Church of Southington, First Congregational Church of Washington, First Congregational Church of West Haven, First Church of Christ, Congregational - Suffield, CT, First Church of Christ, Congregational UCC - New Britain, CT, First Church of Christ Congregational, Glastonbury, First Church of Christ Congregational in West Hartford, Middlebury Congregational Church UCC, Newtown Congregational Church, Inc., North Congregational Church, Rocky Hill Congregational Church, Roxbury Congregational Church, Somers Congregational Church, South Congregational/First Baptist Church - New Britain, CT, South Congregational Church - East Hartford, CT, South Congregational Church of Granby, Storrs Congregational Church UCC, The First Church in Swampscott, MA, The Flagg Road United Church of Christ, UCC Congregational Church of Norwell, United Church of Christ, Southbury, United Church of Rowayton, United Church on the Green, United Congregational Church of Norwalk, Women’s Fellowship of Huntington Congregational Church

We are all in ministry together, working to share the love and justice of Jesus. And we are grateful for your partnership!

Silver Lake Scholarships

Did you know? Thanks to our generous donors, Silver Lake has scholarship funds available for our campers!
Make a gift to the Scholarship Fund here.
  • Everyone is eligible: youth, families, adults, summer campers, weekend and day program attendees.
  • We understand asking for assistance may be difficult. We have tried to make the process as easy, confidential, and fair as possible.
  • The application is simple, and we don't ask in-depth financial questions - if you have a need and say so, we believe you. 
  • Silver Lake Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis and will be awarded until all funds have been distributed.
  • Many churches and Associations sponsor campers from their community, by providing funds to be applied directly toward the campers' registration fee. Learn more about sponsorships here.
  • Some organizations and churches create special fundraisers or collect special offerings with proceeds going to the Silver Lake Scholarship Fund.
If you have questions, email or call 860-364-5526.

Learn more about the financial support available to our campers here.

SNEUCC Associations that financially supported Silver Lake in 2021: Fairfield East, Fairfield West, Farmington Valley, Hartford, Hartford East, Litchfield North, Middlesex, Naugatuck Valley, New Haven, New London, Tolland



Ruth Choate

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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