If you've ever experienced a week (or a summer) at camp, you have an idea of the phenomenon that is "camp time." The individual days can feel long, but the week feels like it just flies by. And the summer camp season is gone in the blink of an eye!
Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer, Executive Director, reflects on the ministry of Silver Lake in his letter for the 2022 Spring Newsletter.
"The Silver Lake glitterati were especially sparkly on the afternoon of April 24 at the Silver Lake Award Celebration, honoring the Rev. David Peters. The event celebrated Rev. Peters’ 40 years of service and ministry at Silver Lake as a camper, counselor, staffer, dean, and volunteer." - Written by Brian Lapis, Silver Lake Award Celebration Planning Team Member
On March 26th, 2022, a handful of families arrived at Silver Lake for another installment of Silver Lake Maple Sugaring. This perennial favorite welcomes families of every shape and size to God's beautiful backyard to spend time outdoors with other families, make new friends, visit with old friends, and learn about and celebrate the glory of maple sugaring. - Written by Dan Krhla, Silver Lake Board Member
Rev. Paul Nesbit, Silver Lake Board Member, reflects on the variety of ways to "draw the circle wide” as we seek to welcome new folks to the circle that is Silver Lake Camp Retreat Center.
Learn more about the 2022 Silver Lake Award honoree, the Rev. David Peters, and join us for the Celebration on Sunday, April 24. -- Written by Brian Lapis, Silver Lake Award Planning Team Member
Silver Lake donors were incredibly supportive in 2021, helping us raise over $210,000! Join us for a celebration of our donors and learn how you can support Silver Lake in 2022.
Summer registration has opened, and the response has been fantastic! As we return to our seven 1-week sessions, we again have themed conferences. Kids can choose singing, sports, film, science, drama, hiking, Harry Potter, and everything else under the sun (or is it Son?). -- written by Nancy True, Silver Lake Board of Directors
"One of the things I love about camp is the way it both stays the same and is always changing....The heart of Silver Lake has not changed. A part of the name has changed to better reflect the ministry we do today and, really, have always done."
On December 4th 2021, thirteen folks, some camp staff, and volunteers arrived at Silver Lake for another year of Christmas at the Lake - Family Day. This perennial favorite welcomes families of every shape and size to God's beautiful backyard to spend time outdoors with other families, make new friends, visit with old friends, observe the season of Advent and prepare for Christmas. -- Written by Dan Krhla, Silver Lake Board of Directors