Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center Name Change


"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."

Ryan Gackenheimer

Christmas at the Lake 2021 Recap


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

November: A Time for Thanksgiving & Giving


November: a time for thanksgiving, a time to count our many blessings, a time to be surrounded by family, friends and loved ones, a time to give our time, talent and support to Silver Lake. - written by Sarah Barker, Silver Lake Board of Directors

Successful Fall Fundraisers


What do you get when you add dozens of golfers, gorgeous weather, a premier banquet venue, great food, Brian Lapis in a white tuxedo jacket, a rousing auction, friends old and new, and the incomparable Val Tutson? You get two stellar fundraising events for Silver Lake in less than two weeks!

Come be a Part of Our Ministry at Silver Lake!


Volunteers enrich and enhance the ministry of Silver Lake! Come join us!

Reflection on Summer 2021


Jonathan Russell, Chair of the Silver Lake Board of Directors, reflects on summer 2021 at Silver Lake.

Don't Miss Out! Join Summer Staff Now!


We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in 2021 to make an impact on campers that will stay with them their entire lives. You have never been more needed. This is your chance to really make a difference in the lives of campers, and to make a real impact on Silver Lake itself.

Jennifer Kronholm Clark

Springtime at Silver Lake


Silver Lake Board chair, Jonathan Russell, muses about bees and springtime at Silver Lake.

Camp Day of Action for Trans* Justice


  Dear Silver Lake Family, As you know, camp is not just about canoes and campfires. Camp is about community. Our camp is committed to taking action to ensure equitable access to the magic of our programs regardless of their sex assigned at birth.  In recent days, we’ve watched heartbreaking legislation sweeps across the country, taking aim at the trans* youth in our communities. We would like to be absolutely clear in our messaging - trans* youth are welcome and supported by our ...

Stop Asian Hate


Dear Friends, With heavy hearts, we write to you again following racialized violence in our country. Again, we find ourselves having to make clear that racism in all its forms is abhorrent to people who follow Jesus. To our community members of Asian and Pacific Island descent: We weep with you. And we stand with you. We are holding you in prayer, and we pledge to address systemic and institutional racism, including anti-Asian racism, at Silver Lake and in the larger UCC body. We pledge to ...

Jennifer Kronholm Clark

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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.
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