Christmas at the Lake


I don't yet know what my personal Christmas and Advent season will look like, but I know of one thing we all can look forward to with excited anticipation: Christmas at the Lake!

Ruth Choate

A Beautiful Day for Golf - September 22, 2020


Golfers enjoying their time on the course at The Country Club of Waterbury What do you get when you add 86 golfers + 7 volunteers + phenomenal weather + a beautiful, challenging golf course + an awesome array of raffle prizes + great food + great spirit? It all adds up to the great 2020 Silver Lake Golf Tournament fundraiser!      In this crazy year of COVID, it was so great to spend a day outside with the most beautiful view and the greatest group of golfers and Silver Lake supporters...

Stephanie Pitman

Family Retreats at Silver Lake


What has two chapels, 60+ acres of Holy Ground, a garden, labyrinth, spirit-filled sunsets, is committed to caring for God’s Creation, and is a Spiritual home for thousands of children, youth, and adults? Hopefully you offered a resounding Silver Lake Conference Center.

Thank you, Kent! A letter from the Silver Lake Board of Directors


Thank you, Kent! Members of the Historic Connecticut Conference, UCC staff participate in teambuilding activities at Silver Lake. On behalf of the SLCC Board of Directors, I write to express our deepest gratitude for your decades of unwavering, passionate support of the life-changing outdoor ministry of Silver Lake. We all have been blessed through your powerful witness about the importance of Silver Lake in your own life, from early years as a camper through your work as a counselor ...

Erick Olsen

Hurricane Isaias - No major consequences, but a learning experience


With two major storms in a week -- a thunderstorm a few days before Isaias brought a tornado to Sharon -- Silver Lake was indeed lucky to get by with no major damage to buildings and grounds. Like our neighbors around the state, we had our share of fallen branches and trees to contend with. A tree uprooted during the hurricane blocks the path to the Hubbell Chapel. But considering the size of the place, and the number of trees, we count ourselves fortunate. A close-call tree fall by the garage...

Silver Lake At Home 2020: A Reflection


In some ways, I felt more connected to our campers and their families during this At Home summer than I usually do, even though I never saw any of them in person. A Silver Lake At Home Cabin Group. During a traditional in-person summer program, I do a lot of delegating. I work with the deans, who work with the counselors and the campers. I work with the staff team coordinators, who then work with their staff members. When things are going well, I don’t get to spend a lot of time with campers ...

14th Annual Silver Lake Golf Tournament


You don’t have to be a golfer to participate! Read this blog post from Stephanie about ways to support the Golf Tournament without golfing.

Stephanie Pitman

Super Mega Jumbo Praise Saturday End of Summer Celebration Campfire


The Silver Lake At Home summer programs concluded on Saturday, August 1 with the Super Mega Jumbo Praise Saturday End of Summer Celebration Campfire. Streamed live to the Silver Lake Conference Center Facebook page, it was just under an hour of songs, stories, scripture, sharing and celebration.

Ruth Choate

Some ways your church might use Silver Lake At Home


By now, you have hopefully heard about Silver Lake At Home. But did you know that many of the activities and resources can be utilized by your Youth Group Leaders, Church School teachers, Faith Formation team, Children’s Ministers, etc.?  Together with the Innovation Team of the Southern New England Conference, we are reaching out to churches to encourage the use of the Silver Lake At Home elements to continue the Faith Formation journey with our families.  For complete details of the Silver ...

Ruth Choate

Engaging High Schoolers This Summer


I am really excited for two Silver Lake At Home programs we are offering for high schoolers this summer, Virtual JuST Camp and Virtual Reel to Real.  Based on our survey results, it's clear that high schoolers are less interested in attending virtual camp than younger children. However, it's also clear that high schoolers care deeply about justice issues, connecting their faith to action, and creating community with peers. Both Silver Lake At Home programs are designed to meet those needs. And...

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