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Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center is a non-profit organization. The fees we charge for our programs and retreats do not cover our operating expenses. We rely on support from our churches, alumni, parents, and friends to provide our life-changing outdoor programming. Please consider a gift to support our ministry! There are many ways to give.

Read the 2022 Newsletter

Included on this page:

Annual Appeal

Giving Tuesday

How to Give Online

Recurring Donations

Silver Lake Funds

Program Sponsorship - Sponsor A Camper

Other Ways to Give


Annual Appeal

Read the 2021 Annual Appeal Letter & make a gift to The Fund for Silver Lake today!

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Make a Financial Contribution

Give to Silver Lake online!

The online giving page is maintained by the Southern New England Conference, UCC and offers several choices to donate. One of these options is to support Silver Lake.


How to Give Online

  1. Click the Donate Now button below
  2. A new page will open, bringing you to the Southern New England Conference's Donate page
  3. Input your donation amount in the box below the "Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center (general support)" option*
  4. Input your information (name, address, email address) and click the Donate Now button
  5. On the next screen, input your credit card information and click the Submit Payment button

*If you would like to donate to a specific fund, select the name of the fund from the options listed under "Please specify other designated giving".

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Recurring Donations

Recurring Donations are set up to automatically occur every month, quarter, or year.


How to set up a Recurring Donation:

  1. Click the Donate Now button below
  2. A new page will open, bringing you to the Southern New England Conference's Donate page
  3. Choose how often to donate (monthly, quarterly, annually)
  4. Select or input the donation amount
  5. In the "Designation" drop-down, select "Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center (general support)" and click Next*
  6. On the next screen, input your information (name, address, email address) and click Next
  7. On the Payment screen, choose whether the donation will be paid by credit card or bank transfer and input the payment information
  8. Click the check box if you would like to cover the processing fee, and click the Donate button

*If you would like to donate to a specific fund (Scholarships, Challenge Course, The Fund For Silver Lake - Annual Appeal) enter the name of the fund in the box below the "Designation" field.

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Giving Tuesday

"Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity." Learn more at www.givingtuesday.org/.

All donations received on Giving Tuesday will go directly to the Silver Lake Scholarship Fund.

Our goal is to never turn away a potential camper due to lack of funds. Give the gift of camp today!

With your support, on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 we raised over $2,800. THANK YOU!


Silver Lake Funds:

General Support

These gifts go to Silver Lake's greatest need. An unrestricted gift will allow us to put your money to work right away!

Ready to give? Click the Donate Now button and input the donation amount under the "Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center (general support)" option.

Silver Lake Scholarships

The scholarships we provide to young people to come to camp are funded completely by donations. Our goal is to never turn away a potential camper due to lack of funds.

Some organizations and churches create special fundraisers or collect special offerings with proceeds going to the Silver Lake Scholarship Fund. If that interests you, email slcrc@silverlakect.org to let us know and we'll help you get started.

Ready to give? Click the Donate Now button, input the donation amount under the "Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center (general support)", and under Other Designated Contributions select "Silver Lake Scholarships".

Annual Appeal - The Fund for Silver Lake

This fund supports Silver Lake's operational costs. The Fund runs on a calendar year, so get your gift in by Dec. 31 to make it count and to receive your tax deductible acknowledgement and enthusiastic thank you!  

Read the 2021 Annual Appeal Letter & make a gift to The Fund for Silver Lake today!

Ready to give? Click the Donate Now button, input the donation amount under the "Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center (general support)".

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Other Ways to Give

Give Stock

Stock donations are an excellent way to support the Silver Lake and gifts of appreciated stock may provide tax benefits for you.  Click here to learn more.

Wish List

Silver Lake's material needs run from building materials to electronics to motor vehicles. Check out our Wish List.

Special Events

We host two fundraising events each year: the Golf Tournament in the fall and the Silver Lake Award Celebration in the spring.  - Have fun, build fellowship, and support Silver Lake!

Program Sponsorship
We are grateful for everyone who helps our campers get to camp, whether it is a church, an association, another organization, a friend, or a family member. At Silver Lake, we call financial supporters who are not direct family members Program Sponsors. 

Many churches and organizations sponsor campers from their community, by providing funds to be applied directly toward the campers' registration fee. Click here to learn more.

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.

223 Low Road | Sharon, CT 06069 | 860.364.5526 | Fax: 860.364.1000 | slcrc@silverlakect.org