Volunteer? Employee? Where Do You Fit In?

Silver Lake's ministry happens because church members and Silver Lake alums -- Christians -- come to this beautiful setting to make Christ's love real to young people. They lead summer conferences and winter retreats, work to maintain the buildings, stuff envelopes, and give their hard-earned cash to support the ministry at Silver Lake.

In 2021, for the first time in our more than 60-year history, we will have only paid staff on site during our summer camp season. We are so grateful to the thousands of volunteers who have given so selflessly to our ministry through the years, and we can't wait to welcome you all back once the pandemic is under control, hopefully in 2022.

Summer Staff Employment Opportunities

We are looking to hire 40+ summer staff to serve our campers in 2021!

Summer Staff receive a stipend. They lead programs, cook meals, oversee water activities, clean, sing, climb, run, and generally make Silver Lake a safe, enjoyable, and blessed place to grow and begin faith journeys for so many young people.

Summer Staff will arrive at camp two weeks before our campers arrive (approximately June 11, 2021) to quarantine and prepare for their roles. We will build community, learn what justice looks like at camp, learn our jobs, and get excited to welcome our campers.

Summer Staff work six days per week for approximately nine to ten weeks during the summer. Applicants for Summer Staff must be at least 18 years old. There are other age requirements for specific positions, including Team Coordinators.

Staff teams include Program Staff (counselors & special activities), Maintenance & Housekeeping, and Kitchen. Two special activity Coordinators, one for Waterfront and one for A-Team (challenge course) will train and lead the program staff in their areas.

Applications for 2021 Summer Staff open on Dec. 15, 2020. Applications received by Jan. 15, 2021, will receive priority consideration. Applications will be received after January and will be reviewed based on staffing needs for the coming summer. For more information about how to apply, please click here.  

Year-Round Volunteer Opportunities

Individuals and groups are welcome to help with site maintenance, both repair and new construction projects. To make arrangements or for more information, contact camp at slcc@silverlakect.org.

For longer-term volunteer opportunities at Silver Lake or at other sites around the country visit the UCC's National Partners in Service website at: ucc.org/volunteer/partners-in-service and find out about their program for volunteers.

Silver Lake Conference Center

Silver Lake Conference 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 | slcc@silverlakect.org