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Silver Lake Camp Prepares for Summer with Lots of New Faces

Silver Lake Camp Prepares for Summer with Lots of New Faces

6/24/2022

The Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center is bustling in preparation for the start of the summer camp season on Monday, and a lot of new faces are ready to greet the campers and volunteers. “The start of camp season is always a joy-filled time,” said ...


Silver Lake Update - June 17, 2022

Silver Lake Update - June 17, 2022

6/17/2022

Update From the Lake A monthly email update from Silver Lake. Subscribe to our email list here.   Summer Camp 2022 There's still time to join us this summer! Join us as a camper Volunteer as a cabin counselor Learn more about our ...


Happy Pride Month! Upcoming Pride Events at Silver Lake

Happy Pride Month! Upcoming Pride Events at Silver Lake

6/4/2022

Upcoming Pride Events at Silver Lake, plus a summer camp opportunity in Maine for high schoolers!


Silver Lake Update - May 20, 2022

Silver Lake Update - May 20, 2022

5/20/2022

Update From the Lake A monthly email update from Silver Lake. Subscribe to our email list here.   Most Successful Silver Lake Award Celebration! "The Silver Lake glitterati were especially sparkly on the afternoon of April 24 at the ...


Two Key Staffers to Leave Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center

Two Key Staffers to Leave Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center

5/10/2022

Jennifer Kronholm Clark and Matt Taylor have announced plans to leave the Silver Lake Camp and Retreat Center staff this month to pursue other opportunities.


Silver Lake Update - April 22, 2022

Silver Lake Update - April 22, 2022

4/22/2022

Update From the Lake - A monthly email update from Silver Lake.


Promote Silver Lake to Your Community

Promote Silver Lake to Your Community

3/25/2022

Resources to share the ministry of Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center with your community.


Silver Lake Update - March 18, 2022

Silver Lake Update - March 18, 2022

3/18/2022

Update From the Lake - A monthly email update from Silver Lake.


Silver Lake Camp and Retreat Center Adds All-Gender Cabins

Silver Lake Camp and Retreat Center Adds All-Gender Cabins

3/15/2022

Silver Lake Camp and Retreat Center is offering all-gender cabin options for the 2022 Summer Camp Season.


JOIN US! Silver Lake Award Celebration - April 24

JOIN US! Silver Lake Award Celebration - April 24

3/8/2022

Join us for the next Silver Lake Award Celebration! This year we are honoring the Rev. David Peters on Sunday, April 24 from 2-5 p.m. at Farmington Gardens in Farmington, CT.


Spring Action Weekend

Spring Action Weekend

3/4/2022

Join us for Spring Action Weekend at Silver Lake! April 29-May 1 - Open to grades 9-12 & adults.


Silver Lake Update - February 18, 2022

Silver Lake Update - February 18, 2022

2/18/2022

Update From the Lake - A monthly email update from Silver Lake.


Save the Date! Silver Lake Donor Appreciation Celebration

Save the Date! Silver Lake Donor Appreciation Celebration

2/2/2022

Join us Sunday, February 27 at 3 p.m. on Facebook Live for a virtual celebration of Silver Lake donors. We received over $210,000 in 2021 and we want to celebrate! Thank you to all the individuals, churches, families, and organizations that ...


Silver Lake Update - January 21, 2022

Silver Lake Update - January 21, 2022

1/21/2022

Update From the Lake - A monthly email update from Silver Lake.


Environmental Justice Internship

Environmental Justice Internship

12/22/2021

The Southern New England Conference, UCC is pleased to announce an Environmental Justice Internship for 2022-2023!


Silver Lake Update - December 17, 2021

Silver Lake Update - December 17, 2021

12/17/2021

Update From the Lake - A monthly email update from Silver Lake.


Silver Lake Update - November 19, 2021

Silver Lake Update - November 19, 2021

11/19/2021

Update From the Lake - A monthly email update from Silver Lake.


Summer Staff Applications are Open!

Summer Staff Applications are Open!

11/1/2021

2022 Summer Staff Applications are Open - Join us for a life-changing summer at the Lake!


Pride Retreat Postponed

10/20/2021

We are sad to say that we are postponing the Pride Retreat, originally scheduled for Nov. 5-7 at Silver Lake.


Silver Lake Update - October 15, 2021

Silver Lake Update - October 15, 2021

10/15/2021

Update From the Lake - A monthly email update from Silver Lake.


Vaccine Requirement Announcement

Vaccine Requirement Announcement

10/15/2021

Beginning this fall, Silver Lake will require all guests to our site to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Those who are not able to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or due to age may show proof of a negative PCR test taken not more than 3 days before the event.


Camp Family 2022 Information Sessions

Camp Family 2022 Information Sessions

10/14/2021

Thinking about applying for Camp Family for 2022? Come learn everything you need to know!
Camp Family is a beloved tradition at Silver Lake! Open to 16- and 17-year-olds, Camp Family is our leadership development program.


Silver Lake Update - September 17, 2021

Silver Lake Update - September 17, 2021

9/17/2021

Update From the Lake - A monthly email update from Silver Lake.


Silver Lake Update - August 20, 2021

Silver Lake Update - August 20, 2021

8/20/2021

Monthly Silver Lake Email Update


Announcement from Silver Lake!

Announcement from Silver Lake!

7/18/2021

Dear friends of Silver Lake, We have amazing news to share with you! As of January 1st, 2022, we will officially become Silver Lake Camp and Retreat Center. Silver Lake is an amazing green place where all kinds of people gather to ...


Day Camp at Silver Lake!

Day Camp at Silver Lake!

7/14/2021

Come back to the Lake and join us for one or two weeks of Day Camp! Open to children entering grades 1-6. Join us for daily adventures: swimming, garden time, arts & crafts, sports, games, and more! Make new friends and try new things while enjoying...


Alums Power Vaccine Villages

Alums Power Vaccine Villages

5/30/2021

If you receive your Covid-19 vaccine at one of Connecticut’s large drive-thru clinics, there’s a little bit of Silver Lake in your shot! - Written by Brian Lapis


Campers in Their Communities

Campers in Their Communities

5/30/2021

Silver Lake campers are, in general, a generous, thoughtful, and creative bunch. During this pandemic year, our campers have been finding new ways to make a positive difference in their communities.


Lakers Share Mission Trip Memories

Lakers Share Mission Trip Memories

5/30/2021

Mission work is another thread woven into the history of Silver Lake as we remember it. - By Rev. Karl Duetzmann, Alumni | Chaplain/Historian/Archivist


Thank You for Keeping Camp Vibrant

5/30/2021

I know it is a bit of a cliche to say that you are Silver Lake, and yet it is completely true. - Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer, Executive Director


Silver Lake Golf Tournament - Registration is Open!

Silver Lake Golf Tournament - Registration is Open!

4/25/2021

Join us for the 15th Annual Silver Lake Golf Tournament!  Tuesday, September 21, 2021 The Country Club of Waterbury $220 per golfer Includes Greens Fees, Breakfast, Lunch and Soft Beverages Learn more & register now!


Silver Lake Update - April 16, 2021

Silver Lake Update - April 16, 2021

4/16/2021

Silver Lake Conference Center Email Update to the Staff and Board of the Southern New England Conference, UCC     The SLCC year-round staff has a goal to be more intentional about communicating our programs and activities with the wider SNE staff and...


Registration is Open for the Silver Lake Award Celebration

Registration is Open for the Silver Lake Award Celebration

4/8/2021

Join us for the 2021 Silver Lake Award Celebration to honor Valerie Tutson, 2020 Silver Lake Award recipient.    Sunday, October 3 2-5 pm   $60 per person   A Villa Louisa 60 Villa Louisa Rd. Bolton, CT 06043 Learn more & Register now!


Silver Lake Welcomes a New Retreat and Finance Manager

Silver Lake Welcomes a New Retreat and Finance Manager

3/24/2021

Ashley Nichols began as Retreat and Finance Manager on Thursday, March 18. In this role, she will work with rental groups to create retreat experiences that meet their goals. From sales to booking to hospitality, Ashley will ensure that each guest feels welcomed and supported at Silver Lake, whatever the reason for their stay.

She will also be responsible for the financial management of Silver Lake, handling the budget and working with vendors.


Silver Lake Update - March 19, 2021

Silver Lake Update - March 19, 2021

3/19/2021

Silver Lake Conference Center Email Update to the staff and Board of the Southern New England Conference, UCC    The SLCC year-round staff has a goal to be more intentional about communicating our programs and activities with the wider SNE staff and ...


Connecting with Silver Lake Summer Staff

Connecting with Silver Lake Summer Staff

3/19/2021

Silver Lake summer staff are at the core of our ministry. They are the ones who bring God’s love to our campers. They rise to every challenge set before them, and they often do it while singing! 
While our summer staff will be working hard to ensure every Silver Lake camper has a safe, positive, and life-changing experience, we invite you to help us change the lives of our staff!


CT Governor Says Camps Can Plan for Summer 2021!

CT Governor Says Camps Can Plan for Summer 2021!

3/12/2021

In a statement on March 4, Connecticut's Governor Lamont announced that beginning April 2 "Summer camps and summer festivals are advised to begin the planning stages to open for the upcoming season." Read the full press release here. We are still ...


Silver Lake Sunday Worship Videos Available

Silver Lake Sunday Worship Videos Available

3/3/2021

Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer The Silver Lake Conference Center has made a complete virtual worship service available for churches that they may use - in whole or in parts - to celebrate their church's participation in outdoor ministry "...


Thank You for Celebrating Our Donors

Thank You for Celebrating Our Donors

3/2/2021

Thank you to everyone who watched and participated in our Donor Appreciation Celebration on Sunday, February 28! If you missed it live, you can watch the video here. The above link will bring you to the video on our Facebook page. You do not need a ...


Silver Lake Update - February 19, 2021

Silver Lake Update - February 19, 2021

2/19/2021

Silver Lake Conference Center Email Update to the staff and Board of the Southern New England Conference, UCC    The SLCC year-round staff has a goal to be more intentional about communicating our programs and activities with the wider SNE staff and ...


Silver Lake Day Visits Are Back!

Silver Lake Day Visits Are Back!

1/27/2021

Silver Lake is once again offering Day Visits!    Bring yourself, your family, your roommates, or your friends for some time outside surrounded by the beauty of God's creation at Silver Lake Conference Center. Available on Sundays, Wednesdays, and ...


Silver Lake Update - January 22, 2021

Silver Lake Update - January 22, 2021

1/22/2021

Silver Lake Conference Center Email Update to the staff and Board of the Southern New England Conference, UCC   The SLCC year-round staff has a goal to be more intentional about communicating our programs and activities with the wider SNE staff and ...


Silver Lake Information Sessions for Church Leaders

Silver Lake Information Sessions for Church Leaders

1/16/2021

You're invited to a special Silver Lake Zoom information session for church leaders.  For more information about summer at Silver Lake and to view the summer brochure, visit www.silverlakect.org/summercamp Come learn all the information ...


Silver Lake Update - December 18, 2020

Silver Lake Update - December 18, 2020

12/18/2020

Silver Lake Conference Center Email Update to the staff and Board of the Southern New England Conference, UCC  The SLCC year-round staff has a goal to be more intentional about communicating our programs and activities with the wider SNE staff and ...


Save the Date - Virtual Retirement Celebration for Stephanie Pitman

Save the Date - Virtual Retirement Celebration for Stephanie Pitman

11/20/2020

Join us as we celebrate Stephanie Pitman!  After 16 years as Business Manager and decades of service, Stephanie Pitman is retiring from Silver Lake. The Southern New England Conference and Silver Lake will honor Stephanie with a ...


Silver Lake Update - November 2020

Silver Lake Update - November 2020

11/20/2020

Silver Lake Conference Center Email Update to the staff and Board of the Southern New England Conference, UCC The SLCC year-round staff has made a goal to be more intentional about communicating our programs and activities with the wider SNE staff ...


Silver Lake Update - October 16, 2020

Silver Lake Update - October 16, 2020

10/16/2020

Silver Lake Conference Center Email Update to the staff and Board of the Southern New England Conference, UCC     The SLCC year-round staff has made a goal to be more intentional about communicating our programs and activities with the wider SNE ...


Year-Round Business Manager Position Open

10/6/2020

Silver Lake Conference Center and the Southern New England Conference, UCC has announced an opening for a year-round Business Manager. Stephanie Pitman, who served in the position for the past 17 years, has announced her retirement. TITLE: ...


Silver Lake Business Manager to Retire

Silver Lake Business Manager to Retire

9/30/2020

The following is a message from Stephanie Pitman, Business Manager, Silver Lake Conference Center Dear friends and colleagues, Well, the time has come for me to retire from full time work at Silver Lake. Of course I have mixed feelings about ...


Silver Lake Update - September 2020

Silver Lake Update - September 2020

9/18/2020

Silver Lake Conference Center Email Update to the staff and Board of the Southern New England Conference, UCC    The SLCC year-round staff has made a goal to be more intentional about communicating our programs and activities with the wider SNE ...


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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.
Click here to read our Mission Statement.

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