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Ruth Tyrol Honored at Fancy Camp Fundraiser

Ruth Tyrol Honored at Fancy Camp Fundraiser

11/22/2017

Southern New England's outdoor ministry glitterati were at their most sparkly on the evening of Nov 18 at Fancy Camp, a gala to benefit Silver Lake Conference Center.


Silver Lake Looking To Hire Administrator

11/3/2017

Silver Lake Conference Center is looking to hire an Administrator, The Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer, Executive Director, announced Friday, Nov. 3. "This person will be key to Silver Lake's committment to radical hospitality," Gackenheimer said. "They will...


Kronholm Clark Named Silver Lake Program Director

Kronholm Clark Named Silver Lake Program Director

10/26/2017

Jennifer Kronholm Clark has been named the new Program Director at Silver Lake Conference Center, an expanded position from the Summer Staff Director position previously held by Alan Munshower.


Silver Lake Award: Ruth Tyrol to be Honored at Fancy Camp Gala

Silver Lake Award: Ruth Tyrol to be Honored at Fancy Camp Gala

10/19/2017

The Silver Lake Board of Directors is pleased to announce Ruth Tyrol as the recipient of the inaugural Silver Lake Award. Her ministry will be celebrated at Fancy Camp, a Gala to Benefit Silver Lake Conference Center, on Nov. 18.


Silver Lake 60th Celebration Draws Over 300

Silver Lake 60th Celebration Draws Over 300

8/28/2017

More than 300 people attended the 60th Anniversary Celebration at Silver Lake Conference Center on Saturday, August 26. Six generations of campers, staff, volunteers, and donors gathered together to honor the conference centers 60 years of outdoor history.


New Video: Vantage Point #23 - SLCC Development Associate

New Video: Vantage Point #23 - SLCC Development Associate

7/26/2017

The Connecticut Conference released a new Vantage Point video today. In this edition of Vantage Point, guest host the Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer, Executive Director of Silver Lake Conference Center, speaks with Heather Dineen, the new Development Associate at SLCC about her work at the conference center.


Nominations Open for the Inaugural Silver Lake Award

Nominations Open for the Inaugural Silver Lake Award

7/10/2017

The Silver Lake Conference Center Board of Directors is excited to announce that nominations for the inaugural Silver Lake Award are open!


SLCC Summer Begins With Pre-Camp

SLCC Summer Begins With Pre-Camp

6/26/2017

Silver Lake Conference Center's Summer Conference Season is up and running. The first two summer conferences of the 2017 season — Pioneer and JCT — ran during Pre-Camp Week, June 18 through June 24. The camp staff spent much of the week in training, preparing for the full 7-week camp season which started Sunday, June 25.


Empowering Youth in Environmental Justice

Empowering Youth in Environmental Justice

5/24/2017

A new and engaged community was formed at the 4th Annual Environmental Justice For All! Retreat, which took place at Silver Lake Conference Center this past weekend.


Looking Back: Silver Lake in 1957

Looking Back: Silver Lake in 1957

4/26/2017

A look back at Silver Lake in its first year as a site of the CT Conference Summer Youth Programs.


Spring Action Is Right Around the Corner

4/20/2017

By Jennifer Kronholm Clark With all the rain this week, camp is greening up. Trees are budding, dafodills are blooming, and the grass is growing. It's time to get ready for summer! Twice a year, Silver Lake hosts Action work weekends. As many as 80...


2017 Summer Deans Gather for Deans Retreat

2017 Summer Deans Gather for Deans Retreat

3/8/2017

SHARON – Summer begins in March at Silver Lake with the annual Deans Retreat weekend. The volunteer program leaders gathered March 3-4 at camp, along with chaplains, guest speakers, and Silver Lake staff, to begin to create the community that will ...


Silver Lake Launches New Promotional Effort

Silver Lake Launches New Promotional Effort

1/25/2017

The January Bulletin Insert The Silver Lake Conference Center has launched an ambitious plan to add 100 new campers to the summer program in 2017, and has developed new promotional materials - including bulletin inserts for church use - to help ...


Silver Lake Registration Open Jan. 15

Silver Lake Registration Open Jan. 15

1/11/2017

SHARON -- "I love this time of year!" said Jennifer Kronholm Clark, Administrator at Silver Lake Conference Center. "For me, this is the beginning of the summer. Registration opens on Sunday!"   Though it might seem early to plan for summer camp, ...


Silver Lake Announces New Development Associate

Silver Lake Announces New Development Associate

1/4/2017

Silver Lake Conference Center announced that Heather Dinneen will be the new Development Associate.


Silver Lake 2017 Summer Brochure Released

Silver Lake 2017 Summer Brochure Released

12/16/2016

SHARON -- The Silver Lake Conference Center announced the release of the 2017 Summer Conferences Brochure yesterday. The brochure is currently downloadable on the Silver Lake website at www.silverlakect.org. Online registration for all conferences ...


Clergy Group Celebrates 23 Years at Silver Lake with Gift

Clergy Group Celebrates 23 Years at Silver Lake with Gift

11/17/2016

SHARON - Seven clergy have been meeting a couple of times a year at Silver Lake for fellowship, professional support, and peace and quiet for the past 23 years.


Fancy Camp Gala Draws Over 80 in Support of SLCC

Fancy Camp Gala Draws Over 80 in Support of SLCC

11/16/2016

From left, Andrea Olson, alumna and former dean, Allyson Gillette, alumna and former dean, Kim Eaton, friend of Silver Lake, Anne Hughes, former Co-Director, the Rev. Nicole Yonkman, Silver Lake parent, and Lynne Gillette (in front), Silver Lake ...


Working For God Retreat Shines

Working For God Retreat Shines

11/8/2016

"Nothing can dim the light that shines from within."– Maya Angelou, poet.
"SHINE" was the theme for the annual Thinking About Working For God (TAWFG) retreat at Silver Lake.


Silver Lake Director Installed

10/10/2016

Nearly 100 clergy, alumni, association representatives, and friends of Silver Lake Conference Center gathered on Sunday, October 8, in the Social Hall for the Installation of Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer, Executive Director of Silver Lake.


Silver Lake Lodge Dedicated

9/19/2016

More than 70 alumni, clergy, youth, and donors gathered at Silver Lake Conference Center on Sunday to dedicate the newly renovated building known as "The Lodge." The dedication marks the end of a year-long project to rebuild the site's oldest building using some of the most modern and environmentally sustainable building techniques available.


SLCC Seeks New Developer

8/3/2016

Silver Lake Conference Center is now seeking a developer to help improve fundraising and cultivate donor relationships with the CT Conference's Outdoor Ministries site. The role of this part-time position will be guiding fundraising, developing the center's donor pool, and managing data collection of donors.


Help Furnish SLCC's Newly Renovated Lodge

Help Furnish SLCC's Newly Renovated Lodge

7/19/2016

Silver Lake is seeking donations to help furnish the newly renovated Lodge. Through a new Razoo online campaign, the Conference Outdoor Ministry site is looking to raise $20,000 to help outfit the Lodge with furniture, beds, lamps, and tables.


In Memoriam: "Ma" Weed

7/15/2016

Margery P. Weed, known affectionately as "Ma Weed" by a generation of Silver Lake Conference Center alumni, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 12. She was 95.


SLCC 2016 Summer Camp Begins

6/27/2016

The 2016 Silver Lake Conference Center Summer Camp began on Sunday, June 26 with the arrival of the first 5 conferences of the summer. One hundred and fourteen campers, counselors, deans, and a chaplain arrived at the camp this weekend to kick off the 2016 summer season.


SLCC Gets New Website

SLCC Gets New Website

6/1/2016

The Silver Lake Conference Center has a brand new website at silverlakect.org.


Widening the Welcome: Silver Lake and Legacy Foundation

5/26/2016

By Jennifer Kronholm Clark Silver Lake has always been committed to welcoming every young person who wants to come to camp, regardless of ability to pay. But sometimes we struggle to get that message out. It takes the intervention of someone else — ...


Black Lives Matter Banner Defaced at SLCC

5/25/2016

Conference leaders are calling for a renewed focus on combatting racism following an incident at the Silver Lake Conference Center, where a Black Lives Matter banner was intentionally defaced by an individual attending a weekend retreat.


Investing in a Vision: The 1957 Purchase of Silver Lake

5/25/2016

By Rev. Karl Duetzmann Alumni Chaplain/Historian/Archivist As we turn the page to a new chapter in Silver Lake’s history with our new director Ryan, it’s a good time to look back to our beginning. The footprint of the camp was created in the 1930s ...


The Lodge Goes Green

5/25/2016

By Jennifer Kronholm Clark When you drive into camp these days, the first thing you notice is the scaffolding around the Lodge. Many trees have been cleared out near the Gary Lubben and Shakeela Nobles put in some work on the Lodge during Spring ...


2016 Summer Deans Plan and Prepare

2016 Summer Deans Plan and Prepare

3/8/2016

God is bigger than any ministry you can do here." This was the reminder from Silver Lake's new Executive Director the Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer as he addressed the deans of the 2016 Silver Lake Summer Conferences on March 4 & 5.


Vantage Point: Welcome, Ryan Gackenheimer!

2/29/2016

The Connecticut Conference released a new edition of the Vantage Point video series today, celebrating the arrival of the Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer as Executive Director of Silver Lake Conference Center.


Connecticut Conference Calls Ryan Gackenheimer to Silver Lake

Connecticut Conference Calls Ryan Gackenheimer to Silver Lake

11/23/2015

Silver Lake Conference Center's new Executive Director will be the Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer, Conference Minister the Rev. Kent Siladi announced today in a message to leaders around the Conference. "We are convinced that Ryan brings the right combination of gifts, skills, and commitment," he said, "to ensuring that Silver Lake continues to be a vibrant place where lives are changed and leaders are nurtured."


News from “Your” Conference Center

9/21/2015

Registration The online registration is the best way for people to register for summer conferences. We have a lot of campers registered but don’t worry we still have room for youth from your churches! Please sign on to our website ...


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