Silver Lake Director Installed


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


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


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


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


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


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


The Silver Lake Conference Center has a brand new website at

Widening the Welcome: Silver Lake and Legacy Foundation


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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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