Silver Lake Update - October 16, 2020

October 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 staff and Board. To do this, we aim to send a monthly email to the entire staff and Board with highlights of what we’ve been working on and upcoming events. 
Adventure Days
Enjoy a day full of Adventure programming at camp! Fun, physically distanced, and safe. The morning will be spent playing together, exploring field games and low elements. We'll enjoy a bagged lunch, and then move to the high ropes course for some climbing. 

3 Saturdays available:
October 17, 24, and November 7
10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$48 per person, includes bag lunch

Open to ages 8 and up; adults are encouraged to attend!
We need a minimum of 10 participants to run the program. 
Participants will need to bring their own masks and personal hand sanitizer. 

Christmas at the Lake
On-site family daySaturday, December 5th
Cider & cocoa by the campfire, Christmas crafts, Advent reflection, Adventure Program, Lunch and snacks. 
$50/$40 per person, lunch included 
Space is limited to 30 people.
Masks and physical distancing required.
12 Days of Christmas Box – details coming soon! 

Silver Lake's Annual Appeal is happening now!
Rev. Kristen Provost Switzer, SLCC Board Member, writes about the importance of supporting the Silver Lake Annual Appeal.

"As the nights grow colder and I dream of warm days at the Lake, I remember lots of different things about being at camp. I hear children screaming with pure joy on Mudge Mountain. I smell marshmallows roasting over a campfire and taste Campfire Communion. I see Black Lives Matter signs and rainbow emblems, an outward sign of our commitment to a more just world, especially for our young people who are indeed the future.
What I don’t remember about camp is this: looking at the Silver Lake budget on a spreadsheet." Read the full post here.

Read the 2020 Annual Appeal letter, written by Rev. Fredd Ward III, here.

View some of the highlights of the past year at Silver Lake here.

Make Your Donation Today ?

Planning for Summer 2021
We are planning for in-person camp again for summer 2021!
It will look different, but we’ll still have fun, make new friends, and be safe. 
To talk through the details, we are hosting 2 information sessions: 

Additional On-Site Opportunities
Day Visits
Family Retreats
Group Retreats
Adventure Programming - This fall, we are offering adventure programming to day groups. Youth groups, school groups, and others will be able to come to Silver Lake for a day of teambuilding activities, adapted to allow for social distancing while still meeting the group’s goals.
Email for details and availability.
In case you missed it...
Tuesday, September 22 was a beautiful day for the 14th Annual Silver Lake Golf Tournament! Read Stephanie's full recap.

Stephanie Pitman, Silver Lake Business Manager, has announced her retirement.

Business Manager position posting.


We are honored to be in ministry with you, striving to make disciples of Jesus, form covenant partnerships, make God’s love and justice real, and bring new life as agents of change. 

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.

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