Silver Lake Update - January 22, 2021

January 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 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.
Silver Lake Donor Appreciation Celebration
Sunday, February 28 - 3 p.m.

Join us for a virtual Facebook Live celebration of our Silver Lake donors!

It has been a challenging time for so many, and yet the Silver Lake community was still able to give over $200,000 in 2020 to help ensure Silver Lake will be able to continue this life-changing ministry. Thank you!

Summer Staff at Silver Lake

"I am blessed to be a five-year Silver Lake Summer Staff alumnus. It is not a stretch for me to say that Silver Lake has made me the person I am today. The Lake taught me life lessons, skills, and morals. It also gave me friends that I will have for life, a second home, and a place to grow up, though I am still growing because of Silver Lake. I am pleased to be a Board member and thankful that I had so many summers to give to the place I love so much."
Graham Sweetnam, Silver Lake Board Member, talks about his time on the Silver Lake Summer Staff. Read the full post

If you know someone that would be a great addition to the 2021 SLCC Summer Staff, we are now accepting applications!
Learn more and contact Jenn KC with any questions.


Summer Information Sessions for Church Leaders
Come learn all the information you need for you and your church families to have an amazing summer at Silver Lake! 
On this Zoom call, we will equip you to answer questions from your families and give you the information you need to endorse our 2021 summer program.

Join Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer (Executive for Camps and Retreats, Silver Lake Conference Center) and Jenn Kronholm Clark (Program Director, Silver Lake Conference Center) to learn about our plans to have an amazing and safe summer 2021.

Two dates available:
Tuesday, January 26 at 1:30 p.m. Register now
Thursday, January 28 at 7 p.m. Register now

Please share this information with all appropriate and interested leaders in your church community (pastors, youth group advisors, church school teachers, Faith Formation leaders, etc.)
Summer Registration is Open!
Learn more about Summer 2021, camp at Silver Lake, view the summer brochure, and register for camp at
Read about the Top 10 Reasons 2-Week Conferences are Going to be Amazing!
Other Items of Note

We have hosted a number of Family Retreats since the fall, and we are still booking for the spring. 
Read the blog by Jenn KC, and learn more about bringing your family to the Lake.

Silver Lake is hiring a Retreat and Finance Manager.
The Retreat and Finance Manager (RFM) is responsible for managing a time of renewal, relaxing, and an escape from everyday life working with groups of all ages to book retreats in our 5 year-round buildings and seasonal cabin villages, late August through May. Along with retreats, the Retreat and Finance Manager is responsible for the financial operations at Silver Lake. Read the full job description here.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to by Feb. 17.

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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