Silver Lake Update - April 16, 2021

April 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 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.


Talking About Summer 2021 at Silver Lake

As you are connecting with churches, associations, and other members of the Conference, we want you to feel comfortable talking about camp this summer and be able to answer questions that may come up – or at least know who to ask for the answer. 

You can find a PDF of some Talking Points and a video from Ryan on our website: in the Summer 2021 section.  

Registration is still open and scholarship funds are still available!

For questions about registration, scholarships, church payments, etc. contact Ruth Choate, Administrator and Registrar, at or by calling the Silver Lake office at 860-364-5526. 


Adopt A Summer Staff Member

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! Read more here.


Upcoming Programs

Join us for a Spring Program Day!
$48 per person, 10 am-4 pm
Parent-child pairs or family groups welcome.
Masks and social distancing required.


Silver Lake Sampler - Saturday, April 24 - grade 4+
Waterways - Saturday, May 8 - grade 3+
Love Creation - Saturday, May 15 - grade 3+
Silver Lake Field Day - Saturday, May 22 - grade 3+

Women's Yoga & Spirit Retreat - Saturday, May 15, 10 am-4 pm
Whether you’re a yoga devotee or a novice, a seasoned singer or shy about your voice, we have a special place for you in our circle!
$80 per person - The retreat is open to all who identify as women.

Open House - Sunday, May 16, 1-5 pm
A visit to Silver Lake before camp is the best way for a first-time camper (conferee) to know what to expect — you might even run into a new friend who will be in the same conference this summer! We’ll provide the tours and s’mores; you bring your questions. 
Register for a 2-hour time slot and join us for a guided tour of the site.


Save the Dates - Fall Fundraising Events

15th Annual Silver Lake Golf Tournament
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
The Country Club of Waterbury
Registration opens April 25!

  Silver Lake Award Celebration
  Sunday, October 3, 2021, 2-5 pm
  A Villa Louisa, Bolton, CT
Registration is open now!


In Case You Missed It

Silver Lake Welcomes a New Retreat and Finance Manager

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.

Visit Silver Lake!

We were thrilled to welcome Rev. Goodwin to site at the end of February, Rev. Terry Yasuko Ogawa in March and are looking forward to having Rev. Dr. Price next week!

Contact us if you are interested in coming for a visit and tour of Silver Lake.

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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