Silver Lake Update - November 19, 2021

November 19, 2021

Update From the Lake

A monthly email update from Silver Lake.

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Support the Ministry of Silver Lake

"November: a time for thanksgiving, a time to count our many blessings, a time to be surrounded by family, friends and loved ones, a time to give our time, talent and support to Silver Lake." Read the full post by Sarah Barker, Silver Lake Board Member

SAVE THE DATE - Giving Tuesday is November 30.
All donations received on Giving Tuesday will go directly to the Silver Lake Scholarship Fund.
Help us reach our goals of over 60 gifts & $6,300 in 24 hours!



Christmas at the Lake

There are two opportunities for you to celebrate Christmas and Advent with us at Silver Lake!

Family Day
Dec. 4, 10 am- 4 pm, $50/$40 tiered pricing per person

Overnight Retreat for 7-8th grades
Dec. 10-12, $125 per person


Summer Staff & Volunteer Opportunities

2022 Summer Staff Applications are Open
Join us for a life-changing summer at the Lake!
Details, job descriptions, and applications are available now:

Can't commit to the entire summer? Consider being a volunteer counselor, dean, chaplain, or artist-in-residence. For more details, email Program Director Jenn Kronholm Clark at

Join us for Counselor Retreat - April 8-10, 2022 - $50 per person


Silver Lake Merchandise - ONLINE

Get Christmas gifts for all the Silver Lakers in your life!

Order by Dec. 11 to ensure delivery in time for Christmas.

Order now:


In Case You Missed It

Silver Lake now requires all guests (including staff and volunteers) to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Those who are not able to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or due to age may show proof of a negative PCR test taken not more than 3 days before the event. Read the full announcement.

As a ministry of the Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ (SNE UCC), Silver Lake adheres to all the policies put in place by the Conference.

Read the SNE UCC Covid Policies for Guests and Vendors.


Upcoming Events

Giving Tuesday
Tuesday, Nov. 30, all gifts support the Silver Lake Scholarship Fund.

Christmas at the Lake
Family Day - Dec. 4, 10am-4pm, all ages.
Youth Overnight - Dec. 10-12, grades 7-8.

Summer Camp 2022 Registration
Opens January 15!

That's My Jesus! Memoir-Writing Retreat
Saturday, February 5, 9am-4pm, age 18+

Maple Sugaring Youth Overnight
March 18-20, grades 6-8.

2022 Counselor Retreat
April 8-10, age 16+

2022 Silver Lake Award Celebration Honoring Rev. David Peters
Sunday, April 24; Farmington Gardens, Farmington, CT


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.

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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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