Silver Lake Update - December 17, 2021

December 17, 2021

Update From the Lake

A monthly email update from Silver Lake.

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Summer 2022

Apply for summer staff & join us for a life-changing summer!

Positions include: Kitchen, Resource, Waterfront, Adventure Team (A-Team), Maintenance (ETF), and Camp Family (leadership development for 16- and 17-year-olds).

Registration for summer programs opens January 15!

Check out the summer brochure online & look for it in your mailbox in early January!


Christmas & Silver Lake

Please consider including Silver Lake in your Christmas Eve worship. We have a selection of materials available on our website - - slides, PDFs, bulletin inserts, and more!

The Christmas at the Lake Family Day was a great success!
Read a recap from Dan Krhla, a member of the Silver Lake Board of Directors 

Holiday Office Hours: The Silver Lake office will be closed for the holidays from Thursday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Jan. 3.

We will resume regular office hours (Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30-4:30) on Tuesday, Jan. 4.


Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center Name Change

"One of the things I love about camp is the way it both stays the same and is always changing....The heart of Silver Lake has not changed. A part of the name has changed to better reflect the ministry we do today and, really, have always done."

Read more about the Silver Lake name change (effective January 1, 2022) from The Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer, Silver Lake Executive Director



Thank you for your continued generosity and support of Silver Lake, our mission and ministry.

Thanks to special collections at the 2021 Silver Lake Award in October and the retirement celebration for Stephanie Pitman in November, in addition to the gifts made on Giving Tuesday, we have received over $14,000 to the Silver Lake Scholarship Fund this fall.

In addition, as of December 15, we have raised over $16,000 to the Fund for Silver Lake as part of the 2021 Annual Appeal.

There's still time to include Silver Lake in your end-of-year giving. Make your gift today -


Upcoming Events

Summer Camp 2022 Registration
Opens January 15!

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

Maple Sugaring Family Day - March 19
Saturday, March 19, 10am-4pm, all ages

Maple Sugaring Family Day - March 26
Saturday, March 26, 10am-4pm, all ages

2022 Counselor Retreat
April 8-10, age 16+

2022 Silver Lake Award Celebration Honoring The 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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