Silver Lake Update - May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Update From the Lake

A monthly email update from Silver Lake.
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Most Successful Silver Lake Award Celebration!

"The Silver Lake glitterati were especially sparkly on the afternoon of April 24 at the Silver Lake Award Celebration, honoring the Rev. David Peters. The event celebrated Rev. Peters’ 40 years of service and ministry at Silver Lake as a camper, counselor, staffer, dean, and volunteer." Read the full recap by Brian Lapis

Donations to the Silver Lake Scholarship Fund, event tickets, and bids on the silent and live auctions raised more than $22,000! Thank you for your generosity!

Nominations are open for the 2023 Silver Lake Award.

Submit a nomination online

Learn more about the Silver Lake Award


Summer Camp 2022

We are still hiring summer staff! Learn more

Join us as a camper! Day camp, grades 1-3; overnight camp, grades 4-12; plus, half-week family camp and Clergy Camp.

New in 2022: All-Gender housing options. Watch a recording of the info session

Summer conference highlight: Pioneer, grades 9-12, June 19-25*

COME TO PIONEER! It’s like a mission trip but at camp! Whether you’re a master carpenter or have never seen a hammer in your life, this is the conference for you!

*Due to the date of this conference, youth are eligible to attend if they can make it to camp by June 21. Attendance counts toward community service hours.


16th Annual Silver Lake Golf Tournament

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
NEW LOCATION - Manchester Country Club - Manchester, CT
NEW START TIME - 12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start, Scramble Format
NEW, LOWER PRICE - $175 per golfer, plus sponsorship opportunities available.
Additional details and registration at


Two Key Staffers to Leave Silver Lake
Jennifer Kronholm Clark and Matt Taylor have announced plans to leave the Conference staff this month to pursue other opportunities. Read more.


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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.
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