Silver Lake Update - August 19, 2022

August 17, 2022

Update From the Lake

A monthly email update from Silver Lake.
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If you've ever experienced a week (or a summer) at camp, you have an idea of the phenomenon that is "camp time." The individual days can feel long, but the week feels like it just flies by. And the summer camp season is gone in the blink of an eye!

Thank you to the volunteers for taking time out of your busy lives to care for our campers and create life-changing memories.

Thank you to the campers for pushing your comfort zones and creating a community where we Love God, Love Our Neighbors, Love Ourselves, and Love Creation.

Thank you to the families for recognizing the importance of a summer camp experience and entrusting us with your camper for a week (or more!)

Thank you to the summer staff for dedicating your summer to provide a safe space where everyone is welcomed for who they are exactly as God made them.

Thank you to the entire Silver Lake and Southern New England Conference community for your ongoing support of the Silver Lake ministry.

The Summer 2022 season at Silver Lake may be over, but the experiences and memories will last a lifetime, and we can't wait to see you back at the Lake soon for more fun!


Silver Lake Golf Tournament
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
12:30 pm shotgun start, scramble format

Manchester Country Club - Manchester, CT
Register as a player, sponsor, underwriter, or all of the above!

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Last day to register is September 1, 2022


Accepting Nominations - Silver Lake Award
Do you know someone that embodies Silver Lake in everything they do? Nominate them to be the next recipient of the Silver Lake Award! 
Learn more and complete the nomination form online now


Upcoming Events


Celebration of Rev. Dr. Davida Foy Crabtree's Ordination
Sunday, September 18, 2022

10 am worship at the First Church in Windsor
107 Palisado Ave, Windsor, CT 06095

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Lunch & Learn for Leaders

Lunch & Learn for Leaders is a monthly series hosted by the Center for Transformational Leadership. Every third Thursday, join us at noon for an hour-long session of learning and discussion. Each month we will offer a bite-size opportunity to learn valuable concepts and practices from a subject expert. Our wide-ranging topics are relevant to areas of mission and ministry that you, our authorized ministers and lay leaders, have indicated are timely for your congregations. Learn more


2022 Justice Summit

Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Join other SNEC members, authorized ministers, and partners at the 2022 Justice Summit, a one-day in-person gathering focused on devising strategies to confront racial inequity in local congregations and communities. Learn more


Environmental Justice Youth Retreats

Nature & Neighbors is an environmental justice retreat for youth, a shared program of the Southern New England Conference justice team, Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center, and Irons Homestead Camp & Retreat. Learn more

  • October 8, 2022 at Silver Lake 
  • October 22, 2022 at Irons Homestead 
  • February 18, 2023 at Irons Homestead (snow date – March 25) 
  • May 6, 2023 at Silver Lake 

Confirmation Retreats

Register your group for a facilitated retreat in 2022-2023! Chose from seven dates and three great locations. Learn more


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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