Silver Lake Update - February 17, 2023

February 17, 2023

Update From the Lake

A monthly email update from Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center
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2023 Silver Lake Award Celebration

Honoring: Whendi Cook-Broderick

Sunday, April 16, 2023 - 2-5 p.m.
Farmington Gardens - Farmington, CT

Tickets - $65 per person
Registration open now!


2023 Summer Staff at Silver Lake

2023 Silver Lake Summer Staff applications are open now and due by Friday, February 24, 2023!

Make friends, learn new skills, change lives - apply today for the 2023 Silver Lake Summer Camp Staff and join us for a life-changing summer.

Learn more and apply now


Summer Camp Registration is Coming!

Silver Lake summer camp registration opens Wednesday, March 1 at 9 am!

We are planning to have five (5) 1-week sessions (Sunday-Saturday) this summer, running from July 2 through August 5.

Learn more about Summer Camp at Silver Lake


Hold a Silver Lake Sunday This Spring

We invite and encourage you to designate a Sunday this spring as Silver Lake Sunday to celebrate your church's participation in our Outdoor Ministry Program.

If you would like Silver Lake Director, Rev. David Camphouse, to participate in the service and/or speak afterword, email David Camphouse

Find resources to help share Silver Lake with your community on our website


SNE Conference and Wider Programs

Environmental Justice Youth Retreats

May 6, 2023, at Silver Lake 

Nature & Neighbors is a day-long environmental justice retreat for youth, will include exploration of environmental racism and environmental justice; engaging scripture and spiritual practices that inspire and sustain action; and experiencing God’s Creation firsthand at either Silver Lake or Irons Homestead, two of the beautiful outdoor ministry sites affiliated with the Conference. Learn more.

Middle and high school groups of any size, or individual youth with an accompanying adult, are welcome to sign up. Program cost is $75 per participant – please contact Emma Brewer-Wallin for sliding scale rates. We want you to participate and cost should not be a barrier!

Register now!


UCC New England Women's Celebration XI

March 17-19, 2023
DoubleTree by Hilton - Manchester, NH

You are invited and encouraged to attend Celebration XI for a weekend of worship, community, workshops, vendor marketplace, and connection with other women of faith.
Come for the entire weekend, or just for the day on Saturday.

Registration is open now! Learn more and register online

$125 - Full registration* (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
$100 - Saturday-only registration*

*Please note, the registration fee does not include meals or accommodations.

Last day to register is Tuesday, February 28


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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