Silver Lake Update - March 17, 2023

March 14, 2023

Update From the Lake

A monthly email update from Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center
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Summer Camp at Silver Lake

Summer camp registration is open! We have 5 1-week sessions of overnight camp for grades 4-12, 1 week of day camp for grades 1-3, plus half-week programs for families.
Learn more about summer camp & register today!

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Get $50 off each summer camp registration made in the month of March with code: EARLY23

Silver Lake Summer Staff
We still have positions available - join us for the entire summer!
Learn more


Join us for a week (or more!) as a summer volunteer counselor!

Counselors are age 16+ and are responsible for the campers in their cabin or bunkroom -- a maximum of eight -- through a week-long program. Counselors sleep in a counselor's bunk in or adjoining the campers' cabin or bunkroom, share their meals, and lead them in activities throughout the week. Learn more about counseling here.

We are also still looking for a few more Deans (summer program leaders).
Contact us if you're interested in learning more and/or being a summer volunteer.

Counselor Retreat - May 19-21
Learn how to make the magic of camp happen for your campers, while keeping them safe. Learn more and register now.


Silver Lake Upcoming Events


2023 Silver Lake Award Celebration
Honoring Whendi Cook Broderick

The event features and a live and silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, and an opportunity to donate directly to the Silver Lake Scholarship Fund. Learn more

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

Tickets: $65 per person

Register now - Last day to register is Friday, March 31.
All minors must be accompanied by an adult.


Spring Action Weekend

April 28-30, 2023

Grades 9-12, adults 18+

Catch up with old friends, make new friends, and work hard to prepare YOUR camp & retreat center for the coming season.  From chopping wood to repairing buildings, moving picnic tables to raking leaves, there’s a project for everyone, high schoolers through adult. Learn more and register now.


Women's Yoga and Music Spirit Retreat

May 5-7, 2023

Whether you’re a yoga devotee or a novice, a seasoned singer or shy about your voice, we have a special place for you in our circle!

Join us for the entire weekend, or just for the day on Saturday!
$235 full weekend
$100 Saturday only

The retreat is open to all who identify as women, age 18+
Learn more and register now


Counselor Retreat

May 19-21 - ages 16+

Learn how to make the magic of camp happen for your campers, while keeping them safe.
Learn more and register now.

This retreat is open to all who will be or are interested in being counselors at Silver Lake.


Open House

Sunday, May 21, 1-5 p.m.

A visit to Silver Lake before camp is the best way for a first-time camper to know what to expect — you might even run into a new friend who will be in the same program this summer! We’ll provide the cookies; you bring your questions.

Learn more and RSVP now


SNE Conference Upcoming Events

Confirmation Retreats

Click here for more information about the 2023 retreat season!


Environmental Justice Youth Retreat

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Nature & Neighbors is a day-long environmental justice retreat for youth, which 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 Silver Lake.

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!

Learn more and register now

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.

223 Low Road | Sharon, CT 06069 | 860.364.5526 | Fax: 860.364.1000 |