Silver Lake Update - May 19, 2023

May 18, 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!

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!


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.


Summer Staff Positions are Still Available!

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.


Upcoming SNE Conference Events

The Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ is working with the consultants at Harvest Development Group to better understand how our mission and our philanthropic efforts can more effectively support each other.

You can help us by taking just a few moments to complete this brief survey.

The survey is completely confidential, responses will only be accessed by the team at Harvest.

Your input will help shape how our work moves forward - will you please assist us with your feedback? Complete the survey


Strengthen the Church Offering Encouraged for May 28

The Southern New England Conference is encouraging churches to participate in the Strengthen the Church offering on or around May 28 to support the Center for Transformational Leadership, Faith Formation Ministries, and Outdoor Ministries, including the Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center. Read more.


2023 Pride Guide!

The SNEUCC Pride Guide is where people can look up what events their local church, Association, or our Conference offer with regard to celebrating our LGBTQ+ community. View the guide


4th Annual Meeting of the Southern New England Conference

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 4th Annual Meeting of the Southern New England Conference, to be held June 17 at the DCU Center in Worcester. An online option is also available.

The meeting will include messages by UCC General Minister and President Nominee Rev. Karen Georgia Thompson and SNEUCC Executive Conference Minister the Rev. Darrell Goodwin; engaging worship; and two sets of breakout sessions, one on " Mapping Your Church's Path Forward" and one on "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion." There will also be a Children's Program, a Marketplace and some pre-meeting events. 

Find the details and register at:


SNEUCC Sending Youth to General Synod 

The Southern New England Conference is accepting applications from youth who want to take part in Youth @ Synod, the national gathering for young leaders ages 14 to 18 who want to connect with teens from around the country while experiencing the vibrant diversity of the wider church.

The event is part of the United Church of Christ General Synod, taking place in Indianapolis, IN, June 30 to July 4. Significant scholarship support is available. Learn more.


2023 Justice Summit

The second annual Justice Summit will take place on October 7, 2023, in Boston, MA, and online. This year’s Summit centers on Trans and Nonbinary Belonging in the Church. Learn more and register now.


Youth Retreat: Sabbath in a Modern Age

This 2-day retreat is intended for teens from around the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of  Christ.  Whether you have come to SNEUCC retreats before, or have never been on retreat, come to find nourishment for your soul.  All youth, grades 7 -12 are welcome!

November 10-12, 2023 
$195.00 per person including adult leaders.

REGISTRATION IS ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE - Registration Deadline is September 10, 2023
Program begins on Friday evening at 7 PM (dinner not included) and ends  on Sunday morning at 10:30.(brunch included) Learn more


2024 Regional Youth Event at Silver Lake

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, July 28 through Wednesday, July 31, 2024

All youth ages 13-18 are welcome to attend with their advisors.
More details will be coming soon!
Learn more.


In Case You Missed It

Rev. David Camphouse started as Director of Outdoor Ministries on January 1, 2023.

Aila Brennan hired as Program Director

Morgan Aery Hired as Retreat and Business Manager

2023 Silver Lake Award Celebration [honored] Whendi Cook-Broderick


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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