Silver Lake Update - June 16, 2023

June 16, 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!


Summer Program Highlight - Pioneer: Alumni Edition

June 25-29, 2023 - Age 18+

Do you LOVE Silver Lake? Like LOVE it love it? Do you wish that Action weekends were warmer or miss your time on Summer Staff? Then this program is for you!

Register for the whole week or just the days that work for your schedule.

Learn more and register now

*Coming Soon: half-week camp program for adults age 22+, July 30-Aug. 2. Stay tuned for details.


Summer Program Highlight - Still Singing

July 16-22 - Grades 9-12

Bring your voice, your heart and your mind! We'll mix them all up with music, sharing our Godly gifts to explore the place where our faith meets the issues of today -- as we write, compose, and perform an original Bible musical for a joyous experience of worship.      

Deans: Whendi Cook-Broderick, Val Tutson, & Vin Urbanowski   

Learn more and register now


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.


Support the Silver Lake Scholarship Fund

Silver Lake's Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to families who need it. Our goal is to ensure all who want to come to camp are able to.

Make a gift to the Scholarship Fund here.


SNE Conference News and Events


SNE UCC 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

Event Highlights: 

  • June 16: 8pm - Acton, MA Pride Drag Show
  • June 18, 10:30 am: Pride in the Pews - First Congregational Church of Stamford, CT
  • June 24:10am-2pm; Inaugural art exhibition featuring the works of LGBTQ+ artists - The First Congregational Church of Wareham, MA
  • June 24: Noon; West Hartford Pride Festival - West Hartford, CT  
  • July 2: 11am; Drag Gospel Fest (service and reception) - Hopeville Church Waterbury, CT


2023 SNEUCC 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


Our Whole Lives (OWL) Facilitator Training at Silver Lake
November 10-12, 2023
This is a training for the Elementary Curriculum for grades K-1 and 4-6.  Cost is $430 per person and a deposit of $200 is required to hold your space.  Please register early as we are limited to 18 participants. Learn more and register now



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.

JOIN THE RYE PLANNING TEAM  Sign up  here if you would like to help plan music, worship, workshops, recreation, or just offer an idea. 


 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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