Camper Financial Support

Silver Lake is committed to keeping the cost of camp as affordable as possible. Our goal is to never turn away a potential camper due to lack of funds.

Included on this page:

Tiered Pricing Structure


Program Sponsorship

Tiered Pricing Structure

We have found that a tiered pricing structure better reflects the actual cost to host a camper for a session. Families can then select the level of payment that best fits their circumstances.

Tier 1 - Actual Cost of Camp

Tier 2 - Middle rate, partially subsidized by donations to the Silver Lake Scholarship Fund

Tier 3 - Lowest rate, subsidized by donations to the Silver Lake Scholarship Fund

We invite you to consider the Actual Cost of camp (Tier 1). If the Actual Cost tier is out of reach for your family, you may choose Tier 2 or, if your family needs more assistance, Tier 3.

In addition, scholarships are available for any families that need additional financial support.

The payment level you select will be confidential and will have no bearing on your child’s participation at camp — all will enjoy the same life-changing Silver Lake experience.  

We hope that those of you who are able to pay the Actual Cost of camp will join us in ensuring that Silver Lake remains open to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. 

And if you can pay more, please make a donation!

Program prices are listed as follows: Tier 1 / Tier 2 / Tier 3


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.

Many local churches also sponsor partial or full sponsorships for their youth. Please ask your local church if such support is available.

Silver Lake scholarships are intended for, but not limited to, youth from UCC Churches in the Southern New England Conference (CT, MA, and RI) to attend a summer program at Silver Lake. Our scholarships will be awarded based on financial need. Wherever possible Silver Lake strives to provide funds as part of a combined effort between families, churches, and our funds.

Silver Lake Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis and will be awarded until all funds have been distributed. We understand asking for assistance may be difficult. We have tried to make the process as easy, confidential, and fair as possible.

Please register your camper(s) before applying for a scholarship. If you are not able to pay the non-refundable $150 deposit at the time of registration (your registration will not be recorded without a deposit), please contact Silver Lake as soon as possible.

The Scholarship Application is available through the Document Center when you are logged into your account.

For more information about scholarships, please contact our office at 860-364-5526 or

For a step-by-step guide to finding and completing the Scholarship Application, check out the video on our Instructional Videos page.

Program Sponsorship

We are grateful for everyone who helps our campers get to camp, whether it is a church, an association, another organization, a friend, or a family member. At Silver Lake, we call financial supporters who are not direct family members Program Sponsors. 

Many churches and organizations sponsor campers from their community, by providing funds to be applied directly toward the campers' registration fee.

Please ask your local church and other community organizations if such support is available.

If you are interested in being a sponsor, learn more about sponsorships here.

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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