Silver Lake's Year-in-Review

There is always something going on at Silver Lake!

Here are some of the highlights from this past year.

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October - November 2019 

  1. Silver Lake Award Celebration honoring Rev. Susie and Brad Craig. 
  2. Silver Lake Earns Accreditation from American Camp Association
  3. Silver Lake Year-Round Staff attended the Outdoor Ministries Connection Great Gathering.


December 2019 - February 2020 

  1. Christmas At The Lake 
  2. Summer Conferences registration opens 
  3. Connecticut Confirmation Retreats 
  4. Traditional Retreat Groups 



March - April 2020 

  1. Dean's Retreat & Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Training Weekend 
  2. Saturday, March 14, 2020 - Silver Lake closes for 30 days due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 
  3. Virtual Campfires live on Facebook, weekly on Wednesday afternoon. 
  4. Silver Lake Bingo 
  5. Summer staff S'more videos 
  6. Virtual Easter Vigil 


May 2020 

  1. May 1, 2020 - Silver Lake cancels in-person summer camp ministry. 
  2. Open House: Deconstructed  - Video tour of different areas around site.
  3. "How can we do camp if we can't be together?" - Announcement of the Silver Lake At Home programs. 



June 2020 

  1. Silver Lake At Home registration opens. 
  2. We Stand With You: Silver Lake's Response to Racial Injustice. 
  3. Annual Newsletter mailed to the Silver Lake community. Read the individual articles here
  4. The online store is set up and operational. 


July 2020      

  1. Day Visits begin and the Silver Lake staff continue planning for the next phases of reopening. 
  2. Silver Lake At Home programs run July 6-31. 

At Home Boxes, Online Cabin Groups, Virtual JuST Camp, Virtual Reel to Real, virtual one-time add-on activities, weekly campfires, parent/guardian resources, Chaplain's messages - fun for the entire family! 


August 2020 

August 1, 2020 - Super Mega Jumbo Praise Saturday End of Summer Celebration Campfire

Hurricane Isaias - No major consequences, but a learning experience. 

Silver Lake At Home 2020: A Reflection. 



September 2020 

14th Annual Silver Lake Golf Tournament - Tuesday, September 22. 

Schedule an Overnight Family Retreat for reservations starting October 1. 


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