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
- Silver Lake Award Celebration honoring Rev. Susie and Brad Craig.
- Silver Lake Earns Accreditation from American Camp Association.
Silver Lake Year-Round Staff attended the Outdoor Ministries Connection Great Gathering.
December 2019 - February 2020
- Christmas At The Lake
- Summer Conferences registration opens
- Connecticut Confirmation Retreats
- Traditional Retreat Groups
March - April 2020
- Dean's Retreat & Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Training Weekend
- Saturday, March 14, 2020 - Silver Lake closes for 30 days due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
- Virtual Campfires live on Facebook, weekly on Wednesday afternoon.
- Silver Lake Bingo
- Summer staff S'more videos
- Virtual Easter Vigil
- May 1, 2020 - Silver Lake cancels in-person summer camp ministry.
- Open House: Deconstructed - Video tour of different areas around site.
- "How can we do camp if we can't be together?" - Announcement of the Silver Lake At Home programs.
- Silver Lake At Home registration opens.
- We Stand With You: Silver Lake's Response to Racial Injustice.
- Annual Newsletter mailed to the Silver Lake community. Read the individual articles here.
- The online store is set up and operational.
- Day Visits begin and the Silver Lake staff continue planning for the next phases of reopening.
- 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 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.
14th Annual Silver Lake Golf Tournament - Tuesday, September 22.
Schedule an Overnight Family Retreat for reservations starting October 1.
Help us continue to provide impactful programs to our community, and ensure that Silver Lake’s life-transforming ministry will continue for another 60 years – and beyond!