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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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

  1. August 1, 2020 - Super Mega Jumbo Praise Saturday End of Summer Celebration Campfire
  2. Hurricane Isaias - No major consequences, but a learning experience. 
  3. Silver Lake At Home 2020: A Reflection. 


September 2020

  1. 14th Annual Silver Lake Golf Tournament 


October-November 2020

  1. Adventure Days - a fun and safe way for folks to be on site, playing outside with others, and enjoying the high and low ropes courses.
  2. Overnight Family Retreats - Learn more and book your retreat today!
  3. Planning for Summer 2021


December 2020

  1. Christmas at the Lake
    • In-person family days
    • 12 Days of Christmas At Home Box 
  2. Early registration open for summer camp 2021
  3. Summer 2021 staff applications open


January-February 2021

  1. Summer camp registration opens
  2. Family Retreats
  3. Donor Appreciation Celebration


March 2021

  1. Silver Lake Sunday Worship Videos Available
  2. Family Retreats
  3. Maple Sugaring Family Days
  4. Connecting with 2021 Silver Lake Summer Staff
  5. Silver Lake Welcomes a New Retreat and Finance Manger
  6. Stop Asian Hate: Silver Lake's response to racialized violence


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