Update From the Lake

A monthly email update from Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center

Thank You Summer Camp Participants!

If you've ever experienced a week (or a summer) at camp, you have an idea of the phenomenon that is "camp time." The individual days can feel long, but the week feels like it just flies by. And the summer camp season is gone in the blink of an eye!

Thank you to the volunteer Deans for taking time out of your busy lives to plan and execute impactful programs for our campers and create life-changing memories.

Thank you to the volunteer Counselors and Chaplains for giving your time and energy to care for our campers and nurture the camp community.

Thank you to the campers for pushing your comfort zones and creating a community where we Love God, Love Our Neighbors, Love Ourselves, and Love Creation.

Thank you to the families for recognizing the importance of a summer camp experience and entrusting us with your camper for a week (or more!)

Thank you to the summer staff for dedicating your summer to provide a safe space where everyone is welcomed for who they are exactly as God made them.

Thank you to the entire Silver Lake and Southern New England Conference community for your ongoing support of the Silver Lake ministry.

The Summer 2023 season at Silver Lake may be over, but the experiences and memories will last a lifetime, and we can't wait to see you back at the Lake soon for more fun!


Come on Retreat at Silver Lake

Fall dates are starting to fill with retreat groups, and we're already booking for Spring and Fall 2024! If you are interested in bringing your group on retreat, contact us for availability, rates, and additional information.


Silver Lake Upcoming Events

Taking care of ME while Remembering YOU - grief retreat

Whether it has been recent or more than a decade since your loved one died, learning to live again can be a challenging journey. Taking care of ME while Remembering YOU is the essence of self-care and remembering. The R in Remembering is backwards because we will look back and reflect, not get stuck in the past because the love will always remain in our hearts and we take it with us, always. Learn more
Friday-Sunday, September 22-24, 2023

Led by: Debbie Pausig, LMFT, CT
$310 per person - includes lodging, meals, and facilitation.

Register now


Women's Yoga and Music Spirit Retreat - Fall Weekend

This will be a weekend of exploration and restoration, rather than performance and perfectionism. We will focus on using our bodies and voices as meditation in order to arrive at deeper peace and understanding. Learn more
Friday-Sunday, October 13-15, 2023

Led by: Whendi Cook-Broderick & Sara Billings
$270 per person - includes lodging, meals, and facilitation.
Register now

Women's Yoga Day Retreats
Led by: Whendi Cook-Broderick & Sara Billings
$130 per person - includes instruction and lunch

Harvest Day
Saturday, October 28
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Winter Solstice
Saturday, December 9
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Fall Action Weekend

From chopping wood to repairing buildings, moving picnic tables to raking leaves, there’s a project for everyone, high schoolers through adult.  Learn more

November 3-5, 2023

Action Weekend is open to youth in grades 9 through 12. Cost is $45 per youth.
Adult (18+) registration is free, donations greatly appreciated.
Register now


SNE Conference Upcoming Events


Justice Summit on Trans & Nonbinary Belonging.

Saturday, October 7, 2023
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Online or in-person at Old South Church - Boston, MA

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


Confirmation Retreats

Weekend @ Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center:
March 22nd - 24th, 2024

Overnight @ Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center:
February 9th - 10th, 2024

Overnight @ Craigville Retreat Center:
March 1st - 2nd, 2024

Overnight @ Irons Homestead Camp & Retreat Center:
March 8th - 9th, 2024

Learn more


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
A Ministry of the Southern New England Conference UCC
223 Low Road | Sharon, CT 06069 | 860.364.5526 | Fax: 860.364.1000
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