Update From the Lake

A monthly email update from Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center

Summer Camp at Silver Lake


Join us for a life-changing summer at Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center!
Learn more and apply now.


Summer Camp 2024 Dates Are Here!

Week 1: June 30-July 6
Week 2: July 7-13
Week 3: July 14-20
Week 4: July 21-27
Regional Youth Event (ages 13-18): July 28-31

Registration opens mid-January.
Learn more about summer camp at Silver Lake.


Upcoming Silver Lake Events

Everyday Mindfulness Retreat

Friday-Sunday, December 1-3, 2023
$325 per person - includes lodging, meals, and facilitation.
Open to adults age 18 and up.

Led by Christine Ucich
Learn more and register online.

Last day to register is Monday, November 27.


Winter Solstice Day Women's Yoga Retreat

Saturday, December 9, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$130 per person - includes instruction and lunch.

Led by Whendi Cook-Broderick & Sara Billings
Learn more and register online.

Last day to register is Monday, December 4.


Come on Retreat at Silver Lake

We're booking retreat groups for Spring and Fall 2024! 

If you are interested in bringing your group on retreat, contact us for availability, rates, and additional information.


Support Silver Lake

2023 Silver Lake Annual Appeal

Read the 2023 Appeal letter

Help us continue to provide impactful programs to our community and ensure that Silver Lake’s life-transforming ministry will continue for another 65 years – and beyond! 

All gifts go to The Fund for Silver Lake which supports Silver Lake's operational costs.
Make your gift to The Fund for Silver Lake today!

Save the date: Giving Tuesday is Tuesday, November 28, 2023.
All gifts received support the Silver Lake Scholarship Fund.


Shop the Online Store

Stock up on gifts for all the Silver Lakers in your life!
Last day to order for Christmas is Thursday, December 7.

Make your purchase now.


Share Silver Lake with Your Community
Thank you for spreading the word about the life-changing ministry of Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center!

Visit our website for resources to download and use in your work.

Materials include: promotional videos, event flyers, ways to include Silver Lake in your Christmas service(s), and more!


Upcoming SNE Conference Events

2024 Regional Youth Event at Silver Lake

Sunday, July 28 through Wednesday, July 31, 2024

All youth ages 13-18 are welcome to attend with their advisors. 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. 


Lunch & Learn

Racial Justice Book Discussion
Thursday, December 7, 12-1:30 p.m.
Join us for a free book discussion on The Afro-Christian Convention: The Fifth Stream of the United Church of Christ. Learn more

Strengthen your Church’s Advocacy for LGBTQ+ People
Thursday, March 7, 2024; 12-1 p.m.
Learn about the Human Rights Campaign and how you can partner with them to advance justice for trans, nonbinary, and other queer people.
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


In case You Missed It...

We Want to Hear From You!

Complete this brief online survey (only 6 questions!) to indicate your interest in potential items for the Silver Lake camp store.

Note - this is the same survey we've been sharing all Fall. The survey will close December 31, 2023.


Silver Lake Maintains Accreditation from American Camp Association

Silver Lake Maintains Accreditation from American Camp Association (ACA)! Thank you to our staff and volunteers for the continued dedication to this process and the safety and well-being of our campers and retreat guests. Read more


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.

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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