Outdoor Ministries

SLCC Summer Begins With Pre-Camp


2017 Pioneer works on Chaplains Cottage Silver Lake Conference Center's Summer Conference Season is up and running. The first two summer conferences of the 2017 season — Pioneer and JCT — ran during Pre-Camp Week, June 18 through June 24. The camp staff spent much of the week in training, preparing for the full 7-week camp season which started ...

Looking Back: Silver Lake in 1957


A look back at Silver Lake in its first year as a site of the CT Conference Summer Youth Programs.

2017 Summer Deans Gather for Deans Retreat


SHARON – Summer begins in March at Silver Lake with the annual Deans Retreat weekend. The volunteer program leaders gathered March 3-4 at camp, along with chaplains, guest speakers, and Silver Lake staff, to begin to create the community that will welcome close to 1,000 young people over the seven weeks of summer conferences. “This is my favorite ...

Silver Lake Launches New Promotional Effort


The January Bulletin Insert The Silver Lake Conference Center has launched an ambitious plan to add 100 new campers to the summer program in 2017, and has developed new promotional materials - including bulletin inserts for church use - to help reach that goal. "Silver Lake is at its most vibrant when the local church shares in the joy of ...

Silver Lake Registration Open Jan. 15


SHARON -- "I love this time of year!" said Jennifer Kronholm Clark, Administrator at Silver Lake Conference Center. "For me, this is the beginning of the summer. Registration opens on Sunday!"   Though it might seem early to plan for summer camp, online registration for Silver Lake's seven weeks of summer programming opens on Sunday, Jan. 15, at ...

Silver Lake Announces New Development Associate


Silver Lake Conference Center announced that Heather Dinneen will be the new Development Associate.

Silver Lake 2017 Summer Brochure Released


SHARON -- The Silver Lake Conference Center announced the release of the 2017 Summer Conferences Brochure yesterday. The brochure is currently downloadable on the Silver Lake website at www.silverlakect.org. Online registration for all conferences will open January 15.   The first conference of the season will be Counselor-In-Training — a weekend ...

Clergy Group Celebrates 23 Years at Silver Lake with Gift


SHARON - Seven clergy have been meeting a couple of times a year at Silver Lake for fellowship, professional support, and peace and quiet for the past 23 years.

Fancy Camp Gala Draws Over 80 in Support of SLCC


WALLINGFORD — On a cold, clear night under a bright moon, more than 80 Silver Lake supporters gathered at the Wallingford Country Club for the Fancy Camp Gala for Silver Lake, an evening of dinner, dancing, and supporting this outdoor ministry.

Transforming Minds: 3rd Annual EJ4All Retreat


On Friday, May 20th, eleven youth and three counselors joined me for the 3rd Annual Environmental Justice For All! Retreat at Silver Lake Conference Center. A signature program of the UCC Northeast Environmental Justice Center, this EJ4A! Retreat delivered another extraordinary weekend of learning, building faithful and justice-minded community, ...

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