Outdoor Ministries

Silver Lake Hosts Campers from China

7/26/2019

Silver Lake Conference Center hosted a group of 31 college students from China during week 5 of the summer season. The experience of two convening cultures had an impact on both the Chinese students and the American campers and staff.


Silver Lake Partners With Hartford’s Re-Center

5/9/2019

Silver Lake Conference Center has a new partner in its efforts to create a more just and welcome community.


Tom Thatcher Joins the Silver Lake Team

3/21/2019

Tom Thatcher may be new to Silver Lake – he started as Administrator on March 5 – but he has been working in summer camps since 1999 and living in the Northwest Corner for just over three years.


A Weekend at Winter Camp

3/13/2019

Our outdoor ministry site at Silver Lake is more than a summer camp and Friday, March 1, was the beginning of a typical ‘off season’ weekend. Youth and adults came from CT, MA, and RI to deepen their faith, create beloved community, learn leadership skills, and encounter God in nature.


Silver Lake Registration Opens Jan. 15

1/10/2019

Registration for the 2019 Summer Camp Session at Silver Lake Conference Center opens Jan. 15, and those registering by Jan. 31st can receive a $50 discount on their registration.


Nominations Open for 2019 Silver Lake Award

1/7/2019

It's a new year, and time for you to help select a new Silver Lake Award honoree!


Brilliant Minds, Glowing Faces, Radiant Hearts

11/8/2018

The annual SHINE retreat was one of several retreats held at Silver Lake weekend. Sponsored by the Connecticut Conference, SHINE seeks to nurture leadership skills in youth who are Thinking About Working For God (TAWFG).


'Incredible' Growth at Silver Lake

9/14/2018

With the support of the Connecticut Conference staff and the guidance of Kaleidoscope consultants, The Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer oversaw an outreach initiative that resulted in an increase of 110 campers in 2017. Silver Lake kept the momentum going in 2018, adding another 20 campers to the summer program enrollment.


Cuz Love Doesn't Have Boundaries

8/2/2018

This song was written by Silver Lake summer staff members Ella Quinn, Alex Renna, and Caitlin Mundy and is reproduced here with permission.


Silver Lake Summer Season Underway

7/12/2018

The Silver Lake Conference Center Summer Camp Season is fully underway.


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