Silver Lake Camp & Conference Center

223 Low Road - Sharon, CT 06069



Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer, Executive Director


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Silver Lake is one of the Outdoor Ministry sites of the Southern New England Conference of the UCC. It was purchased in 1957 and has nurtured generations of Congregational and United Church of Christ children, families, and youth. It has also been the site for adult retreats and training events as well as for outside groups such as school system outdoor education events.


5 winterized buildings and many summer use buildings are on site, as well as a High Ropes and Low Ropes Course with trained facilitators. The crowning jewel is Silver Lake itself, Mudge Pond on State maps with our waterfront swimming and boating area.


Everyone is invited to play in God's Backyard at Silver Lake.


Summer residential "Conferences" will be 2-week sessions in 2021. The age range is from Grade 5 -12 based on the grade entering in the fall of 2021 with limited capacity this summer.



Silver Lake 2021 Brochure 


Summer 2021

Registration for in-person overnight camp opens on Jan. 15!

Learn more about our plans for the summer by watching a Parent Information Session.

We will post more information about policies and procedures as we complete written documentation. Complete the Contact Form below to get notified when all the details are available on the website!

Summer 2021 Contact Form - Silver Lake Conference Center


Silver Lake 2021 Day Programs

Our Fall Adventure Days were a great success! Stay tuned for announcements about Spring 2021 day programs.

View all the upcoming programs here.


Coronavirus & Reopening

For the latest information on Silver Lake's response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, visit

Day Visits - Bring your family, roommates, household - anyone that lives with you – for a visit to enjoy the natural beauty of Silver Lake. Reserve your visit here.

Overnight Family Retreats - Reserve a building for your family, roommates, household  – your “quaran-team”  for an overnight stay at Silver Lake. Read more here.


Shop the Online Store!

Purchase all your Silver Lake gear - online!

Watch this video for a step-by-step guide to navigating the online store and how to shop for Silver Lake items from home.

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