Youth & Young Adults: Events and Programs

Youth & Young Adults: Events and Programs

Summer Camp at Silver Lake

Take a look at the plans for Summer 2023!  Silver Lake will host five weeks of amazing camp opportunities for youth entering grades 4 and up.  There are also programs for Family Camp and Day Camp for children in grades 1-3.  Silver Lake programs nurture inclusion, leadership development, environmental justice, and beloved community.  Visit the Silver Lake Camp and Retreat Center for more information and to register!

Download the 2023 Camp Flyer

Confirmation Retreats

Fall Youth Retreat: Sabbath for a Modern Age will be held on November 10-12 at Silver Lake Camp and Retreat Center. This retreat is for teens in grades 7-12 and their leaders.  Build relationships and explore spiritual practices in a beautiful outdoor setting.   

Spring 2024 Confirmation Retreats will be offered at three great outdoor ministry settings.  We will host programs at Silver Lake Camp and Retreat Center in Sharon, CT, Irons Homestead in Glocester, RI and Craigville Conference Center on Cape Cod.

Registration is now open! Check out our Confirmation Retreats page for each event's registration link. To ensure a spot for your attendants, you will be asked to make a deposit for each participant. Final count and full payment are due  30 days prior to the retreat.

Note that space is limited to 25 attendees at Irons Homestead, 35 at Craigville and  50 at Silver Lake. Programs will be led by a group of experienced facilitators.  For more information about these events, please contact Faith Formation Team Leader Debby Kirk.

New England Regional Youth Event

SAVE THE DATE for the 2024 Regional Youth Event!
Sunday, July 28 through Wednesday, July 31
Silver Lake Conference Center in Sharon, CT

All youth ages 13-18 are welcome to attend with their advisors.
More details will be coming soon but you can be sure that RYE will be a place to grow your spirits and connect with teens from all over New England. Our beautiful outdoor ministry site features swimming, boating, and a challenge course for team building, 

More details and registration forms will be added in the fall.

JOIN THE RYE PLANNING TEAM  Sign up  here if you would like to help plan music, worship, workshops, recreation, or just offer an idea.  You may also share the link with others who might like to be involved.  

SNEUCC Young Voices Project

Share your wisdom, your faith, and your creativity.  SNEUCC wants to hear your thoughts about discipleship -- whether in a blog, poem, or a song.  Send your entries to Debby Kirk.  Items  that are selected for publishing will receive a stipend.


Youth @ Synod, from SNEUCC on Vimeo.

Fall Youth Retreat: Sabbath for a Modern Age

November 10-12, 2023  at Silver Lake for youth in grades 7-12. Facilitated by Rev. Matt Carriker.


Other Leadership Opportunities for Youth

Dignity Project Fellowship

Designed to train outstanding high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from Greater Boston to serve as interreligious and cross-cultural leaders with the capacity to engage the diversity of our city (and broader society) with thoughtfulness, skill, and care. This 5-month program is sponsored by the Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership of Hebrew College and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. The application deadline is June 1 of each year; fifteen to eighteen fellows will be selected for the cohort.


DISCOVER: Youth Theology Institute at Catawba College

The program is designed to give students the opportunity to explore faith and the idea of vocation or calling in their own life.  Faculty will lead tracks on sports management, science and the environment, music, and service (volunteering and non-profit work).  The camp is essentially no cost to the participants (thanks to Lilly grant funding) but students would be responsible for transportation. 

  • High School - July 9-14, 2023
  • Middle School - July 19-22, 2023
  • Contact Kendra Joyner Miller, Catawba Chaplain for details
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