Employment at Spruce Lake

41.2266° N, 75.2676° W

Spruce Lake’s retreat, youth camp, and outdoor education ministries serve over 30,000 people annually here in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. It takes caring, skilled and dedicated people with a heart for Christian service to fulfill our call to ministry every day. Our team works together to glorify God, serving the body of Christ and our community through relationships, programs, and services that promote evangelism and discipleship. Consider these opportunities in the Pocono Mountains as a service opportunity of genuine value to God.

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Spruce Lake – Employment

5389 Route 447

Canadensis, PA 18325


Retreat Center & Summer Camp Team Positions

We rely on the enthusiasm and skills of well-rounded summer team members to meet the needs of Retreat Center guests and campers participating in Day and Wilderness Camps. Join us for a summer of meaningful work, using your varied skills and interests to have an impact on children and families.   Apply Online Today

Available Positions at Spruce Lake

Full Time, Year-round

Spruce Lake Director

The Director will serve in maintaining the spiritual emphasis according to the mission statement of Spruce Lake. He/She will direct all phases of daily operation of the Retreat Center in promoting the core purpose and goals of Spruce Lake. This individual will develop and maintain good guest relations both internal and external. Support programming and the Guest Group hosting team. Be the Spruce Lake Visionary. Provide leadership in systematizing and automating the process of Spruce Lake.

Recruiting Coordinator

This person will participate in the hiring process from beginning to end, attracting candidates, evaluating resumes, scheduling and conducting interviews and managing the hiring paperwork. Qualifications include proven experience as a recruiting coordinator or recruiter,  the ability to conduct different types of interviews, hands-on experience with selection processes, excellent communication skills, and familiarity with HR/candidate systems and databases.

Seasonal Summer Positions

Food Service: Dishwashers & Dining Room Host / PT, year-round If you’re looking for part-time, year-round work with flexible hours and/or rotating shifts, one of these open positions could be for you. Dishwashers and the Dining Room Host at Spruce Lake serve in a Christian ministry environment and interact with guests and staff with courtesy, helpfulness and attention to detail. The Host role includes being a “first responder” to guests’ needs and monitoring the food service line at meals.  

Salad /Food Prep – If your skills are in the kitchen we can use you this summer prepping for meals.

Snack Shop Shift Managers– Oversees operation and employees of each shift; opening/closing, shift reports

Guest Services/Group Coordinator, Seasonal Must be able to work rotating shifts including weekends and Sundays.  We are looking for someone who is bilingual: Spanish & English. (Additional languages a plus).  This individual will welcome guests to a Christian retreat center environment, respond to guest calls and inquiries, and attend to guest needs. Other responsibilities as a Group Coordinator include detailed retreat/event planning, understanding of group contracts, communication with internal departments and external Group Leaders. Computer database and Office Suite experience needed. Must be detail-oriented and organized, with excellent communication skills. Hospitality experience a plus.

Housekeeping/Custodial – Individuals willing to make this place shine…we need you this summer!

Youth Ministries - Seasonal Positions

Adventure Programming Facilitator 
Help our campers and summer guests safely enjoy our AP activities! Zip line, outdoor power swing, high ropes and many more!
Adventure Program & Lifeguard
Provide a fun and safe experience for guests and campers.
Day Camp Bus Driver 
Help us safely pick up and drop off our day campers. CDL required.
Day Camp Counselor
Have a blast with kids! Get to know day campers throughout the summer and share God with them – often for the first time.
Expedition Guide
Lead campers on adventures in God’s creation. Hike, bike, canoe, and share the gospel with youth.
Overnight Camp Senior Counselor and Overnight Camp Assistant Counselor
Disciple the guys/girls in your tent each week by having fun and sharing life with them.
Program Specialist
Bring the fun to camp! Day Camp, Wilderness Camp & Retreat Center positions available.
Wilderness Camp Head Cook/Assistant Kitchen Manager
Help to plan nutritious meals for our campers, and keep the kitchen running smoothly.
Wilderness Camp Kitchen Staff
Feed the campers and help the kitchen run smoothly.
Wilderness Camp Media Specialist
Help document the fun! Create weekly camper videos & take photos!  Upload pictures to keep the parents up to date.
Wilderness Camp Nurses Assistant 
Work with our weekly nurses to keep our campers healthy and happy.
Wilderness Camp Office Assistant
Help camp run smoothly! Support parents and fellow team members behind the scenes.