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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 northeast 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 our 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 skills and interests to help point children and families toward Christ.

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Available Positions at Spruce Lake

Positions Available - Retreat Center

Salad Prep Specialist – Focus on preparing fresh salads for the following day, and help our cook with meal preparation as needed. Enjoy serving with courtesy, helpfulness and attention to detail. Full-time and part-time positions available.

Cook – Prepare meals efficiently and safely to satisfy and please our guests, always responding courteously and respectfully to each guest and person on the staff team. Full-time and part-time positions available.

Dishwashers – In this vital Food Service role, apply efficiency and attention to detail with courtesy toward each guest and everyone on the team. Full-time and part-time positions available.

Dining Room Hosts – Be a “first responder” to guests’ needs and monitor the entire food service operation at meal times. Full-time and part-time positions available.

Servers – Flexible, personable servers will work a rotational schedule as needed. Enjoy serving independently and as part of the team. Full-time and part-time positions available.

Seasonal Summer Positions

Day Camp Counselors – Be responsible for the safety, supervision, and spiritual nurture of each camper assigned to them in keeping with the mission and core values of this ever-growing summer ministry.

Snack Shop Shift Managers – Oversee the summertime operation and the employees of each daytime or evening shift, making sure guests are served our best and with a smile!

Housekeepers – Help us make the place shine! We look for persons who are flexible, personable, industrious and available for a rotational schedule. Bring stamina for accomplishing physically demanding tasks in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to work well independently and as part of the team.

Custodial Worker – Serve our guests with a smile, flexibility for a rotational schedule, and stamina for accomplishing physically demanding tasks in a fast-paced environment while working well independently and as part of the team.

Youth Ministries - Seasonal Positions

Adventure Program Facilitator – Help campers and Retreat Center guests safely enjoy our adventure activities that include zip lines, power swings, high ropes courses and other challenge initiatives.

Adventure Program Assistant & Lifeguard – Provide a fun and safe experience for guests and campers.

Day Camp Counselor – Enjoy having fun with kids and sharing God with them – many for the first time.

Expeditions Guide – Lead campers on adventures in God’s creation, and share God’s Good News with them as you hike, bike, canoe or camp under the stars.

Overnight Camp Senior Counselor & Assistant Counselor – Disciple the guys or girls in your tent each week by having fun and sharing life with them.

Program Specialist – Innovate fun things to do and help make it happen! 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 – Help prepare meals for the campers and keep the kitchen running 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 Nurse 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.