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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 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

Seasonal Summer Positions

Day Camp Manager

The Day Camp Manager will serve in maintaining the spiritual emphasis according to the mission statement of Spruce Lake and Pinebrook. He/She will serve at Spruce Lake Day Camp starting in the Summer of 2020 and assist in development and implementation of the NEW program for Pinebrook Day Camp opening in summer of 2021.   This person will oversee and manage the Pinebrook Day Camp staff and program.  Qualifications needed: This person must possess a personal relationship with Jesus Christ,  be teachable,  able to implement sound biblical lessons daily, have experience and love for working with children,  have the ability to communicate effectively with parents/caregivers, be able to manage staff, create and run an exciting program. 

Day Camp Counselors

Spruce Lake, a Christian retreat, conference and youth ministry center in the Pocono Mountains, is looking for ministry minded day camp counselors who desire to serve families and care for kids. Counselors are responsible for the safety, supervision, and spiritual nurture of each camper assigned to them in keeping with the mission and core values of the ministry.

Food Service:

Breakfast Cook/Salad Prep Staff/ Part-time, year-round – Join the food service team at Spruce Lake to cook for the breakfast meal and prepare fresh salads for the following day. Enjoy serving in a Christian ministry environment with courtesy, helpfulness and attention to detail. This person will work mostly weekends year-round, and full-time over the summer. 

Server – Flexible, outgoing hostesses who will be available for a rotational schedule as needed. This position will be able to work well both independently and as part of the team.

Snack Shop Shift Managers– Oversees operation and employees of each shift; opening/closing, shift reports
Retreat Center:
General Maintenance/Groundskeeper – Use your skills to work exclusively on existing grounds and use various hand tools and gas-powered tools to mow and maintain grass, painting and general repairs.
Housekeeping – Individuals willing to make this place shine…we need you this summer!  looking for flexible, outgoing and hardworking housekeepers who will be available for a rotational schedule as needed. This position requires stamina for accomplishing physically demanding tasks in a fast-paced environment and the ability to work well both independently and as part of the team.
Custodial Worker – Flexible, outgoing and hardworking individual who will be available for a rotational schedule as needed. This person will have stamina for accomplishing physically demanding cleaning schedules in a fast-paced environment while working well both independently and as part of the team.

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 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.